Mr Bertram Falle: 51. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will consider allowing such naval pensioners as may so wish the privilege of having their pensions paid into a bank instead of compelling payment through a post office, in view of the fact that no additional cost would be involved by the concession?
Mr Bertram Falle: 52. asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that after the age of 60 employment is difficult to secure and that proof of seeking work and having sought work over a series of years is also difficult; and if he does or will advise the established men of His Majesty's dockyards, who are not eligible for unemployment benefit, who are discharged for age at 60 immediately to become voluntary...
Mr Bertram Falle: Is my right hon. Friend not aware that it is not a question of continuing; that these men have not subscribed at all?
Mr Bertram Falle: I mean all cases of established men in the dockyards.
Mr Bertram Falle: May I ask whether the prisoners are detained by the British Government or the Indian Government?
Mr Bertram Falle: Is my hon. Friend aware that there is a general feeling that this officer has not received the customary consideration and justice which the War Office invariably metes out to officers in such circumstances?
Mr Bertram Falle: I have listened to the speech of my friend the hon. Member for Torquay (Mr. C. Williams) with a great deal of interest, more particularly when he was speaking of the Channel Islands. He spoke of "our own people," and did not seem to regard the inhabitants of the Channel Islands as our own people. I would really like to ask him who his own people are?
Mr Bertram Falle: King John and Queen Elizabeth, who was a great Queen and knew what she was doing, gave a charter to the Norman Islands, as the Channel Islands are more properly called, ordering that the people should be treated not as strangers but as native Englishmen non tangtunn alienigenae sed tanquam indigenae I see no reason why the people of the Norman Islands are not as much our own people as the...
Mr Bertram Falle: Great and Little Cum-brae.
Mr Bertram Falle: 8. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will extend to naval pensioners the privilege now enjoyed by dockyard pensioners of having their pensions paid into a bank?
Mr Bertram Falle: 28. asked the Minister of Health whether an established workman leaving His Majesty's Dockyard, Portsmouth, at the age of 60, on being pensioned, is required to stamp his National Health Insurance card in order to secure the old age pension at 65 years of age should he not be able to secure employment, or whether he will be granted the contributory old age pension at 65 years of age even...
Mr Bertram Falle: I am asking about an established workman, who does not pay any contribution?
Mr Bertram Falle: It is on the Paper.
Mr Bertram Falle: Will the hon. Member send me an answer?
Mr Bertram Falle: 29. asked the Home Secretary if he is aware that the name and title of the Royal Jersey Militia has been changed: if he can say on what grounds and by what authority this change has been made; and if the States of Jersey, which provide the pay of the men, were consulted?
Mr Bertram Falle: Whom do you mean by the "Americans"? The people of the United States?
Mr Bertram Falle: Will proceedings be taken against any one for making these false statements?
Mr Bertram Falle: Is it not a fact that these views are held by a very large Majority of the people of this country?
Mr Bertram Falle: 11. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of men invalided on account of tuberculosis from His Majesty's Ship "Campbell" in the past 12 months; and if the general percentage of this disease has increased or decreased with the decreased number of personnel in the Royal Navy?
Mr Bertram Falle: Is my Noble Friend aware that three men have recently been discharged from the ship suffering from tuberculosis?