Mr Reginald Freeson: On a point of order. Is that type of language in order in the absence of the hon. Members concerned?
Mr Reginald Freeson: asked the Attorney-General if he will instruct the Director of Public Prosecutions to institute criminal proceedings against leaders of the British Nazi Party for conspiracy at common law to commit arson and sacrilege against places of worship and other buildings.
Mr Reginald Freeson: While thanking my right hon. and learned Friend for a much more sympathetic reply than the one which we had on a previous occasion, may I ask him if he will bear closely in mind that these people, members of the Nazi Party, together with other Fascist and anti-immigrant organisations, have, for the past 20 months or more, been organising arson, violence and even death against Jewish and...
Mr Reginald Freeson: asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what steps he is taking in regard to the industrial and economic activities for which his Department is responsible, to encourage workers' participation in management and planning for greater productivity.
Mr Reginald Freeson: Is my hon. Friend still satisfied with that kind of answer? Is it not time that steps were taken to implement policies of industrial democracy rather than continue to talk about the desirability of having such policies?
Mr Reginald Freeson: asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he will refer the pricing of motor car accessories to the National Board for Prices and Incomes for report and recommendation.
Mr Reginald Freeson: Will my hon. Friend agree to take an even closer look? Is it not time that a long, close study was made of the inflated prices being charged for motor car accessories? Would it not be more important to do this kind of thing than to concentrate so much on wage restraint? Let us get some prices down.
Mr Reginald Freeson: Would not my hon. Friend agree that there are a number of us watching the progress with these early cases who believe that the present chairman should be removed because of the way in which he is conducting the business of the rent assessment committee?
Mr Reginald Freeson: It is not "although these are early days" that we are speaking, but "because these are early days". I have been disturbed—and I hope that he will not take offence at this—by the way the Minister to date, at Question Time, has reiterated the phrase "these are early days", or words to that effect, saying that, therefore, we cannot make judgments about how the Rent Act is operating. It is...
Mr Reginald Freeson: The Parliamentary Secretary is getting very near to misleading the House, because it has been decided, whether by the Minister or the chairman of the rent assessment committee, that the committee will be broken up into panels covering areas in London. What he has indicated to the members of the London Rent Assessment Committee is that they may be allocated anywhere in London. Would it not...
Mr Reginald Freeson: Perhaps my hon. Friend will say when they started to operate as a panel—that would be most interesting—and how many cases have been dealt with by the chairman and vice-chairmen compared with the number dealt with by other members of the committee. I should very much like to have information on when all the members of the committee will be authorised to start work. They have not all...
Mr Reginald Freeson: Is my hon. Friend aware that there are rent officers who are completely confused and at a loss to understand what is going on in the interpretation of this Section by the rent assessment committee?
Mr Reginald Freeson: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what plans Her Majesty's Government have for neutralising the eastern Mediterranean.
Mr Reginald Freeson: Can my right hon. Friend be satisfied with that kind of action. bearing in mind that the political squabbling between N.A.T.O. and the Warsaw Pact Powers in this part of the world is providing a serious obstacle to democratic and peaceful progress in many countries ranging from Greece right round to North Africa?
Mr Reginald Freeson: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will publish in HANSARD a list of the steps taken by Her Majesty's Government in pursuit of a policy of neutralising central Europe, as proposed in the Foreign Affairs section of the Labour Party's publication, "The New Britain".
Mr Reginald Freeson: Will my right hon. Friend accept that there has been no initiative whatsoever since we came to power in October, 1964, towards implementing this policy of the Labour Party? Will he accept what many of us believe that the reason for this is that there has been strong pressure put upon him by officials in the Foreign Office counter to the policy laid down by the Labour Party on this matter?
Mr Reginald Freeson: Will my right hon. Friend accept that there are some local authorities, including my own, which are benefiting as a result of action taken under this circular in having their capital works programmes increased so that existing out-of-date school buildings can be immensely improved?
Mr Reginald Freeson: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science at how many schools outside toilets are still being used; and how many of these are not fully roofed.
Mr Reginald Freeson: Will my hon. Friend undertake some kind of inquiry along these lines? Would he not agree that it is quite deplorable that there are many schools with sub-standard toilet and sanitary accommodation while there is a considerable amount of unnecessary social building by private enterprise in the localities concerned? There is quite a lot in my district alone.
Mr Reginald Freeson: asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether Her Majesty's Government is considering the replacement of the British sovereign bases in Cyprus by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation bases.