Mr Bertram Falle: 24. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether men who are messed under the general messing system are required by the paymaster-commander in charge of general messing to pay mess bills, observing that the Navy Estimates state that the men are provided with complete messing under the general messing scheme?
Mr Bertram Falle: 26. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty if he can state the cost of granting marriage allowance to ratings who may marry at 24, 23 and 22 years of age?
Mr Bertram Falle: 68. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty in what branches of the Royal Navy is promotion to warrant rank authorised by Order-in-Council as a reward for long and zealous service?
Mr Bertram Falle: 69. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what are the current daily rates of pay of a lieutenant ex-cadet and a lieutenant promoted from warrant rank and will he state the considerations on which an age element is included in the pay or retired pay of these latter officers, in view of the later ages at which their promotion is permitted as compared with other officers?
Mr Bertram Falle: 15. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will now summon the Wilfrid Greene Committee and ask them to provide amendments to remedy the defects in the Companies Act, 1929, so as to prevent a recurrence of the practices disclosed in the Hatry and Royal Mail disasters, and in the liquidation of certain companies floated during the boom period of 1928–29?
Mr Bertram Falle: 16. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, seeing that the methods by which the earnings and losses of subsidiaries forming the main assets of a parent, company are disclosed provide no protection to shareholders of parent public companies operating under the 1929 Act or under a Royal Charter, he intends to allow the revealed defects both in the provisions of the 1929 Act and in...
Mr Bertram Falle: Will my hon. and gallant Friend allow me to interrupt him? Our point is not so much ships, as personnel.
Mr Bertram Falle: 38. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the fact that this year again more than 800 public companies had two months after the required date failed to comply with Section 110 of the Companies Act, 1929, he will accept the suggestion, which he refused to accept last year, to invite three Members to investigate the methods and staffing of the Department concerned and...
Mr Bertram Falle: Will these officers who have retired ever be eligible for higher rank?
Mr Bertram Falle: 17. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that the engineering tools supplied in the workshops of His Majesty's Ship "Fisgard," such as squares, pliers, hand vices, etc., for artificer apprentices, are foreign made; and if he will take steps to provide British-made tools in future?
Mr Bertram Falle: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it is a question of principle and not of amount?
Mr Bertram Falle: 40. asked the First Commissioner of Works whether the office ac- commodation for the clerical staff of the Coal Mines Reorganisation Commission has been provided in a building already in Government occupation or whether it is proposed to hire outside accommodation?
Mr Bertram Falle: 41. asked the First Commissioner of Works the cost of the teak benches recently placed in the Birdcage Walk and the relative cost as compared with the ordinary wood and iron benches in the Park; whether the teak benches will be painted or oiled; and the reason for placing an arm in the centre of the bench?
Mr Bertram Falle: Is this a British-built ship?
Mr Bertram Falle: Where will these cruisers be built?
Mr Bertram Falle: The last speaker said that the First Lard of the Admiralty did not receive many compliments, but I frankly congratulate the right hon. Gentleman on the address which he gave us. It was clear, and, as we have a right to expect from him, it was able. At the same time, he will forgive me if I say that it was a sad story not alone for the dockyard Members but for the people of this country. There...
Mr Bertram Falle: 81. asked the Secretary for Mines if he will explain the circumstances and conditions in which the chairman of the Coal Mines Reorganisation Commission surrendered or commuted pension rights accruing to him; and whether any consideration in his salary of £7,000 a year was accorded to him in return for that surrender or commutation?
Mr Bertram Falle: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that when the question was put down, I was not aware of the statement?
Mr Bertram Falle: 34. asked the Home Secretary if he can say if any religious ministrations or synagogue service is provided for Jewish prisoners in His Majesty's prisons generally; and, if not, if prisoners of Jewish faith can be grouped in one or more prisons so as to allow of such service to be rendered at a minimum cost to the State?
Mr Bertram Falle: 24. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that an inquest on an ex-dockyard- man who received injuries whilst at work in His Majesty's Dockyard at Portsmouth and who died in the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, was carried out by a naval surgeon-commander who gave evidence at the inquest; that compensation has been claimed by the widow and refused: and whether, in view of the...