Mr Harold Hales: 62. asked the Minister of Transport whether in view of the impossibility of enforcing the use of a mechanically-operated reflector to deflect the beam, as laid down in the new lighting regulations, he will consider amending them?
Mr Harold Hales: The reflector referred to in the lighting regulations is a mechanical impossibility.
Mr Harold Hales: 83. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that the ex-Maharajah of Nabha has been interned in Kodai Kanal for over seven years without any charges being brought against him; and will he give the ex-Maharajah the opportunity of proving his innocence before an independent tribunal?
Mr Harold Hales: Is the Under-Secretary of State for India aware that the whole cause of the trouble is an old, long standing dispute between two Indian Princes, and that the ex-Maharaja has made many requests to be brought to trial which have been ignored? In the best interests of British justice should not this man be given an opportunity of refuting any charges brought against him?
Mr Harold Hales: 21. asked the Secretary of State for Air what progress has been made in the proposed trans-Atlantic air service; and whether he has secured suitable sea bases in Iceland and Greenland with a view to the use of the northern route?
Mr Harold Hales: 29. asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that large quantities of chipped, crazed, and cracked earthenware are in general use in hotels and restaurants throughout the country; and whether, having regard to the danger of infection by the use of this ware, he will take the necessary steps to prohibit the use of such defective pottery?
Mr Harold Hales: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the Australian Government long ago prohibited the use of this defective ware, that the medical profession are unanimous as to its dangers, and also that washing is utterly useless when the glaze has gone; and, in order that my right hon. Friend may be more conversant with the matter, will he examine this cup which I have brought to him for his inspection?
Mr Harold Hales: 1. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he has now received further information as to the German-equipped motor car factory proposed to be erected in Bombay?
Mr Harold Hales: 46. asked the President of the Board of Trade for what reasons the Danish Government have refused the proposal of the British Government to levy a small duty on Danish and other Foreign bacon imported into this country in exchange for a certain increase in the import quota now permitted and with a view to assisting the British pig industry; and whether any reply with regard to this matter has...
Mr Harold Hales: 47. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give an approximate estimate of the land in this country lost by coast erosion since 1911, when the report of the Royal Commission on this subject was issued?
Mr Harold Hales: 54. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether arrangements will be made for the next Imperial Conference to be held in 1936, at the usual interval of four years from the last conference?
Mr Harold Hales: 20. asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the rapid extension of the chain-letter scheme in which money is now demanded; and, seeing that this is an infraction of the Lottery and Betting Act, whether he will take steps, either by confiscation of such moneys or other effective means, to ensure the discontinuance of this practice?
Mr Harold Hales: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that since this question was put down, I have been inundated with letters and telephone messages from all over the country, insisting on the suppression of this scheme?
Mr Harold Hales: 32. asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that it is proposed to erect a large number of luxury flats on the Ranelagh Club Estate; and whether, having regard to the historic interest of this site and the necessity for the preservation of open spaces round London, he will take steps to preserve this for the nation?
Mr Harold Hales: 37. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is prepared to accept money bequeathed for the purpose of supplementing the aerial defence of London?
Mr Harold Hales: Would my right hon. Friend be prepared to receive money for aerial research?
Mr Harold Hales: 60 and 61. asked the Minister of Transport (1) whether he is aware that a large motor lorry, conveying a load of furniture, took fire on the road near Welwyn on the 11th June, and was completely destroyed together with its load; and whether, having regard to the frequency with which motor vehicles are burned on the road, he will consider the suggestion that all motor vehicles should be fitted...
Mr Harold Hales: May I ask the following conundrum, namely, why does the fitting of a taximeter to a private car make the fitting of a fire extinguisher compulsory?
Mr Harold Hales: 62. asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to the statement by the chief constable of Newcastle-under-Lyme, to the effect that, acting under his instructions, the drivers of the police patrol cars of Newcastle had for the last six months driven without any horn being sounded, the success of which experiment had convinced him of the advantage of this method of...
Mr Harold Hales: Having regard to the fact that the Chief Constable of Newcastle-under-Lyme has already experimented with his patrol cars, will my hon. and gallant Friend not make the order compulsory, seeing that the authorities are very backward in making application?