Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Secretary of State for Air the number of enemy aircraft engaged in launching flying bombs against this country which have been shot down; and the number of flying bombs which they are estimated to have launched.
Mr Oliver Simmonds: In view of the fact that from day to day these figures are announced, what possible objection can there be to giving the cumulative results so far obtained?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Minister of Production to what extent he is responsible for the change-over of production from war to civilian requirements.
Mr Oliver Simmonds: Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is a feeling of grave indecision in this whole matter; and could he give the House any idea of when there will he a coherent policy on the part of His Majesty's Government, which industry can operate, for the benefit of both the morale of the workers and the export trade of the country?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Secretary of State for War if he will state the names of those principally responsible for the design and construction of the "Mulberry" port.
Mr Oliver Simmonds: May I ask my right hon. Friend if, when it comes to the time to announce some of the other brilliant enterprises of this country in the invasion of Europe, he would consider making a similar comprehensive announcement, rather than having various individual announcements in the Press which are garbled and wholly inaccurate?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Secretary of State for Air the type of aircraft in which the Prime Minister recently flew to Moscow and the nationality of the crew.
Mr Oliver Simmonds: Will my right hon. Friend see that in all future important journeys of this kind, British aircraft are used wherever possible, in view of the great advantages from many points of view?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Secretary of State for Air the principal decisions of the Imperial Air Conference at Montreal.
Mr Oliver Simmonds: Could my right hon. Friend tell the House whether the Governments of the Empire made one fundamental decision that they would consult with each other before making any bi-lateral agreements with foreign countries?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Minister of Food the number of British Restaurants that are still being operated and the number which have been closed.
Mr Oliver Simmonds: Can my right hon. and gallant Friend assure the House in view of the cost of these British Restaurants to the taxpayers, over and above the recommendations that come from the local authorities, that he has carried out in his Department a careful and thorough review to show whether all these restaurants are still fulfilling their intended purpose?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: Can the Minister say whether these scientific missions are really composed of scientific men or merely of civil servants posing as scientists?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Secretary of State for Air if he is aware that members of the A.T.C. who obtain low credits, and even those who have been dismissed from the Corps, are being permitted to enter the R.A.F., whilst many of those receiving highest credits in the A.T.C. are being directed to the Army; and what action he proposes to take.
Mr Oliver Simmonds: Is it not a fact that similar complaints have been made time and time again at Question time on the Floor of the House? Does not my right hon. Friend agree that even if there was not a legal responsibility there was a strong moral undertaking that these boys would be permitted to join the R.A.F.? Does he not understand the soul-destroying disillusionment from which these lads are suffering in...
Mr Oliver Simmonds: May I give notice that I propose to raise this matter on the Adjournment at the earliest opportunity?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: asked the Secretary of State for Air for what reason he has included the head of an aircraft operating organisation among the British official delegates to the Empire Air Conference in Montreal.
Mr Oliver Simmonds: Seeing that a representative of the State air line has been included, can my right hon. Friend tell the House why he did not include representatives of the private enterprise organisations, such as Railway Air Service, or British Latin-American Air Lines; or is this conference merely an attempt to perpetuate the chosen instrument?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: Is not the question based on a wrong hypothesis, and is it not the case that private air lines, through their efficiency, are run at a profit and that it is State air lines that are run at a loss?
Mr Oliver Simmonds: I have listened to hon. Members who find objection to this Amendment, and it seems to me that the Committee is being confused on account of the fact that certain houses or properties have been damaged by enemy action, while others, it is proposed, as an act of convenience to the community, shall be taken at some future time. I fail to see how it is possible to apply the standards of the one...