Hon. John Stourton: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will take up with the Soviet Government the question of admitting representatives of the International Red Cross into Poland by the Government responsible, in order that medical aid and supplies for countering an outbreak of bubonic plague, typhus and typhoid, may be brought to Warsaw.
Hon. John Stourton: Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that there is an almost complete dearth of medical supplies in Warsaw and throughout Poland?
Hon. John Stourton: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if his attention has been drawn to public anxiety at the complete black-out of news from Russian-occupied Eastern and Central Europe; and if he will impress upon the Russian Government, in the interest of maintaining good relations between the United Nations, the advisability of admitting an adequate number of British Press representatives to...
Hon. John Stourton: Can my right hon. Friend assure the House that he will continue to impress on the Soviet Government that the present situation is intolerable and without precedent as between Allied Powers?
Hon. John Stourton: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the first issue of the designs now in use of £5, £1 and 10s. notes was made; and the nominal value of forged currency notes of each denomination withdrawn from circulation since these issues were made.
Hon. John Stourton: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the making of a new issue of notes and the invalidation of the old issue is long overdue now in order to counter the activities of the forgers and tax evaders?
Hon. John Stourton: Arising out of that unsatisfactory reply, I give notice that I will raise the subject on the Adjournment at the first opportunity.
Hon. John Stourton: asked the Postmaster-General the total value of substantiated claims made against the G.P.O. for both registered and unregistered packages stolen in transit during the year 1944.
Hon. John Stourton: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of stationary commercial motor vehicles stolen in the year 1944, with the subsequent theft of rationed food and commodities contained therein and the value of the stolen goods.
Hon. John Stourton: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has any statement to make concerning the arrest in Poland of Mme. Arciszewska, wife of the Polish Prime Minister in London.
Hon. John Stourton: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether an approach has been made to the Soviet Government with a view to securing cancellation of the decree of the Lublin Committee outlawing the Polish underground army.
Hon. John Stourton: Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that the proper treatment of the Polish underground army is a vital preliminary step to obtaining lasting accord between Russia and Poland?
Hon. John Stourton: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport if he will state separately the value of merchandise misappropriated from the four main line railways for each of the years 1939 to 1944 inclusive.
Hon. John Stourton: Do not the figures indicate that there has been an enormous increase in the number of railway thefts since the beginning of the war? Will my hon. Friend bear in mind that the people of this country are entitled to expect reasonable protection of their property?
Hon. John Stourton: Is it not about time we stopped talking about democracy in Russia? Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is only one party in Russia and that it represents only 2 per cent. of the people?
Hon. John Stourton: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport the value of merchandise misappropriated from each of the four main line railways during the year 1944.
Hon. John Stourton: Is my hon. Friend aware that the figures he has given clearly demonstrate that the thefts from the railway companies' premises and vehicles have become an organised industry, and has the aid of Scotland Yard been called in to deal with the matter?
Hon. John Stourton: I am glad of this opportunity to try to persuade my right hon. and gallant Friend the Minister of Food to revoke the Poultry (Maximum Prices) Order. There is a good deal of feeling on this subject on both sides of the House, and, in addition, the present situation is resented throughout the country for adequate and cogent reasons which I will lay before the House. Whereas I can think of at...
Hon. John Stourton: That is exactly what is happening now. If the right hon. Baronet had listened to what I said, he would have heard that the trade organisations say that not less than 95 per cent. of poultry goes through the black market.
Hon. John Stourton: That is what is happening now.