Mr Bertram Falle: 25. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will inquire into the living conditions of naval ratings serving at the Royal naval wireless stations at Stonecutter Island, Hong Kong, and Matara, Ceylon, and the cost of living and recreation, with a view to paying them the same Colonial allowance as is now paid to the naval officers at those station's where the cost of living, due to...
Mr Bertram Falle: Will the right hon. Gentleman say exactly how those representations are to be made by the naval ratings?
Mr Bertram Falle: No, exactly the opposite.
Mr Bertram Falle: 23. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of cases of invaliding from the Royal Navy for tuberculosis in 1930; and if he will say in how many of these cases attributability was allowed and pensions granted?
Mr Bertram Falle: In view of these terrible figures, will the hon. Gentleman consider appointing an independent tribunal, if it can be shown that such tribunal will not cost the Army anything?
Mr Bertram Falle: I am aware of that fact; this matter has been before the House for many years. Will the hon. Gentleman consider the appointment of an independent medical tribunal?
Mr Bertram Falle: Will the right hon. Gentleman allow a free vote of the House on this subject?
Mr Bertram Falle: 14. asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of companies which on 2nd February had failed to comply with the provisions of Section 108 of the Companies Act, 1929; and will he take steps for the protection of the public to see that the law is obeyed?
Mr Bertram Falle: 79. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that there were 228 cases of invaliding from the Royal Navy for tuberculosis during 1929; if he will say in how many of these cases was attributability allowed and pensions granted; and in how many of the 19 cases of death from this disease in the same period was service pension granted to dependants?
Mr Bertram Falle: Does the hon. Gentleman not notice that the year 1929 is printed in the question? I wanted the figures for 1930.
Mr Bertram Falle: 32. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that a number of men are being discharged from His Majesty's Dockyard, Portsmouth; and if any or many more men are to be discharged before the end of the financial year from that dockyard?
Mr Bertram Falle: Then the men discharged are only casuals?
Mr Bertram Falle: 63. asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the danger of infection by persons suffering from tuberculosis who are discharged to their homes after treatment in sanatoria; and whether he will consider the introduction of some form of after-care and treatment for persons suffering with tuberculosis after their discharge from hospital?
Mr Bertram Falle: 80. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the Establishments Department of the Treasury has recently examined the staff and accommodation in the offices at Bromyard Avenue, Acton, for the purpose of reducing staff and arranging for closer settlement so as to provide space for Government staffs now housed in outlying buildings in the London area?
Mr Bertram Falle: 19. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that the revision of the pay of established men in the Royal Dockyards in 1909 reduced the pay of established men, but gave bonuses on retirement to certain classes of established men; that a definite sum is deducted ach week from the pay of established men, so that a hired man, who receives no pension, gets as much as 2s. per week more...
Mr Bertram Falle: Can the right hon. Gentleman say why any reduction is made in the pay of these established men?
Mr Bertram Falle: Is it quite fair to broadcast the names of these convicts?
Mr Bertram Falle: 30. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that the scales of pension and contributions have not been revised for nearly 100 years; and if he will consider a revision of pensions and contributions of established men in the Royal Dockyards?
Mr Bertram Falle: Do not the established men contribute to pensions?
Mr Bertram Falle: Half-a-crown a week.