Mr Anthony Fell: Who is "she"?
Mr Anthony Fell: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?
Mr Anthony Fell: The right hon. Gentleman's argument is mischievous.
Mr Anthony Fell: What does my right hon. Friend mean by "the necessary public debate"?
Mr Anthony Fell: Would it be possible for my right hon. Friend to see that the management runs the Victoria and Albert museum, instead of the staff?
Mr Anthony Fell: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In the last 10 minutes, there has been a slightly unsavoury episode in the House. After the Bill was moved and presented, it was quite obvious that the hon. Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Lewis), an old colleague of mine, was having fun and indulging—
Mr Anthony Fell: Can my hon. Friend cut all this short by agreeing that the only way to get rid of this problem is to win the battle against inflation, and that the only way to do that is to stop index-linked pensions for all civil servants and for all Members of the House of Commons?
Mr Anthony Fell: Is my right hon. Friend aware that if this proliferation of Committees continues, hon. Members will not need any offices?
Mr Anthony Fell: Breathtaking.
Mr Anthony Fell: Who says that we are not able to defend it?
Mr Anthony Fell: Disgraceful.
Mr Anthony Fell: Is the Minister aware that any speeding up of gas exploration in the North Sea would provide at least some assistance for the town of Yarmouth, which is currently very hard pressed by unemployment?
Mr Anthony Fell: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I hope that you will forgive me for raising this point with you, Mr. Speaker, but I had always understood that there was no question of arguing, in any respect, about a ruling that you had given on an application under Standing Order No. 9. For about three minutes, the Leader of the Opposition has not only argued, but has made the points that he will raise...
Mr Anthony Fell: If the hon. Lady is so keen for pensioners to have this wonderful panorama of the world, why does she not wish them to have colour television, which would be the easiest thing in the world? Most of them have black and white television. The hon. Lady has referred to their poverty. I have said that they should pay no licence fee at all.
Mr Anthony Fell: I did not intend to speak in the debate. I have not spoken in any debate for some time. I am slightly nervous about suggesting that it might be sensible to get rid of the present system of funding the BBC, but I am now emboldened to do so. The present system should be replaced by a television network financed by the sale of advertising time. That approach has been laughed at and not taken...
Mr Anthony Fell: My right hon. Friend says that it would provide a worse service if the money were all raised by advertising, but that is precisely what we want, is it not? As it is, we have the whole nation glued to the idiot box.
Mr Anthony Fell: That is racialism.
Mr Anthony Fell: Who are "them" and "us"?
Mr Anthony Fell: l merely asked the question because the hon. Gentleman used that phrase. What does he mean by it?
Mr Anthony Fell: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?