Mr Alfred Yeo: I beg to move, in paragraph (a), after the word "investigate ["to investigate prices, costs, and profit"], to insert the words "from the source" We all desire to remove suspicion from the trader with regard to profiteering. I think the only way that can be done satisfactorily is to trace this thing to the source straight away. The Minister of Labour, speaking on this Bill, said they intended...
Mr Alfred Yeo: I beg to move, in paragraph (b), after the word "complaints" ["to receive and investigate complaints"], to insert tins words "on oath." Having had some experience in dealing with these cases in local Courts, one is bound to say that very often a good deal of perjury is committed, wilfully and deliberately, in order to deceive the Court and prevent it coming to a right decision. In order to...
Mr Alfred Yeo: I accept the right hon. Gentleman's suggestion.
Mr Alfred Yeo: if a person brings a case before the tribunal or the local magistracy we put him on his oath and it is up to him to prove it. You cannot investigate until you have the case before the Court.
Mr Alfred Yeo: 60. asked the Prime Minister if he is prepared, on the recommendations of the Select Committee on Metropolitan Transport, to take action before the Recess; and, if so, what will be the nature of the Government recommendations?
Mr Alfred Yeo: 74. asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that the Dried Food Controller is by profession a barrister; that his advisory committee consists of members of the Dried Fruit Association, and that 50 per cent, of them are members of one and the same firm; that any advice given by large operators is vised and considered by this advisory committee; and that the advisory committee recommended,...
Mr Alfred Yeo: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the arrangements carried out as mentioned in this question mean £12 to £14 per ton to the consumer, which would be saved if they had people in the business who understood it?
Mr Alfred Yeo: You can find that information in the City of London to-day in five minutes.
Mr Alfred Yeo: Does the hon. and gallant Gentleman propose to take any steps to wake up councils to get their schemes into operation? It is about time they did.
Mr Alfred Yeo: 78. asked the Food Controller if he can announce the names of the producers in possession of licences for the sale of Grade A milk?
Mr Alfred Yeo: 41. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, having regard to the small number of promotions and allowances granted in the past to the staff of the Mercantile Marine section of the General Register and Record Office of Shipping and Seamen as compared with those granted to the Royal Naval Reserve section, he will take steps to secure that under the forthcoming re-organisation of that...
Mr Alfred Yeo: Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman see that in the plans or schemes the children are not prevented from living in these houses?
Mr Alfred Yeo: 87. asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware of the fact that, although the subsistence allowances payable to travelling officers in the Post Office engineering department have not been increased during the War, the Regulations governing such allowances are interpreted in an illiberal manner by the officers who check the claims, to the further detriment of the travelling officers...
Mr Alfred Yeo: What steps do the Government intend to take to get houses for these men? They are refused because they have children, while the nation is talking about child-life?
Mr Alfred Yeo: What steps does the hon. Gentleman propose to take now?
Mr Alfred Yeo: I have no difficulty in supporting this Bill. After a lifetime of work spent with women on public boards, I have yet to learn that they are not worthy of the highest honours that the State can confer upon them. We hear to-day that we ought to put this matter off, and I was reminded of the words in the old book: "I will send for you in a more convenient season." I think that the time has...
Mr Alfred Yeo: 48. asked the Prime Minister whether the Government have now recognised Poland as a neutral and sovereign State, and whether, accordingly, persons born in Poland of parents who were then domiciled there are regarded by the British Government as neutral subjects and are entitled to that status?
Mr Alfred Yeo: Would the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of having someone at the War Office to answer the letters of parents, which are totally ignored?
Mr Alfred Yeo: It is!
Mr Alfred Yeo: On a point of Order. Do we understand that, if the Government Amendment be accepted, our Amendment for three years then automatically slips out?