Mr Cyril Culverwell: We do not know the nature of the agreement and I suggest that if the Taunton Corporation are really anxious to secure these powers and this preferential treatment, it would be much better, both from their own point of view and from the point of view of Parliamentary procedure, that they should await the passage into law of the Government Bill. Thereby they would avoid expense both to...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: I understood you to say that the next four Amendments would be called.
Mr Cyril Culverwell: I understand that the Attorney-General is prepared to consider an Amendment which would ensure that those whom the commissioners consider to be interested parties shall be given an opportunity of making representations. I appreciate his objection to a very wide inquiry involving as many persons as my hon. Friend the Member for Platting (Mr. Chorlton) would wish to have consulted, but I think...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: My Amendment does not say "any selected station." It refers to each selected station in the area in which the generating station is situated.
Mr Cyril Culverwell: I suggest that the selected stations deserve first consideration. Under the 1926 Act they were encouraged to proceed and to expand, the assumption being that in time the other stations would disappear. If there is one interest which deserves to be heard it is that of the selected stations. I have given an instance, which the Attorney-General of all people should be able to appreciate, in...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Surely the safety speed of the car depends upon its efficiency. One car travelling at 60 miles an hour might be safer than a small and badly constructed car travelling at 30 miles an hour.
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give an estimate of the real trade balance for 1935 between Argentina and Great Britain, taking into account invisible as well as visible exports and making allowance for re-export from this country of imports from Argentina?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: I do not propose to follow the hon. Member for Kingswinford (Mr. A. Henderson) in dissecting the terms of the Munich Agreement, but I share his view and hope that the Agreement may usher in a new era of peace and good will, and produce at long last an effective disarmament conference. The hon. Member did not see anything inconsistent, as did some of his colleagues, in the idea that until we...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: I am grateful for the opportunity of taking part in this Debate, because the hon. Member for Londonderry (Sir R. Ross), the hon. Member for Coatbridge (Mr. Barr) and I are the only Members present to-night who sat on the Select Committee which considered capital punishment. I. should like to congratulate the Mover of the Motion on the able manner in which he put his case. There is a type of...
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Does the hon. Member deny that we were given evidence by prison warders and governors that they had overheard conversations in prison to the effect that the prisoners were frightened of carrying firearms because of the existence of capital punishment?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that the granting of leave for the training period in addition to the normal holiday period is not carried out by the co-operative societies, and will he protest against this unpatriotic action?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Arising out of the supplementary question put by the right hon. Gentleman, I am prepared to furnish him with evidence to the contrary.
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Minister of Health whether the blood transfusion organisation for the London and Home Counties district is still taking regular donations of blood from registered blood donors; and, since military requirements are provided for by a separate organisation which is a special branch of the Royal Army Medical Corps, what is done with this blood given by citizens?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Does the right hon. Gentleman really think that after a long and bloody war we should be calm and better able to discuss these thorny problems?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the Prime Minister whether he will take steps to ensure that no comment is published by the Ministry of Information upon matters of foreign policy without his previous concurrence or that of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of the importance attached to these comments by foreign countries?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Does this also apply to the British Broadcasting Corporation's comments and official reports?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, whether, in this war, it is intended to grant prize bounty to the officers and crew of His Majesty's ships of war?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Does not my right hon. Friend consider that this award, an incentive which is not given to members of the other Services, is unnecessary and undesirable—[HON. MEMBERS: "Why?"]—and will he consider—
Mr Cyril Culverwell: asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the amount of prize bounty distributed after the Great War; and how many persons received such bounty?
Mr Cyril Culverwell: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the expenditure of this large sum of money is quite unnecessary, as our sailors may be expected do do their duty without this reward?