Mr Henry Hynd: In view of the urgency of the matter because of the increased cross-channel traffic and the possibility of our going into the Common Market, in which case a Channel tunnel will be more important than ever, are the Government taking the initiative?
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Minister of Health how many mentally subnormal patients are on the waiting list for hospitals in the Manchester Regional Hospital Board area; and what prospects there are of increasing the number of beds available.
Mr Henry Hynd: Is that not a very high figure for one type of case? Is the hon. Lady aware that there are waiting lists also in the regional hospital board area for other cases? Is the Manchester region getting its fair share of the resources available? If not, would it not be possible for other regions to help Manchester out with these long waiting lists?
Mr Henry Hynd: Is the hon. Lady aware that this type of case means that those on the waiting lists are waiting for deaths in order to get vacancies? This is a rather different situation from that created by ordinary diseases. Will she give particular attention to the need for beds for this type of case?
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what further consideration he has given to the problem of brucellosis in cattle; and if he will now prohibit the sale of a suspected animal until suspicion is cleared.
Mr Henry Hynd: Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that vaccination does nothing to prevent milk passing on infection to human beings? Has he studied foreign legislation on the point; for example, the regulations in New York? Why does he defend a system that enables an animal known to be infected to be sold?
Mr Henry Hynd: Owing to the unsatisfactory nature of that reply, I beg to give notice that I will seek to raise the matter on the Adjournment.
Mr Henry Hynd: For the purpose of comparison, could the Minister give the House the amount of the subsidies paid to the private owners of coal before nationalisation?
Mr Henry Hynd: Can the Minister give the House any idea of what he would have said had a Labour Government made such an announcement?
Mr Henry Hynd: Does not that rate of increase compare favourably with the sad rate of increase in this country last year?
Mr Henry Hynd: I apologise that I did not hear the beginning of the debate, but as a matter of fact I did not expect it to take place after the debate on Wednesday. I am surprised to hear this encore performance. Nevertheless, it gives an opportunity for some other points of view to be brought forward. Let me make it clear at the outset that I have no financial interest in I.C.I.-Courtaulds, or any other...
Mr Henry Hynd: Of course, they have to follow when there is a reduction, but they do not have to follow when there is an increase. When there is a simultaneous increase of the prices of a certain commodity by firms which are supposed to be in competition with each other. I suppose that the most childlike Member of the House begins to get suspicious. I want to mention in particular an industry which was...
Mr Henry Hynd: Effective control.
Mr Henry Hynd: Is it the existence of these so-called information agreements which explains why so many firms, having given each other information, raise their prices simultaneously?
Mr Henry Hynd: It was Lord Acton who said that.
Mr Henry Hynd: Does not this figure of the deficit which the hon. Gentleman has just mentioned show the damage done to the finances of the British Transport Commission when the road traffic was taken away from it?
Mr Henry Hynd: In Accrington.
Mr Henry Hynd: Could not the £70 million be found if the Chancellor cancelled the Surtax concession?
Mr Henry Hynd: On a point of order. As you have frequently ruled that it is out of order to give quotations in supplementary questions, Mr. Speaker, are we to understand that it is in order to give quotations in supplementary answers?
Mr Henry Hynd: A lay magistrate has power to recommend Borstal training.