Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs when the French Government will recoup British subjects for personal property held by them in France which has been stolen during the German occupation, by Germans or by anyone else.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for War whether in view of the fact that the Germans are continuously placing British prisoners of war near legitimate military targets in contravention of Article 9 of the Geneva Convention, and refuse to comply with demands from the Protecting Power to abstain, he will put pressure on the Germans by retaliation of the same kind.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Germans continued demolitions in Calais during the period of the armistice, the termination of which was followed almost immediately by their surrender.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in providing camps for German prisoners of war, he will segregate, as far as possible, those who have had anything to do with the robot bombing and put the camps for these in situations where these bombs are most likely to operate.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the President of the Board of Trade when he anticipates cancelling wholly or in part the regulations which made France enemy territory.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what improve- ment in shipping dues for cargo ships passing through the Dardanelles has been made by the Turks since 15th August, 1936, in accordance with the Montreux agreement of July, 1936.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Is it not a fact that Australian seamen do not commit such offences?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the statements and actions of Kenneth Rawlings, rector of St. Michael's Parish Church, Lewes, which are contrary to the definite war policy laid down and being carried out by the Government and are subversive of our war effort, he will intern Rawlings under Regulation 18B.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: In view of the fact that more than half the signatories to the petition of this reverend gentleman are conscientious objectors, will the Minister take steps to see that they are scrutinised from the point of view of subversive action?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Air in view of the fact that the ordinary wage of civilian workers at aerodromes is, in many instances, as high as that of a bomber captain in operations and higher than that of pilots, gunners and those of lower rank, who are constantly risking their lives fighting, he will take steps to remedy this disparity.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: In view of the fact that that answer was given to a supplementary, that the Question referred only to the difference in the rates of pay of the British Forces and the American and Colonial troops, and that it is as long ago as 6th May that any definite answer was given on this point, would my right hon. Friend not give further consideration to the matter, in view of the small amount of money...
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Minister of Information, whether, in view of the fact that our losses in bombing Germany's war industries are microscopic in comparison with the amount of damage they do; that the loss of life is small compared with that of land army campaigns and with those which would result from an invasion of Western Europe, he will intensify the publicity of these facts to the public here and...
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Prime Minister, in view of the recent pronouncement by the United States Foreign Economic Administration that Germany is now producing war materials adequate for a long war of defence against our offensive at its present magnitude, he will now increase that magnitude by further intensifying our bombing campaign on their centres of production.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs told us that since the landing in Italy our casualties have been about 36,000 men, up to three weeks ago. Since then they have increased. That figure does not include the casualties that we have incurred in the Dodecanese Islands. During the Debate on the Address my hon. Friend the Member for Kidderminster (Sir J. Wardlaw-Milne) drew attention to the...
Mr Reginald Purbrick: I will come to that in a moment. One of the worst features of this campaign against Italy in its effect on the war is the fact that a considerable number of heavy bombers, both of the Americans and our own, are being used in this sphere and for that reason are not available to help in the war at this end in bombing Germany. Surely, even now, the Italian campaign can be held with medium and...
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he will abolish the one-way traffic regulations in London with a view to reducing distances of travel and stoppages and thus curtail petrol consumption?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Air how many acres of housing property have been destroyed in Germany since March, 1943, by Allied bombing attacks, and how many were destroyed by German air attacks in this country in 1940 and 1941?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: In view of the fact that our bombing is discriminatory and that we seek only industrial targets, whereas the German bombers over this country go for civilian targets in a large percentage of cases, do not those figures afford further proof of the desirability of concentrating our heavy bombers and those of the United States Army here on destroying the war production of the enemy?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to an association called the Bombing Restriction Committee and, as their activities are clearly evidence of their pro-German sympathies, will he take steps to restrict such activities and intern the leaders?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Is it not evident that if the policy of not bombing any civilians Germany was carried out, we should not be able to carry through our policy of bombing their war production plants, and thereby our war effort would be absolutely nullified?