Mr Tom Driberg: Would the hon. Member say the same of the learned judge, to whose comments on the hon. and gallant Member for Peebles and Southern (Captain Ramsay) I referred?
Mr Tom Driberg: May I say that my own political prejudice is against the Axis and its agents, who have caused this suffering to come on the world?
Mr Tom Driberg: What is the position of editors vis-à-vis the ban on letters to the Press, because obviously it is perfectly easy for a detainee to write a letter to an editor known to him personally and to send it to the editor's private address, or for that matter for a Member of Parliament to hand a letter to an editor?
Mr Tom Driberg: Are they able to publish such letters?
Mr Tom Driberg: Here is a letter from a detainee at Brixton addressed to me. It bears scribbled initials in red ink.
Mr Tom Driberg: asked the Home Secretary whether, pending the promised increase in the supply of bicycle-lamp batteries, he will advise magistrates to deal leniently with workers engaged in vital war industry who are obliged to cycle to and from their work and can show that they have been unable to obtain batteries?
Mr Tom Driberg: Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that there is a very wide divergence of practice between magistrates in exactly similar cases causing very real hardship to people who are in effect innocent, and could he not issue a circular to magistrates on the subject?
Mr Tom Driberg: asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will define the post-war functions of the Home Guard?
Mr Tom Driberg: Since the vast majority of the Home Guard joined up to defend their country in case of invasion, can the Minister not give an assurance now that when that threat is removed they will be able to stop drilling and parading on Sunday mornings?
Mr Tom Driberg: Can they be given priority?
Mr Tom Driberg: Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman aware that those who have ever crossed the Atlantic in a bomber will learn with relief that the Prime Minister does not have to travel in the same discomfort?
Mr Tom Driberg: asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that Chief Petty Officer Foster has appeared on public platforms in support of the Conservative candidate in the North Portsmouth by-election; and whether this breach of King's Regulations may be taken as a precedent by naval personnel?
Mr Tom Driberg: Was it not rather unfair to the other candidate to refuse him permission to have naval personnel on his platform, in view of this local mistake?
Mr Tom Driberg: Would it not be a good thing to amend this Regulation so that members of the Forces can appear on public platforms when they are on leave and exercise their ordinary rights as citizens?
Mr Tom Driberg: Would it be possible to suspend the Rule again on our next Sitting Day?
Mr Tom Driberg: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can make any statement on the Soviet Government's allegation that General Mihailovich has been collaborating with Axis forces in Yugoslavia?
Mr Tom Driberg: Is there a liaison between the Yugoslav propaganda which is put out through the B.B.C. and the free Yugoslav propaganda which comes from further East?
Mr Tom Driberg: Will the right hon. Gentleman also send a copy of this admirable pastoral to Lord Vansittart?
Mr Tom Driberg: Even on grounds of practical politics, is it wise for the Government to connive at suicide and martyrdom?
Mr Tom Driberg: asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the repeated allegations that the continued detention of Admiral Sir Barry Domvile is unjust, he will publish in a White Paper the letter from Domvile which was produced at the trial at Bath Assizes on the 4th and 5th July, 1940, of Olive Evelyn Baker, now serving a sentence of five years' penal servitude for action intended to assist the enemy?