Mr William Deedes: asked the Postmaster-General when the regulations now being prepared by his Department to prevent the radiation of electro-magnetic energy from interfering with wireless and television reception will be published; and when they will come into force.
Mr William Deedes: asked the Minister of Defence what is the latest estimate by his Department of the numbers of deserters from the Army, Navy and Air Force, respectively; and how many of these relate to the period since the end of hostilities.
Mr William Deedes: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the large discrepancy in respect of the year 1948 between Table 20 in the Economic Survey of 1949 and Table 3 in the Economic Survey of 1950; and why a new set of figures has been substituted.
Mr William Deedes: Does the Chancellor of the Exchequer not think that some explanation on these lines should have been included in the Economic Survey?
Mr William Deedes: asked the Secretary of State for War what are the administrative reasons for the recent change in women officers' titles.
Mr William Deedes: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the women's organisations themselves sought this change, and is he aware that it has caused some resentment among serving officers as tending to make not only the women but the Army also look a trifle ridiculous?
Mr William Deedes: asked the Minister of Defence whether he will now make a further statement on the Government's future policy in regard to deserters.
Mr William Deedes: Will the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that before any statement is made all three Services will be in agreement?
Mr William Deedes: asked the Minister of Health if he will now say what changes he proposes to make in the proportion of licences allowed for private building in view of the Government's revised housing target of 200,000 houses.
Mr William Deedes: Having reached this decision, will the Minister do everything he can to ensure that the long delays between the application for private licences and their fulfilment are reduced as far as possible?
Mr William Deedes: I, too, must begin by claiming the indulgence of the House on this the first occasion I have addressed it, and I have a feeling that this afternoon I should best earn that indulgence by using even less than the traditional allowance of time given to a maiden speech. I wish to add to what has already been said on this very difficult subject of the status, the morale and the remuneration of...
Mr William Deedes: It falls to me to congratulate most warmly the hon. Member for Sevenoaks (Mr. Rodgers) to whose maiden speech we have just listened. He has spoken most forcefully and with great authority and clarity on his subject, and I am sure we look forward to hearing him again. I want to add my support to the plea he has made. I feel there is a danger of complacency about this problem of newsprint. It...
Mr William Deedes: asked the Secretary of State for War whether it was by his authority that trumpeters from the Welch Regiment were employed in playing fanfares during Mr. Bruce Woodcock's training exhibitions at Gwrych Castle, North Wales.
Mr William Deedes: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that these boys were in fact cadets, and should not greater care be exercised in the use of His Majesty's uniform for advertising commercial circuses?
Mr William Deedes: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether he now envisages that this Press Council will be a statutory body and is he further aware that until that point is decided the discussions will be considerably protracted, as this is one of the problems under discussion?
Mr William Deedes: I beg to second the Amendment. I think we are all aware by now, if we were not before, that we are today discussing a most complex and involved subject, which I, personally, find has become even more involved as a consequance of our exertions during the last 48 hours. I think that no hon. Member on either side of the House who supports conditions in industry designed to give security and...
Mr William Deedes: Is the Minister aware that owing to the enormous quantity of strawberry pulp on the market, farmers are finding it impossible to make contracts with the jam manufacturers? If something is not done, and farmers have to plough in their strawberries, housewives will not be able to get any fresh strawberries next year.
Mr William Deedes: asked the Minister of Food what steps he is taking to ensure the proper distribution of this year's strawberry crop, in view of the reluctance of manufacturers to make contracts with the home producers.
Mr William Deedes: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it is because his Department seriously miscalculated not only the amount of fresh fruit, but fruit pulp to be imported, that this difficulty has arisen? What steps can he take to find out what the likely figure would be for the home production?
Mr William Deedes: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent change there has been in the regulations for the growing, curing and shredding homegrown tobacco.