Mr Cyril Culverwell: Does the right hon. Gentleman really think this enormous staff necessary in view of the fact that Germany is in occupation of practically the whole of Europe?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will allow the white drill coats used by medical and dental students, nurses, workers in laboratories, shop assistants and others to be sold without coupons?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Cannot special provision be made for these people?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that, in cases where several members of a family are simultaneously killed by enemy action, the cost of taking out letters of administration is incurred several times in respect of the same estate; and will he take steps to save beneficiaries this unnecessary expense?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that, in cases of whole families killed by enemy action. Estate Duty is charged on the same estate, in some cases, three or four times; and will he take steps to remedy this injustice?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the extra strain and the arduous and dangerous duties such as fire-watching, to which civil servants are subjected in dangerous areas, he will consider giving them a longer holiday than the standard seven days?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that the air-raid precautions messenger service youths employed by local authorities perform arduous and dangerous duties; and will he arrange for them to be issued with steel helmets and civilian service respirators?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Is my hon. Friend aware that the Bristol Corporation, finding that their authorised establishment was not sufficient to cope with difficulties when communications broke down, recruited extra messengers who had to go out in a blitz without steel helmets or respirators? Would my hon. Friend hasten the decision about authorising an issue of helmets for these extra recruits?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that absenteeism and the transfer of labour are facilitated by the ease with which panel certificates can be obtained; and will he take steps to ensure that doctors grant such certificates only to genuine cases of sickness or physical disability?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Will the right hon. Gentleman give wide publicity to his Reply to this Question, in view of the growing increase of avoidable absenteeism, and will he endeavour to secure the co-operation of the British Medical Association in checking this abuse?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the case at Bow Street, on 3rd May, of a member of the Auxiliary Fire Service who pleaded guilty to a charge of looting; and whether he will take steps to have members of the Auxiliary Fire Service, who have been found guilty of looting, transferred when they have served their sentence to duties in which the opportunity for...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the magistrate's remark to the district officer? It makes one wonder whether the authorities appreciate the contemptible nature of this offence. Surely the right hon. Gentleman would agree that it is entirely wrong that a service which provides easy opportunities for looting should have restored to it men who have already committed that offence?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the considerable increase in the number of cases of looting; and whether he will circularise magistrates with a view to imposing severe penalties on looters, in order to deter others from committing this crime?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, instead of being shot for these atrocious offences, small fines and sentences of a few weeks' imprisonment are being imposed? Will he not take strong action to ensure that the punishment is made to fit the crime?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that for two days prior to the recent visit of an eminent person to a Royal Air Force training camp, of which he has been informed, flying and other training were stopped in order to prepare the camp for inspection, and that aviation petrol was used to cleanse the floors of the hangars; and whether he will take steps to prevent such...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Is my hon. and gallant Friend aware that I received these allegations from two men serving in the camp whose honesty I have no reason to doubt, and that I am glad to hear he has been able to refute them?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Home Secretary whether the cost of demolishing and reconstructing defective air-raid shelters will be borne by the Government?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Is the hon. Lady aware that I am referring to those shelters which the Government urged local authorities to put up on faulty specifications, and which local authorities realised would become useless and unsafe? Is she aware that these shelters have to be pulled down, and that this is a waste of public money; that it has nothing to do with contractors, but is due to the faulty specifications...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware of the disadvantages suffered by diplomatic and consular officials abroad owing to the depreciation of sterling; and will he make them an allowance to compensate them for the loss on exchange?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that even when exchange is normal these officers find it very difficult to make both ends meet, and that now, when exchange has fallen so considerably, it is quite impossible for them to meet their necessary expenses?