Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the increasing number of African students from Kenya now reaching university degree standard in appropriate subjects, he intends to make any African appointments to the Kenya Senior Administrative Service.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Where a qualified applicant has been trained and has lived some years in this country cannot he be recruited into the general Colonial Service in this country?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a statement on the new Trades Union (Re-registration) Bill, which has been introduced into the Kenya Legislative Council; and if a copy of this Bill will be made available in the Library.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of African dissatisfaction with the policy of sending prisoners from Nyasaland to. Southern Rhodesia to serve their sentences when their labour is urgently required for work on water conservation, road making and food production in Northern Nyasaland, which is being seriously affected by prolonged drought; and if he will...
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Do we understand from that reply that the majority of the prisoners retained in Nyasaland are, in fact, being used on work of urgent public importance?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: I beg to second the Motion. I support this Clause for reasons that are illustrative of the point raised by the hon. Member for Putney (Mr. Linstead). The position of the qualified pharmacist manager is something that has caused a great deal of perturbation among pharmacists generally, because, as is well known, it may be that a qualified pharmacist runs the National Health Service side of a...
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware of the proposal of the Middlesex Education Committee to purchase 100 Olympia typewriters for use in its technical colleges; and if he will make inquiries as to the suitability of such machines in view of the difficulty in ensuring a supply of spare parts for repairs and renewals.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Can my right hon. Friend inform the House whether any other education authority is negotiating for the purchase of Soviet zone typewriters?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: I have the report with me. The number of cases investigated by the Society was 40,000 for the year. I think my hon. Friend is referring to the total number of children concerned in those 40,000 cases.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: I think the House and the country owe a debt of gratitude to my hon. Friend the Member for North Hendon (Mrs. Ayrton Gould) for raising the important matter of the ill-treatment of children who do not come within the categories which were dealt with in the Curtis Report. The importance of the problem is, I think, even greater than what she put before the House would seem to show. I am a...
Mr Frederick Skinnard: I was reading from a speech made by Professor Allan Moncrieff who is, I believe, Chairman of my hon. Friend's Advisory Committee on Child Welfare, and he quoted those words from the Act. As my hon. Friend the Member for North Hendon stressed in her admirable statement of the position, wherever possible we want to retain the child in the home, however misguided it may be, where there is...
Mr Frederick Skinnard: I think my hon. Friend will do me the justice to admit that I made out the case that the last thing in the world which the N.S.P.C.C., or any other child guidance or care organisation, wants to do is to prosecute. They want to mend and to save whatever affection is there. Actually, not more than just over 1,000 prosecutions in 40,000 cases investigated is proof of that. Would not my hon....
Mr Frederick Skinnard: The power does exist and is exercised, because they have home visitors and health visitors, who do in fact carry out this friendly task.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Education what is the number of pupils on the roll in each of the comprehensive secondary schools now open; and the estimated enrolment of any such school due to open in September, 1949.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Can my right hon. Friend at any rate say what the average enrolment of the new schools to be opened this year will be?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Education what increase has been made this year in the number of staff inspectors; and how many of the new appointments are part-time.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Does my right hon. Friend contemplate any addition to the number of staff inspectors to deal with the encouragement and development of specific subjects?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make available copies of the two Reports on Amerindian conditions laid before the Legislative Council of British Guiana in February together with a copy of the critical memorandum submitted by the Bishop of British Guiana to the Governor.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: While thanking my right hon. Friend for that answer, may I ask him if he will inform the House whether these reports are being acted upon, or whether action is being deferred?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent members of the Makusi tribe in British Guiana, who have declined to move from their present lands to facilitate rancher settlement, will be deprived of the present special rights granted to Indians living outside a Reserve.