Sir Charles Edwards: asked the Minister of Health the number of tubercular patients awaiting entrance to Cefn Mably hospital, Monmouthshire; if he can state the average waiting period for such patients; and what steps are being taken to make further provision and accommodation for these patients.
Sir Charles Edwards: asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that Mr. L. V. Bishop, 4, Brookland View, New Tredegar, Monmouthshire, was discharged from the Mercantile Marine on medical grounds after 11 years' service and given an identity card and ration book and a form to authorise the National Food Office, Aberbargoed, Monmouthshire, to supply him with a civilian identity card and ration book; that for five...
Sir Charles Edwards: asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that many one-man businesses had to be closed through the owners having been directed to work in industry; and will he now consider the release of these men so that they may restart their businesses, seeing that there is already a redundancy of labour in many factories.
Sir Charles Edwards: asked the Minister of Education the rule to be applied to students whose studies have been interrupted by war service and, seeing that many were in this position when called up, what rule is to be applied to them when demobilisation takes place.
Sir Charles Edwards: asked the Minister of Health how many requests he has received from local authorities for permission to build permanent houses in preference to accepting the temporary ones; what was his reply; and will he state the terms on which permanent houses can be built and the amount of subsidy per house which is to be paid.
Sir Charles Edwards: asked the Postmaster-General if he will state the charges made for sending parcels to soldiers in France; is he aware that parcels have been put on the scales and the sender told it would cost 4d., but when Army Post Office was noticed the sender was told it would cost 7½d.; and, as this is constantly happening, will he take steps to rectify this.
Sir Charles Edwards: asked the Minister of Pensions whether he has considered the letter from the Clerk of the Risca Council asking that a flat-rate pension, irrespective of means test, should be paid to all parents who have had the misfortune to lose sons or daughters whilst serving in His Majesty's forces; and what was his reply.
Sir Charles Edwards: asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware that a system of compensation obtains at certain Government factories, of which he has been informed, in place of the Workmen's Compensation Act, that the workpeople have been asked to declare which system they prefer, but the condition is laid down that those who vote for the Workmen's Compensation Act should give their reasons in writing;...
Sir Charles Edwards: I very seldom address the House, and I hope that hon. Members will have patience with me for a few minutes. The Government have adopted a new, and, I think, a very good principle, which is that before a Bill is introduced a day is given to a Debate on the subject. That is a very good plan, and I do not think it is a day lost. The Minister responsible knows better, after a day's Debate, what...
Sir Charles Edwards: asked the Minister of Pensions what complaints he has received from the British Legion about the refusal of pensions to men who have had amputations during or as a result of the war; that some applications submitted in July last have not yet been decided; how many general re-applications for pensions have been made; how many granted and how many are still undecided; and will he taken steps to...
Sir Charles Edwards: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any figures of how many men and women in this country have been discovered to be wearing Service uniforms to which they have no claim by service of any kind, or to have assumed the titles of military ranks without any claim to such distinction.
Sir Charles Edwards: asked the Secretary of State for War the payments made to prisoners of war; how much is deducted from earnings which they may receive; and on what basis are such deductions made from their accounts.
Sir Charles Edwards: Is my hon. and learned Friend aware that I have come across a prisoner of war, a private soldier, who has had £80 deducted from him? That does not quite fit in with the answer that has been given.
Sir Charles Edwards: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it is proposed to take over the whole production of utility suits in shops, warehouses and factories; what the approximate cost will be to the country; how he proposes to dispose of them and to whom.
Sir Charles Edwards: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport if he is aware that the deaths and accidents on the roads show no improvement and that the number of children killed was higher than in pre-war years; to what extent it is estimated that a reduction of the speed limit below the 30 miles in built-up areas is advisable; what steps the Government are taking to reduce these...
Sir Charles Edwards: asked the President of the Board of Education what progress has been made in providing meals for schoolchildren since he offered equipment and pre-fabricated huts gratis for this purpose; whether this was done to raise the number of those to be provided for to 3,000,000, and how many would still be left unprovided for.
Sir Charles Edwards: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider making up the income of dependants of men who lost their lives in the Great War to what it was when the pension was put on; if he is aware that widows of officers receive from £50 to £100 per annum less because of higher taxation; and whether, seeing the cost of living is so much higher, he will give some consideration to this.
Sir Charles Edwards: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he is aware that men living at Aberbargoed and working elsewhere lost a day on 2nd November owing to the omnibus not running; that application was made to the Red and White Omnibus Service, Limited, for payment for this day and that they disclaim any liability for such losses; what redress will be afforded to these men...
Sir Charles Edwards: asked the Minister without Portfolio the position in regard to the proposed Severn Bridge, near Newport, Monmouthshire; whether plans and positions have been agreed to; whether it has been decided to give it priority in post-war reconstruction; and whether, in the latest developments, a Severn Barrage has been linked up with the construction of this bridge?
Sir Charles Edwards: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware of the fact that when corn is threshed and bagged it has to remain on the farm until collected and taken to a certain centre; that, owing to the delay in collecting, much of it is eaten and destroyed by rats; and will he see that this corn is collected as soon as possible after the threshing is completed?