Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Home Secretary the number of meetings which have been held by the committee appointed to investigate the possibilities of the provision of a plan for granting compensation to cardroom workers in the cotton industry who are disabled by respiratory illness; what evidence has been taken; and when the report of this committee may be expected?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether the salary scales of physical training instructors in elementary and secondary schools still compare unfavourably with those of other members of the teaching staffs; and whether, in view of the desirability of raising the status of physical training instruction, he will arrange for the salary scales of the physical training...
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education what progress has been made under the Physical Training and Recreation Act with the commencement of the Physical Training College?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Minister of Labour when he anticipates that the report of the committee which is investigating the question of annual holidays with pay will be available?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: Can my right hon. Friend give any idea when he expects to receive the report?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that many employers would be ready to make concessions with regard to the participation by their staffs in Territorial training but for the financial loss involved; and whether, in these circumstances, arrangements can be made to enable these employers or firms to obtain some Income Tax rebate which would be an adequate set-off against...
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: Will the right hon. Gentleman give this matter serious consideration?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Minister of Pensions what was the average age of fully-pensioned men who died during 1936 and 1937, respectively; and in how many of these cases pensions were granted to their widows?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Home Secretary when the committee appointed in March, 1937, to investigate the effect of dust in cardrooms on workers in the cotton industry will make its report?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to President. Roosevelt's warning to Japan with regard to American trade with China; and whether, in the circumstances, he will associate himself with American action in this matter, with the object of equally protecting British trade?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: I beg to give notice that, on this day fortnight, I shall call attention to the need of an active policy for the development of the Export Trade, and move a Resolution.
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: I beg to move, That, in view of the urgent need to promote our overseas trade and guard against any undue increase in the adverse balance of payments, this House welcomes the recent statements by the President of the Board of Trade, as to the intention of the Government to assist the basic exporting industries, and is of the opinion that particular regard should be had to the desirability of...
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: I carefully went on to say that it would require time to see how it would turn out, and I was cautious in regard to any figures as to results.
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: Will my right hon. Friend do his best to see that this legislation has an early place?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department in what instances during the past 10 years there have been infringements of most-favourednation clauses in connection with trade agreements between foreign countries; and what protests have been made in each case by His Majesty's Government?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can now give an undertaking that, in the event of a substantial measure of approval being forthcoming for the draft of the Cotton Industry Enabling Bill from the interests concerned, he will arrange for the introduction of the Bill into Parliament at an early date after the Christmas Recess?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the present low price of cocoa and the adverse effect which this is having on the British cotton textile export trade, he will consider whether any remedial effects can be achieved by increasing the quantities of cocoa which are being stored in this country under the scheme for increasing the food reserves of the country against...
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: Will my right hon. Friend say whether there is any alternative plan in view for meeting the situation due to the low price of cocoa?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the President of the Board of Trade what has been the value of sugar imported from foreign countries during the past five years; how this amount was divided among the principal supplying countries; and whether, in the case of any of these countries, arrangements have been made that they shall take an increased import of British cotton textile goods in return for the continued large...
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can make any statement with regard to the proposed Cotton Industry Enabling Bill?