Sir Gifford Fox: A groundnut.
Sir Gifford Fox: asked the Minister of Agriculture the cost per head per week of persons in hostels under his control last month; and how this figure compares with the cost for the same period 12 months ago.
Sir Gifford Fox: Can the Minister say how the cost of food comes into those figures?
Sir Gifford Fox: What is the cost of food per week, separated from those figures?
Sir Gifford Fox: asked the Minister of Agriculture the cost of bread per week per head of people living in hostels under his control at the present time and a week prior to devaluation respectively.
Sir Gifford Fox: asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what instructions have been given to regional petroleum officers in cases of motor car owners losing their standard ration books or their petrol coupons through the fraud of a third party.
Sir Gifford Fox: asked the Minister of Food the number of gallons of milk used in the production of plastics and other commercial uses, respectively, during the last 12 months or any convenient period; what percentage this represents of the amount used for human consumption; and if he will divert the milk used for industrial purposes to provide an increased supply to the housewife.
Sir Gifford Fox: Are we to understand from that reply that milk of any description, after being processed for cheese, is used for plastics? Are plastics a byproduct of cheese?
Sir Gifford Fox: asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations how many cases so far have been brought to his attention of persons who have, until now been regarded as British subjects by birth, although born in India, who now find since the passing of the British Nationality Act, 1948, that they are neither citizens of the United Kingdom nor citizens of India and what action it is proposed to take...
Sir Gifford Fox: Will the Minister look carefully into a case if I send it to him?
Sir Gifford Fox: The hon. Gentleman was asked about the fishery protection vessels and the fact that there are now five instead of nine. Will he say something about that?
Sir Gifford Fox: Is the Minister aware that advertisements in telephone kiosks suggest to the public that 66 per cent of this equipment is being exported?
Sir Gifford Fox: Surely the public should not be misguided like this. They wonder why they cannot get this equipment and they are told it is for export; 66 per cent., when the Minister's figures are not as much as that.
Sir Gifford Fox: asked the Minister of Health what steps have been taken by his Department since the enactment of the Water Act, 1945, to assist amalgamations of water undertakings; and whether he has any new plans for accelerating developments of this character.
Sir Gifford Fox: Is the Minister aware that, until these surveys are completed, a great many people in rural areas are unable to get water?
Sir Gifford Fox: Has the Minister considered the electricity which would be saved if these lights were on every night by the fact that a large number of people would be out looking at them, and not using their electric fires and lights at home?
Sir Gifford Fox: I rise to support this Bill, and to say that I am not altogether in agreement with some of my hon. Friends. I feel that the Bill should be supported for two main reasons: first, to lower the death rate on the roads; and, secondly, because of the national economic aspect. I wonder how many hon. Members realise that if we all drive in the ordinary course from 18 years of age to 50 or 60, one in...
Sir Gifford Fox: surely if you schedule it as a trunk road, it is necessary to make a dual carriageway, and if so you must cut down trees?
Sir Gifford Fox: asked the Minister of Transport how many county councils have carried out his instructions for cutting down the number of roadmen and have completed the programme; and whether there is any change in his policy owing to the numerous protests from country districts.
Sir Gifford Fox: Is the Minister aware that county councils who have carried out his instructions promptly are suffering from this lack of roadmen, and that in consequence many roads are getting overgrown, particularly at blind corners, a state of affairs which may lead to accidents?