Mr James Ede: Will the right hon. Gentleman take into consideration the representations of the local authority in regard to the poverty of the district?
Mr James Ede: 16. asked the President of the Board of Education how many supplementary teachers were recognised for the first time during the year ending 3lst March, 1923; and will he state in full the qualifications as to age, education, training, and medical fitness that are demanded from a supplementary teacher on her first appointment?
Mr James Ede: Will not the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of getting into touch with the number of these teachers who are newly appointed, in view of the large number of unemployed teachers fully qualified?
Mr James Ede: Is it not the fact that the only qualification for these teachers is that they are women over 18 years of age who have been successfully vaccinated and have been approved by His Majesty's Inspector as proper persons to teach?
Mr James Ede: 17. asked the President of the Board of Education in how many instances during the past 12 months his Department has complained of the over-staffing of public elementary schools; in how many instances his Department has complained of the under-staffing of public elementary schools; in how many cases of over-staffing his representations have had the effect he desired; in how many cases of...
Mr James Ede: 21. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has received a report on the killing of Thomas Hunt, of South Shields, a ship's cook, in Havana, during the month of June; and what steps have been taken to bring the person or persons responsible to justice?
Mr James Ede: Will the report be available to hon. Members?
Mr James Ede: 14. asked the Lord Privy Seal if his attention has been called to the need for a bridge or tunnel connection between the boroughs of South Shields and Tynemouth; and if he is prepared to consider a proposal to meet this need among the schemes for dealing with the relief of unemployment?
Mr James Ede: Is the bon. Member aware that the County Borough of South Shields is not represented on that committee, and will he undertake to receive their representations separately from those of the committee, if they desire to tender them?
Mr James Ede: 15. asked the Lord Privy Seal if he is prepared to consider a scheme for the electrification of the railway from Newcastle-on-Tyne to South Shields among the measures of railway development to be included in the work to be undertaken for the relief of unemployment?
Mr James Ede: 15. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any person has been arrested for the killing of Thomas Hunt, in Havana, on or about the 8th June, 1929; and, if so, when is the trial of such person likely to take place?
Mr James Ede: 37. asked the Home Secretary whether he has had any Report on the extent to which the by-laws made by local education authorities with respect to street trading by young persons are enforced; if so, what was the date of the Report; and, if not, will he consider, in view of the importance of these by-laws in safeguarding the health and morals of young persons, calling for such Report?
Mr James Ede: 75. asked the President of the Board of Education how many local education authorities exercising elementary education powers there are in Engand and Wales; and how many make maintenance grants to pupils in attendance at public elementary schools, stating separately, if possible, the number who confine such maintenance grants to children exempt from further compulsory attendance at school?
Mr James Ede: 76. asked the President of the Board of Education what was the number of secondary school places per 1,000 of the population in England and Wales; whether, seeing that the proportion of such secondary school places to population deemed appropriate by the Departmental Committee which investigated the subject was 20 per 1,000, he will say what steps he proposes to take to secure that in every...
Mr James Ede: What steps are taken to fill casual vacancies on the committees?
Mr James Ede: 33. asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of applications for patents that have been before his Department for three months without being adjudicated upon and the number that have been similarly before his Department for six months or more?
Mr James Ede: 7. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if any person has been arrested for the killing of Thomas Hunt in Havana on 8th June last; and, if so, when it is anticipated that such person will be brought to trial?
Mr James Ede: 61. asked the President of the Board of Education how many children there are between the ages of 11 and 12 years in the elementary schools of South Shields; the number of ex-elementary school children who enter secondary schools in the borough each year; and how the proportion between these two figures compares with the proportion for the county as a whole?
Mr James Ede: 62. asked the President of the Board of Education how many secondary school places there are in rate-aided schools in the county borough of South Shields; what proportion they are to the population of the borough; and how many free places there are in the rate-aided secondary schools of the borough?
Mr James Ede: 42. asked the Home Secretary if he will state the date on which the by-laws for the regulation of the hours and conditions of employment of children in the county borough of South Shields were sanctioned by his Department?