§ Mr. Bartley
, —That, considering the great financial change produced in the position of the Country's responsibilities to the Post Office and the Trustee Savings Banks by the great rise in the price of Consols, it is urgently necessary chat a Select Committee of this House 637 should he appointed at once to report on what stops should he taken to meet the altered financial position of the State to these banks in the permanent interest both of the depositors and of the taxpayers.—[An early day]
§ COLONEL MILWARD (Warwick, Stratford-on-Avon)
begged to give notice on behalf of the hon. Member for the Eastbourne Division (Admiral Field) that on going into Committee of Supply he should call attention to some of the serious difficulties which will arise under present conditions in safeguarding the arrival of adequate food supplies for our increasing population, and the necessary raw material for the carrying on of our national industries in time of war; and to move, That m the opinion of this House, in view of the fact that the growth of wheat in this country is annually diminishing to a dangerous degree, thereby compelling increased dependence upon supplies by sea, the question of national insurance of suitable ships and cargoes against capture by an enemy, as also the further question of how to encourage an increase in the amount of food produced at Home, is worthy of the serious attention of Her Majesty's Government.
§ MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, is he aware that the hon. Gentleman in whose name he has given notice has written his name down?