Mr Raphael Tuck: Surely the Chancellor is not saying that people will be fined. He is saying that if they accept his proposal he will be able to give them tax relief but that he cannot do so otherwise. The emphasis is quite different from that suggested by the hon. Member.
Mr Raphael Tuck: Does my hon. Friend remember that we were told that it would be wonderful for British industry if we went into the EEC? What has happened?
Mr Raphael Tuck: Although I cannot yet declare an interest, what is wrong with octogenarians?
Mr Raphael Tuck: Too old for What? Will my right hon. Friend the Lord President inform the hon. Member for Liverpool, Wavertree (Mr. Steen) of what the great Bacon once said, namely, that extreme youth and discretion are ill-assorted companions?
Mr Raphael Tuck: Further to that point of order and your reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Salford. East (Mr. Allaun), Mr. Speaker. We understand the dilemma in which you find yourself, but I wonder whether you can understand the dilemma in which we find ourselves. If it is impossible to call the amendment in question, is there no other way in which we can effectively make our point?
Mr Raphael Tuck: If, as the Tindemans Report insists, we have direct elections to the European Parliament, can my right hon. Friend give us some idea of the kind of issues on which such elections would be fought, supposing, for example, that the hon. Member for Banbury (Mr. Marten) and I were opposing candidates for the same seat?
Mr Raphael Tuck: Will my right hon. Friend give urgent consideration to framing new proposals for school transport, and make them equitable, so that in the case of families living just inside the limit the children do not have to walk a long way, or the parents to pay an enormous amount, whereas those living outside the limit pay nothing at all?
Mr Raphael Tuck: How can the Minister be responsible to two bodies at the same time?
Mr Raphael Tuck: I wish that I had the confidence of my hon. Friend the Member for West Bromwich, West (Miss Boothroyd) that no step towards federalism would be inherent in direct elections. I take the gloomy view of the right hon. Member for Down, South (Mr. Powell) and my hon. Friend the Member for Southampton, Test (Mr. Gould), with whose speeches I entirely agreed. I feel that direct elections are the...
Mr Raphael Tuck: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the estimated increase in price for the coming year of butter, milk and cheese.
Mr Raphael Tuck: Bearing in mind the fact that, even before the latest staggering increases, the EEC price of butter was more than three times the world price, can my hon. Friend say what proportion of these increases will be due to our membership of the Common Market?
Mr Raphael Tuck: Why is it that when people come in as visitors to Westminster Hall their bags are opened and they are examined and screened, whereas when someone comes in here to work, he or she is not screened at all and has complete freedom to move over the whole building? Is that not all upside-down?
Mr Raphael Tuck: Concerning direct elections to the European Assembly, will my right hon. Friend always keep in mind that direct elections are a prelude to a federal system in Europe, to which the Prime Minister has on more than one occasion expressed opposition?
Mr Raphael Tuck: I do not wish to nobble my right hon. Friend, but does she not agree that her proposal to increase the price of pay beds can only serve to put them out of the reach of those of modest means, so that only those of ample resources can use them? Is that not defeating the philosophy of Socialism?
Mr Raphael Tuck: I intend to speak for a very short time this afternoon. I support the motion that we should broadcast the proceedings of this House. I do so for two reasons. The first is that many people have written to me expressing their great interest in the proceedings of this House and in listening to them over the radio. They have all said that they hope we shall continue to do that on a permanent...
Mr Raphael Tuck: Will my right hon. Friend come off his ministerial pedestal and, as a private citizen, tell us whether the gloomy figures just given by the hon. Member for Banbury (Mr. Marten) belie completely the great hopes that were expressed three and a half years ago when we joined the Common Market?
Mr Raphael Tuck: What about the thousands of bankruptcies in the private sector?
Mr Raphael Tuck: How can the Opposition presume to reject a White Paper which will lead only to fewer jobs when they are trying their best to have massive cuts in public expenditure which will result in even fewer jobs than that? Is not that effrontry equal to that of the man who, having pleaded guilty to murdering his parents, asked the judge, in mitigation, to take into consideration the fact that he was an...
Mr Raphael Tuck: May I urge my right hon. Friend when she reviews subsidies to do her best to convince the Government that if they take off the subsidies prices will rise, that there will be a spate of wage demands, and that the country will be in a much worse state than it is at present?
Mr Raphael Tuck: If we phase out these subsidies, is it not right that the increases in prices will trigger off a spate of wage demands, which is exactly what we are trying to avoid?