Mr Frederick Skinnard: Is the Minister also aware that the Question does not ask that a doctor shall advertise himself but that information shall be given to patients under the National Health Service.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Health how many cases of diphtheria were reported among children up to the age of 16 in 1948; and the number of such children who had been inoculated against the disease.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies where, in Kenya, the 384,000 acres of Crown Lands offered for alienation are situated; and whether he has approved the alienation in view of the urgent need for the resettlement of considerable numbers of the native African population.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when the scheme prepared by the Commissioner of the Interior of British Guiana for improving the conditions of the Amerindians and the Report by the Amerindian Welfare Officer will be published.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps have been taken by the Government of British Honduras to remedy the conditions at the ex-Service men's camp at Baking Pot on which a report was made to the Government by Mr. E. A. Grant.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: I am grateful to the Financial Secretary for having made clear the relationship of the consolidation of the bonus to pension rights. That has not been properly appreciated. I have taken part in negotiations where diminution of present income was cheerfully accepted by the negotiating body on behalf of the workers because it meant a long-term gain in the form of better security. The Financial...
Mr Frederick Skinnard: If my right hon. Friend were to endeavour to do that, he would be upsetting the whole consolidation arrangement which had been come to previously.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies for what offences corporal punishment may be inflicted in Tanganyika.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Can the Minister tell the House whether the reply is long because of the number of offences or for other reasons?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what area of the ex-German estates in Tanganyika has been allocated to Europeans; and how much of this land is still unallocated.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the representations received by His Majesty's Government from the Government of Malaya, he will give an assurance that His Majesty's Government have no intention of relinquishing their responsibilities there.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the satisfaction that will be felt, not only by the whole House, but in Malaya and in this country, at the nature of his answer?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Minister of Health whether he is satisfied that the operation of the dispensing, testing, or analysis scheme will safeguard adequately the standards of medicines supplied on Form E.C.10, since previous testing applied only to medicines compounded and dispensed by pharmacists, compounded medicaments supplied by manufacturing and wholesale firms having been exempt from this inspection.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Does that mean that these compounded medicines will be examined during the visits of the inspectors to the pharmacists?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is at the moment considerable dissatisfaction with the passport-signing facilities which he has mentioned in connection with employment exchanges, and that I have received several complaints?
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that in July, 1946, the Government of Tanganyika stated that it was considering the appointment of an African to the Labour Board; whether this appointment has been made; and if there are African members on the Coffee, Cotton and Economic Control Boards.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made in setting up provincial councils in Tanganyika; whether these councils will have African majorities; and whether it is intended that their formation shall lead to the establishment of a Central Territorial Council on which African opinion is fully represented.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the low rates of royalty on mining operations in Tanganyika and the failure in that territory to implement any of the important provisions of his memorandum on Colonial mining policy, it is his intention to make a further communication on this matter to the Government of Tanganyika.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that many items, such as suspensory bandages and eye-baths, in the Schedule of surgical appliances for the National Health Service are still subject to Purchase Tax; and if he will take steps to free them from this impost.
Mr Frederick Skinnard: Is not my right hon. Friend aware that it is an anomalous position at present? While drugs and medicines in the Schedule were relieved of Purchase Tax, it appears that, quite accidentally, accessories such as surgical appliances are still liable to tax.