Captain Leonard Plugge: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any compensation will have to be paid to the French Government and, if so, to what extent?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware that the major consuming interests object to the personnel of the committees of investigation set up under the Coal Mines Act, 1930, on the grounds that they are not independent, that their powers are inadequate, and their procedure cumbersome; and whether he will strengthen the personnel of these committees and also provide them with...
Captain Leonard Plugge: While thanking my hon. and gallant Friend for that reply, may I ask him whether he proposes to publish a White Paper setting out in detail the safeguards which he proposes?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Minister of Labour what steps are taken by the managers of Employment Exchanges to recommend the fighting services as potential careers to unemployed young men in addition to the display of recruiting posters; and whether he will consider the advisability of issuing revised instructions in this connection?
Captain Leonard Plugge: Can my right hon. Friend say whether the officers are encouraged to give personal advice to applicants in this matter?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Home Secretary what is the estimated annual output of trainees from the new anti-gas school at Eastwood Park operated by the Air Raids Precautions Department of the Home Office; and whether consideration has been given to the desirability of having additional schools in other parts of the country?
Captain Leonard Plugge: Is the hon. Member aware that many of the more enthusiastic local authorities consider that the number of trained men is not sufficient to cope with the problem?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what is the present policy of the Admiralty with regard to giving permission for retired officers and men of the Royal Navy to join the Territorials; what alternative means are at the disposal of retired officers and men who wish to undergo occasional training which would render their services of value to the State in the event of emergency; and whether...
Captain Leonard Plugge: Does my right hon. Friend not consider that machinery should be devised by which naval officers who had to retire during the period of disarmament would be able to rejoin the Services and be of further use to the country in the present emergency?
Captain Leonard Plugge: Will the Minister also urge the use of signals painted on the surface of the road utilising the parallax type of lettering?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has any information showing whether there is a better supply of recruits in those regiments, such as the Guards, which provide a smart walking-out kit for soldiers, as opposed to those regiments the ranks of which are only provided with a khaki uniform?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Secretary of State for War what has been the expenditure on Press advertising during the past two years in order to stimulate Army recruiting; and whether he will consider the extended use of this medium to make up present deficiencies?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the desirability of encouraging the consumption of fish and of the frequent practice of throwing this commodity back into the sea when there is no market, he can state whether fish is included in the diet of persons in publicly-maintained institutions; and, if so, to what extent?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give a list of those ships built abroad within the last two years for British owners, and especially with the aid of subsidy; and whether he will give the circumstances in each case?
Captain Leonard Plugge: Is it not a fact that much of this construction that takes place in Germany is under a scheme for liquidating frozen debts? Cannot the Minister take steps to put an end to such a scheme?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence whether his attention has been called to the fact that the British aircraft industry is receiving a severe set-back as a result of the inability of aircraft manufacturers to supply aircraft for commercial air-lines in Australia; and whether his plans for aeroplane construction in this country for defence purposes take into consideration...
Captain Leonard Plugge: Does not my right hon. Friend think that it is desirable that no aircraft except of British manufacture should be used on Empire air routes?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether it is the practice when an officer or man retires from the Royal Navy for his gas mask to be retained by the authorities; and whether, in view of the fact that these masks are specially fitted, he will consider the desirability of allowing them to be kept by the retired officers and men so that there will be no need for them to be...
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has given any consideration to the effects of legislation in Germany and Czechoslovakia, limiting the establishment of one-price stores, and chain stores, elsewhere than in the chief towns; and whether he will consider the desirability of setting up an inquiry into the recent extension of chain stores and one-price stores in this country,...
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Secretary of State for War whether it is the present practice when an officer or man retires from the Army for his gas mask to be retained by the authorities; and whether, in view of the fact that these masks are specially fitted, he will consider the desirability of allowing them to be kept by the retired officers and men so that there will be no need for them to be provided with...