Mrs Lucy Middleton: Can my right hon. Friend do something for the housewives?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Will my right hon. Friend consider giving the House an opportunity of debating the Report of the Working Party on the building industry?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Can my hon. Friend give the House any indication of the date by which these claims are likely to be settled? Hon. Members on both sides of the House, particularly those representing naval ports, are getting considerable correspondence about it.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: asked the Minister of Works what steps he proposes to take to stop the drift of building and civil engineering labour from housing and urgent reconstruction projects to less essential repair and maintenance work; and whether he is assured that the £100 limit for unlicensed repair and maintenance work is not being grossly exceeded in many instances
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Is not my right hon. Friend aware that in some cases local authorities are finding it impossible to build up to their allocation of houses because of the drift away of labour? Is he prepared to take steps to stop that?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Can my right hon. Friend tell me whether there is any estimate of the amount of non-licensed work which is being done?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: asked the Minister of Works how many projects sponsored by Departments of State and concerned with reconstruction in the cities of Bristol, Coventry, Hull, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Southampton and Swansea, respectively, and in the City and County of London, were awaiting licence by his Department on 1st April last; and what is the total sum of capital expenditure involved for each of...
Mrs Lucy Middleton: I understood from the answer to that Question that my right hon. Friend was talking only about schemes that came before his Department directly, and not schemes sponsored by other Ministries. I put this further Question down to get an overall figure of reconstruction projects, of both schemes he directs and those which come to him sponsored by other Ministries.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Is it not a fact that this organisation contains not only women who are affiliated to a political party but representatives of trade unions and representatives of Co-operative organisations? Is it not desirable that those bodies should be represented on these Councils?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Is it not a fact that all this bother this afternoon might have been avoided if the advice of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Woodford (Mr. Churchill) had been taken at the time when he advocatcd the nationalisation of the railways in the early part of the century?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: asked the Minister of Works how many projects concerned with major reconstruction in the cities of Bristol, Coventry, Hull, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Southampton and Swansea, respectively, were awaiting decision by his Department or 31st March last.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: asked the Minister of Works what percentages of the available building and civil engineering labour force in each of the cities of Bristol, Coventry, Hull, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Southampton and Swansea are engaged on housebuilding, central reconstruction and repair and maintenance of existing premises, respectively.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Can my right hon. Friend give to the House an indication of the trend in respect of the use of building labour?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning how many applications to develop land received by the Central Land Board have fallen into abeyance.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Is my right hon. Friend aware that land is being offered for development purposes far in excess of existing use value and will he inquire into the matter to see what can be done and inquire particularly to see whether local authorities can give help by purchasing land by compulsory acquisition where development is necessary?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Will my right hon. Friend take steps to see that housewives are not held to ransom by the prices charged?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: I shall not follow the hon. Member for Bodmin (Mr. Marshall) in what he has said except to reinforce the reference which he made to Admiralty development in Devonport o the whole of the City of Plymouth will welcome any announcement that the Civil Lord feels able to make on that subject tonight. I want to speak about one or two other matters, though I shall not detain the House long. I think...
Mrs Lucy Middleton: My reason for raising the matter was to get efficiency. not civilianisation or navalisation; it is simply a matter of their rendering maximum service to the State.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: asked the Minister of Health whether he will take steps to bring to the notice of the general public the facts about the nation's health contained in a recent publication of the British Medical Association, either by the publication of these as a White Paper or by some other suitable means.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: In view of the fact that people were, unfortunately, denied access to this information during the recent election, would it not be as well to see that it is easily available to the electorate on a similar occasion?