Mr Archibald Gossling: 8. asked the Minister of Labour the number of men from 21 to 64 years of age, the number of women from 21 to 64 years of age, the number of young men from 18 to 21 years of age, the number of young women from 18 to 21 years of age, the number of boys from 16 to 18 years of age, and the number of girls from 16 to 18 years of age registered in insurable trades?
Mr Archibald Gossling: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the great bulk of the workpeople who are compulsorily insured, are contributing week by week to the Hospital Saturday Fund?
Mr Archibald Gossling: 62. asked the minister of Health whether the recent change in the medical benefit Regulations by which insured persons must give longer notice of their wish to transfer from one insurance doctor to another was made with the approval of the British Medical Association?
Mr Archibald Gossling: 54. asked the Minister of Health how many local authorities have sent in a general statement of the measures which they propose to take during the five next succeeding years for the provision of further housing accommodation; and what is the number of houses each local authority proposes to build in the five next succeeding years under the 1924 Act and the 1930 Act?
Mr Archibald Gossling: It is a good investment; you get interest on it.
Mr Archibald Gossling: They are not genuinely seeking work.
Mr Archibald Gossling: How many are there starving in America?
Mr Archibald Gossling: 44. asked the Minister of Health the number of houses built under the 1924 Act from July, 1928, to June, 1929; and the number built from July, 1929 to June, 1930?
Mr Archibald Gossling: May I ask whether the number of houses built under the Wheatley Act during the 11 (months July to May, 1928, compared with the 11 months of last year, show that there was an increase of 13,000?
Mr Archibald Gossling: I beg to move, in page 9, line 4, at the end, to insert the words Provided that where such expenses are incurred at the request of an employer and the employer fails to provide employment for the insured contributor the expenses so incurred, together with wages at the recognised rate for the time, given by the insured contributor, shall be recoverable from the employer. We are often being...
Mr Archibald Gossling: May I submit to the Parliamentary Secretary that this is not only a question of making employers cautious about engaging men through the Employment Exchanges. I submit that it would make employers cautious about asking for more men than they can employ, if they have to bear the travelling expenses. I could quote numerous cases of men who have been sent on journeys involving anything from 15s....
Mr Archibald Gossling: They are not recouped.
Mr Archibald Gossling: I have several.
Mr Archibald Gossling: We have been urged on many occasions to get together, and I think that it is obviously the duty of the Exchange, when employers ask for men, to ask them if they observe national or local agreements.
Mr Archibald Gossling: I have here the national agreement of the building industry, and it makes certain provisions, to illustrate which I will give a case in point. You might have a building job going on in an isolated district, where anybody knows perfectly well that the labour is not available. National agreements are made to meet a situation of that character. An employer gets a job which obviously means that...
Mr Archibald Gossling: 27. asked the Home Secretary the number of persons registered as voters for business premises in parliamentary elections in England and Wales, respectivly?
Mr Archibald Gossling: 62. asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that trains upon the Underground Railway frequently run with the doors open; and if he will take immediate steps to remedy this danger by making it compulsory for the railway company to instal guards upon these trains or any other means to safeguard the travelling public?