Mr Walter Windsor: It is priority to landlords.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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 Trade whether, in view of the popularity of utility furniture, he can arrange for an increased supply?
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 Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he is aware of the bad living conditions prevailing at a port, named to him, for officers and men of the Merchant Navy, survivors of a convoy whilst waiting repatriation; and whether he has any statement to make?
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction that exists among Chinese seamen about the payment of war risk bonus; and whether he will' have inquiries made into this matter to avoid disturb ances like that which recently occurred on board ship at a place named to him?
Mr Walter Windsor: Is it not a fact that these people were promised a £10 bonus and that £7 was taken away on board ship?
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the Home Secretary the considerations that led to the decision to close certain London tube stations as air-raid shelters as from 3rd August?
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, with a view to giving greater protection to our merchant shipping, he will arrange for gun armament on the bows of such ships?
Mr Walter Windsor: Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is a very great demand, not only on the part of shipowners but by the men themselves, that an extension of this service should be pursued?
Mr Walter Windsor: asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is satisfied that ships travelling to war areas are receiving adequate protection and have proper protective equipment for defending themselves during air attacks?