Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether his attention has been drawn to the process carried out in the United States of America of dehydrated tomato flakes; and whether, after inquiries, he will consider setting up a similar plant in this country?
Major Abraham Lyons: In view of the present disappearance of fresh tomatoes, as a result of the intervention of the hon. Gentleman's Department, will he reconsider the question of whether some steps can be taken to dehydrate tomatoes?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Pensions the maximum amount of pension now awardable to a parent, or to parents, respectively, in respect of the death on active service of a private soldier son in respect of whom dependency is established; and the date of the Warrant fixing these amounts?
Major Abraham Lyons: Arising out of this disclosure, does my right hon. Friend think these meagre figures are in any way related to the reasonable considerations of compensation for dependency? Will he not merely consider the matter but take steps to put an end to this shocking rate of pension?
Major Abraham Lyons: Does not my right hon. Friend think that the time has gone by for consideration and that the time has now come for some action?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Health whether tenders for the authorised 3,000 rural cottages will be allocated on a basis of time of completion as well as of price; and whether, as yet, he is in a position to give an estimate of the average number of weeks required for completion of building and the estimated all-in cost per cottage?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the right hon. Gentleman say when he expects the first real, active steps will be taken for the erection of the first of these cottages?
Major Abraham Lyons: Will that be this year or next?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is satisfied that all African and West Indian Colonies are taking advantage of the facilities provided by the Colonial Development and Welfare Act to obtain grants or loans to expedite urgently-needed improvements in urban and rural water supplies for their indigenous population up to the limit of technical and supervisory man-power and...
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will outline the conditions ruling in respect of leave pay and pension received by enlisted African soldiers on being invalided out of the Imperial services through wounds or sickness; whether these conditions are similar in all African Colonies; and whether he is satisfied that they are reasonable?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food the reason for the revocation by a direction on 1st May, Statutory Rule and Order, 1943, No. 664, of the Order, dated 23rd April, Statutory Rule and Order, 1943, No. 630; whether the new direction came into operation the day after it was signed, and whether in future longer notice will be given before directions come into operation?
Major Abraham Lyons: While fully appreciating the need for urgency in this case, do I understand the Minister to say that, whenever possible, as long notice as possible will be given before an Order comes into effect?
Major Abraham Lyons: Does the hon. Member say to the House that we can continue the present system of legislation by Order without injustice, because, if so, perhaps he will tell us how?
Major Abraham Lyons: But it is sometimes not always the available method.
Major Abraham Lyons: What about time for discussion?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Health on how many of the authorised 3,000 rural cottages has construction been commenced; whether he is satisfied with the progress being made; and, if not, what is the principal cause of delay?
Major Abraham Lyons: In view of the fact that the House was given to understand that in not one instance anywhere has construction yet commenced, will the right hon. Gentleman take some steps to urge this matter as one of great urgency?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Health when he will be in a position to assure the House that all local authorities, without exception, who are responsible for the rebuilding of enemy-damaged areas have their plans and lay-outs and financial arrangements ready to allow work of clearance and preparation of foundations to be started at short notice?
Major Abraham Lyons: In view of the urgency of the matter, will the right hon. Gentleman be able to give me further information if I put a Question down in a short time?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Health whether he approves of arrangements whereby in the present call upon medical practitioners, medical officers, both men and women, holding appointments under local authorities, voluntarily agree to assist in the work at hospitals and general practices in cases of special urgency; and whether he will consider taking steps to encourage this type of arrangement in...