Mr Walter Windsor: In his remarks on Clause I, the hon. Gentleman gave the impression that this disease applied only to the mining industry. Does not this disease occur equally in the pottery and other industries? Many of us are deeply interested in the subject.
Mr Walter Windsor: My only point was that the hon. Gentleman never mentioned it, although I read it in the Bill.
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the popularity of utility furniture, he can arrange for an increased supply?
Mr Walter Windsor: I have listened to some peculiar arguments from time to this in this House, but never to anything more peculiar than those of the hon. Members who moved and seconded the rejection of this Bill. If the position was so simple, that the Minister of Town and Country Planning was putting before the House a scheme for the rehabilitation of the blitzed cities, it would be a different proposition,...
Mr Walter Windsor: I did not say that. I said we needed such powers before the war.
Mr Walter Windsor: Is there anything unusual in that?
Mr Walter Windsor: I agree, but our general political machinery is built in that way. It is the only way in which we have powers to do it.
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the President of the Board of Education what action he proposes for those children and young persons who have been evacuated to the U.S.A., by private firms, at their own expense, and who have provided good educational facilities for their employees' children; and will such children return to the same or similar standard of education they are now receiving in the U.S.A.
Mr Walter Windsor: If the hon. Member had listened to the hon. and gallant Member for North Bristol (Captain Bernays) he would have heard him say it about all controls.
Mr Walter Windsor: No, he was not.
Mr Walter Windsor: I support this new Clause. When hon. Members are considering this matter, their minds should go back to what is the genesis of such a Clause and the reason for proposing that it should be put into the Bill. Most hon. Members will remember that, a few months ago, the Hull City Corporation introduced a Bill asking for somewhat similar terms, but for greater powers. They asked that they should...
Mr Walter Windsor: Let us get clear what the Home Secretary really did say to-day. He said this raised two separate issues: one, whether it would be a question of representation and, secondly, whether that representation should be by one Member or two Members. He refused to go into anything beyond that, other than to say that he was prepared, when the time came, to deal with the issue, leaving no doubt in any...
Mr Walter Windsor: It is priority to landlords.