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Mr William Woolley: Will my hon. Friend give special consideration to trips for old people?
Mr William Woolley: Could the right hon. Gentleman say whether disciplinary action could be taken against officers who brought undue pressure to bear against pilots?
Mr William Woolley: I presume that my hon. Friend would exclude certain processes where continuity has to take place?
Mr William Woolley: Could my hon. and learned Friend say if steps are taken to ensure that these tables are brought to the notice of the men?
Mr William Woolley: asked the Minister of Health whether he has taken, or will take, steps to ensure that the tenant of a house who gives up his tenancy owing to entering His Majesty's Forces, retains the right to restoration of the tenancy on returning to civilian life.
Mr William Woolley: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will publish in HANSARD the number of persons entitled to vote, together with the number of persons who actually voted in the last county council election for each of the counties in England; (2) how many persons in England were entitled to vote; and how many actually voted in the last county borough, non-county borough and...
Mr William Woolley: In view of the fact that there seems to be a tendency for the smaller local authorities to be superseded by the larger local authorities, will my right hon. Friend make certain that the larger local authorities are really democratically elected?
Mr William Woolley: How is it that the Minister of Fuel and Power can say that absenteeism in the mining industry is no greater than in other industries, if the figures for other industries are not known?
Mr William Woolley: What is the four-year plan in relation to such things as pigs, cereals, sugar beet? Have we got any plans for these things?
Mr William Woolley: I should like to pay my congratulations to the hon. Member for St. Albans (Mr. John Grimston) on his maiden speech. He displayed a courage in that speech, typical of the Service which he so well adorns. Also, I should like to congratulate the Minister on the statement that he made this morning. He said that he would paint a picture on a broad canvas. He did that with very considerable...
Mr William Woolley: I did not say anything of the kind; I did not say that parents have no responsibility for their children.
Mr William Woolley: I am simply quoting the scheme as outlined by the Government, and the Government themselves have quite emphatically stated that the responsibility, in part, belongs to them, and I subscribe to that view. What the Government do insist upon is that a child shall have a square meal a day; that is part of the scheme. Surely, that is the essence of paying benefit in kind. Therefore, I think I am...
Mr William Woolley: I would like to know on what basis that supplementation will take place, because, as has been pointed out, two old age pensioners may now be receiving 43s., 44s. or 45s. a week. In dealing with this supplementation I hope the Government will not discourage thrift. One of the points the Minister made was that the Government were most anxious to encourage thrift. There is no Member of this...
Mr William Woolley: It depends upon the amount of the reduction in the cost of living. I put it at a high reduction by halving the cost of living. In those circumstances, I think we should feel that the Minister would be justified in asking for a reduction. If that is a sound argument, then I think it could be argued that if the cost of Living increased considerably, the benefits should likewise be increased....
Mr William Woolley: I appreciate the point, but that is no reason why there should not be some alteration in the conditions. The Government are in a position to make conditions which the friendly societies must be prepared to accept.
Mr William Woolley: I am glad that that is so; perhaps there was room for improvement, but even to-day employment exchanges regard human beings as "bodies" and "human material." I am glad to hear that they are better but, even so. I want a more human spirit to obtain in the social insurance office than obtains in the employment exchange. With regard to finance, there are the pessimists who feel that this reform...
Mr William Woolley: As consideration is to be given to these men, would it not be right to give equal consideration to men owning one-man businesses who are now in the Forces?
Mr William Woolley: Will the Parliamentary Secretary see that similar information in respect of the three other temporary houses will be made available to hon. Members?
Mr William Woolley: Will my right hon. Friend ask local authorities to take every precaution to see that street lights are not left burning throughout the day?
Mr William Woolley: Surely the other person must carry it out in such manner as may be requisite for meeting the purpose for which it is needed. That is the qualification of the person to whom the matter is transferred.