Mr Thomas Steele: We can discuss at the same time new Clause No. 11 entitled "Interest from building societies"— For the purposes of section 13(1)(b) of the Finance Act 1957 (Relief for persons over 65 with small incomes) interest from a building society, which has already borne tax in the hands of the society, shall not be included in the calculation of total income; new Clause No. 52 entitled "Old people's...
Mr Thomas Steele: The Question is—
Mr Thomas Steele: Order. We are not discussing that at the moment.
Mr Thomas Steele: If the Committee agrees, with this Clause we can discuss new Clause No. 23—"Child allowances for widows".
Mr Thomas Steele: I am sorry to interrupt the right hon. Gentleman, but he has been long enough a Member to know that he is going a bit wide of this new Clause.
Mr Thomas Steele: I hope that the hon. Gentleman will now address himself to the Amendment.
Mr Thomas Steele: Order. We are not discussing who should or who should not be on the Register of Disabled Persons. We are discussing whether those who are should be entitled to the benefit of this Amendment.
Mr Thomas Steele: Order. We are not discussing who should or should not be on the register. We are discussing whether, according to the Amendment, those on the register should be entitled to the benefit of the Amendment.
Mr Thomas Steele: Order. The hon. Gentleman is now trying to pursue the same argument by a different method.
Mr Thomas Steele: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what efforts are being made, and how much is being spent, to investigate the cause of cysticercus bovis in cattle.
Mr Thomas Steele: Is my hon. Friend aware that the present approach to the cause, and to the eradication of this disease seems to be rather half-hearted? Could we not have an assurance that something more should be done in this matter?
Mr Thomas Steele: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now make a statement with regard to the proposed improvement on the road from Rhu to Garelochhead.
Mr Thomas Steele: Does that Answer imply that one of the three alternatives sent by the county council to the Department— the road from Rhu to Garelochhead— has been approved, and that the road will be completed; or that the county council can only go ahead now with getting the necessary planning permission?
Mr Thomas Steele: If my hon. Friend gave way to this request, would it not involve an addition to our Civil Service staff, and am I not right in thinking that the Opposition did not want any more civil servants?
Mr Thomas Steele: In view of the redevelopment of the town centre of Dumbarton and the desire of the town council to get on with its health centre, can my hon. Friend say whether there is any hope of that health centre being improved shortly?
Mr Thomas Steele: My right hon. Friend has repeated on a number of occasions that the future of this dock really depends on having a wider grouping. As I understand the position, what he is intending to do at the moment is really just a holding operation till something can be done. What has he in mind to effect this larger grouping? Does he think that he can succeed?
Mr Thomas Steele: Oh, yes.
Mr Thomas Steele: I would not like to comment on the speech of the right hon. Member for Argyll (Mr. Noble), because my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary dealt with it most effectively. I would say to my hon. Friend that I feel like the man who married the widow with eleven children: I have nothing to add. My hon. Friend's speech was most effective and he is to be complimented on it. The hon. and learned Member...
Mr Thomas Steele: Yes, I usually support the Government. I never try to get the best of both worlds. I do not support the Government in their general policy and then refuse to support them when that policy is implemented. Naturally, I am not unsympathetic towards the claim. When this decision was announced, my hon. Friends the Members for Glasgow, Maryhill (Mr. Hannan) and Aberdeen, South (Mr. Dewar) and I...
Mr Thomas Steele: The hon. Gentleman admits that we must have a deadline, but he is saying that those who fall on the wrong side of it should be treated as exceptional cases. [Interruption.] That is exactly what he is saying. If the hon. Gentleman had not interrupted me, I was going on to admit that, wherever a deadline is selected, there are bound to be people who think that it is unfair. From my own...