Mr Thomas Levy: Is my right hon. Friend aware that if he allows the monopoly system to continue, we shall have industrial autocracy, and not private enterprise as we understand it?
Mr Thomas Levy: Will my hon. Friend forgive another interruption? How does he reconcile the enthusiasm of the Labour Party on this question with the fact that there are only 14 hon. Members of the Labour Party in the House at present?
Mr Thomas Levy: Is it not true that employees under private enterprise get far better treatment than employees under the State?
Mr Thomas Levy: Is the same procedure being adopted in this case as that adopted in the racket so far as motor cars are concerned?
Mr Thomas Levy: If my hon. Friend admits that the men at present in the mines are producing to the maximum of their ability, why does he suggest that by an alteration of the clock these very same men would be in a position to produce more?
Mr Thomas Levy: I have not had the privilege of listening to the whole of the Debate. Do I understand the hon. Gentleman to say that workmen's compensation should go and common law actions be substituted, or alternatively that the workman should have the right to choose between bringing an action under the Workmen's Compensation Acts or at common law, so that he may get the best of both worlds? In those...
Mr Thomas Levy: I know that.
Mr Thomas Levy: The hon. Gentleman is saying that the workman shall be permitted to decide in the event of an accident, whether he shall proceed under the Workmen's Compensation Acts or at Common Law.
Mr Thomas Levy: That is what I thought.
Mr Thomas Levy: Quality, quantity and cheapness—a commercial triple alliance.
Mr Thomas Levy: I have listened to all the arguments so far, and the real question is, Will rear lights on cycles reduce acci- dents? That is the point to which we have to address our minds. I do not claim that Members of Parliament have a monopoly of intelligence. I am suggesting, with great respect, that among the millions of cyclists there are many who are as intelligent as Members of this House—in a...
Mr Thomas Levy: What I understood the hon. Member to say—perhaps I did not understand him correctly—was that when the light was dimmed, you could not pick up the reflector on the bicycle.
Mr Thomas Levy: If your eyes are dazzled by the oncoming lights, you would not be able to see anything anyhow, because you cannot see anything much then. I say that with great respect and humility and I am not trying to score any cheap points. The letters I have received are "agin the law" so far as these red lights are concerned, even assuming they could be purchased, and I must agree that the battery red...
Mr Thomas Levy: Is this further regimentation, and a rule to direct people on which side of the road they should walk?
Mr Thomas Levy: It would have been just the same if he had had a red rear lamp.
Mr Thomas Levy: The very Council to which my hon. Friend refers set up a Sub-Committee to investigate this question. The Sub-Committee reported, and the majority report was against the Ministry.
Mr Thomas Levy: Before my right hon. and learned Friend sits down, may I ask one question? He said that one-third of the population had not an adequate water supply—
Mr Thomas Levy: May I first thank the hon. Member for South Bristol (Mr. A. Walkden) for the compliments he paid to me, which I highly appreciate? I listened with great interest and pleasure to the Minister when he was outlining the provisions of this Bill. It is perfectly true, as he has said, that for the last 100 years there has been nothing but tinkering and haphazard, patchwork legislation in connection...
Mr Thomas Levy: Is it not a combination of the two?
Mr Thomas Levy: They are both important.