Mr Donald Wade: Will the prescribed form contain the address of the appropriate local offices to which the tenant may go to obtain information in order to check the increase claimed?
Mr Donald Wade: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will introduce legislation to amend or curtail the powers of a coroner to commit a person for trial on the findings of the coroner's jury.
Mr Donald Wade: Without wishing to cast any reflection upon coroners as such, may I ask the right hon. and learned Gentleman if he agrees that there are many strange anomalies in the existing system of coroners' inquests? Would he also agree that there may be very real injustice done to a man named in the verdict of a coroner's jury who may thereby be committed for trial on as serious a charge as murder or...
Mr Donald Wade: asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) on what date drawback ceased to apply to imported artificial silk fibres used in the manufacture in this country of articles for export; (2) whether, in view of the need for encouraging export trade, he will take steps to reintroduce a drawback on imported artificial silk fibres, which are subject to import duties and are used in the manufacture...
Mr Donald Wade: Can the right hon. Gentleman state the reasons for discontinuing this drawback, which, when available, helped to minimise the harmful effect of this duty upon manufacturers making goods for export? Does he appreciate that while this drawback is not available, the indirect consequence of this duty is to cause considerable loss of valuable export trade?
Mr Donald Wade: May I ask whether these rules will have any effect on the timing of these proceedings, as compared with ordinary procedure in the county court? Earlier this evening we referred to the possibility of delay on the part of a landlord, but delays may be due not only to dilatoriness on the part of landlords but to an abundance of work falling upon the county court. Is any special provision to be...
Mr Donald Wade: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement on the proceedings of the Anglo-American Committee which is studying plans for the granting of full sovereign rights to the West German Federal Republic.
Mr Donald Wade: Could we have an assurance on this point? If a proposal is put forward for granting sovereign rights to the West German Federal Republic before the ratificaion of E.D.C. by France and Italy, will Her Majesty's Government seek a guarantee that this does not necessarily authorise the creation of a purely national German army, with all the dangers that that might entail?
Mr Donald Wade: asked the Minister of Health what progress he has to report on the recruitment of nursing staff for mental hospitals.
Mr Donald Wade: Has the hon. Lady organised a general recruiting campaign to meet the desperate need for increased staff, and, if she has, will she keep in mind the well-organised meeting held in Huddersfield in March of this year? Secondly, does the Minister propose to implement the recommendation in the report of the Central Health Services Council that there should be training courses for mental nurses...
Mr Donald Wade: Does the hon. Lady agree that it would be most unfortunate if the general public gained the impression that there was a vaccine available in other countries that was not available here? Is it not correct that while most encouraging progress has been made in research, we have not yet reached the stage at which we can claim to have a successful vaccine?
Mr Donald Wade: To what extent is the differentiation in control over the export of goods to countries in the Soviet bloc and to China resulting in abnormal increase in the re-export of goods from the countries in the Soviet bloc to China?
Mr Donald Wade: Putting aside all party considerations in this matter, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman, in view of the fact that under the existing system a majority of Members of this House may be elected by a minority of votes in the country, in view of the fact that a small transfer of votes may so affect the constitution of the House that it may alter the whole course of events for a period of five...
Mr Donald Wade: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the publication of this Report provides still further evidence that the existing piecemeal procedure for dealing with monopolistic and restrictive practices in industry is far from satisfactory and much too slow?
Mr Donald Wade: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will take steps to repeal or relax the existing laws in Cyprus restricting freedom of speech, freedom of the Press and liberty of the subject.
Mr Donald Wade: Without wishing to press the right hon. Gentleman at this stage, may I ask whether, in considering the enforcement of the anti-sedition laws, he will keep in mind the importance of maintaining our reputation in the world as a liberal minded nation?
Mr Donald Wade: Can the right hon. Gentleman give the House any comparison between the cost of the financial obligations to which he refers and the cost of the commitments into which this country had agreed to enter in the event of E.D.C. being ratified?
Mr Donald Wade: Is the Minister aware that there is widespread misunderstanding over the distinction in the date when he may make the announcement, the date when legislation may be introduced and the date when it may take effect, and in order not to raise false hopes, will he be more explicit as to the date when old-age pensioners may expect an increase in the rates of pension?
Mr Donald Wade: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the delays involved in procedure under the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices (Inquiry and Control) Act, 1948, he will introduce legislation making certain widely prevalent discriminatory and restrictive practices illegal.
Mr Donald Wade: Does not the Minister agree that the procedure under the 1948 Act, whereby individual industries are picked out for investigation and a great many others are left untouched, is far from satisfactory and not at all effective? Can he say whether the general inquiry which is taking place is designed to assist the Minister in promoting new and more effective legislation or are we merely to have...