Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider making recommendations for the creation of an order of efficiency which could be conferred upon industrial workers, male or female, in recognition of meritorious service in the advancement of the war effort in factory or workshop?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in the United States a similar order has had very great effect?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is satisfied that all the aerodromes which accept aircraft for shipment overseas are in a comparable condition to first-class operational stations?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Minister of Aircraft Production whether he is aware that delays in the delivery of aircraft are due to the slackness and inefficiency of the Aircraft Inspection Department; what complaints he has received regarding this Department; and what steps he is taking to remedy the position?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: Does the right hon. and gallant Gentleman realise that many of the members of the Aeronautical Inspection Department are holding up valuable material through their refusal to work on Saturday afternoons and Sundays? Will he look into it?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Minister of Aircraft Production whether the Air Transport Auxiliary Service has the advantage at its various pools throughout the country of a full-time medical officer; and whether he will arrange for medical officers to examine Air Transport Auxiliary Service pilots each morning before they are allowed to transport aeroplanes, since this procedure would have the effect of...
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Minister of Food what arrangements have been made for the disposal of farm-made dairy butter usually made in small quantities and sold locally to private customers or at the local market; and at what price per pound may this butter be sold?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that owing to the fact that farmers are unaware of the regulation thousands of pounds of butter each week are being buried in the ground?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: Is the farmer entitled to eat his own butter?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Prime Minister how many Members of Parliament who occupied positions under the Government in technical or other capacities during the last war have been employed in similar or other capacities during the present emergency; and whether he will consider utilising the technical and business experience of many Members in their special capacities for the more active prosecution of the...
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Minister of Supply whether the sandbags recently purchased through the Government of India have been rot-proofed so as to prevent them disintegrating in a short time due to weather conditions?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the President of the Board of Trade the nature of the advantages under the War Risks Insurance Act enjoyed by those firms which registered before the outbreakof war, compared with those who applied for insurance after the outbreak of war; and whether, if there is no advantage, he will consider refunding the registration fee?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of cases in which firms have not yet regis- tered under the War Risks Insurance Act since the outbreak of war; in how many cases action has been or is being taken against them under the provisions of the Act; whether he is aware of the seriousness of discrimination in view of the fact that a firm which registered has to pay full premium...
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the approximate amount of film used by British cinematograph film producers, including newsreel producers, in 1938; and what will be the approximate annual cost of the new duty on films in respect of such British production?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the proposed new tax on films was drawn up in consultation with the Board of Trade, in view of the fact that this tax places a burden on the British film-producing industry, the existence of which is already precarious?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Post master-General whether he will consider extending the use of slogan stamp can cellations and use this form of publicity, as is the custom all over the Empire, to call attention to national needs such as, "Have you got your gas-mask?" "Join the Territorials," "National Service, It's up to you," etc.?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the fact that the principal Paris newspapers, together with 10 special French delegates, four of whom are military officers of high rank, have accepted an invitation from the Burgos Administration to visit any part of Spain they desire with a view to disposing of un founded rumours as to the establishment of aerodromes,...
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when it may be anticipated that the results of the preliminary investigations into the possibility of Jewish settlement in British Guiana and Tanganyika will be available?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he will consider issuing to all those who volunteer and are accepted for national service, men and women, including the exempted classes, a small badge or button which might be worn as a badge of distinction by those giving voluntary service to their country?
Mr Gordon Hall Caine: asked the President of the Board of Trade the estimated value of the sums passing from this country to the United States of America during each of the past three years in respect of royalties and other payments on account of the showing of American films in Great Britain; and whether these sums were taken into account in estimating the balance of trade between the two countries for the...