Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: 54. asked the Minister of Transport the approximate mileages of roads upon which building and improvement lines, under the Roads Improvement Act, 1925, the Public Health Act, 1925, and the latest Surrey, Essex and Middlesex County Council Acts, have been prescribed from 1925 to date?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Will the Minister of Transport draw attention to the very satisfactory progress which has been made in this matter, and point out to local authorities that if they continue at this speed further legislation will become unnecessary?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: 26. asked the Minister of Health whether he will draw the attention of medical officers of health to the statement, at page 28 of the report of the Cattle Diseases Committee, that the most serious outbreak of disease brought to their notice, involving over 500 deaths, was traced to pasteurised milk infected by a human carrier?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: 31. asked the Minister of Health whether a decision has yet been reached as to the action to be taken on the recommendation of the Civil Lord of the Admiralty (Cmd. 4728, paragraph 48) that the question of amalgamation of local authorities on Tyneside should receive immediate consideration?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Will my hon. and gallant Friend ask the Minister to give the circular publicity in this House?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: 50. asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether pro vision has been made in current estimates for an improved water supply at Bourley and Porton in place of that now existing, which was officially reported in 1932 as giving rise to anxiety and a feeling of insecurity, as financial stringency precluded necessary improvements?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: 51. asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether his attention has been drawn to the infestation of barracks in Egypt, Gibraltar, China, and Malta by bugs, and the statement made in the Report on the Health of the Army for 1932 that they are a source of great irritation, particularly to young soldiers; and what, if any, steps are in contemplation to provide better accommodation,...
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Is there any prospect of similar schemes in Malta?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: 52. asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether his attention has been called to the statement of the Director-General of Army Medical Services in his annual report on the health of the Army for 1932, that dental care of the women and children of serving soldiers is inferior to that available in civil life, owing to financial stringency precluding the appointment of more dental...
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Must we not also know what is the foreign policy of other Governments?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Will the hon. Gentleman take the strictures of Lord Snowden to heart as well?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I did not mean to stress that point.
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Why not?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I beg to second the Amendment. In Committee I was inclined to think that this clause should stand part, but on further consideration I have reached the conclusion that it would be, in all the circumstances, better to omit it. I do not attach so much importance to the value of the Government brand as was suggested in Committee. I think it would possibly be a good thing for the Herring Board to...
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I beg to second the Amendment.
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Not armed neutrality?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I should not have risen had not certain remarks which fell from my lips on Second Reading been made the subject of discussion by two hon. Members. The hon. and gallant Member for Blackburn (Captain Elliston) had something to say with regard to Billingsgate, and he really substantially made my case for me. But I would like to take this opportunity of withdrawing the statement that I made, that...
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: 49. asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the existing procedure under the Indictable Offences Act has not been modified since 1848, at which time illiteracy was common, and that it tends to add to the cost of and delay in criminal proceedings; and whether he will consider the possibility of introducing proposals to amend the Act in order to improve, simplify, and cheapen the...
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I do not attempt to represent the constituency. I can only say that, from the information which I have received from one body, that the land has been in the possession of one man since 1919. I did not say which man. A great deal of money has been largely devoted to irrigation with water which is supercharged with oxygen and nitrogenous and mineral salts. The soil has no parallel in England,...
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: There was a landlord, who was also an agriculturist, who had the land in his possession, I am informed, since 1919. It has been used solely for the purpose of farming since 1919.