Mr John Potter: 52. asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education if he will explain the main heads of cost which have caused the annual charge on the public funds for each scholar in secondary schools to increase from £9 4s. in 1912 to £22 in 1930?
Mr John Potter: 9. asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what will be the estimated net saving to the public purse as a result of the rearrangement of the Accountant's and Secretary's Departments of the Admiralty?
Mr John Potter: 60. asked the Postmaster-General if, having regard to the profits of the Post Office, he is prepared to recommend a reduction in telephone rentals and charges with a view to assisting trade and commerce?
Mr John Potter: 61. asked the Postmaster-General if, having regard to the profits of the Post Office, he is prepared to recommend an immediate reduction in respect oil letter and parcel postage with a view to assisting trade and commerce?
Mr John Potter: 4. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that His Majesty's Chinese Secretary of Legation is proceeding home on leave at the same time as the British Minister, and to whom British interests in China will be entrusted in the absence of the two senior representatives?
Mr John Potter: 37. asked the Minister of Health whether he will request local authorities to consider the advisability of restricting the building of houses provided by State assistance to the type of dwelling costing no more than £450, in order that persons in a position to pay economic rents should not be enabled to obtain by means of subsidised rentals cheap houses which they could buy through building...
Mr John Potter: 38. asked the Minister of Agriculture if, having regard to the depression in the British fishing industry, he will grant facilities for lectures and propaganda relating to the benefits of a regular fish diet, with a view to assisting this industry?
Mr John Potter: 41. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in view of cheaper money following the reduction in the Bank rate, he is prepared to introduce legislation with a view to fixing a maximum rate of interest to be charged in respect of overdrafts granted by the Bank of England and the joint stock banks?
Mr John Potter: 64. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to a case which has been recently before the courts and in which it was disclosed that the sum of £63,000 was owing by an individual to the Inland Revenue; and whether he will cause an inquiry to be made as to why the Inland Revenue allowed the person referred to to run up such a debt?
Mr John Potter: 26. asked the Minister of Health if Report C.H. 1060 of the Protection of Mothers Committee, League of Nations, has been communicated to his Department; and through what channels may professional and lay objections be laid before the Council of the League?
Mr John Potter: 31. asked the Minister of Health whether clinics for contraceptive advice form an integral part of the maternity hospitals to which he distributes grants-in-aid?
Mr John Potter: 45. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that cotton tissues partly containing silk and artificial silk have now been deprived of any kind of protection through the withdrawal of the 50 per cent. abnormal imports duty; and, in view of the hardship to the industry, what steps he intends to take to remedy such hardship?
Mr John Potter: 39. asked the Minister of Health if he will arrange for an early visit of inspection to the clinics for contraceptive advice in Withington and Crupsall hospitals; and if he will make the report, when issued, available to Members of the House at an early date?
Mr John Potter: 63. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will ascertain and state the reasons why the League of Nations arranges that the terms of the Hungarian League of Nations loan shall be honoured, but does not take similar steps in respect of the Greek 7 per cent. refugee loan for the supervision of which the League of Nations was responsible?
Mr John Potter: 42. asked the Minister of Health if his sanction has been sought for medical officers of health and their staffs to attend the conference of the National Birth Control Association to be held in London in the near future?
Mr John Potter: 82. asked the Minister of Transport whether, in order to improve transport facilities, he will take steps to arrange for the purchase by the Lanca- shire County Council and other local authorities concerned of the Shard toll bridge and the early discontinuance of the tolls levied upon all persons using this bridge?
Mr John Potter: 57. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will request His Majesty's Ambassador in Brazil to ascertain the reason why the authorities of the State of Rio de Janeiro have not yet terminated their default upon their obligations to British owners of their bonds?
Mr John Potter: 59. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the hardship caused to certain Surtax payers by the assessment to Income Tax of profits made in the year prior to the financial crisis on which liability for Surtax arises in the following year in which a loss may have occurred, he will be prepared to make provision in the forthcoming Finance Act empowering the Special...
Mr John Potter: 36. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the increase in the number of serious offences against the person and property shown by the official return of Criminal Statistics for England and Wales in 1930, he will cause an inquiry to be instituted concerning the adequacy of our police forces throughout the country to deal with these matters?
Mr John Potter: 44. asked the Home Secretary whether, having regard to the increase in the number of crimes against the person and property in London and the suburbs, he will cause an inquiry to be made into the strength of the Metropolitan Police Force with a view to ascertaining if it is adequate for the protection of citizens and property?