Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: rose —
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: On a point of Order. The hon. Gentleman is referring to a book; surely hon. Members are entitled to know the name of the book in question?
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: Is the hon. Member, as one who was present at the 1947 conference of the Tories at Brighton when the campaign for £1 million was launched by Lord Woolton, aware that the first £1 million was subscribed within three months, by December of the same year?
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: It is the percentage that the hon. Member wants.
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: asked the Minister of National Insurance what changes in the regulations relating to the National Assistance Board scales are proposed by his Department.
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: But in view of the fact that the Board are either unaware or unconcerned about the great hardship and distress caused through the rising cost of living, would my right hon. Friend recommend to the Board an increase of 10 per cent. in these scales, which would cost only about £10 million a year?
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: Is it not a fact that a concession has already been made in relation to this Act whereby instead of the 400,000 grouping, a grouping of 250,000 is admitted for the benefits of the subsidy?
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: May I ask for your advice and guidance, Sir, further to the advice which you tendered to the House last week and which was followed by my hon. Friend the Member for Aston (Mr. Wyatt) putting down the Motion? Is it not the case that such a Motion takes precedence over all other business in that respect?
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it is now the intention of His Majesty's Government further to identify and publicise individual firms who have successfully responded to official appeals for greater dollar-earning efforts.
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will now consider sending an economic and trade mission to China forthwith to investigate trade prospects with that country.
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: While I appreciate the difficulties about recognition, when recognition is granted will my right hon. Friend consider appointing commercial and trade attaches as soon as possible?
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give consideration to the extension of the conditions of anonymity obtaining in matters of juvenile delinquency to all other trials involving children under the age of 16 years; and, in particular, if he will forbid the taking of photographs, so that needless distress to the accused and relatives may be avoided.
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: Is my right hon. Friend aware that in a case a fortnight ago of a child aged 12 who was acquitted on a charge of murder, and whose photograph was published in the newspapers, widespread distress was caused throughout the country, and is it not reasonable, therefore, to ask for some modified operation of the grim apparatus and machinery of the criminal law in regard to further child cases of...
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: rose —
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: Can my right hon. and learned Friend say what is the position in relation to the law of a commercial or industrial undertaking, which normally owns or leases a bill-posting site, making that site available to a particular political party?
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that his Appointments Office issues advertisements relating to quasi-Governmental positions, in which age limits from 28 to 45 years are stipulated; and whether, in view of the need for conserving the nation's resources in the effective use of manpower, he will issue an instruction forbidding the issue of restricted advertisements of this nature...
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: While these advertisements are not the direct responsibility of the Minister, is he aware that he can set a good example to industry in this matter by refusing to issue restrictive advertisements; and does he realise that the prospects of good, decent. honest citizens are prejudiced because they are over 45 years of age?
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent prices of textiles for home consumption and exports have been affected by the price minimum regulations enforced by the Yarn Spinners Association; if it is his intention to take action other than reference to the Monopolies Commission to end this restrictive practice; and if he will make a statement.
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: Yes, Sir, but this monopoly on the part of the Yarn Spinners Association is affecting the price of cotton, and would not the best thing be to reimpose the price controls which were lifted in April of this year?
Sub-Lieutenant Herschel Austin: asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent it is the policy of His Majesty's Government to seek to withhold labour and raw materials from firms in dollar-earning industries, who refuse to respond to the Government's appeal in this connection.