Sir Louis Smith: Can the Financial Secretary give an undertaking that, in view of the need for greater expansion in the Air Force, the proposal contained in this question and the proposal of the Select Committee will be carried out with regard to the material required?
Sir Louis Smith: asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence whether it has now been definitely decided to establish a calcium carbide factory in Norway instead of in Scotland or in Wales; and whether he has had any communication on the subject with the company which sponsored the Scottish scheme?
Sir Louis Smith: Is my right hon. Friend aware that a strong feeling exists in England as well as in Scotland that calcium carbide should be manufactured at home, and will he use his best endeavours with that end in view?
Sir Louis Smith: Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that he has in his Department or in the Service Departments liaison officers to keep the fullest contact with industry in order to get from industry a far better result?
Sir Louis Smith: Does the right hon. Gentleman consider that the industrialists in this country will be put in such a safe position vis-à-vis his Department as the American industrialists?
Sir Louis Smith: Having regard to the need of this Dominion for guidance and help from this country's representatives, will the Minister urge upon them the necessity of there being no further delay in the matter?
Sir Louis Smith: Is my hon. and gallant Friend aware that the Opposition's talk of slump is finished with now?
Sir Louis Smith: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his Department owned, or was responsible for, any part of the foreshore which was carried away by the recent high seas on the East Coast; if not, whether he can state on whom the responsibility rested; and whether regular examination is made of the existing earth works against such damage?
Sir Louis Smith: Does not the Minister consider the time is fast approaching, owing to the better position in the steel trade, when the construction of such bridges as this should be put in hand?
Sir Louis Smith: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the urgent need of creating employment and of the prejudicial effect on British industry of the continued free import of material needed for shipbuilding and that this branch of industry does not any longer require this assistance, he will, in the coming Finance Bill, consider the repeal of Section 11 of the Import Duties Act, 1932?
Sir Louis Smith: Is my right hon. Friend aware that many trades, and particularly the industries which manufacture the smaller size of Diesel engines, are very severely handicapped by this Section, which is out of date now; and would he be prepared to receive a deputation from the trades concerned in this matter?
Sir Louis Smith: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can provide a list showing the principal steps taken during the past two years to encourage recruiting for the Regular and Territorial Armies, respectively, and, in particular, so far as concerns pay, conditions of service, relaxation of entry regulations, and publicity?
Sir Louis Smith: Does not the Minister consider that this is a very important question; and will he, in the interests of national economy and in the interests of the coal industry, give instructions to his Department to have every point carefully examined?
Sir Louis Smith: Is the Minister aware that there is growing feeling in the country and great doubt about these matters, and that investigation would clear them up?
Sir Louis Smith: asked the Minister of Labour whether he anticipates that he will receive the report of the committee considering the question of holidays with pay in time to take any action on its recommendations during the coming summer?
Sir Louis Smith: May I ask my right hon. Friend whether, on receipt of this report, he proposes to publish it within a reasonable time?
Sir Louis Smith: Will the hon. Member tell the House from what source he derives the figure of £3,000,000 which he gives as the value of the transport undertaking in Sheffield? Who would give £3,000,000 for that system?
Sir Louis Smith: asked the Minister of Labour whether he will consider making arrangements whereby no contribution shall be payable either by the employé or employer in respect of the unemployment insurance scheme during any period when the employé is on holiday and being paid by the employer?
Sir Louis Smith: Will this matter have prompt attention, since it will be of great importance in the near future?
Sir Louis Smith: asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he proposes to lay before the House, either in the form of a statement or White Paper, the result of the negotiations he has carried on since the Coronation with the different Dominions on the issue of migration and settlement?