Mr Arthur Moyle: asked the Minister of Labour what was the number of unemployed who had signed on at the employment exchanges of Oldbury and Halesowen, respectively, at the last available date; and what was the number of school leavers there who were out of employment.
Mr Arthur Moyle: What does the Minister propose to do to help the young people and school leavers particularly to obtain suitable employment as soon as possible?
Mr Arthur Moyle: asked the Minister of Transport what is the present position of the proposed Great Barr special road scheme within the borough of Oldbury; and when road operations will begin.
Mr Arthur Moyle: asked the Minister of Transport if he has now considered the recommendations of the consultative committee on the lighting of traffic routes within the London conurbation; and if he will take the initiative in setting up a similar committee for the West Midland conurbation.
Mr Arthur Moyle: asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will introduce legislation to enable his Department to act as a street lighting authority and to provide that street lighting installations shall rank for Treasury grants on the same terms as other road improvement schemes
Mr Arthur Moyle: Can the Joint Parliamentary Secretary tell me of any steps taken by his right hon. Friend to induce the Government to support a programme modernising his own Ministry, which would include powers of street lighting similar at least to those enjoyed by parish councils?
Mr Arthur Moyle: Middle-class morality.
Mr Arthur Moyle: asked the Minister of Labour if he will arrange to publish details of industrial schemes of compensation for redundancy now in operation.
Mr Arthur Moyle: asked the Minister of Labour, having regard to the increasing number of teen-agers leaving school in the period 1960–62, his plans for providing them with suitable employment on leaving school.
Mr Arthur Moyle: May I ask the hon. Gentleman whether the plans of the Minister for the future include consideration of the continuation of part-time education for these teen-agers so as to strengthen their prospects of finding suitable and profitable employment?
Mr Arthur Moyle: I welcome the opportunity to reinforce what has been said about this Amendment. I cannot understand why the Government have not tidied up this aspect of superannuation rights. It is not something which relates merely to colonial ex-public servants. It also affects our domestic public servants. I speak from memory—if I am wrong perhaps the Financial Secretary will correct me—but I think...
Mr Arthur Moyle: I thought my hon. Friend was chiding the right hon. Gentleman for having been too agreeable and complaisant and ready to compromise. I was surprised to hear that from my hon. Friend, who comes from a distinguished profession whose main ethic in politics is to flirt with all parties but to marry none.
Mr Arthur Moyle: I am quite prepared to be corrected, but I thought the burden of my hon. Friend's complaint was that my right hon. Friend was so excessively courteous to the Government in Standing Committee and I must say, as a Member who served on that Committee—
Mr Arthur Moyle: I must accept your correction, Dr. King, but the going was so good in this discussion that I succumbed to the blandishments of hon. Members on both sides of the Committee. I hope that anything I say will serve to strengthen the revolt of hon. Members opposite and secure from the Financial Secretary, whom I see is sitting beaming on the Government Front Bench, the kind of answer which will...
Mr Arthur Moyle: What would be the position, having regard to the nature of the employment which many of these people who retire at 55 have and the conditions to which they are subject during most of their working lives, if such a pensioner broke down in health at, shall we say, the age of 57 and was unable to remain in employment? What would be his position?
Mr Arthur Moyle: That is after retirement at 55?
Mr Arthur Moyle: In cases where the proposed change operates adversely to the person who at present receives National Assistance and has the benefit of the existing arrangement of a notional rent of 14s. and an assumed 7s. contribution from the earning member of the family, will the present position remain unchanged?
Mr Arthur Moyle: I am certain that the Minister never expected that two such rebels as my hon. Friends the Members for Erith and Crayford (Mr. Dodds) and Liverpool, Exchange (Mrs. Braddock) would lay bouquets at his feet. The occasion of this Third Reading must be something which gives him a great deal of pride, because it does not fall to many Ministers to have the honour and privilege of introducing such a...
Mr Arthur Moyle: asked the Minister of Supply the cost of providing 1,500 new bearskins for the Guards; and how many of the skins required for this purpose have been ordered from Canada.
Mr Arthur Moyle: Will the Parliamentary Secretary and his right hon. Friend prevent the use of the Department's time in such a futile transaction which leads to no better result than the killing of bears to provide bearskins for the Guards? Since the Minister himself is present, will he not consult the Commander-in-Chief of the Guards and inform him that the Worcesters and the Royal Welch have achieved the...