Mr Henry Hynd: I do not want to restrict the hon. Member too much. It is true that some hon. Members have made certain digressions into the subject of conscription—[An HON. MEMBER: "As did the Minister."]—and so did the Minister-but the hon. Member for Greenwich (Mr. Marsh) has not yet mentioned the group of Amendments under discussion.
Mr Henry Hynd: Order. I am finding it difficult to relate these remarks to the Amendment under discussion.
Mr Henry Hynd: Perhaps it might be convenient to discuss also the following Amendments: No. 6, page 1, line 18, and No. 26, Clause 2, page 2, line 2, both of which propose the insertion of the words: and subject to the provision of subsection (7) of section three of this Act". and No. 43, Clause 3, page 3, line 33, at end add: (7) Any person retained in or recalled to army service under the provisions of...
Mr Henry Hynd: Will the Minister impose some limitation upon the shooting of hind?
Mr Henry Hynd: It does not say anything about consultation.
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Minister of Aviation whether he will give a general direction to British European Airways to cease to operate uneconomic routes.
Mr Henry Hynd: Now that the Corporation is losing a lot of its remunerative traffic to private companies, is it going to be expected to carry on these more uneconomic routes and thereby lay itself open to the criticism that it is a nationalised industry which is losing money?
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Minister of Aviation what appeal has been made by British European Airways against the decision of the Air Transport Licensing Board to grant licences to private companies to operate services on routes now being profitably operated by British European Airways.
Mr Henry Hynd: As it is understood that an appeal is coming along, will the Minister bear in mind the possible disastrous effects on B.E.A. of the granting of these new licences to other companies?
Mr Henry Hynd: On the contrary, does not this show the complete unfairness of having a wage pause without a dividend pause?
Mr Henry Hynd: Mr. H. Hynd (Accrington) rose—
Mr Henry Hynd: Can the Minister say whether that train carried any mails or parcels or had any strategic value, for example?
Mr Henry Hynd: We did it during the war.
Mr Henry Hynd: We had it during the war.
Mr Henry Hynd: Was it not stated earlier that the Kuwait Government were to pay the whole cost of this operation? Does that mean that £900,000 will now fall on the British taxpayer?
Mr Henry Hynd: Would the Minister give a straight answer to the question that he has been asked twice? Will he resist any provocation for this country to explode a bomb as a retaliation for what has already happened?
Mr Henry Hynd: The hon. Gentleman did not talk of any sacrifices by shareholders. Is he aware that dividends have been going up?
Mr Henry Hynd: May I ask the Leader of the House what is to happen to the Questions which have been tabled for days on which the House is no longer to sit?
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the price of 31 per cent. War Loan on 1st October, 1951; and what was the price on 1st August, 1961.
Mr Henry Hynd: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that, according to the tape today, the price has gone down further to £51 5s.? I have no personal interest to declare in this matter, but is he aware that the people who patriotically lent their money at a time of national emergency are suffering as a result of Government mismanagement? What is he going to do about it?