Mr Frederick Skinnard: Will my right hon. Friend look into the suggestion that some form of sanction might be imposed if they refuse to move, particularly some form of compulsory registration involving the carrying of a certificate?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the fact that the taxation of uncultivated land in St. Kitts-Nevis has the useful effect of causing more land to be brought under cultivation, he will request the Governor of the Colony to increase the present low rate of 12 cents an acre.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for War how many squatter families remain on land belonging to his Department at Kestrel Grove, Stanmore; how many huts there are in habitable condition; and when building of a permanent character on the site is expected to begin.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for War what housing accommodation now requisitioned by his Department is expected to be released as the result of the buildings planned to be erected at Kestrel Grove, Stanmore.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Attorney-General how many justices of the peace have attended refresher courses for magistrates at Ashridge and other centres since 1st January, 1948.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Does that mean that all newly-appointed justices of the peace do now, as a regular practice, take this course in the law applying to their own courts?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Food whether the owners of travelling shops serving new housing estates can obtain additional supplies of rationed and points goods as the number of their customers increases with the completion of houses; and on what basis such supplies are allocated.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Is my right hon. Friend aware that some of the owners of these travelling vans, which perform very good service on remote estates, find great difficulty in getting a points allocation, particularly for soap?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Food how many local authorities have now established food hygiene councils; and what assistance is given by his Department in the formation of such organisations.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Am I to understand that my right hon. Friend is of the opinion that such councils are performing very useful services?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is consulted before action is taken by colonial Governors to suppress newspapers; and whether he will undertake periodical review of each case.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Is my hon. Friend aware that the President of the Empire Press Union, Colonel J. J. Astor, in criticising this power, stated that it was liable to abuse? Will he, therefore, look into the question to see if there is any real necessity for this power to be retained?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies (1) in view of the undesirability of Kenya and Northern Rhodesia becoming Afrikaans-speaking colonies, whether he will discourage the official provision of special language schools for the children of South African settlers of Dutch descent; (2) in how many cases special provision is being made from public funds for the maintenance of...
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Will the Minister take active steps to discourage any departure from the position of English being the normal channel of language communication in British colonies?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the French and American occupied zones of Germany are now open to ordinary visitors as a result of the negotiations between the three Western Powers.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: I am at a loss to understand the logic of the argument of the hon. Member for Altrincham and Sale (Mr. Erroll). In the first place, he says that this £1,400,000 is a hefty amount, but only last week I heard £2 million described by Members opposite as chicken feed when they wanted some concession from my right hon. and learned Friend; indeed, a concession offered by my right hon. and learned...
Mr Frederick Skinnard: I am sure the hon. Gentleman does not want to misrepresent my hon. Friend the Member for Coatbridge (Mrs. Mann). I listened carefully to what she said, and I believe she is anxious only to safeguard the present position of anaesthesia and not to have analgesia brought in as a substitute.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations whether he will consider the setting up of a Court of Appeal for the three High Commission Territories on the lines of the West African Court.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of legislation denying full citizenship rights to British settlers in the Union of South Africa, he will take corresponding action aganst Afrikaner immigrants who, in large numbers, have entered and are entering Northern Rhodesia and Kenya.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Is it not a fact that rather heavy emigration of Afrikaners has taken place, which may alter the whole position of Northern Rhodesia and Kenya and even racial characteristics?