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    Posted: 26 May 2010 at 12:40
5 February 1918 Commons Sitting MILITARY SERVICE.

AEROPLANES (DISTRIBUTION OF LEAFLETS).

HC Deb 05 February 1918 vol 101 c2080 2080
§ 36. Mr. ANDERSON

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he will give the name of the Member of this House who in his private capacity suggested the scattering of leaflets from Government aeroplanes over Coventry during the recent industrial trouble; whether he is aware that the use of aeroplanes for this purpose, together with the character of the leaflets, has been much resented; and whether it is the intention of the Government to continue the sanction of the use of aeroplanes for purposes of this kind?

§ Mr. MACPHERSON

I am not aware that resentment has been aroused, as my hon. Friend suggests, but. as such a case is not likely to recur, I hope that the incident may now be regarded as closed.

§ Mr. ANDERSON

Will the hon. Gentleman answer the first part of the question

§ Mr. MACPHERSON

Certainly; the hon. Member for Harwich.

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LEAFLETS (DISTRIBUTION BY AEROPLANE).

HC Deb 31 January 1918 vol 101 c1765W 1765W
§ Mr. ANDERSON

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he has now received a Report as to the circumstances in which aeroplanes circled over Coventry and dropped leaflets containing an article which had appeared in a London newspaper; who authorised these proceedings and who paid for the leaflets; and whether the use of Government aeroplanes for this purpose was sanctioned by the War Office?

§ Mr. MACPHERSON

The distribution of these leaflets from aeroplanes was made at the suggestion in his private capacity of an officer serving in London who is also member of this House. He paid for the leaflets at his sole expense, the newspaper making no contribution to the cost. The use of Government aeroplanes was authorised by the authorities of the Royal Flying Corps, but special flights were not made for the purpose. They were distributed during a testing trip.

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AIRCRAFT WORKERS.

HC Deb 06 February 1918 vol 101 c2240 2240
§ Mr. ANDERSON

(by Private —Notice) asked the Minister of Munitions whether he is aware that a very serious situation has been created among the aircraft workers by reason of the fact that the agreement entered into between his Department and the National Woodworkers' Aircraft Committee, dated 30th October, 1917, and relating to wages, hours of labour, and overtime, has not yet been put into force; whether this delay is due to the obstruction and opposition of certain employers in this industry; and in view of the danger of industrial stoppage within the next few clays, what action the Ministry proposes to take?

§ Mr. KELLAWAY (Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions)

The Ministry of Munitions have been in communication with the National Woodworkers' Aircraft Committee, and a meeting with that committee is taking place this afternoon. In these circumstances I hope my hon. Friend will not press for an answer to the various detailed points raised in his question.

§ Mr. ANDERSON

I would really like to ask, in view of the very serious position that has been created amongst these workers, whether there is not something very far wrong when an agreement signed on behalf of the Ministry of Munitions by Sir Thomas Munro between three and four months ago has not been put into effect, and can the hon. Gentleman tell us why it has not been put into effect at the present time?

§ Mr. KELLAWAY

As there are very good reasons for hoping that this question will be settled this afternoon satisfactorily to all the parties concerned, it is not desirable to go into the details.

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HC Deb 14 March 1918 vol 104 c482 482
§ 61. Mr. ANDERSON

asked the Minister of Munitions whether he has received repeated applications and deputations for months past from certain aviation workers in regard to granting adequate travelling facilities for the increasing number of workpeople employed; whether the present congestion on omnibuses and tram-cars is retarding output and is causing dissatisfaction among employés; whether any efforts have been made to reach such arrangements with the Midland Railway Company as would ease the present congestion and, if so, with what result; and what further action it is proposed to take?

§ Mr. KELLAWAY

This matter has for some time been engaging the attention of the Transport Department of the Ministry, who have succeeded in obtaining the provision of additional omnibuses. Additional tramcars have also been provided at the rush hours, but, owing to the shortage of drivers, it has not as yet been possible to do more. The question is still receiving the special consideration of the Tramway Company and the Tramways (Board of Trade) Committee. In regard to railway facilities, the Department suggested the provision of a suitable halt as a means of removing congestion. In spite of serious engineering difficulties, this proposal has been adopted, and the halt is at present under construction and nearing completion.

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