Mr Reginald Purbrick: In view of the high qualifications of so many officers of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, does not the right hon. and gallant Gentleman think that this matter might be stepped up a bit?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Air whether the organisation of the Royal Air Force security police for sending personnel abroad when we make a second front in Europe is complete?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Is it not better to throw away the sour milk than to mix good and bad milk together?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Are extra coupons always made available in these cases?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Can my right hon. Friend say whether any dive-bombers were used?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Minister of Aircraft Production what are the activities of the Society of British Aircraft Constructors; and how far is it the practice of his Department to confine itself to placing orders with members of the Society?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Will the right hon. Gentleman give an undertaking that pasteurisation will not be made compulsory?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Will the Minister consider employing some of the cats in this House?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Minister of Health how many eases of epidemic summer diarrhoea have arisen in the last year in infants under two years of age; how many of such were fed on pasteurised milk and how many on raw milk?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that pasteurisation of milk kills the harmless lactic bacteria and thereby leaves a much better field for the growth of other dangerous diseases and putrefactive germs, he will prohibit pasteurised milk being fed to babies without notification?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Is the Minister aware that the suggestion contained in my Question is a fact which has been established both commercially and scientifically for many years and that it still holds good, and that pasteurisation does nothing towards destroying those bacteria which gain access to milk after it has been pasteurised?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the larger bombs we now have available, he will arrange, at the first opportunity, for a heavy bomb to be dropped down the crater of Mount Vesuvius in order to make a practical test as to whether the disturbances created thereby will give rise to severe earthquakes and eruptions?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: If milk is pasteurised, might not the germs of diphtheria gain access to it afterwards?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: The story that we have been told by the Secretary of State for Air is, indeed, a very gallant story. It is a story of hard work bravely done. There is very little in it that one can criticise, but I want to criticise it on one point. That is in regard to dive-bombers, about which there has been considerable controversy and about which I have asked for a good deal of information at different...
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Air whether the aeroplanes which attacked the enemy barracks at Amers-fact on Friday, 12th February, in steep dives were equipped with brakes, as in the case of dive-bombers?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: In view of the fact that the provision of brakes would make these machines much safer, is it fair to ask the pilots to take these risks simply because some air-marshals are bigoted opponents of brakes?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Air whether his attention has been drawn to the statement of the United States War Secretary, in Washington, that many tanks in use by the American Forces in Central Tunisia had been destroyed by enemy dive-bombers; and, in view of this further proof of the importance of these dive-bombers, what new steps are being taken to secure supplies of them for our own use?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the speech of Dr. Goebbels last Friday, informing the German people of Germany's intention of waging total and radical war against us beyond any extent that can be imagined to-day; and will he take steps to notify the German people, by broadcast and other means available, that this country has sufficient stocks of death-dealing...
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Is it not a fact that already about three-quarters of the tuberculin-tested milk is not sold as such but is lumped together with ordinary milk?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the fact that the work of the Trading with the Enemy Department is now considerably reduced, what reduction has been made in the staff?