Mr Gilbert Gledhill: Will my right hon. Friend take into account the very high cost as compared with the number of positions filled, and will he also consider making more direct use of the professional association and employment agencies?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: Why not use the Register then?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: asked the Minister of Labour what is the number of qualified sales managers enrolled on the Central Register for National Service; how many have been offered positions; and at what salary?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: Can the Minister say why the stipulation was made when these men registered that they must be earning at least £700 a year?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: In view of the fact that there is an obvious preference for retired civil servants, will the Minister say why the Central Register should not be discontinued?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: asked the Minister of Information whether the regional officers of his Department are still in existence; and, if so, what are their exact functions?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: Why was it necessary to utilise the services of these officers recently in regard to certain branches of the Navy?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will state the number of motor vehicles requisitioned by his Department, giving their separate classifications of weights and horsepower; and the amount paid per day for each class?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade what is the total amount received as premiums under the War Risk Insurance Act, 1939; the amount of claims and expenses to date; and whether any proceedings have been commenced against firms not complying with the terms of the Act?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: In view of the large accumulation of funds, is it not time now to announce a further reduction in the rate of premium?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade whether the permitted increase in price-regulated goods is calculated on the August, 1939, price or on current replacement prices; and whether no control is at present applied to goods of higher value than those listed in Prices of Goods (Price Regulated Goods) No. 1 Order, 1939?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: Will my hon. and gallant Friend make it clear to retailers whether the permitted increase is a flat rate or whether it is a percentage calculated on the price of the goods?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: asked the Minister of Supply whether his Department is now aware of the number of firms who have supplied information to the Industrial Planning department of the War Office regarding their machine-tools and equipment; and, of , how many of these firms have been given contracts for war work?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will now consider the appointment of a full-time economy committee consisting mainly of accountants and business men with powers to scrutinise all Departmental accounts, and to report upon their organisation and staffing?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: May I ask whether this committee will also consider the organisation of the various Departments?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: asked the Minister of Labour the number of professional and technical persons enrolled on the Central Register; and whether any of these have been found employment in Government Departments?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Information whether in view of the restricted broadcast programme and absence of alternatives, he will now propose a reduction in the licence fee?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: Is the Minister aware of the great dissatisfaction with the amount of padding in the programmes and the number of gramophone records, and will lie consider the desirability of employing some of those at present unemployed in the variety industry?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any decision has been reached regarding further premiums for war risk insurance of stocks or whether the amount paid will cover some further period beyond three months?
Mr Gilbert Gledhill: Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the Order is likely to be made?