Mr Rupert Gwynne: 19. asked the Pensions Minister whether he will consider the desirability of giving discretion to the war pensions (disablement) committees to grant more than 10s. a week extra diet allowance allowed to men who are suffering from acute forms of such diseases as tuberculosis and diabetes, seeing that the most they can receive for 100 per cent. disablement is 27s. 6d. a week, so that they can...
Mr Rupert Gwynne: 77. asked the Prime Minister whether figures have yet been prepared, or are in course of preparation, showing the amount to be claimed by this country from Germany in respect of the War; and whether the claim will include not only actual damage done, but the cost we have been put to in carrying on the War?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: 57. asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider the desirability of the Government granting some recognition to the relatives of those who have fallen in the War, similar to the diploma of honour granted by the French Government?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: 76. asked the Prime Minister whether the Belgian Government are claiming from the German Government not only for damage done to her country but for pensions for her disabled men; and whether this country is putting forward similar claims?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: 103. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether, seeing that market gardeners arts paying the increased wages as provided by the Corn Production Act to their workmen, he will state what steps are to be taken to secure them a fair price for their produce; and if it is intended in the near future to take steps to prevent the dumping of foreign-grown produce in this...
Mr Rupert Gwynne: Is the Board considering the second part of the question?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: 104. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture whether, in view of the probability of the dumping of foreign fruit and vegetables in this country, he will take steps to arrange for preferential rates for fruit and market garden produce grown in this country?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: 8. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether the French Government have lately been large buyers of green tea in Shanghai through an American firm; and, if so, whether either English or French houses were approached by the French Government before this contract was given to an American firm?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: Can the hon. Gentleman kindly give me an assurance that endeavours will be made to retain that important trade?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: 36. asked the Home Secretary if, seeing that not more than six inspectors are appointed to inspect the pit ponies in our coal mines, he will state the number of mines and the approximate number of pit ponies to be inspected; and will he see that an adequate number of inspectors are appointed so that the provisions of the Mines Act of 1911 are carried out?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: Are we to understand that the right hon. Gentleman thinks that eight inspectors are sufficient to inspect 65,000 ponies?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: 80. asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been called to the feeling of dissatisfaction among demobilised men at the delay which occurs before they can receive assistance from the Civil Liabilities Commissioners for re-establishing their businesses; whether he is aware that an applicant has to fill in a form containing 100 questions and that he is directed to send it to the...
Mr Rupert Gwynne: Could the right hon. Gentleman not simplify this matter so as to avoid hundreds of questions?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: 15. asked the Secretary for War whether any inspectors are being appointed to visit the cast Army horses which have been sold in France, Belgium, and Italy, in accordance with the Government's stipulation at the time of sale that all animals shall be open to inspection from time to time; and, if so, how many are being appointed in each country?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: 42. asked the Secretary of State for War whether certain troops in Ireland are being employed in building huts and block-houses; whether these buildings are shortly afterwards demolished by other troops; and, if this is the case, will he stop such waste of labour and material?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: If I send the hon. Gentleman particulars of a case, will he have it inquired into?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: 80 and 81. asked the Postmaster-Gentral (1) whether his attention has been called to the hardship which will arise owing to the recent order by which sub-post offices are to open earlier and close later, thus entailing longer hours of labour for the staff without any increase of pay; (2) whether, seeing that the clerks working in sub-post offices do not receive the war bonus which is being...
Mr Rupert Gwynne: 41 and 42. asked the Minister of Labour (1) whether there is any way by which soldiers and sailors who have started learning a trade whilst in hospital under the direction, of the education officer and who have been demobilised before their training has been completed, and whose disablement is not sufficient to bring them under the Ministry of Pensions, can get a grant to enable them to...
Mr Rupert Gwynne: In view of the fact that men who have been undergoing training are now being discharged from hospital, will the right hon. Gentleman press forward the inquiries as soon as possible?
Mr Rupert Gwynne: Are the Government going to take the crop themselves?