Mr Gilbert Gledhill: 59. asked the Minister of Health if he will take steps to urge upon local authorities the desirability of giving preference to British goods when placing contracts for supplies for grant-aided schemes?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: As this is the first occasion on which I have addressed the House, may I crave the indulgence which is freely given to a new Member and a humble back-bencher? I am one of the large number of new Members sent here to represent an industrial constituency and, of course, to support this Government and, when the vote is taken tonight, I shall certainly do so. But I want to express regret at the...
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: 42. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider a revision of Notice 163, issued by the Customs and Excise Department, in order that bona fide trade samples may be imported without delay and without having to pay duties equivalent to 68 per cent. of the value of the sample?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: 38. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of national savings certificates sold during the last 12 months; the amount credited to the holders by way of interest; and the total amount spent on publicity for these sales?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: 22. asked the Minister of Transport if he will consider the issue of regulations for use by local authorities utilising automatic light-signals for traffic, particularly with regard to the allowance of filtering to the left when the red light is showing?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: 25. asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department the qualifications necessary for the post of senior trade commissioner and commercial counsellor?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: Can the right hon. Gentleman say what steps have been taken to communicate the results of this research to the industries concerned?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: 30. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of claims under Section I, Part II, Schedule of allowances; and what would be the ultimate loss of revenue if the allowance under this heading was increased to £50?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: 8. asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of examiners employed by the Patent Office, their total remuneration, and the exact nature of their duties?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: Is my right hon. Friend aware that these 300 odd examiners deal with only 400 specifications; and will he not consider, in the interests of economy, a reduction of the staff?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if he is prepared to make any recommendations to the new board?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: 63. asked the Minister of Transport the number of localities where speed limits are at present in force?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: 26. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education if the cut in teachers' salaries imposed under the Economy Act, 1931, will affect their rate of pension upon retirement within the next few years?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: In view of the fact that these cuts were not made by arrangement with the Burnham Committee, will the right hon. Gentleman give special consideration to this point so as not to penalise the teachers who retire during the next few years?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that in some cases this bureau is competing with private concerns?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: 62. asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office what was the strength in non-commissioned officers and men of the Territorial Army compared with the establishment on 30th June, 1934?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: 63 and 64. asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office (1) whether, in the interests of the efficiency of the Territorial Army he will consider amending paragraph 699 of the Regulations for the Territorial Army and introduce the issue of marriage allowance during camp to soldiers of the Territorial Army, irrespective of age; (2) whether he is aware that several married non-commissioned...
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: Can I have the assurance of the right hon. Gentleman that the War Office are not going to use those regulations for the purpose of discouraging recruits?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: 40. asked the Minister of Health the figures of maternal mortality for the last three complete years in Halifax, Huddersfield, and Bradford, and the average maternal mortality rate in each of these boroughs for the past 10 years?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: Will the right hon. Gentleman expedite the review?