Captain Leonard Plugge: Can my right hon. and learned Friend say whether the house now being exhibited at the Tate Gallery is fitted with a grate of this type?
Captain Leonard Plugge: Have arrangements been completed for these speeches to be broadcast by the American broadcasting station in Britain so that they may be heard in Europe and in America?
Captain Leonard Plugge: Would my right hon. Friend make provision for the widow to receive, on the death of a serving man, the gratuity for which he has qualified?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Minister of Information if he is prepared to make a statement regarding the granting of a licence to an allied country to set up a high-powered medium wave broadcasting station in this country to start operations on Sunday, 30th April.
Captain Leonard Plugge: Whilst I welcome this station, may I ask my right hon. Friend if the Office of War Information have built this station through the facilities of the Columbia Broadcasting System, or the network of the National Broadcasting Company? Further, has he secured reciprocity in the United States in respect of these concessions for similar British concerns?
Captain Leonard Plugge: On a point of Order, Mr. Speaker. On what authority is my right hon. Friend permitted to make such an insinuation?
Captain Leonard Plugge: In view of this concession is the House to understand that the British Broadcasting Corporation will no longer use its monopoly to oppose negotiations undertaken by British interests for concessions of this kind in foreign countries where commercial broadcasting is allowed?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the reason why the news of the recent seizure of illegal arms in Palestine was not made known locally nor permitted to be sent here until it was announced by the Vichy radio.
Captain Leonard Plugge: Can my right hon. and gallant Friend say how it is that Vichy can get this information from Palestine, which is occupied by us?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Minister of Supply what is the price for which the 1944 silk output of the Lebanon has been bought by this country; and what other similar outputs we have bought.
Captain Leonard Plugge: Does not my right hon. Friend think that our prospects for postwar overseas trade will be much enhanced if we avail ourselves of the facilities used by our Dominions and the United States of using their radio for our advertising?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the President of the Board of Trade when the No. 773 stockings are expected to be in normal supply.
Captain Leonard Plugge: Will the right hon. Gentleman make arrangements for the new American broadcast service to carry the programme?
Captain Leonard Plugge: Can these cars be registered as hackney carriages at a reduced rate?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how much is contributed to the provisional estimate of revenue in 1943–44 from Entertainments Duty by the chief different forms of entertainment.
Captain Leonard Plugge: Will my right hon. Friend consider relief of taxation for the live theatre, where the artists perform every day in person?
Captain Leonard Plugge: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many boys absconded from Borstal in 1942, 1943 and 1944 to date, respectively; and how many were not recaptured.
Captain Leonard Plugge: While I appreciate the effort made by my right hon. Friend as shown by the figures which he has given me, may I please ask him to continue his vigilance, as these grown-up lads, when they escape, cause great in- convenience, harm and fear to my constituents living in the neighbourhood of the institution?
Captain Leonard Plugge: On a point of Order, Mr. Speaker. The Government is about to grant a concession for a high powered broadcasting station to an Allied—
Captain Leonard Plugge: Further to that point of Order. It is not my intention in any way to question your Ruling, Sir. This station is due to operate on Sunday. I was going to ask if you could give some indication to me and to hon. Members as to when it is inadvisable for hon. Members to trouble you with a Private Notice Question.