Mr Henry Hynd: I think that it would be for the convenience of the Committee to take, at the same time, Amendment No. 23, in page 4, line 24, at end insert: not used primarily for passenger conveyance". Amendment No. 24, in line 24, at end insert: (k) local authority cesspool emptiers;(l) local authority refuse disposal vehicles;(m) local authority street sweeping vehicles. and Amendment No. 114, in line...
Mr Henry Hynd: It is suggested that with this Amendment the Committee should discuss the following Amendments:
Mr Henry Hynd: Motor cars are not dealt with in the Amendments which we are now discussing.
Mr Henry Hynd: Perhaps I have been a little too indulgent, but the Amendments deal with neither goods vehicles nor motor cars in general.
Mr Henry Hynd: That Amendment is not being discussed with these.
Mr Henry Hynd: The hon. Gentleman would be out of order if he did that.
Mr Henry Hynd: Will the hon. Member please come to the Amendment?
Mr Henry Hynd: I am sorry to interrupt again, but these Amendments do not deal with the farming industry.
Mr Henry Hynd: I did pull up the hon. Member for Macclesfield (Sir A. V. Harvey). I did not know whether he intended to suggest that some farmers were riding bicycles.
Mr Henry Hynd: Shall we leave it at that and get on with the Amendment?
Mr Henry Hynd: Order. The hon. Member is talking in a very general way about the subject. Is he relating it to the Amendment?
Mr Henry Hynd: Yes, but the hon. Member must not talk about the Clause in general when we are dealing with this Amendment.
Mr Henry Hynd: Can my hon. Friend assure us that next winter there will be an adequate supply in the respective areas; in other words, that the distribution will be satisfactory, because of the fact that smokeless zones are not evenly spread throughout the country?
Mr Henry Hynd: This is not a debate on procedure. We had better get back to the Budget.
Mr Henry Hynd: Will my hon. Friend in the White Paper deal with the question of British tourists to Spain? Will she point out to the Spanish Government that if they continue with this line of action there are ways and means of taking action on our part?
Mr Henry Hynd: Are not these legal proceedings continuing far too long and piling up heavy costs which eventually will have to be borne by the British taxpayer?
Mr Henry Hynd: Inadequate though the machinery might be, would not my hon. Friend agree that for the first time these nationalisation Measures introduced a scheme for consumer protection?
Mr Henry Hynd: I wish to change the subject, and I hope that I am in order in doing so, because I have waited all night to bring before the House the subject of a Motion which has been on the Notice Paper since the beginning of this Parliament, namely, That this House notes with regret that the Pensions (Increase) Acts do not provide for railway superannuitants whose pensions fail to match rises in the cost...
Mr Henry Hynd: Is it not merely a convenient administrative fiction that the employees of the nationalised railways are not public servants? If the Government, when they nationalised the railways, had treated railwaymen in the same way as, for instance, the employees of the Post Office are treated, they would have come under the Pension Increase Acts, but because the railways were called a public...
Mr Henry Hynd: There is some misunderstanding here. These supplements are not paid to any railway superannuitant who also gets the State pension. Until recent years railway salaried staff were excluded from National Insurance and many of them did not qualify for retirement benefits.