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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...
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: 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: 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: 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: 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?