Mr Thomas Naylor: That is a great disappointment, but I accept your Ruling.
Mr Thomas Naylor: Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that London school children in the East. South and West of England are now talking in the dialect of their adopted counties and does he propose to take any steps to deal with the situation when the children come back talking these different languages?
Mr Thomas Naylor: asked the First Lord of the Admiralty wheÅ¥her it was with his authority that the details of the enemy attack on the "Ark Royal" were recently published; and were these details communicated to the First Lord by the commanding officer?
Mr Thomas Naylor: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the highly effective measures now completed for countering enemy air attack on London, and the need for more economical administration of Government Departments, he will consider the desirability of giving instructions for the return of all civil servants who were evacuated on the outbreak of war for reasons of greater safety and security?
Mr Thomas Naylor: asked the Minister of Economic Warfare the qualications and duties of that member of the headquarters staff whose salary is shown in the published list to be £1,800 per annum and considerably higher than what is paid to heads of Departments?
Mr Thomas Naylor: Does the Minister seriously suggest that the services of this gentleman are more valuable to the nation than those of an Under-Secretary of State and three times as valuable as the services of a Member of Parliament?
Mr Thomas Naylor: asked the Minister of Transport whether Lipton's, Limited, have authority from his Department to use a "food-urgent" label on their motor vans; and whether such label carries with it any privilege or priority on the road?
Mr Thomas Naylor: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Information whether he will request the British Broadcasting Corporation so to arrange the evening programme as to allow the concert or amusement item to follow instead of preceding the nine o'clock news item and subsequent talk?
Mr Thomas Naylor: May I ask what these persons are doing with the information they receive?
Mr Thomas Naylor: asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the special circumstances now prevailing, he will authorise a modification of the regulations governing attestations relating to vaccination exemptions, to enable such attestations to be taken by post and from either parent?
Mr Thomas Naylor: Is it the intention of the Department to carry on with the prosecutions as usual?
Mr Thomas Naylor: Further to that point of Order. Would it not be better for the Noble Lady to take the hon. and learned Gentleman out and treat him?
Mr Thomas Naylor: If a by-law is made under a regulation by a local authority would it have to be submitted to the Department before effect was given to it? The Solicitor-General: I am afraid that I cannot give an answer offhand to that question, but I imagine that any by-law which was to be made under a regulation would come under the close supervision of the Minister responsible for making the regulation.
Mr Thomas Naylor: I cannot understand why it should be necessary to introduce any period. Surely, when the Humble Address is being discussed, that is the best time to determine how much longer the provisions of the Act shall continue. Why confine yourselves and bind yourselves to a period of one year, which may not be necessary? If the war continues it may be necessary to extend it beyond one year. I think it...
Mr Thomas Naylor: I was surprised at the comments made by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury. He is usually so precise in his arguments, but on this occasion I think he will recognise that he failed to make a distinction between the incidence of taxation upon the poor and the incidence of taxation upon the rich. The incidence of the Estate Duty is negligible, but if you add anything to the cost of the...
Mr Thomas Naylor: I think the Noble Lady is arguing under a misapprehension as to what are the duties and the intentions of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. If the Chancellor were to take the advice of the Noble Lady and put a prohibitive tax on tobacco, it would simply mean that he would not get the revenue that he requires. Consequently, not being a Minister for the reform of the habits of the people of this...
Mr Thomas Naylor: The Noble Lady is still arguing under an economic and a financial misapprehension. Whether she desires the duty to be prohibitive or merely limited in character, the effect is the same, and the only difference is one of degree. Surely the Chancellor of the Exchequer is the best man to judge as to whether the return from a certain level of taxation is going to give him more or less. I wish to...
Mr Thomas Naylor: One suggestion leads to another. Would not the case be met by altering the wording to "responsible person"?
Mr Thomas Naylor: I always listen to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster with great interest and I usually find him convincing, but in this matter he has failed to carry conviction to me. His chief argument appears to be that if these two sentences were omitted from the Clause, Orders in Council would have to be multiplied in order to deal with each separate transfer. It seemed to me that the right hon....
Mr Thomas Naylor: The owners of property seem to have a large number of defenders in this Debate. It is suggested that they are in a very bad financial position in regard to the rent they are able to charge. I am pleased to find the Minister, for once, proving himself superior to the appeals made to him by his own supporters. I trust that he will not reconsider the attitude he has already taken. One would...