Mr William McKeag: 41. asked the Minister of Transport how many statutory rules and orders, regulations, and instructions have been issued under the Road Traffic Act, 1930; how many are now obsolete or have been withdrawn; and how many now remain in force?
Mr William McKeag: Is my hon. and gallant Friend satisfied that operators and others affected, particularly the smaller operators, are able to keep abreast of this welter of changing and ever-increasing legislation by regulations?
Mr William McKeag: 55. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contributions have been made during the last financial year to the Government of Northern Ireland, specifying the amounts so contributed under each heading of expenditure?
Mr William McKeag: Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that these payments, however they may have been allocated, have been of material assistance to the Government of Northern Ireland in giving guarantees to the extent of £12,000,000 to shipowners placing orders in Belfast shipyards to the detriment of the shipyards in this country?
Mr William McKeag: Are these amenities in the office of the hon. Gentleman?
Mr William McKeag: I support the Amendment, and endorse the appeal which has been so eloquently and persuasively made to the Secretary for Mines by the hon. Member for Normanton (Mr. T. Smith). I support the Amendment because it is a backward and retrograde step to curtail the facilities which exist for increasing the very meagre social amenities of our mining villages which are made possible by the welfare...
Mr William McKeag: 10. asked the Minister of Health in how many instances the land comprised in clearance areas has been utilised by local authorities for the building of new houses; and in how many cases is it proposed to so utilise such land within six months of the demolition of the property thereon?
Mr William McKeag: May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if in those cases where the whole of the land of the area is not required he does not think that it is much better to concentrate upon new houses rather than upon the destruction of old ones?
Mr William McKeag: 11. asked the Minister of Health in how many cases objections to the demolition of dwelling-houses scheduled under clearance orders have been lodged on the ground that such dwelling-houses belong to old-age pensioners; in how many cases has it been represented that the dwelling-houses comprise the only possession of the old-age pensioners; in how many cases have old-age pensioners proposed to...
Mr William McKeag: Will the right hon. Gentleman consider specific cases if particulars are given to him, and, generally, in view of the very grievous injury which is being inflicted upon many people by reason of the confiscation of their property without compensation, will he consider whether any steps can be taken to mitigate hardship in exceptional cases?
Mr William McKeag: 25. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any part of the Exchequer contribution is being utilised by the Government of Ulster, either directly or indirectly, in assisting the Belfast shipbuilding industry, whether by way of subsidy or other direct facilities to the shipbuilders concerned or by the granting of loans at low rates of interest to shipping firms proposing to place orders...
Mr William McKeag: Is the hon. and gallant Member aware that in answer to a question in the Ulster Senate on Tuesday of this week a statement was made by a member of the Northern Ireland Govern- ment to the effect that over £12,000,000 is guaranteed for shipbuilding purposes in Northern Ireland on the understanding that orders are placed in the Belfast shipyards; and whether he does not consider this a...
Mr William McKeag: Arising out of the reply—
Mr William McKeag: 16. asked the Minister of Health what answer he has given to the representations made to him by the National Conference of Friendly Societies regarding the maladministration by the public assistance committee of the London County Council of Section 48 of the Poor Law Act, 1930, resulting in members of friendly societies having their sickness benefit wholly included in error when incomes were...
Mr William McKeag: Is it proposed to take any steps to make payments to members of these friendly societies of the money of which they have been deprived by this action on the part of the public assistance committees concerned?
Mr William McKeag: 22. asked the Secretary for Mines how many accidents have occurred to onsetters, and men and boys assisting them, during the five years up to the last convenient date, stating in how many instances such accidents have proved fatal and in how many cases have the injuries in such accidents been caused by falls down the pit shafts?
Mr William McKeag: Will the hon. Gentleman consider whether anything more can be done still further to reduce the number of these distressing accidents?
Mr William McKeag: 49. asked the Minister of Transport the total number of appeals which have been lodged under Section 81 of the Road Traffic Act, 1930, against decisions of the various traffic commissioners throughout the country, excluding the Metropolitan traffic area, by applicants owning 100 or more public service vehicles and by applicants owning less than 100 public service vehicles, respectively; and...
Mr William McKeag: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the very pressing need on the Tyneside, and will he take steps to ensure that the Tyne receives an even more generous allocation of such orders as may be available?
Mr William McKeag: 43. asked the Minister of Health whether he can state how long the inquiry into the proposed re-arrangement of districts in Durham County is expected to last; what the cost of this inquiry is estimated to amount to; and by whom such cost will be borne?