Mr Charles White: In view of the fact that this has been promised by the Government ever since they came into office in 1919, is this pledge not to be honoured before we come to a General Election?
Mr Charles White: 13. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will state the reasons justifying the appointment of a Committee to consider the imposing of a duty, under the Safeguarding of Industries Act, on glass bottles and containers of 5 inches internal diameter and not on those of 5½ inches, seeing that substantial quantities of bottles of 5½ inches diameter are imported, whereas of those...
Mr Charles White: 25. asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the unrest and dissatisfaction amongst civil servants in consequence of the abolition of the Civil Service Arbitration Board; and whether, as the amount saved by its abolition is less than £4,000 per annum, he will at once re-establish it and thus restore confidence to the civil servants concerned?
Mr Charles White: Is the hon. Baronet aware of the fact that this is causing very great dissatisfaction and destroying the confidence of these people, and is acting detrimentally on the work they are called upon to do?
Mr Charles White: 28. asked the Prime Minister whether the hon. Member for the Bridgeton Division of Glasgow (Mr. MacCallum Scott) is now discharging the duties formerly performed by the Chancellor of the Duchy a Lancaster and, if so, when he will be appointed to the Junior Lordship of the Treasury, which Las been vacant since 6th April?
Mr Charles White: Is that because the right hon. Gentleman fears the verdict of the electors?
Mr Charles White: 1. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that doctors or other persons employed by the Ministry to revise the findings of medical boards in regard to pensions, though they are not allowed themselves to alter the findings of medical boards, do, in a large number of cases, send the documents back to the chairmen of medical boards suggesting that assessments should be changed and...
Mr Charles White: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many members of medical boards are making complaints—confidential though they may be—to Members of Parliament, of interference with awards that have been given, which are invariably given against the pensioner?
Mr Charles White: I will produce evidence for you.
Mr Charles White: 3. asked the Minister of Pensions whether the neurological hospitals at Ashurst, Oxford, and others in London, are being permanently closed down; whether the patients in these hospitals are being sent to Army hospitals at Netley, and other places, where the treatment is quite unsuitable for such cases; and whether, if this be the case, he will reconsider his decision with a view to these...
Mr Charles White: Is the Ashurst Hospital closed?
Mr Charles White: I beg to move, in Sub-section (11), to leave out the words "one hundred," and to insert instead thereof the word "ninety." This Clause deals entirely with the question of restrictive covenants. I think it will be admitted by most people that in the great majority of cases restrictive covenants are as much in the interests of the community as in the interests of the landlord, and that refers...
Mr Charles White: I shall be perfectly willing to agree to that suggestion.
Mr Charles White: 68. asked the Financial Secretary to the Teasury whether he will make improved arrangements for dealing with goods over which a dispute arises, as in the case of a recent consignment of Japanese window blinds, where the Customs officer inaccurately asserted that certain glass beads forming part of the blinds were made by the lamp-blown process, which necessitated the detaining of the goods...
Mr Charles White: 13. asked the President of the Board of Trade why laboratory vacuum flasks are liable for duty under the Safeguarding of Industries Act, whilst ordinary vacuum flasks are exempt as not being scientific appliances or instruments, in view of the fact that many glass articles, in the nature of toys, are also dutiable?
Mr Charles White: 14. asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the total amount of fees payable to the Referee appointed under the Safeguarding of Industries Act for the period ending 31st March?
Mr Charles White: The case for the Bill has been so fully, so ably, and so temperately put by the hon. Baronet, the Member for Exeter (Sir R. Newman), and the hon. Member for Louth (Mrs. Wintringham), as well as by other speakers, that I do not propose to detain the House at length. I did not think there would be anybody to oppose the Second Reading of this Bill, but I had temporarily forgotten the right hon....
Mr Charles White: 79. asked the Financial Secretary to the War 'Office whether pre-War pensioners employed in Government offices on or before 1st April, 1919, who were medically examined and graded, but were retained in their civilian employment as indispensable, are eligible for increase of pension in the same manner as applies to pensioners who rejoined the Colours?
Mr Charles White: 7. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Government of India has recently placed an order for 5,000 binoculars with a French firm; and whether he will suggest to the respective Governments in the overseas Dominions and Crown Colonies that where British goods are equal in quality and price preference might be given to British products?
Mr Charles White: 6. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has been able to make any new arrangements with the Postmaster- General as to the charges which the Post Office are now making for opening parcels for inspection by the Customs House staff, seeing that in a case recently dealt with the Post Office charges were 15s., and the amount of duty collected was 11d.?