Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether the refacing of the Palace of Westminster will be completed by the date of the Coronation, or whether it will be necessary to leave the scaffolding in place during that period?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Minister of Labour what arrangements are made to meet the convenience of unemployed persons who wish to participate in Territorial training; and whether he is satisfied that existing practice does not in any way discourage those concerned?
Captain Leonard Plugge: Does that mean that a man cannot draw unemployment benefit while attending a Territorial training camp?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the fact that during the last year 4.429 per cent. of would-be recruits for the Army were refused on account of bad teeth; and whether he proposes to take any steps in the near future to improve the present arrangements in this country for maintaining in good condition the teeth of children and young persons?
Captain Leonard Plugge: Has the attention of my right hon. Friend been called to the speech delivered by Sir George Newman before the British Dental Association this week in which he suggested that the National Health Insurance scheme should be amended so as to include adequate dental treatment, particularly for young persons?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether it is the intention to apply to any of the industrial staffs in the Royal dockyards the 3s. per week increases in wages recently given to all adult male workers in federated engineering establishments under the terms of an arrangement between the Engineering and Allied Employers National Federation and the engineering joint trades movement; and...
Captain Leonard Plugge: Can my hon. Friend state whether as a result of this increase the wages paid in Admiralty dockyards will no longer compare unfavourably with the rates paid in private yards?
Captain Leonard Plugge: Arising out of the original reply, may I ask my right hon. Friend whether it is not the fact that the Calcutta type of aircraft at present employed on that service, has a fuel range of approximately seven hours flight and that the flight from Mirabella to Alexandria has never exceeded five hours, since January of this year except on one occasion and then only by four minutes?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Home Secretary how many deaths have occurred during the past three years from silicosis; and what steps are being taken to co-ordinate the activities of all concerned in this matter with a view to reducing the deaths from this cause?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the congestion in the hospitals in the Rochester, West Kent, and Canterbury districts owing to motoring accidents; and whether he will take any action to ensure with the local authorities concerned the investigation of the facilities for hospital treatment provided in the respective districts with the object of securing...
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the numerous fatalities to vessels at Portland Bill, whether he will suggest that arrangements should be made for the establishment of an adequate fog signal at that cape?
Captain Leonard Plugge: Will the right hon. Gentleman consider instituting an inquiry into what maritime opinion really is in the matter?
Captain Leonard Plugge: I would like to intervene in this Debate because the question has been raised of the value of civil aviation in the furtherance of military aviation, because if I may be permitted to say so, I had the opportunity of gaining a great deal of experience on that subject, as a member of the Inter-Allied Aeronautical Commission of Control in Berlin, which commission framed the rules for the...
Captain Leonard Plugge: I apologise, Mr. Speaker, but I wanted to make the point that encouraging small companies taking the cream of the transport was not a thing to be advocated, and eventually it was dispensed with in this field, too. I think, therefore, it would be a great disadvantage if we were to allow the money of this subsidy to be dissipated instead of being used to place British air transport on the trunk...
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Minister of Pensions how many vacant beds there are in any of the hospitals carried on by his Department; and whether, where such vacancies exist, he will arrange to give more extended treatment to men whose disabilities are unrecognised for pension purposes but who do receive treatment by his Department?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been called to the reluctance of non-agricultural workers in receipt of a high scale of public assistance to take up agricultural work in which there is a lower scale of unemployment benefit; and whether his Department has any specific recommendations as to how these difficulties are to be avoided?
Captain Leonard Plugge: In view of the seasonal demand for labour on the land, will my hon. and gallant Friend make special investigation?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Minister of Labour whether the introduction of unemployment insurance for agricultural workers is working smoothly; whether contributions are being paid without question; and whether any unanticipated difficulties have been encountered?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Minister of Labour the number of cases of transferred labour which have proved successful and the number which have not done so, with the reasons so far as they are known which explain these failures?
Captain Leonard Plugge: Is there any foundation in the Welsh complaint that transferees from the Principality are compelled to come to London instead of to places nearer home?