Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Minister of Labour whether he has considered the protest of London builders against the transfer of skilled tradesmen from their employment to work as labourers for large contractors in other parts of the country; and whether the operative trade unions concerned are consulted regarding the transfers?
Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of disquiet in the war industries regarding Government policy on the wages claim of women employed in the engineering and other trades for equal treatment with men in view of the likely further comb-out of men in those industries; and whether Government policy will establish the principle of equal pay for equal work?
Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Minister of Production the counties in Scotland where subsidised factories are situated; and the number and location of subsidised factories in Fife and Lanarkshire, respectively?
Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food when he expects to be in a position to present a scheme for zoning the fish trade of Scotland; and whether he intends to take the opportunity of explaining the regulations to the House in debate?
Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he proposes to ask education authorities, particularly in the larger burghs and industrial areas, to keep open throughout the holidays, with provision of meals and suitable occupation for the children?
Mr Thomas Kennedy: Can my hon. Friend say whether there is a very satisfactory response by the local education authorities?
Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that certain county councils in Scotland are refusing to carry out the Governmental recommendation that all questions related to educational staff wages and salaries should be settled nationally by collective bargaining, a recommendation that has general public support and the unanimous approval of the Educational Institute of...
Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Minister of Labour whether he has any statement to make with regard to the continuance of the Military Training Act?
Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that Scottish bank notes presented recently for deposit and in payment of stamps required at the New Road Post Office, Portsmouth, were not accepted; and whether he can explain this difficulty?
Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Minister of Pensions whether steps are now being taken, or are likely to be taken, to include sufferers from shell-shock or psycho-neurosis, invalided out of the Services, in the Service pension system?
Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to be in a position to submit a report to the House on the proceedings at the conference held in Edinburgh, on 3rd February, when the setting up of a Scottish Industrial Council was unanimously approved by local authorities and other representative bodies, as a means of safeguarding Scotland's industrial position?
Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Secretary for Mines what requests he has had to investigate complaints from Fife miners regarding the poor quality of coal supplied to them in their homes; and what action is to be taken to ensure a clean supply?
Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Prime Minister whether he has considered the resolution unanimously passed at a public meeting in Kirkcaldy on 22nd October and sent to him, naming Members of the Government whose influence is detrimental to our fight against Hitlerism; and whether his answer to the resolution can now be published?
Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the widespread desire for the removal of the household means test in the matter of supplementary old age pensions; and whether he can indicate any prospect of an increase in the pensions paid?
Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Home Secretary whether he has considered the resolution of the Pathhead and Sinclair-town Co-operative Society, a copy of which has been sent to him, asking that the ban prohibiting the publication of the "Daily Worker" be lifted in view of the declared support of that paper to the policy of British-Soviet unity in international affairs; and what answer he has made?
Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Minister of Pensions whether he has considered the petition signed by 550 members of the Kirkcaldy and District Business and Professional Women's Club protesting against the inequality of the Personal Injuries Act, whereby men receive 7s. more compensation per week than women under the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme; and whether there is any likelihood of an early amendment of...
Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he has considered the representations of various interests regarding the increasing use in brewing of barley, sugar, etc.; and whether any action can be taken in connection with that increase in view of the dangers of food shortage?
Mr Thomas Kennedy: May we take it that if the answer to the Private Notice Question contains Government or Ministerial decisions, they will not anticipate the decisions which should be reached after duo Debate?
Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Lord Advocate whether the General Board of Control for Scotland are in possession of the documents necessary to validate the detention of T. S. Taylor in Morningside Asylum, Edinburgh?
Mr Thomas Kennedy: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered the representations of the British Order of Ancient Free Gardeners, Kirkcaldy district, protesting against the application of the means test to old age pen- sions; and whether he is prepared to consider sympathetically the appeal to apply a flat rate of pension to all qualified persons?