Mr Walter Windsor: asked the Minister of Pensions whether arrears of pension from 1st July, 1923, are paid in all cases where the pensioner receives an increase under the Pension (Increase) Act, 1924; and, if not, why men are deprived of money to which they are apparently entitled under the Act?
Mr Walter Windsor: 16. asked the Secretary of State for War whether awards of increase of pension under the Pension (Increase) Acts, 1920 and 1924, are only made from the date of application; and, if so, will he state the reason therefor, seeing that the Act of 1924 provided for arrears to be paid from the 1st July, 1923?
Mr Walter Windsor: 18. asked the Secretary of State for War what is the cost of transporting a soldier's wife and three children to India: whether, in the event of the woman refusing to travel to India, she forfeits the marriage allowance for herself and children; and, if so, whether, in the circumstances, the compulsory deduction of 2s. a day from the soldier's pay is still made and forwarded to the wife?
Mr Walter Windsor: 19. asked the Secretary of State for War what is the marriage allowance payable to the wife of a private in the Army, and the allowance payable in respect of children; and whether a woman who has her home in London is compelled to break up the home and go into barracks in another part of the kingdom when ordered, under pain of forfeiting the marriage allowance?
Mr Walter Windsor: 19. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many naval ratings and marines have been landed at Shanghai; what will be their duties; and whether the cost will be met by the foreign municipality?
Mr Walter Windsor: Does the right hon. Gentleman still consider that £4 a week is too much for the men who are doing the work of the borough and £18 a week is too little for the medical officer?
Mr Walter Windsor: 17. asked the Home Secretary what means were provided by the three firms manufacturing aerated waters who received certificates of exemption in 1924, under Regulation 5, which requires the provision of waterproof boots or clogs for keeping the workers' feet dry?
Mr Walter Windsor: 18. asked the Home Secretary whether, seeing that the usual kind of gauntlet made of knitted wool used by workers in aerated water factories gets soddened with water and when in that condition causes rheumatism, it is proposed to issue Regulations stipulating for the use of leather gauntlets; and whether in this industry rheumatism is a disease scheduled under the Workmen's Compensation Acts?
Mr Walter Windsor: 19. asked the Home Secretary whether, seeing that the type of mask used for the protection of workers in aerated water factories is exceptionally unsatisfactory in the majority of cases, any inquiry is being made as to a suitable mask; and whether it is proposed to introduce any Regulations specifying the kind of mask that should be used?
Mr Walter Windsor: 101. asked the Minister of Transport what was the revenue of the Road Fund for the year 1925, and what proportion this bears to the proposed cost of the schemes of road maintenance, construction, realignment, and improvement already contemplated; and whether he is considering any proposal by the Treasury to divert some of this money which is pledged to road uses to other and unspecified purposes?
Mr Walter Windsor: 35. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give full details of the wreck of the British steamer "Antinoe"; whether any British ships were in the vicinity of the "Antinoe" at the time she sent out the distress call; if so, what distance was each ship from the "Antinoe"; whether any of them picked up the "Antinoe's" distress call and, if not, what was the reason; whether he will...
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the large number of claims to unemployment insurance benefit which have been rejected on the ground of no reasonable period of employment and not making reasonable effort to obtain employment, he will state, as regards the former, what period of employment is necessary to secure a further hearing by a local employment committee, and as regards...
Mr Walter Windsor: 26. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what percentage of the commissioned ranks in the Indian Navy it is proposed to allocate to Indians?
Mr Walter Windsor: 25. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the opinion of the Legislative Assembly has been sought or obtained on the question of the Indian Navy?
Mr Walter Windsor: 24. asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is now in a position to state when the Report of the Skeen Committee will be available to Members of the House?
Mr Walter Windsor: I beg to second the Motion. I am not so much concerned with the m3ie question of prices as such, as with the question of providing houses for the people. I come from one of the London areas whore the housing conditions are among the most demoralising to be found in the whole of London. It has been reported by the Medical Officer of Health that 80 per cent, of the houses in Bethnal Green are...
Mr Walter Windsor: I do not know, but it is quite immaterial to me. Whatever the capital may be, what I am concerned about is the amount of profit. That profit is obviously derivable from house construction, and must come from the persons who pay the rents for the houses.
Mr Walter Windsor: If the hon. and gallant Member will wait, I am coming to that point— In addition to the distribution of £70,000 of these profits in the form of a capital bonus—the fourth within six years—the directors have raised the dividend to 20 per cent. for the year against 15 per cent, for 1924 and 10 per cent. for 1923, while the balance carried forward is increased by £49,862 to £87,212....
Mr Walter Windsor: 52. asked the Postmaster-General whether he has received any complaints against the action of his Department in cutting up the turf, etc., in Kensington Gardens for the purpose of laying electric cables; what sanction, if any, was obtained before this work was undertaken; and what is the reason for spoiling the amenities of this park?
Mr Walter Windsor: 1. asked the Minister of Pensions what reason, if any, was given for the resignation of the Special Grants Committee, and whether the respective parties in the House will be consulted about the membership of the Special Grants Committee should it be necessary to appoint a new Committee?