Major Abraham Lyons: May I ask whether some of the increased importation is not due to manipulation by the United States of the value of the dollar?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the right hon. Gentleman tell the House when the new programme may be disclosed?
Major Abraham Lyons: Is it not a fact that our Imperial air service is effective?
Major Abraham Lyons: 16. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will state the number of cases in which fines have been ordered by the Milk Marketing Board; in how many cases the public have been present; and the amounts of the penalties imposed?
Major Abraham Lyons: Has the right hon. Gentleman now instructed the Board that all such cases should be heard in the presence of the public if the public desire to have admission?
Major Abraham Lyons: 19. asked the Postmaster-General whether he can now introduce a reduction in the cost of inland telegrams?
Major Abraham Lyons: Is any information as to the possibility of a reduction likely before Christmas
Major Abraham Lyons: 9. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the present large imports of foreign-made hosiery and stockings, he will introduce a Measure for the prohibition of all such imports from countries where-the standards of labour are such as to, constitute unfair competition with British labour?
Major Abraham Lyons: Has the right hon. Gentleman had brought to his notice the great influx of hosiery from countries which have no proper standard of life, and, if I can satisfy him that there is this influx, which is so well known to the workers, will he ask the Import Duties Advisory Committee to take immediate steps to give some protection to the people engaged in the industry more than the small duties that...
Major Abraham Lyons: Has the right hon. gentleman's attention been brought to the fact that these goods come in here far below the cost of production in this country and that it is obvious that a small duty has no real effect in stopping this influx of sweated goods.
Major Abraham Lyons: Is it a fact that there is too much work put upon the shoulders of the Import Duties Advisory Committee?
Major Abraham Lyons: 27. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he will recommend an increase in the subvention to Imperial Airways conditional upon the introduction of night-flying through Africa and the shortening of the air journey to Cape Town?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the programme will be announced before the end of the year?
Major Abraham Lyons: 28. asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what additional aircraft are under order by Imperial Airways; and whether he will recommend an increased subvention conditional upon an accelerated Empire air-service?
Major Abraham Lyons: While thanking my right hon. Friend for the information, may I ask whether the details of the new aircraft under construction by Imperial Airways, Limited, will be announced at the same time or before the full programme which he has indicated?
Major Abraham Lyons: 1 asked the Minister of Labour (1) what are the proposals of His Majesty's Government with reference to work-sharing for the distribution of employment and the consequential decrease of continuous unemployment; (2) whether he can now make any statement upon the practicability of the introduction of a seven-hour day or a five-day week in industry?
Major Abraham Lyons: While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for what he has said, may I ask him whether he will consider giving the benefit of the advice of his Department to any firm which desires at once to put into operation any scheme for the shortening of the working week?
Major Abraham Lyons: Is it a fact that those firms which have already experimented with the 5-day week have in each case
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the hon. Gentleman say whether any condition has been attached to the construction of the new Cunarder requiring the liner to be fuelled in this country?
Major Abraham Lyons: The Debate to-day, as was to be expected, has ranged over a wide field, but in some of the speeches from the other side, which were full of criticism and declamation, we looked in vain for any single constructive suggestion for meeting the difficult problems of the day. I wish very much that when an hon. Member, either here or outside, tries to make some contribution to the urgent problems...