Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has yet received the report of the Committee of Investigation with regard to the contract prices for milk for 1935–36; and whether it is proposed to make the report available to Members of the House of Commons?
Mr Robert Morrison: In view of the importance of this matter, would the right hon. Gentleman give his consideration to the whole question?
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider amending the present scheme of widows' pensions to include certain groups of widows in poor circumstances at present excluded from the scheme?
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider granting powers enabling local authorities to loan money to owner-occupiers of small dwellings for the purpose of redeeming mortgages at high interest rates and replacing them with advances under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act?
Mr Robert Morrison: I do not wish to prevent the Bill going through. I would only say that we have here an opportunity of setting an example to our Scottish colleagues in regard to getting through business of this kind quickly. Inevitably when Private Bills, especially transport Bills, come before the House, Members desire to voice grievances arising in their own districts. I think that is unfortunate. I think...
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that conversations are taking place in London between British and German bankers regarding a proposal for a large loan to help Germany out of her financial difficulties; and, in view of the fact that these difficulties are largely due to armaments expenditure, whether he will give an assurance that he will not give his consent to any...
Mr Robert Morrison: Has not the right hon. Gentleman seen the definite statements which have been made in certain responsible financial journals within the last few days with regard to these conversations; and will he answer the last part of the question, which his colleague did not answer yesterday?
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the prices of boots and shoes have been advanced by 6 per cent. as a result of the increase in the import duty on dressed leather; and whether he will therefore reconsider the matter with a view to the reduction of the duty?
Mr Robert Morrison: Will the hon. Member keep a close watch and investigate further, and if he is satisfied that the increase is due to the duty, which we discussed in the House the other evening, will he reconsider the matter?
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can give any information regarding the decision of the Pigs Marketing Board to dispense with the services of the general manager; and whether it is proposed to fill the vacancy?
Mr Robert Morrison: In view of the wide publicity that this matter has received in the Press, would it not be possible for the right hon. Gentleman to make a somewhat fuller statement, so that we might know exactly the circumstances?
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount of leather required annually by British boot-and-shoe manufacturers, and the amount supplied by British tanners?
Mr Robert Morrison: I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time." When the Bill received its Second Reading it was carried by an overwhelming majority, only a few Members voting against it. Like a good many other Bills, when the Committee got to grips with the details they found that matters which had appeared comparatively simple became more complex. I think the promoters of the Bill and the...
Mr Robert Morrison: I beg to move, in page 7, line 34, at the end, to insert: Provided that the Common Council of the City of London or the London County Council shall not make an order applying to any district referred to in paragraph(b) of Sub-section (1) of this Section unless they are satisfied that the occupiers of not less than two-thirds in number of the shops to he affected by the order approve the...
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider the advisability of extending the powers of the Foreign Loans Advisory Committee to cover short-term banking and commercial credits?
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that several banks have granted to German borrowers short-term credits outside the stand-still agreement; and, in view of the fact that such credit transactions procure additional foreign exchange resources, enabling the German Government to increase its raw material imports for re-armament, he will discourage the granting of new...
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Minister of Health whether he proposes to introduce a Public Health Consolidation Bill during the present Session?
Mr Robert Morrison: Is it proposed to pass the Bill during the present Session?
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the President of the Board of Trade what proportion of the recent advance in retail prices of shoes is due to the Additional Import Duties Order on box, willow calf, and certain other dressed leather?
Mr Robert Morrison: On a point of Order. Can you inform us, Mr. Speaker, whether the speech which the hon. Member is delivering has anything to do with the Third Reading of this Bill?