Mr Walter Windsor: 72. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to whom, and to what amounts, hereditary pensions are now being paid; and the total amount so paid up to 31st December, 1923?
Mr Walter Windsor: 91. asked the Secretary for Mines if he has any information as to the intention of the London coal merchants to increase the price of coal to the consumer by 2s. per ton; and, if so, whether he proposes to take action on the matter?
Mr Walter Windsor: Will the hon. Gentleman's Department consider the advisability of hanging a few of these exploiters?
Mr Walter Windsor: 5. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that Mr. Beckett, of Manchester, who has the local contact for the supply of surgical boots to the Ministry of Pensions, lets the work out to sub-contract and that the boots are made by a man named York at Long Buckby: and whether he will have inquiries made, and if it be found that the work is being put out to sub-contract, will arrange...
Mr Walter Windsor: Would the hon. and gallant Gentleman receive representations from the union concerned with the matter, in as much as the contract is much below the price being paid by the Ministry?
Mr Walter Windsor: Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that under the terms of the contract it means that 100 men are being thrown out of work in Manchester?
Mr Walter Windsor: 6. asked the Minister of Pensions the names and qualifications of the members of the Central Advisory Committee; whether the new Committee has yet met; whether any recommendation has been made by the Central Advisory Committee that a pension shall be payable from the date of application for same, and in the case of a widow from the death of her husband in cases where, after the Ministry of...
Mr Walter Windsor: 33. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many skilled workers have emigrated abroad each year since the War; and to what industries they belonged?
Mr Walter Windsor: I beg to give notice that, on this day fortnight, I shall call attention to the destitute and impoverished condition of the working class in this country, and move a Resolution.
Mr Walter Windsor: 5. asked the Minister of Pensions what is the number of staff in the finance branch of the Ministry in London; and how many are graded above the rank of Grade 1 clerk?
Mr Walter Windsor: 66. asked the Minister of Health whether he has yet approved for subsidy the erection of Weir houses by local authorities; and, if so, whether he will give particulars of the local authorities and the number and type of houses?
Mr Walter Windsor: 67. asked the Minister of Health whether he will take steps to collect regularly from local authorities particulars of the number of houses of all kinds built in their areas, in continuation of the particulars obtained for the two years ending 30th September, 1924?
Mr Walter Windsor: 15. asked the Minister of Pensions what his Ministry regard as the definition of serious error for the purpose of a new award following upon the discovery of an erroneous award; and whether new assessments of 30 per cent. and under are admitted to pension?
Mr Walter Windsor: 16. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will have a copy of the minutes of the Central Advisory Committee, held on 17th February, placed in the Library for the information of Members of the House; and whether the Ministry has under consideration the withholding of part of the pension issuable to children between the ages of 14 and 16 years?
Mr Walter Windsor: 17. asked the Minister of Pensions whether a circular has been issued to pensions committees modifying the procedure set up last year regarding the submission of resolutions to advisory councils of the Ministry; and, if so, whether he will place copies of the circular in the Library for the information of Members of the House?
Mr Walter Windsor: I beg to move, That, in the opinion of this House, the destitute and impoverished condition of the Working Classes, which is inherent in the present economic and industrial system, constitutes a grave menace to social stability and industrial peace, and, whilst welcoming both legislative action and industrial agreements that ease immediate hardships, this House declares that no permanent...
Mr Walter Windsor: They may not grow their own food, nor make their own tools, nor clothe themselves. They may not even anticipate death. The only right which the law gives them is to claim a charitable dole, just sufficient to sustain life, but in a country teeming with wealth no part of it is theirs. A further 2,000,000 are dependent on the Poor Law. One million people are qualified by poverty to draw the...
Mr Walter Windsor: 23. asked the President of the Board of Education what steps are being taken by his Department to ensure that local education authorities pay wages in accordance with the Burnham award; and whether it is proposed to reduce the State grant to those education authorities who pay less than the Burnham scale of salaries?
Mr Walter Windsor: 21. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what is the present position in regard to petrol exchange with the United States Navy during the War; whether the Government of the United States of America has accepted the revised statement by the Admiralty referred to in page x of the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General on the Navy Appropriation Account, 1923-24; and whether he will state...
Mr Walter Windsor: 9. asked the Minister of Pensions whether, seeing that in the Supplementary Vote for that Ministry provision was made for an additional sum of £920, 000 in respect of the payment of 'treatment allowances in excess of pension, he can state why there is a reduction in the Estimates for the year 1924-25 of £1, 140, 500 in the provision for treatment and treatment allowances, of which sum...