Major Abraham Lyons: Can the right hon. Gentleman tell me, first, the present state of the trial which is now pending and, secondly, whether, in view of the fact that that trial is taking place in camera, the practice of ordering a trial to take place in camera is a judicial discretion or the result of administrative action?
Major Abraham Lyons: While thanking my right hon. Friend, I suppose he could give the House an assurance that this trial in camera is simply the result of judicial direction?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can my hon. and gallant Friend say whether in the arrangements that are being made or contemplated for the freer entry of our goods into Denmark, the hosiery trade will be particularly considered?
Major Abraham Lyons: Is my hon. and gallant Friend aware that in many cases applications for duty have been before the committee for a period exceeding 12 months, and, in view of the uncertainty which must ensue to British industry, can he recommend some steps to speed up the consideration of applications by the committee or to increase the committee itself?
Major Abraham Lyons: 11. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether his attention has been called to a solo flight made at Abridge, Essex, aerodrome by a boy aged 14; whether any aerodrome licensing regulations exist for the prohibition of such solo flights by children; and whether he will consider fixing an age limit by which such flights can be prohibited at all aerodromes?
Major Abraham Lyons: In view of the public interest which is being aroused by the fact of children using aeroplanes alone, will the right hon. Gentleman take steps, in the public interest, to require some age limit at all aerodromes before allowing children of tender years to go into a source of great danger to themselves and the surrounding localities?
Major Abraham Lyons: Is my right hon. Friend aware that the limit is three miles from the aerodrome, and that within that area not only can disaster overtake the infant, but grave damage to other people may ensue?
Major Abraham Lyons: Does my right hon. Friend think it right in the public interest that a child of 14 should have unfettered control over an aeroplane in flight?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can he be capable at 14?
Major Abraham Lyons: 15. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has now received any reply from the Government of Japan upon his representations subsequent to the breakdown of the recent negotiations?
Major Abraham Lyons: In view of the uncertainty which is being caused to British industry, will my hon. and gallant Friend put a time limit upon these and all other negotiations with this country?
Major Abraham Lyons: Will my hon. Friend see, when any contribution is made from national funds, that only British-made articles are obtained?
Major Abraham Lyons: 30. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can now make a statement upon the position of the silk duties and the suspension of their consideration by the Import Duties Advisory Committee?
Major Abraham Lyons: I join in the hope just expressed by my hon. and learned Friend that the Government will not accept this Clause. There were one or two observations made toy the hon. Members who supported the Clause to which I would like to refer. It was said that if a boy under 18 joins the Army because he has had a row with his parent, who says, "You had better join the Army," he should be entitled to go to...
Major Abraham Lyons: I think it was the hon. Member for West Walthamstow (Mr. McEntee) who mentioned that matter. The principle behind this Clause is very important. I had a case a little time ago in my division in which I was be-seeched by the parents of a boy who had enlisted in the Army to help to get him out. The evidence was that he was a first-class recruit, behaving himself well, and that he had won the...
Major Abraham Lyons: It was said by the right hon. and learned Gentleman when he unfolded this Bill in the House that this was a matter of very grave importance, and it is only right that the Measure should be discussed from every angle, by those who believe in its principles as well as by those who desire to oppose it. Ever since this Bill was unfolded by my right hon. Friend the learned Attorney-General no real...
Major Abraham Lyons: The point raised by my hon. Friend is quite a small one. There can be no search unless there is an information upon oath brought before a magistrate. He knows perfectly well the particulars that are required before a warrant is given in pursuance of an information on oath. It might be wise to observe here—and I hope that my hon. Friend will agree with me—that the machinery of the criminal...
Major Abraham Lyons: If the hon. and gallant Member will forgive me, does not that only apply to those cases in which the prosecution is being carried out by the Director?
Major Abraham Lyons: 50. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of applications for higher duties that have been under the consideration of the Import Duties Advisory Committee for periods exceeding 12 months and six months, respectively?
Major Abraham Lyons: 53. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the length of time taken by the Import Duties Advisory Committee in dealing with applications by certain industries, he will introduce amending legislation to empower immediate action where excessive importations are shown or where great delay is likely, so as to prevent the uncertainty and forestalling which may ensue?