Mr Roland Robinson: 39. asked the Prime Minister the nature of the body which will conduct the inquiry into the balance of trade; what will be its terms of reference; and when the names of the appointed Members will be announced?
Mr Roland Robinson: Will the right hon. Member say whether the usual rule of Cabinet secrecy will apply, and whether the House will be deprived of complete knowledge of the facts and discussions on that subject?
Mr Roland Robinson: 69 and 70. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether His Majesty's Government will take the necessary steps to subdivide its holding so as to use its maximum voting power at future meetings of the Suez Canal Company in favour of an investigation into the management of the company in order to bring about a reduction in the expenses of management and a reduction of the canal tolls; (2)...
Mr Roland Robinson: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the canal dues on certain essential ores amount to 30 per cent. of the price of the ores f.o.b. at the British port and that, because of that excessive hardship, British firms have had to close down.
Mr Roland Robinson: 33. asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the scientific investigations made by foreign police experts into the analysis of dust as a factor in crime detection; in particular, whether he is aware of the work of Dr. Edmond Locard, of Lyon; and whether the Metropolitan Police have adopted or investigated the methods advocated, and with what results, in any recent crimes?
Mr Roland Robinson: Do I understand that the Metropolitan Police have been making tests with a device constructed to the designs of Dr. SÕderman and Dr. Heuberger as recommended in Dr. Locard's book?
Mr Roland Robinson: I rise to address this House for the first time as a new and young Member, conscious of the great traditions which have been maintained in this Chamber throughout past years, and with the sincere hope that whatever words may fall from my lips will be in keeping with the dignity of the House. We are entering an age in which the old order is giving way to the new. An old fiscal system, allied...
Mr Roland Robinson: 64. asked the Minister of Transport what purpose is served by the hoods fixed above the coloured lights on the traffic-control standards in the West End of London; whether the present design is of a temporary character; and, if so, whether he will arrange for the selection of an artistic design by open competition for permanent fixtures?
Mr Roland Robinson: 65. asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the present system of traffic control by means of three coloured lights is confusing to motorists and dangerous to pedestrians owing to the filtration of traffic which occurs while the warning light is showing; whether any tests have been made in this country of the two-light system at present in operation in New York; and whether...
Mr Roland Robinson: 3. asked the Secretary of State for India what export duties are in force in India; and whether, since their imposition, the export of raw materials to Great Britain has increased or decreased?
Mr Roland Robinson: Is it the intention of His Majesty's Government that these duties should be removed sometime in the future in the interests of Empire economic unity?
Mr Roland Robinson: 23. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state in which of the colonies, protectorates, and mandated territories there are export duties in force and in respect of what commodities; and whether, seeing that these duties tend to hinder the export of such commodities to the United Kingdom, he will bring this question before the forthcoming Imperial Conference at Ottawa?
Mr Roland Robinson: 47. asked the Postmaster-General whether he is now in a position to state why postmasters are prohibited from giving receipts for purchases of postage stamps to a lesser value than £25; and whether, with a view to obviating the inconvenience in auditing the books of business firms and the prevention of possible abuses, he will consider amending the Regulations so as to bring the practice...
Mr Roland Robinson: 45. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has any information as to whether the Import Duties Advisory Committee proposes to adjourn at any time during the summer; and, if so, at what date arid for how long?
Mr Roland Robinson: 46. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that the slow rate at which the recommendations of the Import Duties Advisory Committee are being issued is adversely affecting the trade of the country, he proposes to appoint further commissioners?
Mr Roland Robinson: Is the right hon. and gallant Member aware that in many cases industries have made representations to the committee, in some cases for raising the tariff and in others for lowering it, and that the only information they have received in the course of months has been that the committee is considering the matter?
Mr Roland Robinson: 47. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is yet in a position to state the terms upon which the issue of National Savings Certificates will be resumed?
Mr Roland Robinson: Will the Financial Secretary bear in mind the importance to working-class investors of an early resumption of the issue of National Savings Certificates; and can he say how soon they will be issued once again?
Mr Roland Robinson: 14. asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that transitional payment is on a lower scale to people living in common lodging-houses than to those living in other lodgings; and on what grounds this distinction is made?
Mr Roland Robinson: 22. asked the Home Secretary whether any steps have yet been taken to set up a film institute under the Sunday Entertainments Act?