Sir Harold Sutcliffe: 29. asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the National Health Insurance Bill now before the House, he intends to make known to each one of the 200,000 persons affected thereby exactly what is proposed; and, if so, what steps to that end are being taken?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: 49. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the fact that Japan's imports into Tanganyika are still increasing; and whether, in view of the fact that Japan has now left the League of Nations, the terms of the mandate so far as tariffs are concerned are regarded as applying to her products
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: May I askwhether the British Government have drawn the attention of the League of Nations to the fact that Japan has resigned from the League but is still retaining all the benefits to be obtained by membership from these mandated territories?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: 29. asked the Minister of Transport whether he will consider the desirability of recommending to the railway authority concerned the electrification of the railway between Manchester, Oldham and Rochdale, the plans of which were completed by the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company several years ago, but for some reason were not proceeded with; and whether he will ascertain the...
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that this scheme is likely to be most remunerative and very beneficial to trade in a densely populated area?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: 52. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in order to allay the dissatisfaction which exists in the country, he will consider setting on foot an inquiry into the whole question of the basis of taxation of motor transport and the allocation of the sums derived therefrom?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: 51. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total amount actually paid by way of excess profits duty by the Lancashire cotton trade and the total amount which would have been paid by that trade as excess profits duty but for the fact that allowance was made as a set-off against subsequent losses?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: 80. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is in a position to make any statement with regard to the progress of the Cotton Industry Bill?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the uncertainty which exists among many insured persons as to the rights of becoming voluntary contributors in specific circumstances, he will instruct approved societies to exercise greater care in warning their members as to their rights and privileges under the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Acts?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the President of the Board of Trade the nature and the result of any negotiations between Bulgaria and ourselves for the improvement of our mutual trade relations on a reciprocal basis during the last two years?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: When the time is opportune, will the right hon. Gentleman start negotiations in order to see that the figures of trade between the two countries are improved?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Minister of Labour whether, in connection with the promised legislation bringing into insurance black-coated workers, he will suggest to the statutory committee the equal and simultaneous inclusion of managers, assistant managers, over-lookers, foremen, skilled workmen, etc., with a wage or salary exceeding the present limit of £250 a year?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Minister of Health the cost of making permanent the pensions of widows who lose their pension when their children attain the age of 16 and do not recover it until they are themselves 55 years of age?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: In view of the undoubted hardship which arises in many cases of this sort, will my right hon. Friend give this matter most serious consideration with a view to introducing legislation?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider the exemption from the Road Fund taxation of small ears which are the property of local nursing associations and are used solely by the nurses for visiting patients in their specified areas, in view of the fact that ambulances are exempted from such taxation?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: Can my right hon. Friend see any difference between a car which takes a nurse to a patient and an ambulance which takes a patient to a nurse?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can now make any statement regarding the question of dust in card rooms in the cotton industry?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Minister of Labour whether in connection with the revision of the cost-of-living index, he will state the number of trades, professions, or businesses in which wages at the present time fluctuate in accordance with such index; and whether in all those cases he proposes to secure evidence from those thus concerned?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the owners of dwelling-houses who are required by local authorities to incur capital expenditure to improve their property are permitted by his Department to include such expenditure on their Income Tax, Schedule A, Maintenance Claims, as an item in respect of which they can obtain relief?
Sir Harold Sutcliffe: Does not my right hon. Friend think the time has come to place them on the same footing as regards Income Tax?