Mr Donald Wade: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the headlamps of many modern cars are almost as dazzling when dipped as when not dipped? Can he not consult the automobile industry on the possibility of remedying this for the benefit of both pedestrians and motorists?
Mr Donald Wade: asked the President of the Board of Trade which of the items in the list of materials, fixtures and fittings required by the building industry, which has been sent to his Department by the hon. Member for Huddersfield, West, will be covered by his recent general reference to the Monopolies Commission.
Mr Donald Wade: Is the Minister aware that there is some urgency about this matter, for several reasons, including the effect on building costs and also the fact that a large number of local authorities may abandon the policy of asking for competitive tenders on the ground that it is a useless formality? Can the right hon. Gentleman give any approximate estimate as to the period of time that may elapse...
Mr Donald Wade: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what additional staff will be required to enable the Inland Revenue to give advice to firms wishing to introduce profit sharing in accordance with his recently announced policy; and what proposals he has for giving similar advice on co-partnership schemes involving employee shareholding.
Mr Donald Wade: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that there are important differences between profit-sharing and co-partnership sharing? Would he also agree that, with the very best intentions, no Inland Revenue official can remedy difficulties which arise from taxation laws or other legal obstacles?
Mr Donald Wade: asked the President of the Board of Trade the terms of reference under which the Monopolies Commission has been asked to inquire into the subject of common prices and level tendering.
Mr Donald Wade: Can the Minister say whether agreements to quote common prices will be included in the list of restrictive agreements required to be registered under the Government's proposed legislation? If so, will they be included before or after the Commission's Report on the subject? Further, can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the time that is normally taken between a reference to the Commission...
Mr Donald Wade: asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what steps, in view of the increase in the burden of rates which is likely to fall on the occupiers of shops and offices when the new valuation lists come into force in 1956, he will take to minimise the loss which local authorities suffer from the derating of industrial premises, the consequence of which is to throw an added burden on to the...
Mr Donald Wade: In view of the fact that certain local authorities have been receiving no compensation for loss resulting from derating, and as the occupiers of shops and offices are likely to be adversely affected by the new assessments, and are particularly concerned about this matter, can the Minister give any assurance that, pending the abolition of derating, grants will be made to local authorities to...
Mr Donald Wade: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a statement on the return of the Kabaka of Buganda to his own country.
Mr Donald Wade: As one who is often critical of colonial administration, may I on this occasion ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he agrees that the outlook now is somewhat more hopeful in Uganda, and, furthermore, that recent events have shown that the settlement of differences with restraint and mutual understanding is not unattainable in a British Colony?
Mr Donald Wade: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies into what languages, either in full or in an abridged form, the Report of the East Africa Royal Commission has been translated.
Mr Donald Wade: Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that if the ideas propounded in the Report are to be accepted it is important that language should not be a handicap to any who are willing and ready to study it? Could he give an assurance that the fact that some of the economic proposals are far-reaching and controversial will not lead to this Report being shelved?
Mr Donald Wade: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will now make a statement on the recommendations of the East Africa Royal Commission.
Mr Donald Wade: Can the right hon. Gentleman say when the House will have the promised Bill on restrictive practices?
Mr Donald Wade: asked the Postmaster-General whether he will withdraw his directive which provides that the British Broadcasting Corporation shall not, on any issue, arrange discussions or ex parte statements which are to be broadcast during a period of a fortnight before the issue is debated in either House; and whether he will withdraw a similar directive to the Independent Television Authority.
Mr Donald Wade: Does the Minister appreciate that this ban is not the outcome of any democratic decision by Parliament, and, in view of that fact, as well as of the fact that the attempt to enforce it has become somewhat of a farce, will the right hon. Gentleman withdraw the ban, at any rate until Members of this House have had an opportunity of expressing an opinion on it?
Mr Donald Wade: asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he has taken to implement the Report of the Monopolies Commission on the Supply and Export of certain Semi-Manufactures of Copper and Copper-Based Alloys.
Mr Donald Wade: Can the right hon. Gentleman say how the existing procedure will be related to the new procedure under the proposed legislation? If, for example, no action is taken on the Report of the Monopolies Commission, will that be regarded as absolving the firms concerned of any necessity to apply to the new tribunal, when it is set up?
Mr Donald Wade: asked the President of the Board of Trade the terms of reference under which the Monopolies Commission has been asked to inquire into the subject of common prices and level tendering; and whether he has yet received a report.