Major Abraham Lyons: In view of the great dissatisfaction that exists against this manifest bad working, would my right hon. Friend consider taking powers to deal with these cases and give the parents of all Service men a flat-rate pension automatically?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has issued, or intends to issue, any recommendations or instructions to all Colonial Governments with regard to arrangements for the retraining and suitable employment of European and non-European disabled Service men.
Major Abraham Lyons: I take it that the right hon. and gallant Gentleman will see that his answer gets publicity in the required quarters?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will now arrange for the selection and appointment in the early post-war period of an organiser with wide and appropriate experience, for the further development of cottage and rural industries in the African Colonies.
Major Abraham Lyons: Does the right hon. and gallant Gentleman expect the information fairly soon?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the President of the Board of Trade what scheme he has in operation, or is to be in operation, in connection with a coupons float for the relief of retail traders who suffer from coupon loss through price or quality reduction of stocked goods.
Major Abraham Lyons: Has my right hon. and gallant Friend seen the statement made by the chairman of Lewis's Ltd. that when the scheme is in operation they will get the benefit of it? Will my right hon. and gallant Friend take care that the small retailer who cannot set-off for depreciation, will get a proper share?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will set up in East Africa as soon as circumstances permit, regional research stations for fresh water and marine fisheries, respectively; and whether Nyasaland, Northern Rhodesia and the Seychelles will be brought into any such schemes.
Major Abraham Lyons: Will the Minister nor ask the Department to speed up this matter, because the delay is a little alarming?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether be will appoint a committee to inquire into the desirability of having one common currency for Great Britain and her Colonies.
Major Abraham Lyons: Have the countries and the Colonies concerned been asked their views on this matter?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, as an economy effort, he will establish a malaria research and survey institute for the Central African Colonies, on the lines of the one in India, to be financed by the Colonial Research Fund, or one each for West and East Africa, respectively.
Major Abraham Lyons: Does not my hon. Friend think this matter so pressing that it ought to be dealt with more speedily?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can give an assurance that to mitigate the ravages of malaria among troops of all races in South-east Asia there exists the closest co-ordination of effort and invention between the medical authorities in the South-western Pacific and South-eastern Asian operational zones; and what steps have been taken to stimulate and co-ordinate continuous...
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport (1) in view of the complaints that have been made in connection with the operation of the Road Haulage Scheme of his Department, what steps have been, or are being, taken to consult with the road haulage industry through the Standing Joint Committee of the national organisations so as to effect improvements; (2) what action...
Major Abraham Lyons: Is it not a fact that the trade organisations themselves have given case after case in which there has been waste of money? Is the Department taking any steps to meet this position?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport, how many persons now or formerly connected with the firm of Transport Services, Limited, are, or have been, in positions under the Road Haulage Scheme of his Department and the number salaried thereunder; and what number are in receipt of remuneration from that firm whilst holding such position in the scheme.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the position arising in various parts of the country by the arbitrary action of licensees in closing, periodically, their licensed premises as they think fit; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can now make a statement on the question of double summer time for this year.
Major Abraham Lyons: Would the right hon. Gentleman be able to answer the question on a day during the next Series of Sittings?