Mr Robert Morrison: The point I am making is that these people are in an extremely difficult position, and I do not know any class in the community for whom it is so difficult to do anything. Hon. Members have said that there is no excuse for anybody begging, but that does not cover the epileptic. The employment exchange officer, who has to deal with problems of disabilities, tells them that he cannot put them...
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that in leaflet P.L. 120, which describes the Government Further Education and Training Scheme, there is no specific reference in paragraph 2 to scientific and technical training and education; and whether he will give an assurance that the omission is not deliberate and that this branch of education will receive as much attention as any of...
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Minister of Labour if he can give an assurance that after conclusion of the war with Germany, mining trainees who desired at their call-up to join the fighting services, will have an opportunity of transferring.
Mr Robert Morrison: Will the right hon. Gentleman make it clear that the terms of reference are sufficiently wide to cover blind and physically and mentally defective children?
Mr Robert Morrison: I am not sure about that. I am afraid I shall want notice of that point, but I will consider it.
Mr Robert Morrison: Yes, Sir.
Mr Robert Morrison: I am afraid that that question is premature.
Mr Robert Morrison: I am not sure, but I should rather doubt it.
Mr Robert Morrison: The question of children placed with foster parents and the policy of foster parents instead of institutional treatment, will be within the scope of the inquiry.
Mr Robert Morrison: We will do our best to get the best chairman. Perhaps I ought to add, in answer to the question put by the hon. Member for West Leyton (Mr. Sorensen), that I think the point that he has raised, if the Committee wish to go into it, will be within the Committee's terms of reference.
Mr Robert Morrison: Certainly, all the homes will have a fair chance of having the limelight put upon them.
Mr Robert Morrison: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland can, of course, answer that question, but I understand that it is the intention to follow broadly on similar lines.
Mr Robert Morrison: At the moment, I cannot give any assurances whatever to the hon. Member.
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that, at cookery exhibitions under the auspices of his Department, oatmeal is recommended for many war-time dishes but that oatmeal has been almost unobtainable in North London for the past month; and will he make supplies available.
Mr Robert Morrison: Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that a great deal of annoyance has been caused by his Ministry holding exhibitions of cooking in North London most of the recipes for which are based on oatmeal, and none of the shops have got it?
Mr Robert Morrison: In view of the fact that No. 4 Camp was said to be mostly involved in this unfortunate matter, is it possible to get from neutral sources any report of what has become of the prisoners from that camp who were known to be on the transport?
Mr Robert Morrison: Does the figure just given by the hon. and gallant Member refer to primary outbreaks?
Mr Robert Morrison: I hope that the speech of the hon. Member for West Perth (Mr. Snadden) will receive the very widest publicity in Scotland. During the time I have been associated with this question, I have found that the task that was set me, of trying to organise the collection of waste food around the industrial centres, was comparatively easy throughout England and Wales, but tremendously difficult in...
Mr Robert Morrison: I know there are difficulties. One difficulty is that the Ministry of Agriculture, which in the opinion of Scottish people is an English Department, has some powers in this matter; and they do not like taking orders from the English Department of Agriculture. I will only say that I hope that the remarks of the hon. Member for West Perth will be noted in Scottish local government circles, and...
Mr Robert Morrison: Will the Minister give an assurance that the Ministry of Food intends to continue that policy, now that the dislocation which was caused by D-Day has largely passed, and that they will reinforce that policy?