Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he can see his way to grant a loan from the Development Fund for the installation of a broadcasting station at a suitable centre in Nyasaland.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, to remove doubt upon the safeguards afforded to the proprietors of one-man businesses who have been called up for war purposes and whose premises have been closed for a period over 18 months, he will consult with the Minister of Town and Country Planning so as to establish that the protection afforded to those persons will not be prejudiced...
Major Abraham Lyons: Will action be taken almost immediately?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the Report made to the Central Price Regulation Committee by the North Midland Price Regulation Committee in connection with present prices for second-hand motor cars; whether he has obtained the views of the motor trade upon this Report; whether he has considered the recommendations of the Committee set up by the...
Major Abraham Lyons: Will the hon. Gentleman be good enough to ask the President of the Board of Trade to see the recommendation sent by this Committee, and can he say whether the Committee of his own Department which has sat upon this particular matter has come to any conclusion?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies where, and with what success, experiments have been carried out in any of the Colonies in the cultivation of the soya bean; and what encouragement is being given to any further research and experimentation.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs into what fund are paid the fines imposed by the native courts in Basutoland; what persons are financially concerned therein; and to what uses these receipts are put.
Major Abraham Lyons: Is it a fact that the native chiefs, who order the courts, take the fines imposed, as part of their own perquisites, and when is that coming to an end?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, now that Makerere has ceased to function as a technical training school and, in view of the future need for assistant civil and mechanical engineers, surveyors, stenographers, book-keepers and so on, he will review what facilities exist for technical and vocational training for African youth of both sexes throughout the East African...
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will consider abolishing the system under which non-official members of legislative councils representing European communities are nominated by Governors of Colonies and not elected and replacing it by a procedure more in consonance with the times.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that numbers of all ranks now in the Services are anxious, on demobilisation, to consider residence in the Colonies, either as settlers on the land or in Government or commercial service; and whether he will facilitate information and co-operation and expedite the issue of statements as to likely openings and details of steps...
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Labour whether, in considering the proposals for demobilisation, he will examine the practicability of including in the first priority class those married men of or over 45 years of age having children of school age, so that paternal control can be resumed, in the interests alike of the children and their mothers.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the serious overcrowding of patients at the Mulago Hospital in Uganda; and what steps are proposed by way of immediate remedy.
Major Abraham Lyons: May I ask my right hon. and gallant Friend whether he has given instructions for this matter to be pressed on with all possible speed?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what requests he has received for the gradual transference over a period of years of Government offices from Entebbe to Kampala on the grounds of public convenience and economy; whether such recommendations have been endorsed by the Governor; and whether he will give this matter favourable consideration when examining the Colony's programme and...
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the various Government railways in the African Colonies are co-operating financially and otherwise with local airway developments and with road transport and bus companies as is now being done elsewhere; and if not, will he urge them to do so as soon as possible to avoid future complications.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Supply what steps have now been taken to secure mass production of penicillin.
Major Abraham Lyons: Is the Minister cognisant of the rapid strides made in America and Canada in the use of this very valuable drug? Can he not co-operate with the authorities there to get some machinery here?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn to the number of persons in factories where programmes have been modified who are not fully engaged in essential work; and whether, in view of this fact, he proposes to cease or alter the call-up of further personnel for industrial purposes.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the alarm felt in the established centres of the hosiery trade in consequence of the pronouncement that deconcentration is proposed in certain cases in Lanarkshire; whether he can make any further statement on the matter; and what proposals he has for the general equitable process of deconcentration in this industry.