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Mr Henry Cautley: May I point out to you, Sir Dennis, that the Motion to report Progress was made before we entered upon the Committee stage? My suggestion is that I should be in order, either now or at the conclusion of the Minister's observations, to move that the Bill be recommitted to the Select Committee.
Mr Henry Cautley: So far from this Amendment being a dilatory Amendment, it is vital to the success of the Bill if ever it becomes an Act of Parliament. As a member of the Joint Committee which sat for 30 days hearing evidence at inordinate length on all matters connected with the Bill as it was then before us, I say that it is a well-held opinion to-day among a large number of business persons, valuers,...
Mr Henry Cautley: If I used too strong words of the Minister of Transport, I certainly withdraw them, but I was assuming that the Minister was going to use this in support of his case. I do not wish to use strong language at all; I am only too anxious that the facts should be ascertained and known. I have no interest in London transport one way or the other. I am an outsider, but I am very anxious that...
Mr Henry Cautley: If a Minister refers to documents, is he not bound to publish them?
Mr Henry Cautley: Where?
Mr Henry Cautley: Can the Attorney-General point out any statement anywhere in the whole proceedings as to how much the London General Omnibus Company are being paid for their omnibuses
Mr Henry Cautley: So it was, and he could not get the information.
Mr Henry Cautley: The Committee ought to know that the Joint Committee never considered in detail the valuations of Lord Ashfield's combine. The matter came before the Joint Committee in this form; we had the valuations of the whole of the assets lumped together by Sir William McLintock, and they were opposed by Lord Ashfield's combine, by counsel. Suddenly, an agreed arrangement was made between Mr. Herbert...
Mr Henry Cautley: I do not know why that supplementary question should not be answered. Can any steps be taken for the replacement of that money which has been improperly spent by those Ministers?
Mr Henry Cautley: Why not?
Mr Henry Cautley: 7. asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that in the Burgess Hill urban district, containing a population of 5,975, unemployment insurance cards are now being issued to approximately 500 men; whether he is aware, moreover, that, under the conditions on which public grants for road reconstruction are made, the East Sussex County Council, in remaking and widening the great arterial...
Mr Henry Cautley: Would the right hon. Gentleman inform the House how this distressed area can get any share of the employment that is provided by public funds to which this area contributes? How are we to get any share for our unemployed people?
Mr Henry Cautley: Yes, and other areas.
Mr Henry Cautley: Is not the Minister aware that these rings at cattle sales and auctions are more prevalent now than ever before, and will he consider the advisability of arranging for some officer to visit the various sales with a view to taking steps for the prevention of breaches of this Act, which are taking place daily?
Mr Henry Cautley: What about the main line railways?
Mr Henry Cautley: There was no suggestion that the main line railways were to guarantee the income of the Metropolitan or anybody else.
Mr Henry Cautley: The right hon. Gentleman might tell us whom he represents.
Mr Henry Cautley: I think the right hon. Member ought to explain what he means by "acting."
Mr Henry Cautley: I should be glad if the Minister of Health or the Attorney-General would enlighten the House as to the real meaning of the Clause. I rather agree with the hon. and learned Member for East Bristol (Sir S. Cripps) that the movers of the Amendment are not quite right, but I think that he, too, is not right. The view that I take is that the betterment is only assessable at the date of the coming...
Mr Henry Cautley: Why should business premises be distinguished from other premises or buildings?