Mrs Jean Mann: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many education authorities in Scotland are operating or being asked to operate the new Ordinary grade four years course; and if he is satisfied with the provisions being made to effect the transfer.
Mrs Jean Mann: Is the Secretary of State aware that the local authority whose area I represent is unanimously against his proposal and considers that it will create far more anomalies than it will remove? Will he have regard to the representations of that local authority?
Mrs Jean Mann: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that housewives are now being deprived of the choice between gas and electricity in local authority housing estates where in many cases electricity is given a monopoly; and what reply he is making to the complaint about this matter sent to him by the Women's Gas Federation on 11th June.
Mrs Jean Mann: Is the Secretary of State aware that housewives have always had the choice since the Housing Manual, 1945, laid down that it was the choice of the women of Scotland to be free to decide between electricity and gas?
Mrs Jean Mann: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish the reports on his files concerning the removal of Dugald Johnstone after nine years from his foster parents in Mull, and his further four removals before his remains were discovered near Dunoon.
Mrs Jean Mann: Does the Secretary of State know that I saw the report in full last week for the first time, and that it is a shocking report? There ought to have been an inquiry. The case is much more tragic than that of the Thurso boy. Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a doctor saw this boy and certified that he was in a state of terror owing to the harsh treatment of the new foster parents to whom he...
Mrs Jean Mann: On a point of order. I said that I would keep the report confidential until I have read it. I would be failing in my duty if I did not make the report public, and I give notice that I shall do so.
Mrs Jean Mann: asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he will take to maintain stability of value as well as price in computing costs of food and other items.
Mrs Jean Mann: Is not the hon. Gentleman aware that there are many things which he does not take into account, as I discovered in two hours at his headquarters? How soon shall we get action to protect us from the sale of tubes which are getting thinner and packets whose weight is getting less, and how soon shall we get real price stability, which means weight stability?
Mrs Jean Mann: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many domiciliary confinements were carried out in Lanarkshire in 1958 by mid wives alone; and in how many of these the mother had trilene, gas and air or other analgesic.
Mrs Jean Mann: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the figures for 1950, which in that year we considered deplorable, showed a total of 2,161 mothers having analgesia at the birth of their children? If we are to avoid overcrowding of hospital beds for confinements, should not the hon. Gentleman be trying to persuade his right hon. Friend to advocate more births at home, particularly where the homes are good,...
Mrs Jean Mann: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, in view of the numerous building projects within the area of the approaches to Loch Lomond, he will now declare the nature, scope, and location of Scotland's national parks.
Mrs Jean Mann: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that there is great anxiety about the area surrounding Loch Lomond, which provides an outlet for the 2½ million people concentrated in the Clyde Valley, that the fear is that the area will be subject to a great deal of building operations, both at Balloch and on the way between Milngavie and Drymen, and would he not take steps to end the fear?
Mrs Jean Mann: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many births with a doctor in charge were actually con ducted in hospital in 1958; and what is the period of stay in such cases.
Mrs Jean Mann: Is the hon. Gentleman satisfied that it was necessary for all those women to flee like a crowd of battery hens and hatch their eggs in an institution surrounded by other squawking hens, when they could, with some cooperation on the part of the doctor, have had their babies at home?
Mrs Jean Mann: asked the President of the Board of Trade the size of the experiment factory for Coatbridge, the stage of building operations, and the product to be engaged in, with the approximate number of men and women who will be employed therein.
Mrs Jean Mann: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the factory will employ fully male or fully female labour?
Mrs Jean Mann: asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will now give further information in respect of the additional factories discussed at the time of the Parliamentary Secretary's visit to Coatbridge during his tour of the industrial areas of Scotland.
Mrs Jean Mann: This will be a great disappointment to the people in my constituency. Is it not disappointing that, though the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade comes to Coatbridge and promises two factories, we should find when he returns to London that one of the offers has been withdrawn?
Mrs Jean Mann: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, in view of the fact that British European Airways incurs a heavy loss in supplying remote parts of Scotland with service, he will consider making an arrangement similar to that of MacBrayne's Limited who receive a subsidy of £300,000 per annum for this type of work.