Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Minister of Aircraft Production what is the position in regard to the production of dive-bombers in England?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Is one of the reasons for dive-bombers not being produced the fact that they are deemed by the Air Ministry to be obsolete?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in view of the fact that as few people give away their rations, the consequent saving of shipping space involved would be small and that people's tastes differ, he will now reconsider his decision and make the practice of exchanging rations legal?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Will it be a long time before we have a reply, and this practice which is indulged in throughout the country made legal?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Attorney-General whether his attention has been drawn to the decision in the case of Starling versus the Custodian of Enemy Property and others and the remarks of the judge that his judgment was so given in order to conform to the law but, in fact, was contrary to his ideas of justice and required parliamentary treatment; and whether he will therefore consider either a suspension...
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Air whether an officer of the Volunteer Reserve of the Royal Air Force can attain Air Rank in any branch of the air service when such is available and for which he is qualified by merit?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: How many officers of the Volunteer Reserve in the Royal Air Force have Air Rank?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will make an order to provide for the exchange of rationed foods between individuals, the foods having originally been acquired on coupons?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Home Secretary on what grounds he proposes to prohibit one person, after doing his own fire-watching duties, voluntarily relieving another?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Air (1) what were the reasons for releasing for publication the photographs of Gien as before and after the bombing, which were not representative of the same target, thereby gravely misleading the public; (2) in view of the fact that the photographs of Gien, which were recently released by the Air Ministry for publication, showed some 2,000 odd tanks in...
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Is it not definitely misleading to the public to publish the photograph of a target showing thousands of tanks before bombing and then showing another photograph after bombing with only a few tanks left? Is not the inference that these tanks have been bombed and that that is the impression created elsewhere, and is it not gravely misleading?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: On a point of Order. Mr. Speaker. Has Question No. 21 been answered? I want to know why these tanks, which were in this place 12 months ago, had not been bombed?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: May we also have some photographs at the same time of Gien?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the important successes attained by the enemy during the past three years by the use of dive-bombers under suitable' conditions, and the fact that we have just now commenced to employ this form of bombing, he will make a comprehensive statement as to the reasons why we have not hitherto adopted this form of warfare; and whether those...
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Prime Minister whether he has any statement to make in respect of the enemy having anticipatory information of the recent raid on Dieppe; and what steps he is taking to prevent such leakage of information in future?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, with a view to reducing the rigidity of mind and the habit of reference from one official in the Civil Service to another, he will decentralise responsibility, placing more responsibility on officials to act on their own initiative, making them more self-reliant and so speed up official methods?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Are we to take it from that reply that the Government are opposed to rationing red tape?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Minister of Supply why it was necessary for the amount of overtime worked in his Department to be tripled in the last six months?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: Would it not be better to employ some of the staffs who are already crying out for more work in some of the Departments than to pay overtime to others?
Mr Reginald Purbrick: asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what schemes have been framed, in consultation with industrial groups, to give part of the cash saved by fuel economy to employees?