Mr Thomas Steele: The Question is—
Mr Thomas Steele: We have got to the point where I have to put the Question. There was some objection to the Motion being withdrawn, so I must put the Question.
Mr Thomas Steele: If the right hon. Gentleman does not give way, the hon. Member must resume his seat.
Mr Thomas Steele: I am not sure that this arises at this point. We are dealing with the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. If the right hon. Member for Carlton (Sir K. Pickthorn) wishes to continue I hope that he will address himself to the Amendment now under discussion.
Mr Thomas Steele: I suggest that it might be for the convenience of the Committee to deal, at the same time, with the next Amendment, in line 26, to leave out from "General" to the end of line 27.
Mr Thomas Steele: asked the Postmaster-General if he will now make a statement on the provision of a low-power television station to serve West Dunbartonshire.
Mr Thomas Steele: Is my hon. Friend aware that this is the same disappointing and unsatisfactory reply that I have been receiving over the years, and that I had hoped for a little more encouragement? Is he aware that many of my constituents will take a very dim view of further extensions to existing channels while they are still unable to receive programmes from one channel?
Mr Thomas Steele: Does the right hon. Gentleman recognise that one of the former Under-Secretaries said that after 1951 there was a progressive decrease in house building? Can he say whether from 1961 to 1963 the actual numbers fell or rose?
Mr Thomas Steele: In view of the satisfactory increase in beef production and the production of other commodities mentioned in the Question, will the hon. Gentleman say how this has affected prices and how they have moved between 1951 and today?
Mr Thomas Steele: asked the Postmaster-General if the four stamps being issued on 1st July to mark the twentieth International Geographical Congress will be on sale in Scotland.
Mr Thomas Steele: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the motif on these stamps is motorways and that so far we have no motorways in Scotland? Surely it is an insult to Scotland to have these stamps on sale when we have no motorways.
Mr Thomas Steele: asked the Postmaster-General what steps are being taken to provide a low-power television station to serve West Dunbartonshire; and what is the estimated cost of such a station.
Mr Thomas Steele: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in Helensburgh, the birthplace of John Logie Baird, a plaque has just been erected to his memory and that, while the residents of Helensburgh can look at the plaque, they are still unable to enjoy the fruits of his labour? In view of the fact that they are still unable to get B.B.C. 1 and that it is impossible for them to get Independent Television,...
Mr Thomas Steele: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Can you say how long business questions will continue? It is now ten minutes past four and we are hoping to have a Scottish debate on education today.
Mr Thomas Steele: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will set up a committee to examine and report on the provisions made for road safety in Scotland.
Mr Thomas Steele: In view of the fact that Scotland has some responsibility in this matter, that road accidents are increasing, and that the reports from the various authorities in Scotland show varying success records and that efforts differ very widely on how to tackle this problem, would it not be worth while, in Scotland, to have a committee to examine this problem so that it could give guidance to local...
Mr Thomas Steele: In view of the representations of the Scottish farmers to Members recently, can the hon. Gentleman say how the Scottish farmers could afford these very expensive machines? Was there any application to the National Assistance Board to enable them to purchase them?
Mr Thomas Steele: In the reply which the Secretary of State gave me earlier this week, it was said that this whole stretch from Uddingston to the Border would be finished by 1970, but I had a letter in 1955 saying that it would be finished by 1965. Since the project is now five years behind anyway, may we have a firm assurance that the work will, in fact, be completed by 1970?
Mr Thomas Steele: The Under-Secretary said that after consolidation the resulting legislation would be as comprehensive as possible. Should he not have said "comprehensible"?
Mr Thomas Steele: This indicates the confusion which has been associated with the Bill from the beginning. I was one of the hon. Members of the Opposition who went to see the Leader of the House about this Bill and other Measures concerning their application to Scotland. The Under-Secretary said that the Sixth Schedule of the Police Act had been sent to a Committee of Scottish hon. Members upstairs, but I hope...