Mr James Hoy: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many large houses are standing furnished but unoccupied in Edinburgh; and to what extent have the Edinburgh Corporation used their powers of requisitioning in helping to provide accommodation for this winter.
Mr James Hoy: In view of the extremely bad housing conditions which exist in Leith, will the Minister urge upon the corporation the necessity of taking immediate action to relieve this problem?
Mr James Hoy: In view of the possibility of a later agreement between the Ministry and the local authorities responsible for the Severn Bridge, would not the Minister reconsider any agreement that might have been come to between his own Ministry and the local authorities with regard to the Forth Bridge?
Mr James Hoy: I am grateful, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, for having caught your eye so early in the Debate, and thus having an opportunity of making my maiden speech in the House, and I would ask for the indulgence of hon. Members during the few minutes I intend to occupy. The reason why I rise on this occasion is that I represent a constituency which contains a very large number of dockers and I have a...
Mr James Hoy: While giving general approval to the Bill, there are two or three points upon which I would like: to have a reply from the Joint Under-Secretary of State for Scotland. I must support the plea of the hon. and gallant Member for Stafford (Captain Swingler) for further simplification with regard to the registration of Service voters. I can, as one of His Majesty's "other ranks," speak with some...
Mr James Hoy: I can safely assume that 75 per cent. of them were votes for me. Inasmuch as the majority was 9,500 it was not serious at that time, but it might have been serious if Leith had had its old Member back, instead of myself. I suggest that when the Minister replies he should certainly have something to say on this point. I am not complaining about the returning officer of that day, who was very...
Mr James Hoy: Many papers are issued to a man when he is demobilised, giving him instructions as to what he should do when he re-enters civilian life. Would it be possible for the Minister to issue a small leaflet along these lines-with a view to making provision for the soldier on being demobilised?
Mr James Hoy: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to reorganise the Scottish Special Housing Association; and when a statement on the matter may be expected.
Mr James Hoy: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the employment of large numbers of workmen on the sub-dividing of large private houses is preventing the corporation of Edinburgh from completing the work on municipal housing schemes; if he is satisfied with the way in which licences are granted in Edinburgh for private building; and if he will make a statement.
Mr James Hoy: Is the Minister aware that there are 146 houses at present under construction which are being held up because of the lack of plasterers?
Mr James Hoy: Was it also prefixed by E? Was it Joe E. Browne?
Mr James Hoy: asked the Minister of Supply and of Aircraft Production if it is his intention to give priority to fishing vessels to purchase surplus Service wire less sets.
Mr James Hoy: In view of the necessity for these wireless sets being used for fishing, could not the Minister expedite his reply to representations already made to him by Scottish fishermen for securing these sets?
Mr James Hoy: Is the Minister aware that my information is very much to the contrary?
Mr James Hoy: asked the Minister of Supply and of Aircraft Production why he has granted a monopoly to the Central Radio Stores, London, for the retail of surplus R.A.F. wireless equipment; how many Bomber Command transmitters have recently been purchased by this store; at what price per transmitter; and why he refused the offer of Mr. j. C. Clarricoats, secretary of the Radio Society of Great Britain, to...
Mr James Hoy: Is the Minister aware that reports of a different character have appeared in the Press, and that it has been stated that the Ministry has refused to sell to Mr. Clarricoats and has sold to this store? If the position is otherwise, will the Minister consider issuing a statement to that effect?
Mr James Hoy: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the material recently produced at the trials of war criminals in Nuremberg about the role played by Haj Amin el Husseini, former Mufti of Jerusalem, in instigating and encouraging the Nazi plan of exterminating European Jewry; and what steps be has taken, or proposes to take, to have him tried as a war...
Mr James Hoy: I welcome the statement of the President of the Board of Trade that he contemplates making provision for other areas. My constituency can feel very sympathetically towards the places included in this Order and I only hope that when the President of the Board of Trade comes to make a new Order he will not forget that there are other places in Scotland as well as those which have been mentioned.
Mr James Hoy: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of tenders submitted by the Corporation of Edin- burgh for the erection of permanent houses; the number approved; and the total number of houses involved.
Mr James Hoy: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that the Edinburgh Town Council, at a meeting held on Thursday, 7th March, approved the erection by private enterprise of 218 houses for sale at £ 1,100 per house; if he is satisfied that this action will not retard the building by the corporation of houses for letting; and if this decision has his approval.