Mr Walter Windsor: asked the Minister of Shipping what steps he proposes to take to ensure that the supply of personnel to British ships shall be carried out in the best interests of the nation and of maritime workers?
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the Minister of Shipping how far decisions of the National Maritime Board will be subject to review by the Advisory Council of the Ministry of Shipping; and, in the event of a deadlock arising on any of the board's panels, will the Advisory Council be empowered to arbitrate on the under standing that its findings shall have effect?
Mr Walter Windsor: I thought it was understood a week or so ago that that Bill was not going to be proceeded with?
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the economic distress caused in Hull by the requisitioning of trawlers, he will consider the advisability of constructing new craft for Admiralty purposes, especially as the time required for such construction would be no greater than that demanded for the adaptation of old craft and would thus minimise the existing dislocation of the...
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the Minister of Health whether it is proposed to reimburse local authorities for public assistance expenditure incurred because of the inadequacy of the dependants' allowances applying to men now serving with His Majesty's Forces?
Mr Walter Windsor: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that some local authorities have spent considerable sums of money in order to ease destitution cases through the various Departments not meeting their obligations?
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the present war situation it is his intention to proceed, during the present Session of Parliament, with the Water Undertakings Bill, in view of the great additional burdens that would be placed on local authorities?
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that in certain cases letters received by the relatives of soldiers now serving overseas have been surcharged; and whether, when he is discussing postal arrangements with the Service Departments, he will ensure that the practice of charging extra postage on soldiers' letters will be discontinued?
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been called to the grave consequences of un employment and commercial loss resulting from the action of His Majesty's Government in requisitioning almost the whole of the Hull fishing fleet; and whether he can state what immediate and comprehensive action he proposes to take in mitigation of the widespread and acute distress following...
Mr Walter Windsor: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that since this question was put down, and since that deputation, further infringements are being made on the industries in Hull and that more industries are likely to close down; and will he take up this matter with the appropriate Department, so that Hull will not be wiped off as an industrial centre?
Mr Walter Windsor: My representation is as to what has happened, since the deputation, to other industries apart from this one?
Mr Walter Windsor: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it will come within the range of his responsibility on the question of unemployment, and that I am asking him to deal with that and to take it up with the other Departments as well as myself?
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the Minister of Health whether he has given consideration to a proposed scheme from the city of Hull Corporation for the relief of distressed persons in war time; and what financial assistance he will make to that local authority for the effective carrying out of such a scheme?
Mr Walter Windsor: Can the Parliamentary Secretary confirm the statement that at least 500 people will be thrown out of work in Hull and Grimsby, and can he say what efforts the, Government are making to find other employment for them?
Mr Walter Windsor: Is the hon. Member aware that a number of these trawlerowners, in agreement with the trades unions concerned, have already indicated that 500 men will be thrown out of work?
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) the number of lascars employed in British ships for each of the years 1930–38, inclusive; (2) the number of domiciled British seamen employed on British ships for each of the years 1930-38, inclusive?
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the Minister of Agriculture why Messrs. R. Brennand (Hull), Limited, of Humber Street, Hull, and Mr. H. B. Hobson, of Humber Place, Humber Dock Street, Hull, have been excluded from the register of authorised merchants under the Potato Marketing Board; and whether, in view of the fact that there is substantial support in Hull potato-trading circles for the inclusion of the firms in...
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the Minister of Labour whether he will have inquiry made into the case of an unemployed man, named Jackman, of 14, David's Terrace, Spynes Street, Hull, who, having been directed to an employer by the Hull Employment Exchange, was informed that members of the Territorial Army could not be engaged; and whether he will take steps to ensure that unemployed men, liable for camp service as...
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the Minister of Labour why circulars Nos. 28 and 29, prohibiting the employment of men over 30 years of age in erecting air-raid shelters, have been issued; and, in view of the fact that able-bodied men over the prescribed age have been refused such work at the Hull Employment Exchange, with consequent distress to themselves and their families, whether he will consider the immediate...
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that an unemployed man, aged 29, has been refused air-raid precautions work at the Hull Employment Exchange because he signs on daily and not twice a week; and will he give the reason for this ruling?