Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Prime Minister whether he will allocate the whole of the production of heavy bombers in this country to R.A.F. Bomber Command, to be employed solely for the purpose of bombing Germany; and will he bring back immediately to this country all our heavy bombers which are at present abroad for that same purpose, with a view to the destruction of Germany's production of war material?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Home Secretary whether, before the 33,465 Irish workers who returned to Eire, during the To weeks ending 4th September, were allowed to leave England and take their earnings with them, they had to submit evidence that they had paid Income Tax in this country?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Prime Minister whether steps are being taken to bring up the strength of our Bomber Command and the United States 8th Army Air Force here so as to enable them to bomb Germany at saturation point and thus, by destroying all her main sources of production, bring about her early defeat with a minimum loss of manpower?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Can my right hon. Friend say when he feels that we shall reach the point of saturation in this matter?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Prime Minister, in view of the position of high national importance of Members of Parliament and the fact that they have to judge how the duty of service in the Legislature can best be performed, whether Members of Parliament are entitled to travel in and out of the country as long as it does not involve subversive action against the State?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that his statement with regard to me personally, that the main reason was that I wanted to go for the benefit of my health, is entirely incorrect and misleading the House? It was one of the reasons and not the entire reason, which is set out very clearly in the correspondence with the Home Secretary, and therefore is it not very wrong to make a reflection...
Mr Reginald Purbrick: I do not propose to follow the last two hon. Members in their political arguments. I want to deal with what to me is the most important phase of the Prime Minister's speech, namely, the devastation which is being caused in Germany by our bombing. He told us that the almost total systematic destruction of many of the war industries was indescribable. We have seen many of the photographs and...
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the adoption of the Mustang as a dive-bomber, and the supply of the American Vengeance dive-bomber to the Royal Air Force, which are being operated in Sicily and Burma, respectively, he has now abandoned his former hostility to this form of aircraft for its specialised purpose under proper conditions?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: That is rather different from the reply which the right hon. Gentleman gave on previous occasions, when he said that there were no dive-bombers.
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Why, if the Air Ministry have always been in favour of dive-bombers, is it only now, after four years of war, that they are coming into operation?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Lord President of the Council whether he will investigate the application in America whereby a neutraliser man-made electrical disturbance more powerful than the greatest storms of thunder and lightning can be reduced to a whisper, and in one test a 25,000-volt spark was projected directly to a wireless receiving set; and will he consider the applicability of this method for the...
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Is my hon. Friend aware that there are very distinguished scientists who have frequently referred to the relation between the earth's magnetism and earthquakes and their connection with electricity, and will he bear this in mind and study these things when the time comes?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Prime Minister whether, with a view to releasing man-power and increasing efficiency, he will arrange for the police forces of the three Services to be amalgamated and have one police force to carry out all these duties?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what steps are being taken to prevent any information as to the movements of our shipping in Loch Foyle from being communicated to the enemy from neutral Eire?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Minister of Health whether he will make Regulations providing for all vessels from and in which pasteurised milk is sold to the public to be labelled accordingly?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will make available to Members of Parliament the details of the experiments which are claimed to have been made by veterinary surgeons, and their findings in connection therewith, contained in the resolution sent him from the National Veterinary Medical Association relative to the compulsory pasteurisation of milk in this...
Mr Reginald Purbrick: On what rate of exchange between the two currencies are the payments in sterling made?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Air the size and number of bombs dropped in the crater of Mount Vesuvius; and whether he will give full details of the operation?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Is it not a fact that no scientific evidence exists to show that earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tidal waves cannot be produced by artificial means? Would it not be advisable for the Air Ministry to have some experiments carried out?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Air how many officers of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve have been promoted to air rank since December, 1942; and how many have been promoted to group-captains in Bomber, Fighter, Coastal and Army Co-operation Commands, respectively?