Mr Henry Hynd: I do not think that the hon. Member for Louth has made a statement that I could object to from the Chair.
Mr Henry Hynd: It is customary, when the Committee is discussing the Budget Resolutions, for the debate to range rather widely and I think that the hon. Member for Louth was trying to relate this question to some financial background.
Mr Henry Hynd: As I have already said, it is customary for the debate to range rather widely. I have heard nothing yet whereby I could rule the hon. Member for Louth out of order.
Mr Henry Hynd: The hon. Member for Louth indicated that he had informed the Leader of the Opposition, but I do hope that the hon. Member will now come more directly to the subject of the debate.
Mr Henry Hynd: Was the right hon. Gentleman able to see the Leader of the Opposition and the Deputy Leader of the Opposition when they visited this country recently?
Mr Henry Hynd: Does not the real solution lie in these shopkeepers trying to get a more generous profit margin from the wholesalers?
Mr Henry Hynd: Did I understand the right hon. Gentleman to say that on appeal the prisoner's conduct since sentence is taken into consideration? Is not that a very undesirable principle?
Mr Henry Hynd: The hon. Gentleman is getting away from the good point that he was making about the responsibility of the House of Commons for increasing the cost of living. Is the hon. Gentleman not going to say anything about our responsibility for increasing rents as a result of the Rent Act?
Mr Henry Hynd: What about the restrictive practices in connection with barristers and solicitors?
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty which Admirals of the Fleet are on active duty; and what emoluments and services are provided for those who are non-active.
Mr Henry Hynd: How many non-active Admirals of the Fleet are there, and are they really necessary?
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Secretary of State for War which field marshals are on active duty; and what emoluments and services are provided for those who are non-active.
Mr Henry Hynd: How does the right hon. Gentleman justify paying this large salary to the Maharajah of Nepal, for example? Does this mean that there are two people who are receiving half pay for each of the three Services and that one is receiving half pay for two of the Services? That does not seem to make sense.
Mr Henry Hynd: May I say how glad I am to hear that the Royal field marshals and the King of Nepal are not included on the pay list? That clears up the matter I had in mind.
Mr Henry Hynd: Will the Minister extend that request to the private air companies and, if the Corporation should accede to this request and make a deficit in so doing, will the hon. Member for Rutland and Stamford (Mr. K. Lewis) refrain from pointing to that as proof of the failure of nationalisation?
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what grants will be available to rating authorities in Accrington, Rishton, Church, Clayton-le-Moors and Oswaldtwistle, respectively, in respect of old people under the Rating (Interim Relief) Bill.
Mr Henry Hynd: Do the local authorities have the necessary information about the number of old people on which the grants will be based, or will this information be circulated to them?
Mr Henry Hynd: asked the Minister of Health how many patients are now on the waiting list of Victoria Hospital, Accrington.
Mr Henry Hynd: In view of the long waiting list, will the Minister try to ensure that patients are admitted in strict order of medical need and not because they paid for some private consultation?
Mr Henry Hynd: Has the Minister seen the correspondence arising from that in the local Press in which a doctor wrote to say that he himself would never wait for admission because he paid and got admission straight away?