Dr Thomas Watts: Has the hon. Member attempted to show that the death of this man is in any way connected with vaccination?
Dr Thomas Watts: Is it not a fact that vaccination is intended as a protection against smallpox, and does not—
Dr Thomas Watts: I beg to give notice that, on going into Committee of Supply on the Civil Service Estimates, I shall call attention to the serious oatbreaks of Smallpox, and move a Resolution.
Dr Thomas Watts: The right hon. Gentleman ascribed this increase in travelling expenses to the extra sittings of the House in connection with the Emergency Regulations. If the Government, instead of issuing vouchers, which entail the payment of the full ordinary fare, purchased season tickets for Members—
Dr Thomas Watts: There would have been no need for a Supplementary Estimate, because in many cases a saving—
Dr Thomas Watts: I accept your ruling, and when the main Estimate comes up I shall raise the question again.
Dr Thomas Watts: I should not have intervened in this Debate if it had not been for the speeches which have been made from the Benches opposite. We have heard this describe6 as a pleasure trip and a joy ride. Is it a pleasure trip or a joy ride for a devoted mother or father to leave a young child a few months old? It is a noble act of self denial in the service of the country. I deprecate most strongly the...
Dr Thomas Watts: It has been described as a joy ride and a pleasure trip.
Dr Thomas Watts: 6. asked the President of the Board of Trade what action, if any, the Food Council intend to take in the case of those towns where they are satisfied from their investigations that excessive prices for meat are charged by the local butchers?
Dr Thomas Watts: Will the hon. Member give particulars of the profits made in the cotton trade?
Dr Thomas Watts: 25. asked the Minister of Health the number of children who attained the age of 12 months during the year 1926; the number of those in respect of whom the parents furnished a certificate of successful vaccination or a certificate of conscientious objection; the number of those whose parents did neither; and the number of prosecutions?
Dr Thomas Watts: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, if the Government were to arrange with the railway companies to supply Members with first-class season tickets instead of with vouchers chargeable at the full ordinary rate, they would save much money?
Dr Thomas Watts: Has the right hon. Gentleman any information as to the amount of the goods that were paid for, and the amounts owing when payment was repudiated by the Russians?
Dr Thomas Watts: I wish to say a few words in support of the Second Reading of this Bill, which I think is very necessary from the point of view of the protection of the public and for the improvement of the status and education of the architect's profession. There is no doubt that at the present time we live more or less in an age of quackery. There are many, people otherwise of average intelligence, who...
Dr Thomas Watts: Is it not a fact that the Stevenson restriction scheme has saved British rubber plantations from ruin and bankruptcy?
Dr Thomas Watts: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the types of cases in the last few months have been more virulent than any we have had for some time?
Dr Thomas Watts: May I ask how much of this 100 per cent. increase in cost is due to the high price which Lancashire has had to pay for coal, owing to the coal dispute?
Dr Thomas Watts: I am exceedingly sorry to take up the time of the Committee at this stage, but I have strong feelings on this matter. I am not concerned with the on or the off-licence; I am only concerned with the comfort of the people. An hon. Member who spoke earlier in the Debate referred to the value of whisky or brandy in the treatment of disease. When I was in active practice some years ago, I met with...
Dr Thomas Watts: Is my hon. Friend aware that from the curative point of view sanatorium treatment is practically almost useless, and does he consider that the results of this form of treatment justify the millions that we spend annually on the upkeep of these institutions?
Dr Thomas Watts: 47. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware of the manner in which the benefits resulting from the Stevenson restriction scheme are being curtailed by the smuggling of native rubber for export; and if he will take steps to stop it?