Mr Douglas Jay: Has 10 years' membership of this organisation altered the right hon. Gentleman's views on the subject?
Mr Douglas Jay: When will the Secretary of State publish this year's defence White Paper?
Mr Douglas Jay: When will the Government publish the usual annual White Paper on defence and disarmament? Should it not come before the debate, as it normally does?
Mr Douglas Jay: Is the Minister aware that real interest rates are much too high and that if the Government had not abandoned exchange control they would be a good deal lower?
Mr Douglas Jay: Has the Secretary of State any proposals for the abolition of the constituency of Enfield, North?
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Mr Douglas Jay: In order to tell the truth to the House, perhaps the Secretary of State will tell us that the reason why the GLC has had to increase its rates is that he has withdrawn the entire Government grant from London education for the first time. He is responsible for the increase in rates.
Mr Douglas Jay: As the right hon. Gentleman is talking about facts, does he deny that ILEA now receives no Government grant?
Mr Douglas Jay: The right hon. Gentleman mentioned Wandsworth. Is he referring to the British Land scheme on which we have been waiting for six months for a decision from him and about which I have written to him three times?
Mr Douglas Jay: My hon. Friend the Member for Edinburgh, Central (Mr. Cook) made an excellent speech. I want to ask the Financial Secretary one question. The real mistake which the Government made and which has dogged their budgetary policy for the past three years was the huge reduction in income tax which they gave to the very rich in their first Budget in 1979. What was the purpose of that huge reduction...
Mr Douglas Jay: In general, is it not clear that, because of low world food prices, far from there being any genuine reform of the common agricultural policy, the total costs of the policy and the economic burden on the United Kingdom are bound to increase still further?
Mr Douglas Jay: In view of the wise words of the hon. Member for Devon, West (Sir P. Mills), is the Minister aware that, in the past year, barley grown in Sussex has been exported to the Soviet Union at about half the price that the British farmer or pig producer across the road has to pay? Is that sane economics?
Mr Douglas Jay: Will the Minister confirm that the proposed road east of St. Catherine's hill will now be adopted?
Mr Douglas Jay: Before the debate on disarmament, will the Government publish the usual defence White Paper? If not, when shall we have it?
Mr Douglas Jay: Does it not follow from the Minister's argument that the Government are making this change because they expect inflation to rise in the future?
Mr Douglas Jay: Did the Minister or did he not make the statements about the misuse of funds by Mrs. Ruddock which were quoted earlier today?
Mr Douglas Jay: Would it not be more sensible to use our money to re-equip our Navy properly than to lend our money to the Argentines to re-equip theirs?
Mr Douglas Jay: Is it not now painfully clear that the Government's blunder in abolishing exchange controls is keeping interest rates much too high?
Mr Douglas Jay: Is the Minister aware that throughout London the Government's wrecking policies have produced an ever more acute shortage of homes to rent?
Mr Douglas Jay: I do not think that I have ever heard a more unconvincing speech from the Government Front Bench than that of the Minister for Trade this evening. If that is the Government case, I am not surprised that the Secretary of State for Scotland did not have the courage to get to his feet. My right hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow, Craigton (Mr. Millan) rightly pointed out the industrial damage...