Major Abraham Lyons: Can the right hon. Gentleman say specifically whether in those cases a list of which he is circulating work is actually in progress?
Major Abraham Lyons: Is the Department really bound to treat as income voluntary and friendly gifts of this nature? Is it not all very mean?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, arising out of the Orde Browne Report, comprehensive plans are now being prepared for improvements in regard to health, economic and sub-economic housing and nutrition in Mauritius; and whether he will make a substantial grant from the Colonial Welfare and Development Fund to assist the Colony in these directions as soon as circumstances...
Major Abraham Lyons: Has there been, in fact, a single piece of work started on these cottages anywhere in the country?
Major Abraham Lyons: Where?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Pensions whether, in view of the rising public resentment at the rates and assessments of disability Service pensions, he will forthwith introduce a new Royal Warrant?
Major Abraham Lyons: In view of the facts that are known to us all and the rising public anger at these injustices, how many more years' consideration does the right hon. Gentleman want before he puts an end to this scandal?
Major Abraham Lyons: Had the tribunals power in those days to order somebody else to pay the costs?
Major Abraham Lyons: I am sure that my hon. Friend would not say these things lightly. Has he any evidence in support of what he has said?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what sum is being devoted to the education of Africans in Tanganyika for the current year; what this amounts to per capita of the estimated African population in that territory; and how it compares with the previous year?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can my right hon. and gallant Friend assure the House that this aspect of the matter and such improvements as are practicable are under review front time to time by his Department?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Prime Minister whether, in order to avoid the delay and Departmental overlapping, as evidenced by the protracted time-lag between the authorisation and commencement of construction of the 3,000 rural cottages, he will consider deputing to one Minister the task of directing and coordinating the work of the several Departments in any way concerned with any form of authorised emergency...
Major Abraham Lyons: While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for that answer, may I ask him whether, in view of the appalling time lag which has been manifested in the matter, some machinery ought riot to be available whereby one Minister, without any procrastination, will have the power to put into effect at once the promises which have been made?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Prime Minister whether, in order to ensure the early reconditioning of damaged houses and the making of preparatory plans and financial arrangements for rebuilding the devastated areas, he will consider handing over to one Minister sole and overriding responsibility for arranging and supervising, in conjunction with local authorities, all such new buildings and reconditioning in...
Major Abraham Lyons: Will such information be conveyed in short, intelligible language to local authorities, so that they may know what is the position?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Lord President of the Council whether he will give the names of the committee established by the Medical Research Council in connection with penicillin; and whether this committee is charged with the direction and conduct of clinical trials?
Major Abraham Lyons: Is there co-operation or consultation between that Committee and the Committee set up by the right hon. Gentleman the Minister of Supply?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the continuing deterioration in large stocks of rubber boots in the possession of distributors; and whether he will take steps to release them into essential services before they become useless?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the effect and alteration made by the new Order in relation to self-drive and other hired motor-cars and the date from which the Order operates?
Major Abraham Lyons: While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for that answer, may I ask whether these are not the very restrictions which have been before the Ministry time and time again and declined by the Department?