Mr Frederick Skinnard: Yes, but surely that entails a loss of fat.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: I should like to add my word of commendation in regard to this Amendment. I have had considerable experience of this type of thing where one parent, even in prison, has been able to prevent a child from being removed to a good home, and the courts were anxious not to break up a family, which was satisfactory in other respects, such as the good character of the other natural parent. That...
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Education whether, in view of the danger to children, he will discourage the installation of metal tumbler switches with easily removable unearthed metal covers in concrete-floored wash-rooms and corridors of new school buildings.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: If I can show my right hon. Friend cases where I think the regulations have not been adhered to, and where there is danger, particularly to children of infant school age and primary school age, owing to unearthed metal switches, would he ask His Majesty's inspectors to look into the matter?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what financial assistance has been given by the United Nations Relief Organisation for Palestinian Refugees to British voluntary societies which have sent out teams to work under the British Red Cross scheme.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how much of the £1 million given to the United Nations Relief Organisation by His Majesty's Government has been allocated to organisation expenses; and whether he is satisfied that the best use is being made of this donation in the actual relief of distress among Arab refugees.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement on the proposals of the Government of Uganda arising out of the recommendations of the Uganda Cotton Industry Commission.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Is the hon. Member suggesting training colleges solely for turning out teachers of English? That is contrary to all the laws of educational practice. Training colleges should train teachers not only to teach in English but in all other educational subjects as well.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for Air when older training machines now in use by the Royal Air Force at Heany, Southern Rhodesia, are to be replaced by the more modern types available for pilot training in this country: and whether jet-propelled aircraft will be sent out.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Is my right hon. and learned Friend satisfied that the Harvard advanced trainers now available at Heany are indeed serviceable machines?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will advise the withdrawal of the Labour Supply and Utilisation Ordinance, 1948, by the Government of Tanganyika in view of the objections of the African population.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: As the Ordinance has not been brought into operation, would it not be wise to consider its abrogation?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps are being taken to employ the several hundred unemployed men in Mauritius who have lost their jobs owing to the cuts in the roads estimates.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware of the hardship caused to persons of small means desirous of visiting relatives in Austria by the present financial condition imposed before a tourist card is issued; and whether he will take steps to have this condition waived where private hospitality is offered by relatives.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: This has been called a modest Bill. However limited its scope, it has performed this morning a useful service, for it has induced in the House a mood of sober reflection and has helped us to get a sense of proportion on the wider matters which we have naturally been discussing on the consideration of the Bill. The hon. Member for Buckingham (Mr. Crawley) quite rightly stressed the point that...
Mr Frederick Skinnard: But, from those reports we can gauge, and, indeed, have gauged in the past, what sort of ideas should be expressed in the development schemes themselves, for those reports are of the greatest value in showing what is not there which ought to be there. I am sure my hon. Friend will agree that he and his right hon. Friend have paid the greatest attention to each of these annual reports in the...
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Health what assistance is given by his Department to local authorities which are prepared to provide temporary accommodation for evicted families; and what conditions must be observed in order that premises may be approved by him for this purpose.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Would the Minister be willing to add to that provision a grant to help local authorities who wish to put up accommodation of the hutment type?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Health what proposals for the provision of temporary accommodation for evicted families have been submitted to his Department by the Harrow Urban District Council; and with what result.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can yet make any statement as to arrangements for British citizens to make visits to Western Germany other than on business or compassionate grounds.