Mr Henry Cautley: It was not my Committee. The evidence given by the Government of the day was quite different from the statement of my hon. Friend.
Mr Henry Cautley: I was about to point out what my hon. Friend has just explained to the Committee. I think a mistake has been made in connection with the previous Amendment to which he refers.
Mr Henry Cautley: If the words were left out, a great deal of further discretion would be given to justices in giving legal aid than if they were included. They add a further consideration to be taken into account by the justices, and that, in some cases, at all events, is the way cases are presented in court. I regard the words as in favour of the accused person, and they will lead to legal aid being given in...
Mr Henry Cautley: 62. asked the First Commissioner of Works, with regard to the dinner arranged by his Department, by the permission of the Lord Mayor and at the expense of the Government Hospitality Fund, at the Mansion House before the opening of the British Industries Fair, if he will state how many guests were entertained, and what number of these were civil servants or connected with the Civil Service or...
Mr Henry Cautley: Will the right hon. Gentleman tell me whether this dinner, the cost of which is a public charge, is not degenerating into a public feast for the officials connected with the Fair, and not for likely buyers?
Mr Henry Cautley: It is quite true that the terms of this Instruction only give power to the Committee to consider the amalgamation of these two Bills, but that is of course the only way in which the Motion could be drawn and for all practical purposes the Committee will be bound under the Instruction to take into consideration the terms of the Omnibuses Bill. In the interests of the Road Traffic Bill and in...
Mr Henry Cautley: What would be the authority in Bristol?
Mr Henry Cautley: The Corporation.
Mr Henry Cautley: Not in the municipalities.
Mr Henry Cautley: Is that not outside the city?
Mr Henry Cautley: Does my hon. Friend mean that the rural areas can be connected with the grid without transformers? That is not according to my information.
Mr Henry Cautley: Will the hon. Member tell us what was the subsidy in that year?
Mr Henry Cautley: Would it be a directly elected body?
Mr Henry Cautley: Would not that mean taxation without representation?
Mr Henry Cautley: Whatever decision the House comes to on these Bills, I think it is desirable that the new Members of the House should have before them from the Chairman of the Select Committee to whom the Bills were referred, the reasons, shortly, which made that Committee come to what on the evidence before them was the only possible conclusion. The House is well aware that the Committee sat for 12 long...
Mr Henry Cautley: The hon. Member said it would go to the landlords.
Mr Henry Cautley: indicated dissent.
Mr Henry Cautley: Where is the guarantee? There is no guarantee.
Mr Henry Cautley: I was not speaking as a party man but as Chairman of the Committee which had to investigate this
Mr Henry Cautley: That was not the reason of my interruption. I merely questioned the right hon. Gentleman's statement as to a guarantee of dividends. There is no guarantee.