Mr Edgar Granville: May I ask one question in order to complete the picture of the responsibility of the Secretary of State? Will he tell us why it was found necessary that this deputation should visit Germany, and why it was necessary that the Archbishop of Canterbury and other dignitaries should make statements?
Mr Edgar Granville: Why police the world?
Mr Edgar Granville: What about the Dominions?
Mr Edgar Granville: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether, before this decision was made, Australia and New Zealand were consulted on the Commonwealth scheme of defence and whether they were prepared to take part in the defence of Malaya?
Mr Edgar Granville: I agree with the hon. Member for West Fife (Mr. Gallacher) that in these discussions on the film industry we are apt to forget that it is the ordinary film-goer whose interests we are really discussing, though, in regard to this Bill, there may be losses and it may also be the case that we are discussing the taxpayers of the country. There is a tendency to forget that in these days of...
Mr Edgar Granville: Does that mean that if we are prepared to give them fair opportunities for showing their films in this country, they should give our films fair opportunities of being shown in America?
Mr Edgar Granville: As public funds are involved in the deficit of the Corporations, and as the Ministry are represented on them, is it intended to make a report to Parliament, by means of a White Paper, in connection with any reorganisation which may be involved?
Mr Edgar Granville: Did I understand the right hon. Gentleman to say that these engines were not on the secret list at the time of the sale?
Mr Edgar Granville: Is it contemplated that the standardisation envisaged will be upon the basis of American measurements or British measurements and if it is upon American measurements, will he give an assurance, in view of the possible changes in industry in this country, that British industry will be represented on this Committee?
Mr Edgar Granville: Does the statement mean that the "Queen Elizabeth" will be able to sail in the near future?
Mr Edgar Granville: I agree with the hon. Member for Dewsbury (Mr. William Paling) that this Debate, which has now gone on nearly three days, has centred around public ownership of the iron and steel industry as against public control. It is generally agreed, I think, that this major industry is not likely to go back to purely private enterprise as such in our lifetime. In the case of many major industries, this...
Mr Edgar Granville: I have tried to say something in practical defence of the small producer, but the right hon. Gentleman and his friends did not think that was worth while then. The newcomer surely is the lifeblood of private enterprise. We have to face the fact that many of the State omelettes will never be unscrambled, and we have to study them accordingly. No doubt we shall have chairs in the universities...
Mr Edgar Granville: The Liberal Party have studied this Bill carefully, although, judging from many of the interruptions, a lot of Members may not even have read it. We have listened to the speeches from both sides, and we are certainly not impressed with the speeches that have come from the Conservative Opposition. We are not convinced that major changes cannot be effected in the iron and steel industry without...
Mr Edgar Granville: In reference to the consumers' committee, I understand that the consumer—the user of steel—will have the right to represent his case and give Parliament an opportunity to consider it. Is it intended to give the small producer—the small efficient unit which will be left outside this Bill—the same opportunity to represent his views to a consumers' committee, apart from the other...
Mr Edgar Granville: May I ask if the Leader of the House could give us an opportunity, before we break up, of discussing the decision of the Government with regard to the purchase of aircraft, either British or American, for the nationalised airlines of this country?
Mr Edgar Granville: Does that answer mean that these services can use almost any airport without consulting any body or the hon. Gentleman's own Department?
Mr Edgar Granville: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the six men detained during the Gold Coast disturbances, whose names are known to him, have been brought to trial or given their liberty.
Mr Edgar Granville: Can my right hon. Friend say whether after arrest these men were taken to another part of the country; whether, if they have been returned to their homes, any charge was made against them, and whether their release was made absolutely clear?
Mr Edgar Granville: Are these very drastic emergency powers still in operation or have they been removed? Is the same thing still going on?
Mr Edgar Granville: asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the fact that a large number of people on holiday and who are interested in test matches and other sporting events, including the Olympic Games, have no facilities for listening to the B.B.C. news bulletins, he will consider increasing the supply of newsprint as a special allocation for the holiday period to enable newsagents at seaside...