Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the Government have decided what attitude they will take with the League of Nations in regard to the request of Turkey to refortify the Dardanelles; and what that attitude will be?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Will the Government bear in mind that the Turkish Government, for giving up the right to fortify the Dardanelles, received certain concessions of territory, and that if any question of allowing them to fortify the Dardanelles comes up, they will see that they return these territories?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the complete failure of sanctions imposed by the League of Nations to effect their object and which only resulted in prolonging the war between Italy and Abyssinia, with consequent increased loss of life and treasure to both sides, he will take immediate steps to withdraw all the sanctions imposed by Great Britain?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: In view of the fact that sanctions were imposed with the object of preventing war and that the war is now finished, will the Government state what is their justification for carrying on sanctions at the present time?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in view of the Turkish Government's statement that recent happenings have made the Straits Convention signed at Lausanne in 1923 no longer an effective guarantee of Turkish security, he will state whether any grounds exist for the fear that any foreign country contemplated invading Turkish territory?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: In view of the fact that the state of war still officially exists between Italy and Abyssinia was it not a breach of our neutrality for us to succour either of the combatants?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: I beg leave to present a Petition signed by 51 of the responsible ratepayers of the City of Liverpool, including the leaders of all the political parties. A similar one, signed by over 27,000, is being presented to the right hon. the Minister of Health. The material allegations contained in the Petition are to the effect that there is a grave feeling of unrest as to whether the very high...
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Is the Minister aware that the method of feeding cattle by cubes is looked upon generally as being the most scientific and the most economic?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for War whether sufficient practice is given to gunners with anti-aircraft guns to ensure a high degree of accuracy against enemy aeroplanes?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the reason for the proposed rationing of certain foodstuffs such as butter and bacon; and whether, before bringing in such regulations, he will present to the House the detailed figures showing the position as regards stocks and estimated supplies, and the estimated consumption under rationing compared with the previous consumption?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the threats made against this country by the German leaders in an attempt to intimidate the general public, he will now adopt a similar practice against the German public with a view to destroying their morale?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the fact that conscientious objectors are not taking part in the defence of the country, he will take the necessary steps to ensure that they are conscripted to work for the benefit of the country at military rates of pay?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Home Secretary whether recent information goes to prove that strips of paper and transparent paper gummed over windows are of little use as a means of preventing glass from flying in the case of air raids?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for War whether consideration has been given to the question of providing blankets for the Home Guard during the winter nights for such as are required by the nature of their duties to sleep in shelters away from their homes?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is now in a position to give an assurance that the French sailors who have opted to return to France, and are now awaiting repatriation, will not be allowed to leave this country before the reciprocal negotiations with the French Government to repatriate the British subjects now in unoccupied France are satisfactorily completed?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: In view of the fact that since that date more of these French sailors have been repatriated, does my right hon. Friend not think that it is wrong that any French sailor, or any other French subject, should be allowed to go there, while our own subjects are not allowed to return here?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has made available the service of soldiers to help in the clearing-up of the ruins of enemy-damaged buildings; if so, how many; and when does he anticipate that the work of such removal of the damage up to date in London will be completed?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Would it not be possible for more soldiers to be engaged in the work of clearing up these eyesores, which are so depressing?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the danger to the community from exposed lights during black-out, he will take steps where this occurs, after a first warning, to increase the penalties imposed; and, in the case of aliens, whether claiming diplomatic privilege or any other form of immunity, that they be interned?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Is not the Minister aware that if senders of such letters are not informed of where their fault lies they cannot remedy same nor prevent its recurrence?