Mr Henry Hynd: Although one wishes to preserve the principle that the Government should not interfere with local authorities more than is absolutely necessary, would the Minister agree that where a local authority is not doing its duty properly it is then for the Government to intervene?
Mr Henry Hynd: We all have our opinions about what has been achieved or has not been achieved during this Parliament, but one fact which will stand out in its history is the number of territories which have achieved self-government during this Parliament. When the right hon. Member for Woodford (Sir W. Churchill) once said that he did not conceive it his duty to preside at the dissolution of the British...
Mr Henry Hynd: It has been stated that the Minister of Aviation would make a statement on the issue we all have in mind concerning him—the VC 10s—but since there was a prior statement to the effect that we would have a full debate on the Report of the Select Committee, when will that debate take place?
Mr Henry Hynd: Perhaps when the hon. Member is criticising the Opposition for not suggesting fresh taxation he is not aware that it would be out of order for us to do so. We can only suggest reductions.
Mr Henry Hynd: What about the by-elections?
Mr Henry Hynd: Will not the Minister at least bring up the 10s. to the present-day value of what it was when it was first paid?
Mr Henry Hynd: Will the Minister contrast those figures with the amount paid to the 10s. widow?
Mr Henry Hynd: I congratulate the Government on improving pensions in accordance with the fall in the value of the pound, but why do they not apply the same principle to the 10s. widow?
Mr Henry Hynd: I doubt whether we have come to the end of the series of Bills to try to deal with this complicated subject. I do not altogether understand the legislation governing betting, gaming and lotteries. At this time of the year, when so many garden fêtes are being held for charitable and other purposes, all sorts of games are played which I, in my innocence, thought were illegal. As a magistrate,...
Mr Henry Hynd: While one has every sympathy for these officials, is it not strange that the Act should be extended to people overseas but not to railway superannuitants?
Mr Henry Hynd: Can the hon. Gentleman say whether plans for developments include the provision of retractable gangways such as have been in operation in American airports for a number of years?
Mr Henry Hynd: The hon. Member far Eastbourne (Sir C. Taylor) is to be congratulated on bringing this Motion before the House. I wish to be brief in my remarks and merely to comment on some of the things that he said. I have no doubt that, like myself, other hon. Members have received bitter complaints from ratepayers in the last few years about increasing local rates. We are glad to know that the...
Mr Henry Hynd: There are more children at school now.
Mr Henry Hynd: Sixty.
Mr Henry Hynd: The hon. Gentleman has spoken more than once about the willing compliance of drivers, and I fully agree with him about that, but what about the willing compliance of the local authorities who represent the public? Will it be possible under the Bill for the Minister to impose regulations on roads under the control of local authorities without the consent of the local authorities?
Mr Henry Hynd: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that there is an opportunity to make corrections to the draft register? Would be consider giving greater publicity to that opportunity, perhaps by radio announcements, so that people would use that method of getting their names on if by any chance they had been missed out?
Mr Henry Hynd: That is not a point of order.
Mr Henry Hynd: As I understand it, we are discussing the Budget Resolution. I suggest that it would be for the convenience of the Committee if we did not debate it by way of question and answer.
Mr Henry Hynd: I was suggesting that the debate would be a little calmer perhaps if the questions were asked in such a way as not to Provoke interruptions from the other side.
Mr Henry Hynd: That is not a point of order for me.