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Written Answers

Volume 529: debated on Friday 9 July 1954

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Written Answers To Questions

Friday, 9th July, 1954

Poisons Board (Membership)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in HANSARD a list of the

PHARMACY AND POISONS ACT, 1933
POISONS BOARD, 1951–1954
Name of Member and Appointing Authority
Bertram Reece, Esq. (Chairman), Metropolitan MagistrateSecretary of State for Home Department.
J. M. Barnes, Esq., M.B., B. Chir
F. R. Thornton, Esq., O.B.E., Chief Inspector under the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1951.
R. A. E. Galley, Esq., Ph.D., A.R.C.S., D.I.C., F.R.I.C.
J. M. Johnston, Esq., M.D., F.R.C.S.Secretary of State for Scotland.
Mrs. J. A. Hauff, Assistant Secretary, Ministry of HealthMinister of Health.
R. de Brath Ashworth, Esq., M.Sc., Ph.D., A.R.I.C.Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.
J. R. Nicholls, Esq., C.B.E., D.Sc., F.R.I.C.Government Chemist.
B. A. Bull, Esq., F.P.S., A.R.I.C.Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.
W. S. Howells, Esq., M.P.S.
Sir Hugh Linstead, O.B.E., F.P.S., M.P.
C. W. Maplethorpe, Esq., F.P.S., F.R.I.C.
H. Noble, Esq., B.Pharm., F.P.S.
Professor C. A. Keele, M.D., F.R.C.P.Royal College of Physicians of London.
Professor D. M. Lyon, M.D., D.Sc., F.R.C.P.Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
Professor Sir David Campbell, M.C., M.A., B.Sc., LL.D., M.D., F.R.F.P. & S.General Medical Council.
G. Roche-Lynch, Esq., O.B.E., M.B., B.S., D.P.H., F.R.I.C.Royal Institute of Chemistry.
F. Gray, Esq., M.B., B.Chir.British Medical Association.

Local Government Superannuation Regulations

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government when he proposes to lay before the House the regulations in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Other Officers Superannuation Act. 1953.

Scotland

Telephone Service, Lanarkshire And Renfrewshire

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General the number of unsatisfied business and residential applications, respectively, for telephone service in Lanark, Hamilton, Paisley and East Kilbride, respectively; and the numbers of applicants in each category and place served this year, and last year. respectively.

members of the Poisons Board, together with a statement of their qualifications.

The names and qualifications of the present members of the Poisons Board are as follow:

The figures are as follow:

OUTSTANDING APPLICATIONS AT 31ST MARCH 1954
BusinessResidential
Lanark833
Hamilton50178
Paisley71439
East Kilbride43219
NUMBER OF TELEPHONES PROVIDED
Year ended 31st March, 1953Year ended 31st March, 1954
BusinessResidentialBusinessResidential
Lanark15203039
Hamilton405857100
Paisley162381120346
East Kilbride56265441

Postal Facilities, East Kilbride

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether he is aware of public complaints at East Kilbride about the lack of facilities for buying postage stamps and despatching parcels; the number of places within the whole designated area of the new town where these facilities now exist, and the number of such places where he intends to provide such facilities during the present year.

No. Postage stamps can be bought at the sub-office and at two shops in the town, and parcels can be posted at the sub-office. It is proposed to open an additional sub-office if and when a suitable candidate can be found.

Roads

Overground Garages, London

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when consideration is being given to the provision of underground garages in London, if he will also consider the possibility of modern large-scale above-ground garages, which can be built in a quarter the time and at less cost than those underground.

No decision will be reached in regard to underground garages in London without taking fully into account the relative merits of over-ground garages.

Bridges, Lune-Shap Road

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation which are the two bridges on the Lune-Shap road referred to on pages 6 and 9 of the Twelfth Report of the Royal Fine Art Commission for 1953; and when the work is to be put in hand.

These references relate to one proposed bridge only over the River Lune at Newby's Dub on the boundary between Westmorland and Yorkshire. The reference to Lancashire, on page 6 of the report, is a drafting error. The bridge is on the proposed line for the Carnforth-Shap motor road, for which I hope to publish a draft scheme shortly. I cannot say when the work will be put in hand.

Roumanian Assets (Distribution)

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will make a statement about the distribution of the Roumanian assets now held by the Custodian of Enemy Property.

The draft of the Treasury directions for the distribution of Roumanian assets was published today as a Command Paper. Copies are available in the Vote Office. It is proposed to issue the directions on 26th July.