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Written Answers

Volume 480: debated on Tuesday 31 October 1950

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Written Answers To Questions

Tuesday, 31st October, 1950

Royal Mint (Zinc Consumption)

asked the Minister of Supply what tonnage of zinc was consumed by the Royal Mint during 1949; what tonnage during the first nine months of 1950; and what allocation per month they now receive.

I have been asked to reply. The Royal Mint consumed 150 tons of zinc in 1949, and 41 tons during the first nine months of 1950. The present allocation is 11 tons a month.

Parking Places (London)

asked the Minister of Transport if he will schedule cul-de-sacs in London which are publicly lighted as parking places, so that motorists may take advantage of the no light concession of motor-car parks.

I will bear in mind the possibility of adopting this suggestion in particular cases, t many cul-de-sacs are unsuitable for use as parking places.

Government Departments

Publication "Report To Women"

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to whom His Majesty's Stationery Office circulates "Report to Women"; why; and what is the annual cost to the taxpayer.

"Report to Women" was first issued last June, in answer to requests from women's voluntary organisations for a document giving background information on economic subjects of interest to women. It is issued only on request, largely to the office-bearers of 14 women's organisations. The circulation has increased from 1,000 to 9,000 since June, and is rising. The monthly cost of duplication and distribution is £38 for the present circulation.


asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will make a return of the number of foreigners who have been admitted to this country since 1930, who have been, or are employed in various Government Departments and establishments, indicating, respectively, those who have been granted British nationality and the year in which such concession was granted; and, where such persons have changed their names, indicating the original name and country of origin.

This information is not available centrally. Moreover, it would be impossible now to collect it about any such people, alien or naturalised, who, having been employed as temporary civil servants, are no longer employed in the Civil Service. As regards any such aliens, and any such ex-aliens now naturalised, who are currently employed or who were one time employed on a permanent basis, the information could not be collected without an inordinate expenditure of time and labour.