Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Lord President of the Council if he can make any statement on the efficacy and recent trials of the anti-bacterial product patulin; what steps are being taken by his department in the promotion of its usage and test; to what extent is it available; whether large-scale manufacture is being encouraged; and whether, and when, any Report has been made on it by the Medical Research Council.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Food if he has now considered the evidence submitted to him by the Price Regulation Committee for the North Midland Region in relation to charges for board and lodging; and what additional powers he proposes to seek to deal with the matter.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Lord President of the Council what distribution of penicillin has been made by the appropriate committee of the Medical Research Council; upon what date or dates and to what aim were the quantities directed, respectively; was any particular test or condition excluded owing to shortage of supply; which of the recipient centres has published any Report of its work in this connection;...
Major Abraham Lyons: Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that every step is being taken to speed up the production of this valuable commodity, to keep it out of monopolistic hands and to make it generally available?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Labour the number of men and women, respectively, deferred from military or other national service on account of work for E.N.S.A. and in receipt of salaries from N.A.A.F.I. or E.N.S.A. funds; the numbers so salaried who are allowed to be otherwise gainfully employed in addition; and the numbers deferred in full-time E.N.S.A. employment.
Major Abraham Lyons: Am I to gather that the number in the last category to which my right hon. Friend refers, is not easily ascertainable?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plays are at present being exempted from the payment of Entertainments Duty owing to their educational and non-profit making character; and to how many applications his Advisory Committee has refused exemption.
Major Abraham Lyons: Where exemption is granted to a particular play, or to a particular applicant, is there any review of the application?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Prime Minister whether the question of migration within the Empire will form a subject for discussion at the meeting of Dominion Prime Ministers; and whether, in view of the paramount importance of this matter both from the standpoint of Empire development as well as of national reconstruction, any statement can be made as to the proposals of His Majesty's Government in this connection.
Major Abraham Lyons: When the discussions on this vital topic take place, will the proposals be communicated to the House as soon as possible?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Prime Minister whether he is satisfied that at the forthcoming meetings of the Dominion Prime Ministers the Colonies will be adequately represented in all matters which may be raised affecting their present and future political status and economic well-being; who these representatives will be; and whether he will ensure that every care is taken to see that no decisions are...
Major Abraham Lyons: Are we to understand that no representatives of the Colonies will be present in England at these meetings?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) if he has now reached any decision on the question of price control of furniture sold by auction; (2) what alteration he proposes to make in the price control of second-hand furniture.
Major Abraham Lyons: Is the Department aware of the great exploitation which is taking place against the public in relation to auction sales; and will my right hon. Friend regard this as a matter of some importance?
Major Abraham Lyons: (by Private Notice) asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether, in view of the present stoppage of work on London passenger vehicles, he can state what arrangements are being made for transport of essential workers over the week-end, and what statement can be made on the position.
Major Abraham Lyons: Are arrangements made for an increase of the personnel to meet any further stoppage that may occur during the week-end; and, further, to what extent, notwithstanding this utilisation of military personnel, is there dislocation of the general passenger services?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Health what is being done by his Department in the development of the cure known as the gold treatment for arthritis; and whether he can make any statement thereon.
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the Minister give the date of the report to which he has just referred?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the information which has been published as to the supplies of material and munitions of war from the U.S.A. to Russia, he will now publish detailed particulars of the assistance rendered by Great Britain and the Empire countries in this direction.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Lord President of the Council what changes have been made in the membership of the committee set up to report on penicillin and to conduct clinical trials and what is its present composition; whether he can make a report as to progress to date; and whether the committee is in contact with all firms engaged in the manufacture of this drug.