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Mr William Lunn: asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that a blind man, Thomas Haney, of 248, Sissons Road, Middleton, Leeds, who had a pension of 10s. a week and £1 13s. supplementary allowance, has had the £1 13s. stopped by the blind authorities because his daughter, aged 19, who had £1 3s. a week is now receiving £3 a week as a tram-car conductress; and whether it is with his approval that...
Mr William Lunn: Are the whole of the blind persons in the country subjected to the household means test, and, if they are, is the Minister responsible or is it the local authority that is concerned?
Mr William Lunn: Is it not time it was abolished and abolished by the Ministry?
Mr William Lunn: asked the Home Secretary what resolutions he has received from local authorities against Circular 262/1940, to pay for the construction or equipment of shelters provided after the date of the circular, and expressing a desire that the Government will pay the total costs of all shelters whether erected before or after the date of the circular; and whether the Government are prepared to agree...
Mr William Lunn: Will a firm now making a small allowance to men in the Services be justified in reducing that allowance when these increases are made for the increased cost of living?
Mr William Lunn: the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the complaints by many service men at the prices charged for articles of necessity purchased in the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute canteens; how these prices compare with prices for the same articles in Young Men's Christian Association and other canteens and in ordinary shops; what are the profits made by the Navy, Army and Air Force...
Mr William Lunn: Has the right hon. Gentleman had no complaints from men about some of these canteens; and are there different arrangements in regard to charges in different areas?
Mr William Lunn: I do not like this Purchase Tax in any way. I should have much preferred conscription of wealth. But, having got this tax, we should know what it is to mean. The Chancellor indicated that children's clothes and boots would be exempt from the tax. I had a letter this morning from a mother who asked me what are "children's" boots? She has a girl aged 12 who wears size six. [Interruption.] That...
Mr William Lunn: From birth?
Mr William Lunn: What does the right hon. and learned Gentleman mean by a "normal child"?
Mr William Lunn: What is to happen if a parent is able to prove that his boy is within these age limits but takes a larger size?
Mr William Lunn: Is my right hon. Friend aware that it is commonly held in the country that, now you have some thousands of rich people's children away overseas, there are to be no opportunities whatsoever for children from the elementary schools?
Mr William Lunn: Can the hon. Gentleman say whether evacuees from the Channel Islands who came to this country—we have 500 in my village—can receive money from their husbands or fathers who are in the Channels Islands?
Mr William Lunn: During the hon. Gentleman's speech he said the county court judges did not usually lean towards employers and insurance companies. Has he evidence of that?
Mr William Lunn: May we be told what it is?
Mr William Lunn: Has the hon. Gentleman given us the total figure?
Mr William Lunn: I have listened to many Debates on the migration or transfer of people from this country to the Dominions overseas. The Debate to-day has been on traditional lines, and I, like the hon. Member for Shettleston (Mr. McGovern), would like to congratulate the Minister on his very lucid statement. I have very little criticism to make on it regarding the departure of these children. Nearly go per...
Mr William Lunn: Does that mean that the parents will go to that collecting centre where the medical examination is to be held?
Mr William Lunn: May I have answers to my two questions? Does the hon. Gentleman know whether the children have to be compulsorily vaccinated and whether children are likely to be turned down because they wear spectacles?
Mr William Lunn: asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the total area under cereal crops, wheat, oats and barley, in June, 1921, and in June, 1939?