Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the number of ships in the Royal Navy and in the navy of the United States of America which carry one or more aircraft as part of their normal complement?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: Does that mean that the American Navy Department attaches greater importance to the use of aircraft in connection with naval warfare than we do?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he has received any inquiries or applications other than from Imperial Airways, Limited, and associated companies for permission or for assistance to operate a trans-Atlantic air service; and what reply he has given?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: May we understand that the proposals of this company and of any other company other than Imperial Airways will be given the most sympathetic consideration by my right hon. Friend?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Minister of Pensions the number, during 1935, of widows' pensions granted by him and of applications for such pensions which he has refused?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that police cars are trapping motorists after midnight on wide deserted roads; and whether, in the public interest, he will recommend the cessation of this practice?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: Is it not a fact that the success of this legislation depends upon the co-operation of the motoring public, and in these circumstances does not my hon. Friend feel that this is rather an untimely act, tending to prejudice the co-operation of motorists?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he can make any statement on the withdrawal of the certificates of airworthiness of the DH 86 type of aircraft by the Australian Government?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: In view of the difficulties that have arisen with this type of aircraft in Australia, and in view of the immense experience possessed by my right hon. Friend's accidents department, will he consider suggesting to the Australian Government the loan of an officer from that department to make investigations?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he can make any statement on the recent loss of the Sabena air liner in Surrey?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: Will my right hon. Friend especially bear in mind the possibility of this aircraft having been weighted down by ice forming on the wings, and will he consider whether it is not in the public interest that we should prevent the flight of aircraft without specific accessories to prevent the formation of ice when the meteorological conditions render such formation possible?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Minister of Labour the number of juveniles who have been transferred under his auspices during this year from distressed areas to work in Birmingham; and whether the applicants for transfer exceed the facilities he has available for their accommodation?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: In view of the great need for additional juvenile labour in Birmingham, will my right hon. Friend do all he can to bring in more juveniles from the distressed areas?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air under what terms Imperial Airways, Limited, have agreed to surrender their privileged position on air lines north of the line London-Berlin?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: Does this mean that Imperial Airways may still compete with the subsidised companies on this particular route, although not themselves receiving a subsidy?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he has arranged for either the salvage of the hull of the flying-boat "City of Khartoum," or its inspection by a diver, in order that certain important technical questions arising from this disaster may be answered?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: Can my right hon. Friend say whether, in view of the large concourse of naval personnel at Alexandria now, it is not possible to obtain the services of an Admiralty diver to inspect this hull so as to obtain certain technical information which it is most essential that we should possess in order that this grave disaster may be solved?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Minister of Transport whether detailed investigations have been made by his Department into the proposal to construct a certain portion of the new western exit from London over the railway track of the London Passenger Transport Board; and what was the estimated cost of this alternative scheme?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: In view of the special feature of this type of road that no pedestrian can be killed thereon, does not my right hon. Friend think that the saving of lives of pedestrians would justify him in spending a little more money in order to improve the safety of the roads in this section of London?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the committee set up in May, 1935, under the chairmanship of the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to consider what methods are necessary to accelerate the revision of the ordnance survey map has reported; if so, what action he proposes to take upon this report; and when the recommendations of the committee will be made public?