Written Answers To Questions
Friday, 17th November, 1950
Commodities (Price Controls)
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give a list of articles and commodities which he has freed from price control, showing the price before de-control and the present price.
I am sending to my hon. Friend a list of the price controls
|Commodity.||Prices as percentages of January, 1948 price.|
|Date when price control was withdrawn||Average for month preceding date shown in Col. 2.||Average for month of October, 1950|
|Rags for paper-making||…||20. 2.50||100·0||152·2|
|Japanese raw silk||…||1.11.48||84·3||170·4|
|East African sisal||…||1. 1.49||108·9||177·4|
|Imported hides||…||2. 1.50||100·6||145·5|
|Native cow hides||…||1. 7.50||125·0||159·4|
|Native ox hides||…||1. 7.50||122·6||157·2|
|Native calf-skins||…||1. 7.50||144·4||238·7|
|Waste paper||…||20. 2.50||100·0||101·8|
|Non-utility serge cloth||…||1. 5.50||148·6||176·3|
|Worsted weaving yarn||…||1. 5.50||162·6||230·5|
|Botany weaving yarn||…||1. 5.50||157·8||228·7|
|Cross-bred weaving yarn||…||1. 5.50||125·4||292·5|
|Cotton yarns||…||27. 4.49||123·0||199·7|
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the number of vacancies, the number of candidates, the number who failed in the written examination, the number who failed in the interview and the number appointed as cadets at the recent in the Board of Trade field which have been lifted at various dates since 1st January, 1948. For those commodities shown in the list which are represented in the Board of Trade Wholesale Price Index, the changes in prices from the month before de-control to October last are indicated by the following percentages of the January, 1948 prices:September entry under the new Dartmouth Scheme; and if he will give a list of successful candidates' schools.
Details of the September entry under the new Dartmouth Scheme are given below:
|Entries to Dartmouth under new scheme of entry at age 16.|
|(September 1950 entry)|
|Number of vacancies.|
|Supply and Secretariat Branch||…||3|
|Number entered as cadets.|
|Supply and Secretariat Branch||…||2|
|Total number entered||…||24|
|Number of applicants||…||238|
|Number who sat the examination||…||233|
|Number who failed the examination||…||167|
|Number who failed the interview||…||40|
List of schools of 24 successful candidates.
Aberdeen Grammar School; Ardingly College; Ashton Grammar School, Dunstable; Beaumont College; Bedford School; Brentwood School; City of London School; Crypt Grammar School; Eton College; Fettes College; H.M.S. FISGARD (R.N. Artificers' Training Establishment, Torpoint); Harrow County School; Kelly College; Lancing College; Leeds Grammar School; Maidstone Grammar School; Mount St. Mary's College; Rochdale Municipal High School; Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe; Royal Hospital School, Holbrook; Rugby School St. Edward's School, Oxford; Sherborne School; Wycliffe College.
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty how many colliery workers have joined the Royal Navy since 1st January, 1950; and how many have been called up as reservists.
I regret that the figures required are not available.
Broadcasting (Spanish Radio Interference)
asked the Postmaster-General what arrangements have been made with Spain to eliminate interference by Madrid Radio with the reception of the North Regional Home Service on Tees-side.
In a supplementary answer on 15th November to the hon. Member for Scarborough and Whitby (Mr. Spearman) I said that "we had got rid of the Spanish interference." I was referring inadvertently to interference with the B.B.C. West of England Home Service. I regret that the interference with the Northern Home Service continues. My Department sent a telegram to the Spanish Administration on 6th November seeking their co-operation, and a reply is awaited.
Foodstuffs (Price Control)
asked the Minister of Food whether he will give a list of foodstuffs which he has freed from price control, showing the price before decontrol and the present price.
As announced by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 2nd November. I am at present making a review of food prices which have been decontrolled, and in the course of this review the information which my hon. Friend seeks is, of course, being collected and assembled. This is bound to take some time, as there is a good deal of material to be examined, but as soon as the information is ready I will send it to my hon. Friend and place a copy in the Library
Royal Air Force (Personal Case)
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he has yet received a report on the case of 2449595 Aircraft-man A. H. Garrett, deceased, to which his attention has already been drawn by correspondence; whether he is satisfied that this man received adequate medical supervision and that there was no connection between the cause of the motor-cycle accident in which he was killed on 16th July and a fall that he had during physical training on 23rd January when he sustained a fractured vertebrae.
I have carefully considered the report on the case of Aircraftman Garrett and I and my medical advisers are satisfied that he received all necessary hospital treatment and medical care and attention in respect of the injury he sustained during physical training on 23rd January and that this injury did not contribute in any way to the motor-cycle accident on 16th July.