Mr Gilbert Longden: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider increasing the amount of the deduction for Income Tax purposes which may be made under Section 22 (1) of the Finance Act, 1920, by a claimant who maintains a relative either because that relative, or because the claimant himself, is incapacitated by old age or infirmity from maintaining himself.
Mr Gilbert Longden: Will the right hon. Gentleman remember this small point when framing his Budget statement, so as to give some relief to a very hard-pressed section of the community?
Mr Gilbert Longden: asked the Minister of Works if he will have the frescoes in St. Stephen's Hall and the Lobbies of the Palace restored and refreshed before the Festival of Britain.
Mr Gilbert Longden: If, as the hon. Member says, the Lord's Day Observance Society does not publish a list of subscribers, how comes it that he knows that the largest subscribers are brewers?
Mr Gilbert Longden: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if he has any statement yet to make on the provision of grass landing strips at major aerodromes to lessen the wear on runways and to cheapen their cost of maintenance.
Mr Gilbert Longden: Is the Minister aware that these grass strips are in common use in France, that they make an addition to the landing field and, therefore, lower the cost of running the aerodrome?
Mr Gilbert Longden: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation which of his Department's aerodromes, situated on the Western Approaches are serviceable and available in case of emergency.
Mr Gilbert Longden: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation how many hours were flown by his Department's aircraft in 1949.
Mr Gilbert Longden: Is the Minister satisfied that this work could not have been done more economically by civil charter aircraft?
Mr Gilbert Longden: I rise to support the Motion, and I shall not have to detain the House for very long. I want to express my acknowledgment of the concessions granted by the Minister to one of the foundations which happens to be in my constituency, but I want to add my appeal to him to exclude all these educational bodies on whose behalf this appeal is being made, for the two reasons which have been put before...
Mr Gilbert Longden: I believe that they can be more usefully employed in the place in which their original donors intended them to be spent than if they are thrown into the Minister's pool. It is all very well making fair shares for all if one is doing it with other people's money, but this money was bequeathed for a specific purpose. [An HON. MEMBER: "It has changed."] It was changed in 1909, but in my...
Mr Gilbert Longden: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will find means to relieve flying clubs from having to pay the extra duty on petrol used for flying instruction, and so from having to pass on the additional cost to their members, since this must discourage young people from learning to fly.
Mr Gilbert Longden: Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman aware that the extra cost is as much as approximately 10s. per flying hour?
Mr Gilbert Longden: I rise with great trepidation, Sir Charles, because this is my maiden speech, but I shall always feel trepidation in addressing this august assembly, where everything one says is taken down and may be used in evidence. I am quite sure that in practice it will generally be used in evidence against one. I used to think that there was some analogy between a maiden speech and a maiden over, when...
Mr Gilbert Longden: I said " as practised in Communist States, for handsome is as handsome does." I say that they are mutually incompatible. I may be at loggerheads with the head of my own Church, whom I heard in another place, only two days ago, saying that the Church would take no action against professedly Communist priests until the State did, and I thought at the time that it was the sort of lead which one...