Mr Robert Morrison: Is it proposed to take the Debate on water policy on a Motion to approve the White Paper, or on a Motion for the Adjournment?
Mr Robert Morrison: It is very difficult to take part in this Debate, because there is a tendency, if one attempts to go into details, to plunge from one phase of the vast subject to another. I do not think there is likely to be any great difference of opinion. The object of the Amendment, which I support, is to endeavour to bring to the notice of the Government the urgent need, if we are to survive as a great...
Mr Robert Morrison: In communicating with the local authorities, will the Minister deal with the difficulty that arises through enormous sums of money being paid in architectural and quantity surveyors' fees for work on quite a small number of houses? Cannot that expenditure and delay be avoided?
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Secretary of State for War whether recent divisional instructions that personnel whose inoculations or vaccination have not been, completed will not be granted leave, includes soldiers who have refused vaccination in accordance with Section 18, note 5, of the Army Act.
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Minister of Health how many local authorities in the Metropolitan area have requisitioned houses for which tenants are paying rent but not occupying; and the total number of houses affected.
Mr Robert Morrison: I hope the Minister will, first, leave out the words "so far as is practicable," because they will constitute a back door which will be used extensively by backward local authorities. There have been cases which, as the hon. Member for Norwich (Sir G. Shakespeare) has just said, are a scandal. There have been cases of children who are stone deaf sitting in a class-room, not able to hear a...
Mr Robert Morrison: Is it proposed, at any stage of the Bill, to insert words to give effect to what my hon. Friend has told the Committee?
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Secretary of State for War, whether a soldier who has been tried by court-martial for larceny and the case dismissed is entitled to any form of compensation for having spent 27 days in detention barracks awaiting trial, or to the return of £3 3s. paid to his defending solicitor.
Mr Robert Morrison: Does not my right hon. Friend agree that in civil life a man would not be put under close detention for 27 days before being tried on a charge that an extra blanket was found on his bed? In view of the fact that in this case the man preferred to have his own solicitor, because he thought he would have a better opportunity of having his case put, and as the case was dismissed, ought not some...
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Minister of Health whether in areas which have recently suffered bomb damage, he will give power to local authorities to put homeless families into houses for which tenants are paying rent but not occupying.
Mr Robert Morrison: Would the Minister look into the case of a London County Council housing estate which has recently received very heavy bomb damage, and where there are at least 40 houses which have not been occupied by anybody for three years, though the tenants are still paying rent?
Mr Robert Morrison: Have any discussions taken place with the United States Government, with a view to obtaining their co-operation?
Mr Robert Morrison: Has not the recent return of bombing shown again that the safest place for the public to shelter is in or near their own homes, rather than collecting in large numbers in these shelters?
Mr Robert Morrison: asked the Minister of Agriculture why dogs brought to this country by U.S.A. air-crews as mascots are ordered to be destroyed in cases where the airmen are willing to meet the expense of keeping them in quarantine.
Mr Robert Morrison: Has the right hon. Gentleman seen the reports signed by the whole of the crew of a Flying Fortress that they offered to pay for the cost of keeping their mascot dog in quarantine but it was destroyed, although a dog belonging to another Flying Fortress crew was spared on the personal intervention of President Roosevelt? Can he give some explanation?
Mr Robert Morrison: Is he aware that the communication, which I think he has seen, was personally signed by each member of the crew?
Mr Robert Morrison: What is the policy of the Government in regard to the Education Bill? Is it intended to drag on throughout the whole Session, giving a day occasionally and half a day occasionally? Is there to be any definite proposal, so that we can make progress with the Bill?
Mr Robert Morrison: Will the hon. Member say exactly whose opinion that is? He has not mentioned his name.
Mr Robert Morrison: Is it not unusual for an hon. Member to make such sweeping charges on the effect on health of chlorination, without stating the source of his information?
Mr Robert Morrison: The House owes an apology to the promoters of the Anglesey and Chesterfield Bills for having used an old Parliamentary device in order to discuss something which has very little to do with the Bills. I am certain that the House will be unanimous in giving the Bills a Second Reading and that the Amendment is only put down for the purpose of having a discussion which some Members have been...