Mr Raphael Tuck: I thank my hon. Friend for that answer. Is he aware that the people of Watford are desperately hoping that he will speedily relieve the A41 and the A405 of the traffic congestion to which they are subjected and that if the construction of the Micklefield Green-South Mimms section is delayed or the Egham-Maple Cross section is done first it will intensify and prolong the misery that the...
Mr Raphael Tuck: I have been listening with interest. If Parliament decided to take away the interpretation of that Act from the European Court, could it not do so by pure legislation, by a one-clause Bill?
Mr Raphael Tuck: A few moments ago the Minister said that it was implicit in the terms on which we joined the Community that there would be direct elections. He did not say that it was explicit. Will he quote any speech or anything in writing from which it can be understood that there shall be direct elections?
Mr Raphael Tuck: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. The recent Conservative converts to the Liberal Party, who are sitting on the opposite side of the House in the Liberal seats are making an awful racket. Could you do somethting to keep the children quiet?
Mr Raphael Tuck: Has my hon. Friend seen the latest report from the Cambridge University Departments of Applied Economics and Land Economy that the CAP is costing Britain's balance of payments £600 million a year and is raising food prices perceptibly above the level at which they would be if we were able to buy food on the open market? Is he aware that this does not allow for the recent talks on further...
Mr Raphael Tuck: asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will seek powers to ensure that motor vehicles which have been written off by insurance companies are not put back on the road.
Mr Raphael Tuck: Does my hon. Friend not feel that it is the Government's duty to avoid accidents and save lives by introducing legislation? Is he aware of the massive campaign in favour of that approach by the Evening Echo of Hemel Hempstead? Does he not feel that the sooner something is done the better?
Mr Raphael Tuck: Was there any discussion about the practice of keeping the price of milk artificially high in the Community and elsewhere? Does my right hon. Friend agree that the maintaining of high prices can cause some countries to produce milk in excess of their requirements, thus prejudicing their production of grain, which is most essential to them?
Mr Raphael Tuck: Would my hon. Friend consider my suggestion in regard to vandals and all hooligans? Do not put them in prison or on probation; stick them in the Army for three years. That will give them discipline—
Mr Raphael Tuck: I was asking my right hon. Friend whether he would consider sticking them in the Army. Does he not agree that this would discipline them and give them a lesson that they would never forget and would probably discourage future acts of vandalism?
Mr Raphael Tuck: I apologise to my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury for the fact that it was impossible for me to be here for the greater part of his speech. I wish to call to his attention the fact that our taxation system bears very heavily and unjustly on certain sections of the population that are least able to bear them and bears unequally on other sections of the community. I wish...
Mr Raphael Tuck: Will my hon. Friend consider updating the proposal for stopping the disgraceful sale of subsidised butter to Russia or any other country? When we joined the EEC, were we not sold a pup?
Mr Raphael Tuck: Will my right hon. Friend take it that he deserves our congratulations on the strong stand which he has taken on behalf of this country in all matters affecting the EEC, and he is, indeed, a mitigating influence against the patent disadvantage of our having joined the EEC? May he go from strength to strength.
Mr Raphael Tuck: When my right hon. Friend next meets the Chairman of the National Freight Corporation will he discuss with him the unfair competition between rail and heavy commercial lorries, which are being cross-subsidised by non-commercial users of roads? Is he aware that, for example, the wear and tear on roads made by a 12-ton lorry is 160,000 times the wear and tear made by a car? Will he bring in a...
Mr Raphael Tuck: Many thousands of pounds less.
Mr Raphael Tuck: When we went decimal, many peeple were done out of a lot of money. Can my hon. Friend give an assurance that the same thing will not happen when going metric?
Mr Raphael Tuck: You go there and see.
Mr Raphael Tuck: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is Her Majesty's Government's present policy towards a federal State in Europe.
Mr Raphael Tuck: In view of that answer, will my right hon. Friend now reply to a question which I asked my right hon, Friend last week but to which I did not receive a complete answer? It referred to the first speech by Mr. Roy Jenkins as President of the EEC Commission, when he said: Our aims are economic but our end is political". Will my right hon. Friend now publicly disapprove of that and dissociate the...
Mr Raphael Tuck: When my right hon. Friend sees the Commissioner for Agriculture, will he remind him that the late President de Gaulle said that the CAP would be a crippling blow to the British economy? Will my right hon. Friend try to get rid of it as soon as possible so that we have a national system of agriculture?