Major Abraham Lyons: Has the right hon. Gentleman taken any steps to meet the representations made by many industries so affected?
Major Abraham Lyons: 47. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what alteration of policy in connection with the Exchange Equalisation Account has been, or will be, made in consequence of recent fluctuations in the American dollar rate?
Major Abraham Lyons: While thanking my right hon. Friend for that answer, would it not be in the public interest to give the information?
Major Abraham Lyons: 48. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of recent fluctuations in the United States dollar rate, any conversations are to be held with a view to the establishment of an Empire currency?
Major Abraham Lyons: 20. asked the Home Secretary whether he has considered the position of parents to whom responsibility for penalties may be transferred by the Children Act; and whether, in order to prevent injustices, he proposes to introduce legislation to exempt from its operation convictions for offences under the Road Traffic Act by youthful drivers?
Major Abraham Lyons: 64. asked the President of the Board of Trade the sterling value of the imports of ready-made clothing from Poland to this country for the nine months ended 31st October last or the nearest convenient date, and the average rate of wage, in sterling, there paid in that industry
Major Abraham Lyons: In view of the great disparity between the wages paid there and the wages paid here will the right hon. Gentleman take immediate steps to provide further safeguards for manufacturers in this country?
Major Abraham Lyons: Will the right hon. Gentleman intervene to ask them to expedite the consideration of a matter like this, just as the Chancellor of the Exchequer intervened to ask them to suspend consideration of certain duties?
Major Abraham Lyons: 74. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs which of the industries submitted for review by His Majesty's Government have actually been heard by the Tariff Board of Canada, in pursuance of the Ottawa Agreement?
Major Abraham Lyons: May I take it then that out of that long list of trades, only one application has actually been heard by the tribunal in Ottawa?
Major Abraham Lyons: Is it not the case that the right hon. Gentleman told the House that, although the cases of a number of trades had been sent by the Department, only one case, namely, that of the woollen industry has, so far, actually been heard by the Tariff Board?
Major Abraham Lyons: 11. asked the Minister of Pensions whether he has now reconsidered the case of Mrs. Fieldhouse, of 25, Ash Street, Leicester; and whether, as the prior allocation of 5s. weekly has been stopped by the Minister in his discretion since a refusal by her husband to contribute, in disobedience to a separation order of the court, he will now restore the weekly allowance to Mrs. Fieldhouse with...
Major Abraham Lyons: May I ask the right hon. and gallant Gentleman whether it is a fact that this husband, in defiance of the order of the court, has left the neighbourhood, and that his whereabouts are unknown to his wife; and in these circumstances, now that the husband has deserted her, will he exercise his discretion in her favour?
Major Abraham Lyons: Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that this man, in defiance of the court, has left his wife destitute, and is it likely, if he defies the magistrates, that a letter from his wife will have any effect on him?
Major Abraham Lyons: Will the right hon. and gallant Gentleman put an end to this matter by exercising his discretion in favour of this unfortunate and deserving woman?
Major Abraham Lyons: 53. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state the industries whose claims for additional duty are still awaiting a decision by the Import Duties Advisory Committee?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the hon. Gentleman say whether, in his opinion, any machinery is necessary to prevent the forestalling that takes place from time to time, when great changes are about to be made by the tribunal?
Major Abraham Lyons: 52. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state the cost of restoring one-half of the cuts made to unemployment benefits in 1931?
Major Abraham Lyons: Is the hon. Gentleman in a position to say whether, when circumstances permit, the restoration of these benefits will be the first consideration of the Government?
Major Abraham Lyons: 4. asked the President of the Board of Trade the export and import trading figures for the six months ended 31st December, 1933, or the nearest convenient date between this country and Canada, Australia and New Zealand respectively?