Captain Charles Smith: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in view of the importance of increasing the number of qualified specialists of all kinds, whether he will call, as a matter of urgency, for a special report from the University Grants Committee on the immediate needs of the universities.
Captain Charles Smith: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he can now make a satement regarding the proposed new constitution for Mauritius.
Captain Charles Smith: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps have been taken in the past year to implement the policy concerned with nutrition in the Colonies, announced on 21st June, 1944.
Captain Charles Smith: Addressing this House for the first time, I trust that it will extend to me that indulgence which it customarily shows to inexperience. My right hon. Friend, in introducing this Bill, not only made out a strong case for the amalgamation of the smaller forces, but also answered in advance the arguments of the mover and seconder of the Amendment. He did so by the emphatic terms in which he...
Captain Charles Smith: asked the Minister of Labour whether he has examined the skilled labour position in the foundry trade; whether he is satisfied that the number of younger men within the trade is sufficient to meet the future needs; and whether he proposes any steps to attract youths into the trade.
Captain Charles Smith: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he is aware that a large number of British women who have married members of the Canadian forces are suffering anxiety because of uncer- tainty as to when they will be granted passages to Canada; and whether he has any statement to make on the matter.
Captain Charles Smith: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what authority and upon what grounds was Mr. Assam, representative in Britain of the Indonesian seamen's section of the I.T.F., deported to Holland on 12th November, 1945.
Captain Charles Smith: asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs the approximate number of horses, sheep, pigs and cattle, respectively, in Newfoundland on ist January, 1934, and 1st January, 1945.
Captain Charles Smith: asked the Under- Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what is the number of houses built to date by the St. John's Housing Corporation; and what is the further number likely to be completed by the end of 1946.
Captain Charles Smith: asked the Under- Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what is the number of holdings, full-time and part-time, respectively, which are likely to be established in Newfoundland by the end of 1946 under the reconstruction programme; and what further number it envisages.
Captain Charles Smith: asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of public feeling that the present scheme of demobilisation allows small compensa tion for overseas, as distinct from home, service; and whether he will direct the Service Departments to repatriate by an early date all men, irrespective of service or area in which serving, who have now performed more than three years' duty overseas.
Captain Charles Smith: In the event of an easing of the transport situation making recasting of the demobilisation programme possible, would the Prime Minister consider using part of the additional transport in order to reduce the tour of service overseas for all Service? to not more than three years?
Captain Charles Smith: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has considered the case, submitted to him by the hon. and gallant Member for Colchester, of an N.C.O. who has been refused an O.C.T.U. course for the A.E.C., despite the recommendation of a War Office selection board; whether he will state the reason for the ban on this individual; and whether, in view of the shortage of officers of the A.E.C.,...
Captain Charles Smith: Does the Minister consider, having regard to the record and character of this man and his proven abilities, as shown in the documents I have sent, that adequate use is being made of his services at the present time?
Captain Charles Smith: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is yet in a position to make a statement on the eligibility for an overseas award of members of the N.F.S. Overseas Contingent.
Captain Charles Smith: asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the recent report by an inspector of his Department on the children's home at Stanway, Essex; how long this home has been administered by the Essex County Council; whether he is satisfied that adequate steps are being taken to implement the recommendations of the report and improve the unsatisfactory conditions at this home;...
Captain Charles Smith: asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that suitable persons who have secured experience of mental nursing by service on a temporary basis on the staff of mental hospitals during war time are being discharged from such hospitals where hours of duty are still in excess of the 96 hour fortnight; and whether he will investigate the subject to make sure that such people are not lost to...
Captain Charles Smith: asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether his attention has been drawn to the speech recently made by Sir Sholto Douglas to the Advisory Council in the British zone, stating that a term should be fixed after which the denazification process should cease and no more measures should be taken against men whose records might be black but whose activities have been purely nominal; and...
Captain Charles Smith: asked the Minister of Labour what he estimates will be the number of men and women, respectively, who will begin to read for a first degree at the beginning of the next university year in the autumn of 1946; what the comparable figures were for autumn 1938; and how many of those referred to in the first part of the Question will be ex-Service personnel.
Captain Charles Smith: Will the horn Gentleman give an indication of when he will be in a position to give a reply to the first part of the Question?