Mrs Lucy Middleton: asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will take steps to equalise the prices of coal throughout the country.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: I am not concerned, in this Question, with the quality of coal but with the price of coal of comparable quality. Is my right hon. Friend aware that the calorific value of a ton of coal is equally the same in the north of England as it is in Plymouth, that wages are the same, and that there is no reason why Plymouth housewives should have to pay more for comparable coal?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Can my right hon. Friend do something for the housewives?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: asked the Minister of Food whether, in view of the fact that in some areas oranges have doubled in price since decontrol, he will now re-institute price control of this fruit which is important for young people.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the high prices since decontrol for wholly necessary or wholly desirable foods are causing alarm and despondency among the housewives of Great Britain; and will he turn one ear away from what his experts are telling him to listen to what is being said about this in the kitchens of Great Britain?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Is my right hon. Friend aware that in the Members' tea room and in the cafeteria last night some of the women members of the staff were working all the night through without any let-up at all, and does he not agree that these are not the sort of conditions we ought to see in this House?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: It was long before that.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: They are smaller producers.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Is my hon. Friend aware that the work that has been done under ship repairing schemes in the dockyard has been of a great social service; and that work has been done which could not have been done by outside commercial firms at the time that these schemes were undertaken?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: I have no piece to say.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is now in a position to make a statement on the incident of alleged sabotage to H.M. Submarine "Tallyho," occurring at Devonport Dockyard.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Can my hon. Friend tell us when a full report on this incident is likely to be forthcoming, and whether the somewhat alarming reports that have appeared in the local Press and in other sections of the Press about this incident have been justified by the inquiries made so far?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Will the hon. Member tell the House on what authority he says that the writer of the anonymous letter was known to the Labour Party sub-agent at Aberystwyth?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Will the hon. Member inform the House on what evidence he bases that presumption?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Those of us on this side of the House who, as my hon. Friend the Member for Itchen (Mr. Morley) said, have been struggling to get recognition of genuine, late war damage claims for some three years, welcome the fact that so large a number of Members on the other side of the House have associated themselves with us and have come to our assistance in this struggle. Even though the Motion of the...
Mrs Lucy Middleton: In the Motion to which I referred the phrase used is: where the claimant advised the local authority of the occurrence at the time, and the authority have a full record both of the damage and of repairs carried out by them.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Would my right hon. Friend make inquiries to see what percentage of nylon stockings in this country are of the fishnet or locknit variety? Would he do more to get that type of stocking on the home market?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Can my right hon. Friend say whether the policy suggested by Members opposite is in line with their policy of setting the people free?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: When my hon. Friend makes a statement to the House, will it include the incidents which have taken place at Devonport and about which I have put a question?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: While I welcome very cordially the exemption from development charge outlined in the Order, I should like to put one point of elucidation to my right hon. Friend. Paragraph 2 states that buildings in category (c) can be exempted from development charge Other than a building which sustains war damage in respect of which the War Damage Commission have determined that the war damage involved...