Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Minister of Health how many playing fields have been provided by local authorities in each of the last five years; and what steps arc being taken by the Ministry to encourage local authorities to make such provision?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that cases have arisen where a doctor is compelled to take out a male servant licence for his chauffeur, while at the same time the chauffeur is compulsorily insurable in respect of unemployment; and whether he will consider taking steps to put an end to this anomaly?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: Does my right hon. and gallant Friend think it right that an employer should have to pay this tax and at the same time make contributions to unemployment insurance?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether the British Government were giving any support to the development of British trade in Turkey; and, if so, on what lines?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the losses suffered by cricket clubs on account of Entertainments Duty; and whether any such clubs can qualify for exemption from this tax under the regulation permitting exemption in the case of societies which do not operate for profit whose activities are concerned with the revival of national pastimes?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: In view of the fact that these clubs are not run for profit but for the encouragement of this great national game, does not my right hon. Friend think that they have a very good case, at any rate for an adjustment of tax, if not complete exemption?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: I beg to give notice that on Wednesday, 10th February, I shall call attention to the increased imports of manufactured goods and the adverse balance of trade, and move a Resolution.
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: I beg to second the Amendment. We are indebted to the hon. Member for Nelson and Colne (Mr. Silverman) for introducing the Motion. We cannot have too much Debate about the state of Lancashire and the industries of Lancashire, so serious is the position. It has been said that the Government are indifferent, but I hope to prove that the Government have been anything but indifferent, and to...
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: Is it not also of vital importance that the unanimous opinion of the two local authorities should be respected?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is now able to announce the constitution of the committee appointed to ascertain if a workable scheme can be devised for providing compensation for cardroom workers disabled by respiratory illness?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the difficulty caused to drivers of commercial vehicles in negotiating rotary traffic islands; and whether he will consider the desirability of advising that these islands should be constructed on a uniform system?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he will arrange for the flood lighting of public buildings on Saturday, 22nd May, in addition to Coronation week, so as to enable many thousands to see it who are visiting London on that day from Lancashire, where the Whitsuntide holiday takes place that week-end?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will be able to make any statement with regard to the action to be taken to assist the poultry industry in this country before the House rises for the Easter Recess?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: Can my right hon. Friend give an assurance that the earliest possible opportunity will be taken of improving the present unsatisfactory position?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that, in order to relieve the producer retailer, other producers have agreed to an amendment to the Milk Marketing Scheme, fixing the contribution of the former at 1½d. per gallon; and whether he can state when the Government's sanction will be given to this amendment?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is now able to announce the names of the committee to be appointed to inquire if a workable scheme can be devised for providing compensation for cardroom workers disabled by respiratory illness?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Home Secretary how the issue of gas-masks to the public is to be effected; whether these will be stored in all towns; and how, in a case of emergency, access to such stores will be arranged?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the difficult position of the poultry industry, he will consider the desirability of making more effiective use of the Poultry Advisory Committee, or of disbanding this body and making new arrangements whereby the views of the industry can be more effectively represented?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: Can the right hon. Gentleman say on how many occasions he has acted on the advice of this Committee in recent months?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is now able to announce the policy to be adopted with regard to the poultry industry?