Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: Who was the hon. Member whose immigration is so unwelcome to the Government of Jordan?
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: Whatever view we may take upon the merits of the Amendment, I think the House will agree that the hon. Baronet the Member for Gravesend (Sir R. Acland) made an extremely interesting constitutional suggestion when he laid before us the thesis that a minority of 25 per cent. should be allowed to visit this fun fair for a quarter of the time. A number of the Measures passed in the last five...
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: Whenever I need advice on anything concerning the devil, I shall refer to the hon. Member who is always so well informed on these matters. We took the view, on the contrary, that the battalions which were defeated were those allied to the force in question. What I am trying to argue is this. The House should not allow this thin wedge to be inserted after a decision made so emphatically a few...
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: When the Amendment was moved by my hon. Friend the Member for Farnham (Mr. Nicholson), another of my hon. Friends the Member for Aylesbury (Mr. Summers) felt that this was very much a border-line case, and I was inclined to agree with him. One of the later interventions of the Attorney-General has rather forced me to change my mind. I want to be quite certain now that I have got it right. My...
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: Before the right hon. and learned Gentleman sits down will he tell us, because I am sure the House will be interested to know, why the Government, in the drafting of the Bill, sought to exclude these shows in Clause 1 (4)?
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: No fireworks?
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: I hope that this Amendment will be accepted, but once again I rise to draw on the good temper—if it still exists, as I hope it does—and the knowledge of the Attorney-General. We have always to be careful in drafting an Act of Parliament. Are the words, "children's zoo" all right from the legal point of view?—[Laughter.] This is a perfectly serious question and I am sure that the hon....
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: Before this Bill leaves the House for another place, may I, as one who, like my hon. Friend, voted against the Second Reading, when we were concentrating our attention on the Sunday observance issue, say that I do not share his lugubrious opinion in regard to the Festival as a whole. I would not quarrel with him in what he has said about the world situation, but it is characteristic of the...
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: Where did the bacon come from?
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: As the Postmaster-General has just told the House that he is acting for the Service Departments in this matter and as the Minister of Defence is present, could not the Minister of Defence intervene?
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: As these troops are not only on active service overseas, but are also taking part in hostilities, could they not be granted the privilege of having their letters franked?
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: Would it not be possible for the Festival authorities to operate some such heme as exists on the railways where by paying a small additional sum life insurance can be obtained?
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: Has there not been a statement by the Home Secretary subsequent to that of the Prime Minister on 31st October?
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: In the meantime, are our own voluntary organisations being given the opportunity to increase canteen facilities?
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: Would the Lord President, at an early date, oblige us by letting us know what Minister will take Questions on this matter?
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: When the Financial Secretary rose to reply, we on this side of the Committee had some qualms in noticing the change of bowling, because he is notorious for his constructive gestures and obstructive actions. I think that the speech of the hon. Gentleman showed how far the Socialist Government have slipped in the very matter which his colleague enunciated so clearly a short while ago about the...
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: Is it not also right that the patient should be consulted before his body is employed as a nationalised exhibit?
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: I think I understood the right hon. Gentleman to say that the Festival of Britain (Sunday Opening) Bill would be the second order on Thursday next. Is he satisfied that it will leave sufficient time for a very large number of hon. Members who may desire to take part?
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: What happens if the visitors give the Festival a miss after their arrival and go to cricket matches?
Lieut-Commander Joseph Braithwaite: Will opportunities to serve be given to voluntary organisations, such as the Salvation Army and the Y.M.C.A., which did such good work of this kind in the past?