Mr Francis Douglas: What do they say it is due to?
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Minister of Pensions in how many cases have pensions been refused in respect of persons discharged from, or dying while, serving in the forces as a result of diseases from which they were free when they entered the service; and in how many of such cases has the refusal been upon the ground that the disease was of unknown or of constitutional origin.
Mr Francis Douglas: Can the Minister give an estimate of the number of persons involved?
Mr Francis Douglas: Not the information for which I have asked here.
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Lord President of the Council whether the research conducted by the Medical Research Council has yielded any information about the causes of catarrhal jaundice.
Mr Francis Douglas: What reparation is to be made to this man for the assault committed on him?
Mr Francis Douglas: Do the figures for June cover casualties caused by piloted aircraft, as well as those caused by flying bombs?
Mr Francis Douglas: The problem of the blitzed areas is certainly one of extreme urgency and high priority, but that must have been obvious to the Government for more than three years past. That problem is, indeed, part of the problem of planning. Unless the plan is made a comprehensive one, looking at the whole area of the city which is being dealt with, it cannot possibly be an adequate one. Therefore, I am...
Mr Francis Douglas: I do not think the hon. Member is contradicting what I say. I am pointing out that planning carried out by means of public purchase of land under existing conditions, or under the proposals which the right hon. Gentleman has placed before the House, is very likely to result in burdens of an extremely heavy character being imposed upon the ratepayers. When I was interrupted I was going to say...
Mr Francis Douglas: The Minister said that the amendment to the Royal Warrant made last October, shifting the onus of proof from the claimant to the Minister, had effected a revolution with regard to pensions. I want to point out to the Minister and the Parliamentary Secretary, as I have done already by correspondence, that there is a counterrevolution taking place in the Ministry; that the benefit of that...
Mr Francis Douglas: The Royal Warrant has laid down very clearly that where the man has gone into the Army and has been certified as fit, and subsequently meets with his death, or is incapacitated, a certificate has to be given that his disease or disability has been owing to his service unless evidence is given to the contrary, and the Royal Warrant also lays down that the benefit of any reasonable doubt has to...
Mr Francis Douglas: Would the right hon. Gentleman say whether the consuming power of the lender would be reduced?
Mr Francis Douglas: But that is the basis of my question. Is there any reason why the consuming power of the lender should not be reduced?
Mr Francis Douglas: Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether the converse is not true at the time money is being accumulated by the Treasury?
Mr Francis Douglas: Is not the right hon. Gentleman's interpretation of the meaning of the Motion on the Order Paper a breach of faith?
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the small volume of strawberries reaching the consumer through retailers; to what extent it is estimated that this is due to preemption by expensive restaurants and black market purchases; and what steps he is taking in the matter.
Mr Francis Douglas: Is the Minister aware that in the Borough market yesterday morning all the strawberries were labelled "Sold"?
Mr Francis Douglas: I congratulate the hon. Lady upon having raised this matter to-day. It is good that the consciences of some Members of Parliament trouble them occasionally, and that they want to find out why they made mistakes in the past. If the publication of the documents is not sufficiently complete, to give Members of this House and the public generally a clear picture of the information which was in...
Mr Francis Douglas: The House is certainly unanimous about the need for the provision of a proper water supply for every home in the country. By proper water supply I mean one which is pure, which is brought into the home, and which is constant at all times of the year. It emerges clearly from the Debate that the House is concerned whether what is contained in this Bill will achieve that object. At first sight...
Mr Francis Douglas: With respect, is it not in Order to suggest that some things which are omitted from the Bill might be included?