Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Education whether his regulations permit local authorities which cannot at present provide sufficient places for mentally deficient or seriously retarded children to reimburse parents who send their children to private clinics and occupational centres.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Thank you.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) if he will inquire into the lack of medical supplies and hospital accommodation at Lethem, British Guiana, as a result of which 50 Indians died in a recent outbreak of measles;
Mr Frederick Skinnard: In communicating with the Governor, will my right hon. Friend make special inquiries whether there has been any smuggling of spirits across the nearby Brazilian border, to which some troubles are attributed?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: I wish to support the Amendments. As far as I can make out, the date, both in this Bill and in the Trading with the Enemy Act, 1939, in relation to the definition of "enemy" is 3rd September, 1939. That brings into the scope of this Bill the property we are now discussing. My hon. Friend the Member for West Leicester (Mr. Janner) has, quite rightly, drawn attention to the fact that the...
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what alternative accommodation and subsistence provision have been offered by the Kenya Government to the people rendered homeless by official action in burning three huts in the Ndeiya Reserve.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Will my hon. Friend bear in mind, together with the Government of Kenya, the practice which obtains in some other Colonies of providing suitable alternative accommodation before having the order for destruction carried out?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Africans have been arrested as the result of the passing by the Kenya Legislature of the measure to control the voluntarily unemployed; and what action has been taken by the courts in these cases.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the regulations governing the meetings of Africans in Kenya to discuss their own racial problems; and why special difficulties have occurred in the Fort Hall and Nyeri Districts recently leading to a prohibition of such meetings.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: In view of the urgent necessity of setting up suitable local administrations in which the African population are required to participate, would not my hon. Friend agree that the absolute banning of African peoples from discussing local affairs is regrettable?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Health what percentage of the prescription forms dealt with by the pharmaceutical pricing bureaux carry a single prescription, and what percentage more than two.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Health, when he expects to receive the report of the Cope Committee on the training and qualifications of physiotherapists in the National Health Service.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Pending receipt of that report, will my right hon. Friend issue instructions that any qualified physiotherapist, whether a member of the chartered society or not, may apply for a post under the National Health scheme?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Is my right hon. Friend aware that certain hospital governing bodies are already anticipating what they think will be in that report?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Health what proportion of medicines prescribed under the National Health Service is dispensed by doctors; and how payment for the drugs is made in such cases.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can now state when the ex gratia payments to United Kingdom British subjects in respect of losses incurred as a result of Japanese occupation will be made.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: But is my right hon. Friend aware that some of the claimants under this scheme have received no payment at all so far, and that it is a matter of urgency because their claim relates to furniture which was destroyed and they have not been able to replace it?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any statement to make on agreements reached between the Government of Jamaica and the Permanente Metals Incorporated of California in view of the extensive projects envisaged.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Would my right hon. Friend bear in mind that it is important to safeguard in any agreement the agricultural value of the land, leaving it as little disturbed as possible?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the price paid to Europeans in Northern Rhodesia for a 200 lb. bag of maize is 30s. while Africans are paid 18s. for the same quantity grown and harvested by identical methods.