Results 81–100 of 271 for speaker:Mr Charles Peat

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Packaging Pails (Control) ( 8 Jun 1943)

Mr Charles Peat: Yes, Sir. These Orders are being consolidated and simplified.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Packaging Pails (Control) ( 8 Jun 1943)

Mr Charles Peat: I cannot answer that question.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Giant Tyres (Anti-Adhesive Preparations) ( 8 Jun 1943)

Mr Charles Peat: No, Sir. While the use of anti-adhesive preparations is encouraged, I do not think there are sufficient grounds for making it obligatory.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agricultural Tools (Shortage) (13 Apr 1943)

Mr Charles Peat: The shortages of agricultural tools in Berkshire are expected to be rectified in time for hay harvest. These tools are distributed to ironmongers throughout the country in quantities having direct relation to the current cropping programme of the Ministry of Agriculture. The fact that Italian prisoners of war are working on the land should not affect the position, as land workers are normally...

Oral Answers to Questions — Agricultural Tools (Shortage) (13 Apr 1943)

Mr Charles Peat: We are taking immediate steps to put that right.

Flax Growing (11 Mar 1943)

Mr Charles Peat: Some 350 farmers in Northamptonshire will be growing flax this year under contract for the Ministry of Supply on about 5,500 acres. Flax is also being grown under contract by some 5,000 farmers in other parts of Great Britain.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cartridge Dies (Price) (23 Feb 1943)

Mr Charles Peat: From the information given, it is not possible to identify the transactions referred to. If the hon. Member will let me have details, including the name and address of the contractors or sub-contractors concerned, the matter will be investigated.

Oral Answers to Questions — Cartridge Dies (Price) (23 Feb 1943)

Mr Charles Peat: I cannot undertake to see that it is returned, but we will go into the cost.

Oral Answers to Questions — Basket Making Materials (Blind Workers) (18 Feb 1943)

Mr Charles Peat: I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to a Question on this subject by the hon. Member for Cheltenham (Mr. Lipson) on 27th January, 1943. The special arrangements for avoiding loss of livelihood by blind workers are also applicable to disabled ex-Service men.

Oral Answers to Questions — Basket Making Materials (Blind Workers) (18 Feb 1943)

Mr Charles Peat: That is precisely what we are doing.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Industrial Diamonds (Price) (10 Nov 1942)

Mr Charles Peat: I have been asked to reply. So far as I am aware, no such agreement has been entered into. As regards the second part of the Question, information is not available, having regard to the varied nature of the goods.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Industrial Diamonds (Price) (10 Nov 1942)

Mr Charles Peat: Yes, we have control, but in no case do we purchase them.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce: Industrial Diamonds (Price) (10 Nov 1942)

Mr Charles Peat: That is another question.

Oral Answers to Questions — Rags, Ropes and String (Salvage). (16 Jul 1942)

Mr Charles Peat: An Order, which comes into force on 20th July, has been made under the Defence Regulations prohibiting the destruction, abandonment or mixing with refuse of any rag, rope or string, or any article made wholly or mainly from such materials. Directions were issued to local authorities in November last year, requiring them to maintain or see maintained in their districts an efficient service for...

Oral Answers to Questions — Bombed Houses (Verminous Timber). ( 7 Jul 1942)

Mr Charles Peat: I understand that some timber from bombed houses has been used in the manufacture of furniture. The standing instructions of the Ministry of Home Security already direct that verminous timber shall be burned on the site.

Oral Answers to Questions — Fuel and Power.: Timber. (18 Jun 1942)

Mr Charles Peat: The available labour is fully required for felling timber required for manufacture or use as pit props, but the Home Grown Timber Production Department of the Ministry of Supply is co-operating with the Ministry of Fuel and Power to make waste wood available for use as fuel.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply.: Scrap Metal Salvage. (21 May 1942)

Mr Charles Peat: Yes, Sir. The weekly tonnages required for maintaining the output of steel are very large, and it is only by the most intensive collection by the Ministry of Works and Buildings of all the available material for scrap that this production can be maintained.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply.: Low-Grade Phosphate Deposits. (21 May 1942)

Mr Charles Peat: The production of ground basic slag has been substantially increased during the war, and it is proposed to instal additional grinding plant to treat the total quantity of suitable slag available. Steps have been taken in collaboration with the Ministry of Food to secure the maximum collection of bones, which are used for fertilizers and feeding-stuffs. In addition, the practicability in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply.: Low-Grade Phosphate Deposits. (21 May 1942)

Mr Charles Peat: Yes, Sir; we are considering that, and we are on the point of coming to a decision. In fact the day before yesterday we had a meeting with Professor Hawkins, of Reading University, and I hope to be able to announce what the decision is in the course of a few days.


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