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Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Toys (Price) (29 Oct 1945)

Major Donald Bruce: asked the President of the Board of Trade what action he proposes to take to ensure that children's Christmas toys are made available to the public at reasonable prices by the time the Christmas shopping season commences; and to ensure that the actions of manufacturers, wholesalers or retailers, who endeavour to take advantage of a scarcity market by selling worthless toys at high prices are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Toys (Price) (29 Oct 1945)

Major Donald Bruce: Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman completely satisfied with the administrative machinery at his disposal, at present, to deal with this question, during the coming winter?

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Income Tax (6 Nov 1945)

Major Donald Bruce: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the non-recurrent nature of the benefits given to personnel of the Armed Forces on demobilisation, he will consider issuing instructions to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue that, in addition to those amounts paid or payable as war gratuities, the sums paid or payable in respect of demobilisation leave be exempt from Income Tax as...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Income Tax (6 Nov 1945)

Major Donald Bruce: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the expenses allowed to individuals and companies assessable under Schedule D of the Income Tax Act, 1918, are on a more generous scale than those allowed to employees assessable under Schedule E; and whether he will consider amending Rule 9 to Schedule E in order that clerical and manual workers and other persons in receipt of...

Foreign Policy (President Truman's Declaration) (7 Nov 1945)

Major Donald Bruce: I ask the indulgence of the House on making my maiden speech, and I would also like to ask its further indulgence should I, in the course of my remarks, expressing beliefs which are sincerely held, transgress a little the rule which I believe rather discourages controversy in a maiden speech. Since the dropping of the atomic bomb, we have all been living, in a greater or less degree, under...

Oral Answers to Questions — Borstal Institutions (15 Nov 1945)

Major Donald Bruce: Will my right hon. Friend consider releasing on licence some of those who are already in the institution and have shown themselves capable of living at home under supervision?

Foreign Affairs (22 Nov 1945)

Major Donald Bruce: Would the hon. Gentleman reply to the question?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture: Resettlement Grants (10 Dec 1945)

Major Donald Bruce: asked the Minister of Agriculture when the scheme for resettlement grants, announced by the Minister of Labour to the House of Commons on 15th February last, is to be extended for the benefit of those wishing to resettle in agriculture.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Demobilisation (11 Dec 1945)

Major Donald Bruce: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will state the reasons for the delay in demobilisation of officers in the Royal Signals falling in Groups 21, 22 and 23; whether he is aware that Royal Signals personnel in S.E.A.C. have recently had their leave stopped; and whether he is prepared to ensure that officers and other ranks in this corps are demobilised pari passu with those of...

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army: Demobilisation (11 Dec 1945)

Major Donald Bruce: asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware than an order was issued in India Command in the first week in November that all demobilisation and repatriation of British personnel in the R.W.A.F.F. would cease until all the Africans had been returned to their homes; whether he will give the reasons for the issue of this order; and whether he has any further comments to make upon it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Drivers (Safety Precautions) (11 Dec 1945)

Major Donald Bruce: What action does the Minister take when cases come to his notice where the instructions have beer disobeyed?

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation: Flying Boats (19 Dec 1945)

Major Donald Bruce: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation whether he is yet in a position to make a statement as to the future of the flying boat for long distance passenger and freight transport.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation: Routes to U.S.A. (19 Dec 1945)

Major Donald Bruce: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, what routes between Great Britain and the U.S.A. are being used by British civil aircraft; and to what extent and for what reasons these routes differ from these used by American civil aircraft.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Insurance: Contributions (Refund) (20 Dec 1945)

Major Donald Bruce: asked the Minister of National Insurance when the Emergency Regulation of 1939, prohibiting the payment of claims for the refund of unemployment insurance contributions paid in error, is to be withdrawn.

Orders of the Day — National Insurance [Money] (11 Feb 1946)

Major Donald Bruce: The benefits conferred by this Bill are such an advance over anything that has preceded it in this country that one is perhaps a little reluctant to say very much in criticism of them, but I do think that one should bear in mind, when one surveys them, that in the meantime the cost-of-living index and the cost of living generally have risen considerably. Under Clause 40 of the Bill, and I...

Orders of the Day — National Insurance [Money] (11 Feb 1946)

Major Donald Bruce: May I ask a question on a matter which I think does come under the Financial Resolution, since it is concerned with benefit that is to be paid? I want to know whether the Serviceman who pays the normal contributions and who by reason of his service in the Forces, becomes entitled to the ordinary Service pension is entitled also, as of right, to receive the benefit for which, he pays by his...

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments: Press Advertising (12 Feb 1946)

Major Donald Bruce: In view of the continuous Press campaign of misrepresentation against the Government recently, would not the Minister consider increasing vastly his expenditure on advertising?

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments: Press Advertising (12 Feb 1946)

Major Donald Bruce: On a point of Order. Is it in Order for the Noble Lord to say my accusation is disgraceful?

Oral Answers to Questions — Rubber Regulation Department (Officers) (13 Feb 1946)

Major Donald Bruce: Will my right hon. Friend give us an assurance that those affected by the subject matter of this Question will not be compensated on terms much less favourable than those accorded to Malayan property owners?

Oral Answers to Questions — Colonial Empire: Sarawak (Proposed Cession) (13 Feb 1946)

Major Donald Bruce: Will my right hon. Friend consider publishing a list of the concessionaires in Sarawak, so that we can elucidate the reason for the considerable interest of the Opposition in this small State?


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