Mr William Paling: asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the increased distance that heavy lorries must travel which have to leave the Great North Road north of Doncaster and finally return to the Great North Road south of Doncaster because of the weight limit allowed over the River Don bridge at Doncaster.
Mr William Paling: Is the Minister aware of the serious dislocation which is caused to West Riding trade and commerce? Is he aware that these new routes, as has been said of another part of the country, are often down what can only be termed country lanes and that the position is becoming worse each week? Is the Minister satisfied that the new Doncaster by-pass will give the anticipated relief to trade and...
Mr William Paling: I wish to support what my hon. Friend the Member for Batley and Morley (Dr. Broughton) has said—particularly as he has referred to two hospitals in my own constituency—and I hope that the Parliamentary Secretary will be able to tell us what is being done to try to solve the problem of the shortage of nurses for hospitals. There are two points in particular to which I want to refer, and...
Mr William Paling: I hope that the hon. Lady has the wastage figures.
Mr William Paling: I do not want to take up too much of the time of the House, so I shall be departing from the line followed very largely in the debate up to now. I agree with the closing remarks of the hon. and gallant Member for Macclesfield (Air Commodore Harvey). There are snags, even in the Royal Air Force, in the provision of machines, etc. In his speech, the Minister addressed himself to the...
Mr William Paling: I wish to refer to a proposal by the National Coal Board to carry out opencast coal working at Dale Green Farm, Briestfield, near Dewsbury, and belonging to Mr. P. J. Walker. I have sought the Adjournment to discuss this case because, when Mr. Walker became aware of the fact that opencast working was to take place on his farm, I went along to see what was happening and why. Knowing the case...
Mr William Paling: Generally, where opencast working has taken place on a site and has been abandoned, it is accepted amongst the agricultural community that the site is not entered again.
Mr William Paling: Oh, yes. I can bring plenty of evidence to that effect from our farmers. The land was entered in 1947 and bored and bored. It was intimated, first through the Ministry of Agriculture and then through the Ministry of Works, that the farmer was free to develop his farm. Yet subsequently the Coal Board again demanded coal. All this was done in the words used so often by the Minister, that it was...
Mr William Paling: Despite what the hon. Gentleman says, more room will be required for the overburden. The Ministry of Agriculture's advisers have come to the conclusion that it will be impossible to maintain my constituent's herd of pedigree cattle under the conditions laid down by the Minister.
Mr William Paling: As an agriculturist, the hon. Gentleman should.
Mr William Paling: I do not recollect that point, but I will accept the hon. Gentleman's word. I wish to know why it is that we have not heard why that figure has been arrived at.
Mr William Paling: I am prepared to let the South of England have it at any time.
Mr William Paling: Yes, the Green Lane coal.
Mr William Paling: No.
Mr William Paling: I have taken my information from people who are having to use it.
Mr William Paling: I submit that there is nothing to say that D.L.A. 129 refers to the two previous letters. The way in which the letter is written could be made to meet almost any situation.
Mr William Paling: It is very misleading to the layman.
Mr William Paling: Mr. Paling rose—
Mr William Paling: It falls to me as a very pleasant duty, following on the speech of the hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Mr. Woollam), to offer to him the congratulations not only of myself, but, I am certain, of the whole House on a magnificent speech. It was delivered in a very pleasant manner with obvious sincerity and it is clear that he knows his subject. He made an excellent speech, and I am sure...
Mr William Paling: asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will introduce regulations to provide that, in the construction of new buildings and, where possible, in existing buildings, provision shall be made for the use by window cleaners of-appropriate safety equipment.