Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been called to the production and use of home-made penicillin by those who have concentrated upon the matter; and whether he will consider co-operating with those responsible for intimating their case-notes on the topic so as to increase the availability of this aid which is yet in short supply.
Major Abraham Lyons: Will my right hon. and learned Friend do what he can in his Department to speed up the manufacture of this commodity in all ways possible and prevent mass-scale production getting into monopolistic hands?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport if he will indicate the process whereby road-hauliers may seek replacement vehicles, and by what authority the same can be authorised, for work of essential service where present vehicles can no longer be sufficiently utilised by the operator.
Major Abraham Lyons: In view of the apprehension that exists in this industry, will the Minister see that some proper notice of the position which he has just explained is given to those concerned; and will he see that cases of apparent injustice are dealt with?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Supply to what extent he is co-operating with the appropriate authorities in Canada and in the U.S.A., respectively, in the large-scale manufacture of penicillin.
Major Abraham Lyons: In view of the uneasy feeling the public have, first, that a monopoly has been granted for the manufacture of this drug and, secondly, that we are not pressing ahead in any degree in the manufacture of it, will the hon. Gentleman say precisely what steps are taken to co-operate in the large scale manufacture now taking place in Canada and the United States?
Major Abraham Lyons: But may I ask what step is being taken and not what is not being omitted? There is a feeling that there is a monopoly in the manufacture of this drug.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Pensions if he will state the circumstances in which there is sent to ex-Servicemen a printed form stating that the application for a pension has been considered and refused, prior to any such application being made; and in relation to a certain case in the Midland region, particulars whereof have been furnished to him, when and by whom the application was made, which...
Major Abraham Lyons: Could not the form have been more happily worded? As it is, it indicates to the man that his case has been turned down before it has ever been put, and before his statement has ever been made to the Ministry. Will the Minister be good enough also to answer the second part of my Question?
Major Abraham Lyons: May I have an answer to the second part of the Question on the paper?
Major Abraham Lyons: On a point of Order. May I ask for a reply on the specific case mentioned in the Question?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Food if he has now considered the representations and proposals of the North Midland Regional Price Regulation Committee in connection with the distribution and sale of spirits; and what steps he now proposes to take for the protection of the public.
Major Abraham Lyons: Does not the Minister know that for some years this racket has gone on against the public and that his Department has done nothing, on the pretence that they have never heard of it? Will he take steps to stop this underground racket, which operates to the detriment of the genuine buyer?
Major Abraham Lyons: Arising out of that could not the whole position be effectively simplified by a maximum price that has the force of law and not merely a price fixed internally by the distillers, which is obeyed by so few people?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, with a view to stimulating economic development, he will consider setting up whole or part-time electrical and irrigation commissions for grouped areas within the Colonial Empire.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies which members of the Advisory Committee on Economics have had any first-hand experience of the Colonies; and how many meetings this Committee has held since its inception.
Major Abraham Lyons: Can my right hon. and gallant Friend assure us that meetings will be held as regularly and frequently as practicable and as circumstances seem to warrant?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the African community is represented directly or indirectly on each of the legislative councils of the East African Colonies, including Nyassaland and Northern Rhodesia; and, if so, will he give the names.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport the approximate amount that the main line railway companies propose to spend in public advertisement against unnecessary Christmas travel?
Major Abraham Lyons: Whatever that amount is, can the hon. Gentleman assure the House that it will not be made futile by the running of additional trains at Christmas?