Mr Alfred Yeo: Has the right hon. Gentleman seen the statement in the papers by the Mayor of Poplar that two yards have made application for unemployed, as they have work waiting to be done, and they cannot get the men in consequence of the treatment they are receiving at the hands of the guardians?
Mr Alfred Yeo: I will fetch it.
Mr Alfred Yeo: left the Chamber, and returned with a copy of a newspaper, which he handed to Dr. Macnamara.
Mr Alfred Yeo: 80. asked the Postmaster-General if he is making any concession to British monthly trade newspapers, seeing that their foreign competitors can still come into this country at a halfpenny, whilst the British trade paper has a minimum of one penny, and that the foreigner is allowed four ounces for one penny, but our own publishers are only allowed two ounces for one penny?
Mr Alfred Yeo: 36. asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed registered for the Borough of Poplar, South Division, for January and February of this year, giving the figures for males and females; and can he give the trades which the greatest number of unemployment applies to?
Mr Alfred Yeo: 63. asked the Minister of Health what stops he proposes to take, in connection with the proposed milk legislation, to obtain the opinion of the whole of the distributing trade in the interest of clean milk, as a very large section in the retail trade have not been consulted; and, as they form the greater portion concerned, will they have an opportunity of stating their case before any further...
Mr Alfred Yeo: 62. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his attention has been drawn to the position of the old age pensioners in regard to the allowance from outside sources; and whether he will consider the advisability of framing Regulations so as to allow societies and firms to supplement the Government allowance without making a deduction from the income of these old people, in order to meet the...
Mr Alfred Yeo: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that if this thing was taken in hand and tackled in the proper way it would save the country a great deal of unrest and a great amount of money?
Mr Alfred Yeo: 3. asked the Minister of Pensions whether his attention has been called to the case of a disabled man, James Maloney, late Private, No. 449,386, Labour Corps, of 85, Morant Street, Poplar, who made an application for pension under Article 9 of the Royal Warrant in October, 1919, on the ground that he was suffering from chest trouble and pain in the side attributable to service; whether he is...
Mr Alfred Yeo: Will the right hon. Gentleman undertake to bring a little more humanity into the Department in order that these cases may be dealt with more expeditiously?
Mr Alfred Yeo: 73. asked the Minister of Health when it is proposed to introduce legislation for the purpose of carrying out the recommendations of the Departmental Committee on the Dentists Act, 1878?
Mr Alfred Yeo: 3. asked the Minister of Labour, whether he can introduce propaganda which shall bring to the mind of the worker the fact that the policy of restriction of output has a very close connection with unemployment?
Mr Alfred Yeo: 14. asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can give an estimate of the staff that will be required by his Department as a peace standard, and when ho hopes to be able to make such reductions as will bring the number to such a level?
Mr Alfred Yeo: 35. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can give any forecast as to when he will be able to intro duce his normal Budget?
Mr Alfred Yeo: 13. asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state the number of his staff employed in October, 1919, for purely statistical work; and whether there has been any reduction in the staff since that date?
Mr Alfred Yeo: 21. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can state particulars of the expenses incurred by his Department under the Profiteering Act; what is the staff which deals with this matter in London and in the country; and how many profiteering committees have been set up?
Mr Alfred Yeo: 23. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Shipping if he will state how much longer it is proposed to continue his Department; and in the meantime, what staff it will be necessary to keep in order to carry out its duties?
Mr Alfred Yeo: asked the Minister of Health if, in view of the urgency of the matter, he will expedite the introduction of legislation to empower local authorities to pay reasonable contributions to the funds of national and district, or provincial joint industrial councils, which have been or may be established and recognised by the Ministry of Labour, for industries and services in which such authorities...
Mr Alfred Yeo: 40. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture how many persons are employed in the Publicity Department of the Ministry; what are the salaries and the total annual cost of the Department to the State; and what are the terms of employment?
Mr Alfred Yeo: Is there any difference between the staff to-day, owing to economy, and what it was prior to the War?