Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Air if he will publish the congratulatory message that he received on or about 16th May from the Soviet Ambassador on the glorious part played by our Bomber Command in forging the victory.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: When does my right hon. Friend expect a statement to be made?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Air why is transport to Paris given to a football team when it is not available for business men who want to develop the trade of this country.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: May I ask when legislation will be introduced for the establishment of the Ministry for Civil Aviation?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why Members of Parliament are charged for House of Commons stationery which they use outside the House while if used inside the House it is supplied free; and if he will arrange for the stationery used outside the House to be also supplied free.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Is it not time that the immortality of this process came to an end and a more sensible arrangement was reached?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the f.o.b. value at country of origin of the cigars imported into this country in the two last pre-war years, respectively; and what was the amount of duty paid thereon.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: In view of the fact that since the war an embargo has been placed on the importation of certain cigars, and the amount of duty obtained there from has been very much decreased, does my right hon. Friend view the loss of duty with complacency or will he have consultation with the President of the Board of Trade with a view to getting him to remove the embargo?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Prime Minister whether he will notify the Germans that unless our prisoners of war in their hands are properly fed and housed, we shall reduce the standard of conditions of living of the German prisoners of war in our hands to the same level.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Are we to understand from that that it is not the policy of the Government to have these reprisals?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Prime Minister when shall we bomb the German cities of Chemnitz, Dresden, Dessau, Freiburg, Wurzburg, etc., which so far have had little or no experience in this connection.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: In view of the stereotyped replies that we get to questions of this sort, and the fact that anything of this nature, of course, would not affect the question of security, would it be possible for the Government to give us the names in the OFFICIAL REPORT of the committee which settles all these targets?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Minister of Food whether, in view of the fact that many cities, such as Liverpool, manufacture ice-cream sufficient to meet all the requirements of their area, he will introduce a system of zoning, as he has done in many other instances, so as to save transport which would otherwise be necessary to carry the ice-cream from London and/or other centres.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Prime Minister when we and our Allies will be in a position to give Germany indiscriminate bombing by robots and rockets; and will he notify them of our intention so to do unless they immediately cease this form of attack on us and the liberated countries.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Minister of Food, in view of the great number of oranges that have gone bad out of the consignments recently received owing to the embargo on retailers disposing of them before a certain date, if he will remove this and so save this waste of valuable food.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: In view of the fact that the Department has a large number of inspectors, could not some inquiries be made, because the waste seems general? Surely the Department ought to be capable of re-organising itself so as to end this waste?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Minister of Health whether or not billeting officers have instructions to give priority in housing accommodation to workers classified as in essential industries over people who are employed in the Army. Navy and Air Services.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Prime Minister whether he will notify Germany that while they continue their war on our civilians, by robots and rockets, we shall bomb German cities such as Dresden, Breslau, Magdeburg and elsewhere.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Is my right hon. Friend aware that in 1942 the Prime Minister broadcast to Germany that, if they employed gas, we should retaliate in the same way? In the present circumstances does he not think that a similar warning might be very effective?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Can these gifts in cash be deducted by the employer in respect of his Income Tax?