Major Frank Heilgers: asked the Prime Minister, whether his attention has been drawn to the Notice of Motion in the name of the hon. Member for Stone (Sir J. Lamb) which has been signed by 169 Members;, and whether he is now able to state when this request will be complied with?
Major Frank Heilgers: In view of the promise made to a deputation to the Prime Minister that full consideration in the making of new trade agreements would be given to the poultry industry, and of the fact that some time must elapse before the new trade agreements will be made, will my right hon. Friend be able to issue a reassuring statement at an early date as to what is meant by full consideration?
Major Frank Heilgers: asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to bring the facilities of the Housing (Rural Workers) Act to the notice of those concerned?
Major Frank Heilgers: Can my right hon. Friend arrange for a copy of the very valuable document recently issued on the subject to be placed in the Members' Tea Room?
Major Frank Heilgers: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that junior officers who lost all their kit and belongings in the fire at Tern Hill Air Force Station, on 7th October, 1936, are still awaiting information as to their claims for loss and have received no compensation beyond the temporary advances made immediately after the fire; and will he therefore take steps to expedite the...
Major Frank Heilgers: In view of the hardships that these young officers have suffered, will the right hon. Baronet consider instituting a standardised system of insurance to cover all service risks?
Major Frank Heilgers: We have listened to the speech of the right hon. Gentleman with very great interest, and I should like to endorse from my own personal knowledge, because I spent most of last week-end in the Fens, what he said about the soldiers. The principal danger spot last week-end was in my constituency. When one went down to the danger spot one found it at the end of a very long road to which the...
Major Frank Heilgers: I am very glad to hear what my hon. Friend the Member for Leominster (Sir E. Shepperson) said, because he knows the Fens very well, and I am willing to take his explanation of the Minister's statement. I think, also, the Minister was a little over optimistic in expecting that the county councils are likely to raise more than the 2d. rate. I would remind him of the letter from the chairman of...
Major Frank Heilgers: That is my next point. I have said that certain things ought to be done. Every hon. Member who is familiar with the problem has said that the widening of the bottom of the river from Denver Sluice down to the sea is a necessity. We are agreed on that, and, in spite of what the Minister has said, I maintain that it is a national matter and ought to get a 100 per cent. grant. Then the...
Major Frank Heilgers: Will my right hon. Friend inquire into the position in regard to foreign eggs which are brought into this country, put into cold storage, and then released as new-laid eggs?
Major Frank Heilgers: asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of cows in Great Britain in milk or in calf at the latest convenient date; their estimated production in gallons of milk; whether the gallonage represented by imported milk products is in excess of Home production; and, if so, to what extent?
Major Frank Heilgers: asked the Minister of Agriculture what proportion of home-produced meat and milk is dependent on imported feeding-stuffs?
Major Frank Heilgers: asked the Minister of Agriculture the annual quantity of cereals and cereal by-products required for animal feeding-stuffs, and the proportion produced at home?
Major Frank Heilgers: Does not this quantity exceed the amount of flour, meat, milk, eggs, butter and cheese produced in this country for home consumption? Would it not be a great deal better if we produced more of these cereals at home?
Major Frank Heilgers: Will my right hon. Friend consider enlisting the services of the hon. Member for Inverness (Sir M. Macdonald) and other eminent engineers?
Major Frank Heilgers: asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence whether, in view of the danger of the complete destruction or contamination of growing crops and livestock by hostile air action in the event of war, he is taking steps to protect them from such risks?
Major Frank Heilgers: In view of the fact that Mildenhall Aerodrome is almost immediately adjacent to these floods will the Minister consider using not only transport, as suggested by the hon. Member for the Isle of Ely (Mr. de Rothschild), but personnel?
Major Frank Heilgers: Would it not be a good thing to suspend temporarily the issue of week-end passports to the Continent?
Major Frank Heilgers: Has my hon. and gallant Friend any evidence to show that the same thing applies in the case of France and Belgium?
Major Frank Heilgers: We have had a most satisfactory Debate from the point of view of supporters of the Bill. I would like to add my testimony to the appreciation that has been shown of the speech of the hon. and gallant Member for Wellingborough (Wing-Commander James). But I would like to add that I think he is always rather contrary. I have known him for 30 years, since we went to school together. I warned him...