Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to a statement by the County Medical Officer of Health for London that the death-rate from pulmonary tuberculosis in London rose from 0.64 in 1938 to 1.10 in 1941, and that the death-rate from non-pulmonary tuberculosis rose in the same period from 0.09 to 0.15, or an increase in the death-rate from all forms of tuberculosis...
Mr Francis Douglas: Do not the figures show that the incidence of tuberculosis had risen very much more in London and the large towns than in the country? How does the Minister reconcile that with 90 per cent. pasteurisation of milk in London?
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can give an estimate of the extent to which the yield of Income Tax and Excess Profits Tax would be reduced as a result of the contributions for social insurance proposed in the Beveridge Report to be paid by employers, employees and others?
Mr Francis Douglas: This Bill is of a highly technical character, and it purports at any rate to make a substantial alteration in the position of people who are making claims in respect of war damage. I do not want to deal with Clause 2, which merely repairs some omissions in the amending Act, but Clause 1 does appear to make a quite appreciable difference to the existing procedure. If I understand the effect...
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Prime Minister how far the subject of post-war frontiers in Europe was discussed between him and President Roosevelt at their meeting at Casablanca; and whether he has any statement to make on the matter?
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many nations have adhered to the Atlantic Charter; and in which cases ratification is necessary in order that the adhesion may become binding?
Mr Francis Douglas: Are we to understand that it is not binding upon any Government that adheres to it?
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether arrangements can be made for a greater supply of fresh tuberculin-tested milk for infants and young children, in view of the fact that pasteurised milk is often three days old before it is consumed?
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether His Majesty's Government are precluded from granting subsidies or giving other special assistance to exporters by the terms of the Atlantic Charter?
Mr Francis Douglas: When is the discussion likely to take place?
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the letter from the Battersea Borough Labour Party and Trades Council, dated 11th February, complaining about the use of members of the Home Guard for purposes outside their duties; whether he has replied to that letter and on what date; and what was the nature of the reply?
Mr Francis Douglas: Would the right hon. Gentleman explain how one of his clerks knew the contents of this letter, more than is contained in my Question?
Mr Francis Douglas: Is the Minister aware that this information was communicated before any information was supplied by me?
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware of the complaints that under the rationalisation of milk delivery the daily supply in some cases is not delivered until late in the afternoon; that the milk although pasteurised has to be boiled in order that a portion may be kept till the following day; that it has again to be heated when fed to infants, with the...
Mr Francis Douglas: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that experience has already shown that this step is necessary? If it is necessary in this weather, will it not be far more necessary in the summer?
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Minister of Health whether he has any information about the operation of compulsory immunisation against diphtheria in Germany; and whether any conclusions can be drawn applicable to this country?
Mr Francis Douglas: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there has been a considerable increase in an occupied country where immunisation is compulsory?
Mr Francis Douglas: This Debate has covered a wide field and has attained a measure of unity because it has been actuated by concern about the future of our people after the war. I want to re-echo what my hon. Friend the Member for East Rhondda (Mr. Mainwaring) said. What the men in the Forces and the men in the factories are worried about is whether they will be able to get a job after the war and be able to...
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will permit consumers who are registered with shops which do not sell fish, to transfer their registrations to those which do, in view of the adoption by the latter of the practice of only selling fish to registered customers who are thereby able to obtain much larger supplies of fish than the generality of consumers?
Mr Francis Douglas: Is the Minister proposing to restrict the supplies to these dealers who are restricting the number of people whom they propose to serve?