Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider rescinding Purchase Tax on all articles required for rehousing purposes.
Mr Henry Hynd: It is only my reliance upon the traditional tolerance of this House which emboldens me to address it at this early stage in our deliberations. I had hoped that the first subject I would have had the privilege of raising in this House, coming from a borough which has lost 6,000 houses through enemy action, would have been the housing problem, and I would have liked to have joined with the hon....
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many votes it is possible for any one person to have for local government elections by taking advantage of the business premises, ratepayers' and other qualifications.
Mr Henry Hynd: Can my right hon. Friend say why the releases in Class B must be restricted to 10 per cent. of the releases in Class A? Is that a purely arbitrary figure or is there any real reason for it?
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Secretary of State for War what is the maximum age or demobilisation group beyond which a soldier is not posted for service overseas.
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, what are his plans for the development of the co-operative movement in the Colonies; and whether he will consider the setting up of a co-operative department in his Department and in each of the Colonies, manned by trained staff.
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the infant mortality in Malta, and if he can make any statement on the milk supply in that island.
Mr Henry Hynd: Can the Minister say whether the reply contains the plans of his Department to improve that situation?
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that Hornsey Borough Council is saddled until 1950 with a loan of £50,000 from the Prudential Assurance Company at a rate of interest of 7 per cent.; that the Company have refused to reduce this interest to a figure more in conformity with prevailing rates; and whether he will sanction a loan to enable Hornsey Borough Council to convert this...
Mr Henry Hynd: In view of the refusal of the company to be reasonable in this matter, and the policy of the Government in regard to cheap money, is there any action the Minister can take to prevent this company demanding its full pound of flesh under the bond?
Mr Henry Hynd: Can the Minister say whether this increase of 40 per cent. includes official telegrams?
Mr Henry Hynd: Will the Minister give us an assurance that these 29 local authorities are dominated by Conservatives?
Mr Henry Hynd: About four-filths of the emigrants crossing into the British zone of Germany from the East are people who were evacuated during the war and are now returning to their homes in the West. The remaining fifth consists of people who, though formerly domiciled in the East now want to go to western parts of Germany. Of these, again a small fraction comes from the countries named in the Question,...
Mr Henry Hynd: The Question asked what reports have been received from the Allied Commission. I have given the reports received up to the last minute today. I have also indicated that, while there are people moving into our zone, four-fifths of these are returning evacuees.
Mr Henry Hynd: I have not seen the information in the Press. I have given the information received from our authorities this morning.
Mr Henry Hynd: If the hon. and gallant Gentleman will read the answer, he will find that point was answered. If I may give the answer again in clearer terms, so far as our information goes the terms of the Potsdam decision are being followed.
Mr Henry Hynd: Will my right hon. Friend give an assurance that bodies which have no public accountability will not be encouraged to undertake work that ought to be done by local authorities?
Mr Henry Hynd: Can the Leader of the House give any indication of the dates of the Christmas Recess?
Mr Henry Hynd: If any of these people concerned could establish a constituency qualification, would they be given postal voting facilities?
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Minister of Labour how many building trade workers are now registered at employment exchanges as unemployed.