Mr Wilfred Wellock: In view of the adverse vote on that issue, will not the Government reconsider it?
Mr Wilfred Wellock: I have been very interested to discover the real reason why the hon. Member for Penrith (Mr. Dixey) is supporting this part of the Bill. Apparently in order to salve his conscience, in voting for this part of the Bill he has to throw the unemployment issue into an abstraction. I warn him that if, during the next few months, he has to appear before his electors, while 1,000,000 of the...
Mr Wilfred Wellock: 2. asked the Secretary of State for India if he is in a position to say what steps the Government of India are taking, or propose to take, in regard to carrying out the recommendations of the Whitley Commission?
Mr Wilfred Wellock: In view of the very large number of recommendations in the report, will the right hon. Gentleman consider suggesting to the Government of India the allocation of a highly-placed civil servant to deal with these recommendations?
Mr Wilfred Wellock: I do not mean an additional civil servant, but the allocation of a member of the existing Civil Service for this purpose. Will the right hon. Gentleman consider that suggestion?
Mr Wilfred Wellock: Can the right hon. Gentleman say how long the trial is expected to last or give any estimate of the time?
Mr Wilfred Wellock: 27. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the result of his inquiries as to whether a number of schools erected and supported by Africans in the Kyambu district of Kenya have been closed down in recent years?
Mr Wilfred Wellock: 9. asked the Minister of Labour what is the éstimated number of unemployed workers which the new condition for obtaining standard benefit. will deprive of such benefit?
Mr Wilfred Wellock: 67. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any steps are being taken in British Colonies and Dependencies to carry out the recommendations of the report of the commission of inquiry into the control of opium consumption in the Far East?
Mr Wilfred Wellock: 3. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can state, as a result of recent events in Germany, what restrictions as to the amount of foreign currency visitors to, or passing through, Germany may carry have been laid down or are contemplated?
Mr Wilfred Wellock: 16. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that a number of native schools in the Kyambu district of Kenya, provided out of native moneys, were closed down several years ago; on what grounds this action was taken: and whether it is intended to reopen these schools in the near future?
Mr Wilfred Wellock: 23. asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that dissatisfaction exists with respect to the hospital accommodation for non-Europeans in Kuala Lumpur, Federated Malay States; and whether it is proposed to take steps to remove this grievance?
Mr Wilfred Wellock: 32. asked the Minister of Transport whether, with respect to loans to electricity undertakings on special terms, it is a condition that British materials only shall be used; and whether any steps are taken to see that excessive prices are not charged for such materials?
Mr Wilfred Wellock: Is my right hon. Friend aware that many of the firms producing these materials are paying from 15 to 35 per cent., and will he not inquire into that aspect of the question?
Mr Wilfred Wellock: 7. asked the Secretary of State for India what steps the Government of India proposes to take with a view to securing the application of the recommendations of the Whitley Commission on Labour?
Mr Wilfred Wellock: 3. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs if he has been notified as to whether the Government of Southern Rhodesia proposes to ratify the Convention on Forced Labour?
Mr Wilfred Wellock: 34. asked the Minister of Health the number of houses which the Halesowen Urban District Council proposed to erect under the Housing Act, 1924, and the Slum Clearance Act, 1930, in the present five-year period; whether a revised programme has since been sent in; and, if so, what are the new proposals?
Mr Wilfred Wellock: 51. asked the Minister of Health the average superficial area and the average price of A-type non-parlour houses in direct labour schemes and in contracts let by local authorities in England and Wales during 1930?
Mr Wilfred Wellock: I appreciate very much the speech of the hon. Member for Colchester (Mr. O. Lewis) in which he has sought to arrive at an accommoda- tion in regard to the Officers Training Corps, but I think it must be admitted that the difference between us is fundamental. There has taken place during the last few years a tremendous change in public opinion in this country in regard to militarism. A large...
Mr Wilfred Wellock: Precisely the same statement was made some three years ago by the late Minister of War. That being the case, I think it is very significant of the times, and it shows that we must prepare our mind and policies for a new kind of attitude on this very important question. Before I sit down, I should like to say a few words on disarmament and the reduction of man-power. The Minister of War said...