Mrs Lucy Middleton: In view of the fact that certain recommendations of the Zachary Cope Report on auxiliary medical services are being stabilised by legislation passed before the House has had a chance of considering the Report, will my right hon. Friend make provision for the consideration of that Report at an early date?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he has now any further statement to make on the circumstances of the explosion which took place on board of ammunition ship "Bedenham" at Gibraltar.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Can my hon. Friend give an explicit assurance that the trouble connected with the ship did not arise while it was being loaded at Bullpoint, Plymouth?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: While regretting the necessity for the Chancellor's statement, may I ask him whether he is aware that the vast majority of women in this country would regard as his prime responsibility and that of the Government the large number of housewives in the lower income group, who are facing very heavy family responsibilities?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Will my right hon. Friend say how many of these closed or demolished dwellings have been developed under private enterprise and how many under municipalities?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Is my right hon. Friend able to inform the House when we shall be having a debate on the Beveridge Committee's Report on the B.B.C.?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: This is not the first occasion on which my hon. Friend the Member for Southampton, Itchen (Mr. Morley) and I have spoken in the House on the problem of the blitzed towns, and I am sure that we both hope that this may be the last occasion on which we shall have to bring the problem of these areas to the notice of the Government. In the few moments available to me there are some additional...
Mrs Lucy Middleton: But it must have relation to rate liabilities.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: That is not the highest year. The highest year was 1940–42, when the product of a penny rate in Plymouth was £7,657.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: No, £6,953.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: asked the Minister of Local Government and Planning how it is intended to make allocations of capital investment for the reconstruction of bomb destroyed towns.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: In thanking my right hon. Friend for his interest in this matter, not only in his present office but ever since 1945, may I ask him whether he will take steps to see that when structures are completed the resources of labour are not distributed and used on less essential projects? Will he keep in close contact with local authorities to that end so that the work may go on as speedily as the...
Mrs Lucy Middleton: May I ask the hon. Member if he is himself a member of a Co-operative society and whether he has tried the Co-operative way of cutting the cost of living?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Supported by the Tories.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: What about all the propaganda?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: How long have I been active in politics?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Can my right hon. and learned Friend say how many claims have been made under the hardship scheme and what proportion have been rejected?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: would my right hon. Friend say whether the tax free resettlement grant will be the same for women as for men when they have given comparable service and are of comparable rank?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Where would the building labour come from to utilise all the allowances up to £250?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: In most parts.