Mr James Ede: 90. asked the Minister of Health how many local authorities have provided institutions for the residential care of the mentally defective; and how many have not up to the present made that provision?
Mr James Ede: 69. asked the Minister of Transport at how many points the River Tyne is crossed by a bridge at points on its tidal reaches; how far from the mouth of the river the nearest bridge is; and what is the distance between the bridges on the tidal reaches nearest to and furthest from the mouth?
Mr James Ede: 70. asked the Minister of Transport if he has yet reached a decision on the application of the county boroughs of South Shields and Tynemouth for the appointment of an engineer to consider the problems involved in a crossing of the River Tyne between the two boroughs; and, if not, when he is likely to reach a decision?
Mr James Ede: Is the hon. Gentleman in a position to say whether he will be able to make an announcement before Christmas?
Mr James Ede: 71. asked the Minister of Transport whether the London and North-Eastern Railway Company contemplate any extension of the electrification of their system to any of the lines in the county of Durham; and, if so, the mileage it is proposed to electrify and the towns that will be served by the electrified lines?
Mr James Ede: I gave my hon. Friend notice earlier in the evening that having previously accepted his advice to read this Order in the Library I had done so, and that there were one or two points which I desired to raise. I wish to ask my hon. Friend whether we may be assured that in future in submitting these Orders to the House adequate consideration will be given to the way in which they link up with...
Mr James Ede: 33. asked the Home Secretary how many non-county boroughs have their own police forces in England and Wales; and bow many such police forces have been amalgamated during the past five years with the police force for the county within which the borough is situated?
Mr James Ede: 43. asked the President of the Board of Education if he has had under consideration the making of a regulation requiring all new entrants to the teaching profession in secondary schools to have undergone a course of training of not less than 12 months' duration?
Mr James Ede: Has the right hon. Gentleman no powers where persuasion fails? If not, will he take steps to secure such powers?
Mr James Ede: 63. asked the Minister of Health if he has received a Report on the inquiries held by his Department into the applications for loans by the Surrey County Council for the drainage of the valleys of the Rivers Thames and Wey; if he has yet reached a decision on the applications; if so, when it was communicated to the Surrey County Council; and, if not, when he expects to be able to communicate...
Mr James Ede: 61. asked the Minister of Transport if he is yet in a position to answer the application of the county boroughs of South Shields and Tyne-mouth for the appointment of an engineer to report on the possibilities of effecting a crossing on the Tyne between these county boroughs; and, if not, when he will be in a position to answer?
Mr James Ede: I am going to follow my hon. Friend with every confidence, as I always do, into the Lobby. I feel that it is high time a Select Committee was appointed to consider the matter. If the two Front Benches are so sure that their case is absolutely sound, they can have no hesitation in allowing the Committee to sit. I have always found that, when it has been a conflict between the Private Members'...
Mr James Ede: 39. asked the President of the Board of Education when he will be in a position to announce his decision with regard to the plans for a new school at Selsdon, in the urban district of Coulsdon and Purley, from the Surrey County Council?
Mr James Ede: 43. asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been directed to the circumstances surrounding the recent death of a patient in the Harton Hospital of the South Shields Board of Guardians, into which a committee of inquiry appointed by the board has investigated; if he has caused further investigation to be made; if the officer investigating it on his behalf has had at his disposal a...
Mr James Ede: I am afraid that, if my hon. Friend the Member for North Battersea (Mr. Sanders) had to address the House now, he might not be able to say quite such kind words about the discussion as he did when he spoke, but I hope I may be able to restore it to the calm atmosphere that existed only a few moments ago. To-day, at the end of a week of very small things, we are discussing' the greatest thing...
Mr James Ede: I am very glad to hear that; it removes a serious apprehension that I have been feeling for a long time to-day. Mr. Gott made a certain statement with regard to the Entry into Jerusalem which showed in the first place that he did not realise the beauty of the parallelism of Hebrew poetry, and demonstrated that he had never given to that incident any serious thought. I suggest that a far more...
Mr James Ede: Is it not a fact that the county agricultural committees in the counties concerned also have their clean milk competitions, and will the right hon. Gentleman use his influence to secure that there shall be no overlapping between those county committees and the Wye Committee?
Mr James Ede: 67. asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the total annual rent-roll of small holdings under county councils for the year ended 31st March, 1929, and the total arrears of rent at that date or the nearest convenient date?
Mr James Ede: 65. asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of commons and their total acreage within the Metropolitan Police District which are not subject to schemes of regulation?
Mr James Ede: 66. asked the Minister of Agriculture if he has yet given his decision on the application to enclose common land at Gaywood, Norfolk, for a refuse tip; and if he will require, in the event of assent to the application being contemplated, that at least an equivalent area of land shall be added to the common?