Mr Robert Morrison: Is the object of the Minister, in issuing these proposals to local authorities, to ask them to take any action, or merely for their guidance and consideration?
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the President of the Board of Trade when production of British-made utility carpets will restart; and, in view of the high costs of production and the necessity of avoiding inflated prices, he will fix ceiling prices free of Purchase Tax.
Mr Robert Morrison: In view of the fact that these carpets are being undertaken only as utility lines, would it not have been much better to leave them free of Purchase Tax?
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the scarcity of children's boots suitable for wet weather; and whether, in the interests of their health, he will increase the supply of small children's Wellington boots.
Mr Robert Morrison: Will my right hon. Friend give particular attention to the complaints of mothers with young families, that they find difficulty in getting children's shoes that will keep out the wet?
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Secretary of State for War how many war prisoners were saved from the Japanese transport ship sunk recently; from which camp the prisoners came; whether the names of those on board, but not saved, are known; and, if so, whether the next-of-kin have been informed.
Mr Robert Morrison: Would my right hon. Friend publish a further statement when he has more information?
Mr Robert Morrison: What is urgently needed is a drastic change in the set-up of the whole of this problem. This has been indicated in all the speeches up to now, and I do not propose to spend any time in talking about the seriousness of the problem except to say that, after a fairly long public life in the closest touch with the people, I consider this to be the most menacing problem we have ever had to tackle....
Mr Robert Morrison: It would be interesting to know whether that figure mentioned by the Minister is arrived at because of the fact that the most slightly damaged houses are being treated first, and, as time goes on, you will come to the others.
Mr Robert Morrison: Cannot the Minister speed up delivery before the beginning of next summer?
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Minister of Production what effect recent increases of paper supplies for publishing purposes will have on reserve stocks; and whether the need for waste-paper collections remains urgent.
Mr Robert Morrison: Will the right hon. Gentleman take some steps to impress on the public and a large number of authorities the need for increasing the collection of waste paper? The public appear to think that there is no longer any necessity.
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he is aware that the sending of food parcels from London schoolchildren to individual children in Poland has been stopped; and whether arrangements are being made to resume this service.
Mr Robert Morrison: Will the Minister bear in mind that there appears to be a tendency on the part of ex-Servicemen to invest their small savings in small shops? What happened after the last war caused the downfall of many thousands.
Mr Robert Morrison: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Co-operative Movement has found it necessary to protest to the B.B.C. against the inadequate amount of publicity which was given to this historic event, which is of great interest to more than 9,000,000 families?
Mr Robert Morrison: Will the right hon. Gentleman make it clear whether the new system of klaxon horns will operate during the hours of darkness as well as in daylight?
Mr Robert Morrison: Will the right hon. Gentleman make it clear whether these meetings will be entirely private and confidential, or whether any statement will be issued on the matters discussed?
Mr Robert Morrison: Instead of going over the points that have been made during this Debate, I want to make a few suggestions which arise out of something the Minister said in his speech. He stated that owing to the White Paper his correspondence has fallen considerably. Mine has fallen considerably as well. I would, however, ask the right hon. Gentleman to bear in mind that the war is by no means over, and that...
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will hold an inquiry into the need for amending the Shops Act, 1928, to consider whether pre-war hours for shops were unnecessarily long.
Mr Robert Morrison: Is the right hon. Gentleman satis- fled that the concession he is proposing will not be liable to abuse?