Mr David Gibson-Watt: Will my hon. Friend realise that this matter is disturbing the public conscience of this country? Will he do all in his power to impress on the Home Secretary and other authorities responsible that these British nationals should be properly looked after in this country now that they are here?
Mr David Gibson-Watt: I am able to say from practical experience that this harvest has not only been wet, but very wet. A year which started too dry has finished too wet. Although the constituency which I represent has not suffered so badly as other parts of the country, particularly in the north of the country, it is true to say that only three days ago only half of the grain harvest was in, though I hope that...
Mr David Gibson-Watt: asked the President of the Board of Trade the value of exports from the United Kingdom of pedigree livestock, under the various categories, for 1954 and 1955.
Mr David Gibson-Watt: While thanking my right hon. Friend for that Answer, might I ask if, when he produces those figures, he can also give me some idea as to what percentage of the figures finds its way directly to the coffers of the Treasury as a result of these valuable exports?
Mr David Gibson-Watt: I am very glad to have the opportunity to speak in support of the Second Reading of this Bill. In company with a number of my hon. Friends, I confess my interest. I have seen at close quarters the Hill Farming and Livestock Rearing Acts working successfully. I can vouch for the fact that they go some way to keeping part of the hill farming community in the hills, thereby leading to an...
Mr David Gibson-Watt: In rising to speak to this Mid-Wales Investigation Report, in a maiden speech, I will confess my interest from the start, having been born and having spent most of my life in this particular part of Wales. I should like to claim, with modesty, that I know well most of the parishes referred to in the Report itself. It is, as other hon. Members have said, an area of hill and marginal farms...
Mr David Gibson-Watt: asked the President of the Board of Trade to state, in cubic feet, the amounts of softwood and hardwood recently released from strategic reserve; and how these figures compare with the previous five years.
Mr David Gibson-Watt: Will my hon. Friend give his assurance that he has consulted the home-grown timber organisation and will continue to do so in future releases?
Mr David Gibson-Watt: asked the President of the Board of Trade what arrangements he is making to ensure that the release of softwood and hardwood timber, recently authorised from strategic reserve, will not affect the stability of the home market.
Mr David Gibson-Watt: Will my right hon. Friend give an assurance that the reserve price of these stocks compares reasonably with the current commercial value in this country?
Mr David Gibson-Watt: asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the present position with regard to the Ross Spur motor road and the Hereford inner relief road together with a new bridge over the Wye.