Mr Garry Allighan: rose in his place and said: Mr. Speaker, Sir,—In the first place, I desire to express to the House, through you, my grateful appreciation of their consideration in agreeing to the Lord President's proposal before the Recess to postpone this Debate until I was able to be present and make this statement. It is now some seven months since the offending article, which was the subject referred...
Mr Garry Allighan: asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that 2601138 Lance-Corporal R. M. Smith, No. r Company, War Office Wireless Section, and 2372768 Signalman E. R. Simmonds, Royal Signals, about whom the hon. Member for Gravesend wrote to him on 11th and 24th April, are being retained under the age and service Group 64, while Lance-Corporal Pollard and Signalman Pope, age and service Group...
Mr Garry Allighan: Is my right hon. Friend aware that these men were drafted on call-up to the War Office for service with Military Intelligence, and that their service in that capacity was not reckoned for their age and service grouping, but that at least two of their comrades, who were in exactly the same circumstances. did have their service so reckoned?
Mr Garry Allighan: asked the Postmaster-General the total amount collected, during the 12 months prior to the latest accountable date, from public stamp machines in excess of the value of the stamps supplied from those machines.
Mr Garry Allighan: Will the Postmaster-General see that some device is fixed to these machines so that the public do not have to pay for stamps which are not there?
Mr Garry Allighan: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will investigate the extent of the public sale of contraceptives, with a view to introducing legislation to make such sales to young persons under 18 years of age illegal.
Mr Garry Allighan: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that people of both sexes of the ages of 16 or 17 can go into chemists' shops and buy these contraceptives, and why is it not possible to adopt the same kind of restrictions on this kind of sale as is adopted in the case of young people going into public houses to buy liquor?
Mr Garry Allighan: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has yet completed the inquiries he undertook to make on 8th October last, for the purpose of ascertaining whether all football clubs have been passing on to the public the full benefit of the reduction in Entertainment Tax; and whether he will now make a statement.
Mr Garry Allighan: asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what are the amounts of the private fortunes, seized by the Allies, of Himmler, Goebbels, Hess, Von Papen, Schacht, Schmidt and each of the Nazi criminals executed under the Nuremburg verdicts, respectively; and to what purpose they have been devoted.
Mr Garry Allighan: Can the Minister tell us whether the sums that have been seized from these Nazi criminals are being devoted to relieving the plight of the German people, and thus relieving the British taxpayer?
Mr Garry Allighan: asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to what purpose Goering's bank balances and securities, to the nominal value of 4,000,000 Reichmarks, seized inside the British zone, have been devoted.
Mr Garry Allighan: asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what has become of all the art treasures, tapestries and other valuables looted by the Nazis and found by the Allies in Karinhall, Goering's country mansion in the Schorfheide; whether they have been sold; and to what purpose the proceeds have been devoted.
Mr Garry Allighan: Will the Chancellor of the Duchy say whether he has made any approaches to our Allies to find out whether they have seized this property, and what they have done with it?
Mr Garry Allighan: I had been prepared this afternoon to make withdrawal complete and apology complete, but as there is now a Motion before the House, I prefer to keep what I have to say until I appear before the Committee. With your permission, Sir, I will withdraw.
Mr Garry Allighan: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that under company orders exhibited at 240 Training Regiment, R.A., Tonfanau, Merionethshire, North Wales, soldiers are forbidden to write to their Members of Parliament without the permission of the commanding officer; and if he will take steps to remedy this.
Mr Garry Allighan: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a circular has been sent to magistrates about the effect on maintenance allowances under paternity orders of the fact that children's allowances are now in force; and whether he will make a statement with respect to the policy governing the relation of children's allowances to such orders.
Mr Garry Allighan: As the Home Secretary appears anxious that this circular should be taken notice of and implemented, will he insist that this is done, because I have evidence that this has not been done?
Mr Garry Allighan: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has now completed his inquiries into the allegations made by the hon. Member for Gravesend on 8th October, 1946, that certain football clubs were failing to pass over to the public the full benefit of the reduction in entertainment tax on cheap sections of stands; and whether he will make a statement.
Mr Garry Allighan: While I do not expect the Chancellor to anticipate his next Budget speech, may I ask if he is aware that his last Budget speech contained concessions to the public which many football clubs are not passing on? What steps will he take to enforce this?
Mr Garry Allighan: May I ask the Chancellor if he is not aware that that is a little slur on Scotland, as at least Luton and Charlton are also involved?