Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Education what additional permanent hostel, camp or hotel accommodation is being provided this year for the use of organised school journey parties in England and Wales.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Is the Minister making inquiries of the Chancellor of the Exchequer with regard to the use of properties taken over by the National Land Fund in this connection?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Education to what extent social and economic local surveys are being carried out as part of the courses in the various types of secondary schools; and whether travelling expenses necessarily incurred, especially in rural areas, in carrying out these projects are completely met by the local authorities and rank for grant.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many ex-enemy farms in Tanganyika have been allotted for African settlement; and how many of these are run on a co-operative basis.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Does that mean that no such allocation has yet been made?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken in Sierra Leone to establish an efficient system of collection and distribution of rice at controlled prices fair to both producer and consumer.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Does that mean that there will be no difference made in the present system of collection and distribution in view of the general dissatisfaction expressed at the activities of the middlemen, particularly the Syrians?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of African opposition to recent unofficial proposals for federation in central Africa, he will consider convening a conference to explore the possibility of a federation of Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning what leaflets of advice or instruction issued by his Department are available to people who own, or are contemplating buying, plots of land for building purposes; what the reference numbers of such leaflets are; and where they may be obtained.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Is the Minister aware of the necessity for making it widely known where these leaflets can be obtained because, at the moment, there is a considerable amount of misapprehension as to rules in connection with the Town and Country Planning Act?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the President of the Board of Trade how many licences for the importation of foreign glassware have been issued by his Department since 1st January, 1949.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Could my right hon. Friend inform the House how many police horses were seriously injured during the demonstration.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what Government experiments have been made in the Gold Coast to test the efficacy of the nascent chlorine method of treatment of swollen shoot disease, and with what results.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware of the indignation expressed in British Guiana at the restraints on freedom of movement and speech imposed on Mrs. Janet Jagan by the immigration authorities of St. Vincent, when she and her husband, a member of the Legislative Council of British Guiana, visited that island on holiday; and whether he will inquire into the incident,...
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Is not the Secretary of State aware that in this case the purpose of the visit of Mrs. Jagan and her husband, a member of the Legislative Council of British Guiana, was for a holiday?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what was the total sum available in the Protectorate Mining Benefits Fund in Sierra Leone for the year 1947; whether this was entirely disbursed on various social and economic projects; and what is the present balance in the fund.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning whether he is in communication with local authorities with a view to compilation of a register of firms desirous of seeking factory accommodation in one or other of the new towns together with a list of operatives willing to transfer with their firms.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Is there any central place where all the available material collected by these sources can be referred to?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: I begin by echoing the concluding words of the hon. Member for Westbury (Mr. Grimston), that this Bill, and similar Bills which have been or are to be introduced by some of the partner nations of the British Commonwealth, will fulfil what is known to be a long-felt want, that it will bring a closer co-ordination of telecommunications within the Commonwealth and promote a greater unity of...
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Would not the hon. Gentleman agree that the high rates of pay deservedly earned by Cable and Wireless employees were not due to private enterprise so much as the fact that there was a heavy subsidy by the State?