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Colonel Sir John Jarvis: I beg to second the Amendment to the proposed Amendment. I ask the Chancellor to reconsider his decision on this matter. I have been working in a depressed area with companies which had no prewar standing but have been doing quite a large amount of work, not paying dividends but building up reserves for a rainy day which might come after the end of the war. We re-reived encouragement from...
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: Upon a wise solution of our unemployment pokey depends much of the prosperity of our land in the years that are coming, and, what is perhaps more important, the happiness of our people. I share the views of the hon. Member for Leigh (Mr. Tinker), when he said in the Debate yesterday: To me, the national assets are the human beings in the country. They are the assets and they have to be looked...
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: Will the right hon. Gentleman give the figures beyond 1937—say 1938 and 1939?
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: Will the right hon. Gentleman disseminate this information to the troops, as there is no doubt that it is correct?
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of men of military age being employed by the War Damage Commission in war-time posts; and whether it will be possible to use the part-time services of older men to do the work?
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is now satisfied that the troops are getting the best and latest films from the Kinema Renters Association upon satisfactory financial terms?
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is now in a position to state that the restrictions upon showing films to the troops, within two miles of a cinema, have been with drawn?
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: Can my right hon. Friend say whether generally operating sets will be provided quickly so that advantage can be taken of this very satisfactory arrangement?
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is satisfied that all branches of the Army now have their full quota of up-to-date cinemas and that satisfactory arrangements have been made with existing cinema proprietors whereby no irksome restrictions will prevent films being exhibited to the troops?
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a young officer, whose name has been forwarded to him, was commissioned in the 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment, in January last, and given embarkation leave; that he overstayed his leave and communicated with his Department registering objection to serving overseas; that he was permitted to resign his commission and take work on a...
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in view of the increasing dissatisfaction of home fruit producers at being asked to part with their own fruit for the making of jam, which they are not permitted to consume, he will consider a proposal whereby such growers, upon sending a reasonable proportion of their produce to the collecting centres, shall receive vouchers...
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: Does the Minister recognise the importance of doing something to see that we use all the soft fruit, and will he consider some simple and practicable scheme whereby producers can make some of their own fruit into jam?
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that 10 officers have been removed from Oflag VII. C/H and sent to a Stalag camp in Posen 21/10; and whether he knows of any reason for this transfer to an inferior camp?
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: Does my hon. Friend agree that the continued good treatment of German prisoners in this country depends upon reciprocity?
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider providing a sufficient number of full-sized mobile cinema units for every division in Britain during the coming winter, operated by their own military staffs?
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: asked the Secretary of State for War, whether he will consent to the formation of additional regimental bands, and arrange for them to play, not only at fixed centres, but in the streets of our towns?
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: asked the Home Secretary whether he will now permit the church bells of England to ring again?
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that most of the unused capacity has no seating or lavatory accommodation?
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: Would it not be much better if they abolished the tram cars?
Colonel Sir John Jarvis: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the Import Duties on steel rolls were removed on 3rd July last; why the order giving effect to this was not brought to the notice of the House; whether he is aware that the result will be to give a preference to American roll makers, although rolls of equal, and even better, quality than those made in America are now being manufactured in England,...