Mr Alfred Yeo: 70. asked the Minister of Food why the caterers have to pay full consumers' prices for all goods which they retail to the workers; and who is responsible for the Order?
Mr Alfred Yeo: (by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been called to a very serious state of affairs in connection with the ex-Government stores being dumped at Bell Wharf, Bromley-by-Bow, E., and the reported death of one woman working in the wharf and the isolation of five other persons from the same place, one of whom is in the service of the Medical Officer of Health of...
Mr Alfred Yeo: Will the right hon. Gentleman take steps to have this dump burned, in order that the disease may be stamped out? Otherwise, there will be more outbreaks, and more serious trouble for the Health Department?
Mr Alfred Yeo: Is not the life of this poor woman worth more than a quarter of a million pounds?
Mr Alfred Yeo: But it would save others from being buried.
Mr Alfred Yeo: 79. asked the Minister of Health whether the terms of reference to the Departmental Committee on the Rent Restriction Acts cover the cases of rents of shops and offices; and, if not, whether the terms of reference will be extended to include these cases?
Mr Alfred Yeo: Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of immediately considering this question, as rents are being raised from £300 to £1,760 a year?
Mr Alfred Yeo: Then get on with it.
Mr Alfred Yeo: 97. asked the Minister of Health whether any action had been taken in regard to the allegations of profiteering in the building trade; and, if not, is it his intention to take action immediately, in view of the effect upon the speedy building of houses?
Mr Alfred Yeo: 18. asked the Minister of Health whether any schemes for the provision of working-class houses or the restoration of those demolished by air raids have been put forward by the Council of the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar; if so, what progress has been made towards carrying out the schemes and when such schemes were submitted?
Mr Alfred Yeo: Has not the right hon. Gentleman received complaints from other places?
Mr Alfred Yeo: Are you doing anything to remedy them?
Mr Alfred Yeo: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the challenge in the papers addressed to Government Departments with regard to locomotives and trucks cannot be taken up?
Mr Alfred Yeo: Is the hon. Gentleman not aware that many of the lorries in the docks have never done a day's work since they were put there?
Mr Alfred Yeo: Then look into it!
Mr Alfred Yeo: 23. asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the addition to Section 8 of the Industrial Courts Act which definitely classes clerical workers as workmen, it is the intention of the Government that these Section 8 clerical workers shall receive the increased cost of living bonuses ordered to be paid to workmen to assist them to meet the increased cost of living?
Mr Alfred Yeo: 68. asked the Food Controller if he will consider the advisability of a special investigation into the question of controlled prices of all food stuffs, including milk, in consequence of the grave misunderstanding that is constantly arising?
Mr Alfred Yeo: 29. asked the Minister of Transport whether lie will give the numbers of the staff employed by his Department on the 30th September, 1919?
Mr Alfred Yeo: 47. asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the staff of the Public Trustee in 1st August, 1914, was 433, whereas the figures given in 1919 were 1,077; whether this increase represents additional staff dealing with enemy trading; and whether it is possible to reduce the staff now to pre-war level.
Mr Alfred Yeo: 52. asked the Prime Minister if he has considered the recommendations of the London Traffic Committee; and whether he is prepared to adopt any of these?