Mr Louis Tolley: The hon. Member says that it is a general practice. From what experience does he say that?
Mr Louis Tolley: It cannot be hanged.
Mr Louis Tolley: On a point of Order, is the hon. Member—
Mr Louis Tolley: Mr. Tolley indicated assent.
Mr Louis Tolley: Will my right hon. Friend not agree that there is discrimination in this matter? This is what is causing frustration in the country. Will he look at the matter to try to remove it?
Mr Louis Tolley: Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that the best use is made of the work of these committees?
Mr Louis Tolley: Will the right hon. Gentleman give the figures to the House of the net saving incurred as a result of these changes?
Mr Louis Tolley: Why not stand up and say it?
Mr Louis Tolley: Will my right hon. Friend remember that during the war no difficulties were allowed to stand in the way of the provision of these nurseries and that it is essential they should be brought into being again? Will he take all steps to see that the necessary equipment is provided? I think his excuse was a very weak one.
Mr Louis Tolley: Is my right hon. Friend aware that this sort of thing is having a most distressing effect throughout the country, and will he take steps to obviate unfairness of this character?
Mr Louis Tolley: Can my hon. Friend say whether a request has yet been received from the Commander in Palestine asking for additional troops to be sent out there to meet the difficult position?
Mr Louis Tolley: In introducing the Bill, the Minister spoke with a certain amount of enthusiasm for it, and in listening to this Debate, I have heard expressed in all parts of the House an enthusiasm which will be found among a large number of people outside this House. This is an attempt—only one of many attempts which, I hope, will be made—to solve a problem which has been troubling this country very...
Mr Louis Tolley: Will my right hon. Friend consider making it compulsory to set up joint production consultative committees, so that all these troubles can be avoided?
Mr Louis Tolley: Can my right hon. Friend say at what rate each week supplementary applications are still being received?
Mr Louis Tolley: How many have already returned to their homes?
Mr Louis Tolley: Can my right hon. Friend tell me whether the whole of this petrol is used solely for business purposes or for pleasure as well?
Mr Louis Tolley: Has my right hon. Friend seen a copy of the questions asked, and is he satisfied about them?
Mr Louis Tolley: Is the Minister satisfied that all possible steps are being taken?
Mr Louis Tolley: I think it right that as a Worcestershire man I should make some small contribution. I was privileged to know the late Lord Baldwin long before he entered the House of Commons. I remember a time when he was in business at Wilden and Stour Vale, and he walked morning and evening to and from those works. All the employees were known to him by their Christian names and he was loved, admired and...
Mr Louis Tolley: Can the right hon. Gentleman state how the figures compare with the figures before the war?