Sir Louis Smith: 85. asked the Minister of Labour how long the domestic training centres for middle-aged women at Burnley, and Sheffield have now been in operation; how many women have commenced and completed the courses, respectively, at each training centre; and how many of the trainees have been found employment as a result?
Sir Louis Smith: Is the right hon. Lady satisfied that these training centres for middle-aged women are likely to be successful, and does she not consider it desirable to limit them to the younger women?
Sir Louis Smith: 54. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the anomaly of tax deduction as a result of Rule 8 of Schedule A, Income Tax Act of 1918, to which his attention has been called by the hon. Member for the Hallam Division of Sheffield (Mr. L. Smith), he will state the nature of the objections which are entertained to dealing with this in the Finance Bill of 1931; and whether, in...
Sir Louis Smith: Do I understand that the right hon. Gentleman admits this injustice; and, if the matter cannot be put right by Act of Parliament, can he not, through the Commissioners, adjust the matter by some form of concession?
Sir Louis Smith: 34. asked the Minister of Agriculture if he can now make any statement as to the financial basis of co-operation between the sugar-beet factories and the sugar-beet producers for the coming season, and the outlook for next season in respect of acreage allotted for sugar-beet?
Sir Louis Smith: Can the right hon. Gentleman tell the House how much financial assistance would be required to bridge the gap between the offers of the Factories and the Farmers' Union?
Sir Louis Smith: 24. asked the Minister of Labour the number of working days lost in trade disputes during 1930, and the corresponding figures for the same period in 1929?
Sir Louis Smith: 79. asked the Minister of Agriculture if he has any information as to whether either of the alternative offers made by the two groups of sugar-beet factories has been accepted by the National Farmers' Union on behalf of the farmers?
Sir Louis Smith: May I ask whether the Government propose to take any action by way of mediation in this matter?
Sir Louis Smith: 8. asked the President of the Board of Trade the total number of emigrants from this country in 1930, distinguishing between those who went to British territories overseas and to foreign countries?
Sir Louis Smith: 58. asked the Minister of Transport if he can give any estimate as to the amount of granite kerbing which will be required in the course of the next five years, so that British manufacturers may make full arrangements for developing their activities so as to fill this demand with- out any need for importations from foreign countries?
Sir Louis Smith: 12. asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the fact that the cost-of-living index relating to selected retail prices was at 55 above 1914 on 1st December, 1930, whereas, owing to the decline in prices, the actual cost of living in various distrircts of London is not more than 30 above pre-War level, she proposes to widen the basis upon which the Department's figures are compiled in...
Sir Louis Smith: As the usefulness of these figures depends on their accuracy, will the Parliamentary Secretary cause further investigations to be made by the Ministry?
Sir Louis Smith: 71. asked the Minister of Labour if she can state the items considered in arriving at the monthly cost-of-living index, together with the price of each which was used in evolving the cost-of-living index figure for January, 1931;
Sir Louis Smith: 44. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether his Department is still encouraging the establishment of civil aerodromes; and if he will give the names of those either constructed or about to be constructed in this country, together with any fresh proposals to this end which have come under his notice in 1930?
Sir Louis Smith: Is the hon. Member perfectly satisfied with the development of civil aviation in this country during the past year?
Sir Louis Smith: 19. asked the Minister of Labour the classes of a non-industrial type to which is applied the cost-of-living index which is based on an industrial budget; and whether she can arrange for the compilation of two cost-of-living indexes, one of which would apply to industrials and the other to non-industrials?
Sir Louis Smith: Does the right hon. Lady consider that it is quite equitable for non-industrial workers?
Sir Louis Smith: If the factories which have not already agreed to this proposal do not produce sugar, will the farmers have facilities for sending their beets to the factories which are working?
Sir Louis Smith: 3. asked the Secretary of State for War the average cost per head of clothing the personnel of the Army in 1913–14 and 1930–31, respectively?