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Orders of the Day — Armed Forces (Housing Loans) Bill (29 Nov 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: Perhaps, the noble Lord will amend his expression and say that those are conditions in which no human being should live?

Orders of the Day — Armed Forces (Housing Loans) Bill (29 Nov 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: I do not propose to follow the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare (Mr. Orr-Ewing) into the quarrel which he sought to pick with the hon. Member for Bridgeton (Mr. Carmichael) by placing on the speech of the hon. Member an interpretation which was not borne out by my hearing or that. I think, of most hon. Members. The Bill is welcome not only in itself, but also for the valuable opportunity...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Health Service: Hospital Staffs (Trade Unions) (24 Nov 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered the correspondence forwarded to him by the hon. Member for Colchester indicating the refusal of a hospital management committee to grant special leave without pay to a member of the staff to attend a training course for trade union officers; and whether, in view of the importance of building up a staff consultative machine in the hospital...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Health Service: Hospital Staffs (Trade Unions) (24 Nov 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: As hospital managements apparently do not recognise the desirability of setting up consultative machinery, and the necessity for this to be done by suitable people, who should be given an opportunity of having proper training for it, does my right hon. Friend really not think that some kind of indication from him is desirable on that point?

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Biscuits (Tin Containers) (21 Nov 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Minister of Food whether he can now make available an allocation of tin to enable small tin containers to be used by the biscuit industry in view of the fact that the tobacco industry has been freed from restrictions on tin plate usage.

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies: Biscuits (Tin Containers) (21 Nov 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: Is it not a fact that the tobacco industry is now able to use tin-plate more freely, and will not the Minister seek to ensure priority in this matter for a food industry rather than for a non-food industry, especially when that food industry has export possibilities?

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Married Quarters, Colchester (8 Nov 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Secretary of State for War how many married quarters are at present in course of construction in Colchester Barracks, including in his estimate the number of quarters which will be provided as the result of the rehabilitation of the obsolete quarters at present unoccupied.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Married Quarters, Colchester (8 Nov 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Secretary of State for War how many applications for married quarters are outstanding from warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and men serving with units stationed at Colchester.

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry (Distributive Methods) (8 Nov 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Prime Minister, in view of the evidence in the reports of a number of working parties, that methods of distribution were adding considerably to selling and export prices, whether he will direct appropriate Ministers in the special meeting with representative bodies from industry recently announced, to draw attention to the possibilities of improving efficiency and reducing costs and...

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry (Distributive Methods) (8 Nov 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: Will the Chancellor of the Exchequer take steps to see that the point is particularly emphasised.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Works: Building Materials (Distribution) (7 Nov 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Minister of Works (1) what action has been taken, and what further action is proposed, other than the reference of certain items already announced to the Commission on Monopolies and Restrictive Practices, to give effect to recommendation (3) of the Report on the Distribution of Building Materials; (2) what action has been taken, and what further action is contemplated to give...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Works: Building Materials (Distribution) (7 Nov 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: So far as recommendation (1) is concerned, will the Minister seek from the trade associations concerned some sort of progress report on what has been achieved? On recommendation (2), and the present investigation into margins which the Minister has just announced, can he say when that investigation will be completed by his Department?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Works: Building Materials (Distribution) (7 Nov 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: Will the Minister consider publishing a schedule showing precisely what margins have been reduced?

Clothing Industry Development Council (1 Nov 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: Since the hon. Member has referred specifically to the reports of the working parties, is he aware that in the recommendations of the working party on the light clothing industry specific reference is made to certain broad questions which concern both the light and heavy sections of the clothing industry and to the fact that it is essential that machinery should be provided which would...

Civil Servants (Political Activities) (30 Jul 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: In the minute which I have there is one point I wish to put. This is undoubtedly, as far as the content of the report is concerned, a complex matter, but we have a right to know from the Government that they stand for the principle of seeking the maximum liberty possible in the circumstances. The Committee in the section of their report dealing with "General Principles," describe the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: High Street, Colchester (Re-surfacing) (25 Jul 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Minister of Transport whether he has considered correspondence from the hon. Member for Colchester on the subject of the resurfacing of High Street, Colchester; whether he is aware that an undertaking was given by officers of his Department that this work would be carried out by the end of 1948; and whether he will make any statement giving hope of an early improvement in the...

Business of the House (14 Jul 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: Can the Lord President indicate whether there is any possibility, before the Recess, of a discussion on the Motion standing in my name and that of my hon. Friend on the recommendations of the Masterman Committee on the political activities of civil servants?

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Pensions: Disabled Persons (Tricycles) (12 Jul 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will make a statement on the proposals of his Department for a new type of enclosed motor tricycle for disabled persons.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Pensions: Disabled Persons (Tricycles) (12 Jul 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: While we appreciate the action of the Ministry in effecting these improvements in design, can my right hon. Friend say anything about the relative cost of one of these improved tricycles and one of the cars which his Ministry have issued? In view of the obviously great superiority of the motor car, can he not declare that it is his ultimate policy to extend the issue of cars to all categories...

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry: Board's Report (4 Jul 1949)

Captain Charles Smith: asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will arrange the production for wider circulation of a summarised version of the National Coal Board's Report for 1948 in popular form.


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