Mr John Potter: 37. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the state of the discussions now proceeding between the German Government and the financial interests concerned relating to the inability of British subjects to obtain from the German authorities documents to which they are entitled under Article 7 (ii) of the Anglo-German Payments Agreement of November last?
Mr John Potter: 38. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount still outstanding in respect of Excess Profits Duty; the number of cases in which legal proceedings have been commenced with a view to recovery of duty; and the amount lost, or estimated to be lost, to the Treasury arising out of liquidation or bankruptcy proceedings?
Mr John Potter: 49. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, after the disclosures in the collapse of James and Shakespeare, he will, when amending the Companies Act of 1929, consider adding a new clause to provide that, when shares in a company are transferred to nominees as holders, the transfers, in addition to stating the names of the nominees, shall also state the names of the beneficial...
Mr John Potter: 5. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the minimum and maximum rates of pay and increments of the new prison commissioner or controller of industries in the prisons and institutions; whether candidates for the post were advertised for in the public Press or otherwise; and if any members of the existing superior or subordinate staffs were given opportunities of applying to be...
Mr John Potter: 19. asked the Minister of Health whether having regard to the Silver Jubilee celebrations of His Majesty in May next and to the special circumstances thereof, he will be prepared to allow reasonable expenditure to those towns and cities coming within his jurisdiction desirous of holding their own local celebrations?
Mr John Potter: 35. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total value of gold imported into this country from foreign countries during the past year to the most convenient date and the comparative figures for the two previous years; and whether the deposit of such gold here is having any prejudicial effect upon the Exchange Equalisation Fund?
Mr John Potter: 17. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department calls for state ments of income and expenditure from all institutions and societies granted the privilege of flag days in London and the provinces; and whether such statements of income and expenditure are audited and certified by a member or members of one of the recognised bodies of professional accountants in...
Mr John Potter: 18. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education the total annual cost of the administration of all the technical schools and colleges in England and Wales, under the supervision of his Department, for each of the last five years to the most convenient date?
Mr John Potter: 19. asked the Parliamentary Secertary to the Board of Education the number of technical schools and colleges in England and Wales under the supervision of his Department, and the total capital expenditure on such buildings and equipment to date?
Mr John Potter: 12. asked the Home Secretary whether he will furnish the House with a return of the total strength of the Northumberland County Police Force and with a return of the number of dismissals, rank reductions, and voluntary resignations in that force during the last two years?
Mr John Potter: 35. asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of emigrants from this country to the Dominions during the last five years; and the number of immigrants of British nationality into this country from the Dominions during the same period?
Mr John Potter: 33 and 34. asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) the number of prosecutions which his Department undertook against debtors under the provisions of the Bankruptcy Acts for failing to keep proper books of account in respect of each of the last five years; and what were the consequences of such prosecutions; (2) the number of prosecutions which his Department has instituted against...
Mr John Potter: 22. asked the Minister of Health what steps his Department is at present taking to collect the opinions of local authorities on the recommendations in the report on the sterilisation of mental defectives recently issued?
Mr John Potter: 23. asked the Minister of Health whether at any of the centres established under his regulations contraceptive appliances are supplied at reduced prices or at the public expense to poor patients?
Mr John Potter: 40. asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of persons adjudicated bankrupt under the provisions of the Bankruptcy Acts for each of the last five years; and the number of debtors who were granted their discharge from bankruptcy in respect of each year in the same period?
Mr John Potter: 39. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that drivers of vehicles frequently disobey the stop signal in connection with mechanical indicators; and what steps he proposes to take to prevent such practices?
Mr John Potter: 26. asked the Minister of Health the number of local authorities who have adopted the Superannuation Act, 1922; and will he introduce legislation making it compulsory for all local authorities to adopt the provisions of this Act?
Mr John Potter: 41. asked the Home Secretary if he is aware of the increasing number of assaults on unprotected women in London and the outskirts; and what steps he intends to take to prevent these practices?
Mr John Potter: 29. asked the Minister of Health the number of local authorities in England and Wales who have adopted the provisions of the Superannuation Act, 1922, in respect of both trading and non-trading departments; and the number of persons now receiving superannuation under this voluntary scheme?
Mr John Potter: 44. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the amount of the share capital of the joint stock companies, both private and public, registered in England and Wales during the year ended the 31st December, 1933, or the nearest appropriate date; and the comparative figures for the four previous years?