HC Deb 08 April 1937 vol 322 cc374-5W
Vice-Admiral Taylor

asked the Lord President of the Council what number of seats for the Coronation have been allocated to large trading organisations other than the co-operative societies?

Mr. R. MacDonald

I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Wycombe (Sir A. Knox) on 18th March last.

Sir R. Aske

asked the Minister of Labour whether persons in receipt of standard benefit and also of a supplementary unemployment allowance from the Unemployment Assistance Board will receive the Coronation allowance of 2S. 6d.?

Mr. E. Brown

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Kelly

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether extra precautions against fire are being taken in the case of the high stand erected outside St. Margaret's, opposite this House, seeing that a canopy is to be fixed in front of the stand?

Mr. R. S. Hudson

(for the First Commissioner of Works): The question of fire protection in this and other stands in the vicinity has been discussed with the London Fire Brigade and all precautions practicable will be taken.

Mr. Viant

asked the Secretary of State for War what complaints he has received from the Australian forces at present in this country for the Coronation concerning the accommodation and the food provided for them by his Department; and is it his intention to see that the cause for such complaints is immediately removed?

Sir V. Warrender

I cannot trace any complaints of the kind suggested in the first part of the question: the second part, therefore, does not arise.