Major Abraham Lyons: Am I right in saying that for five years this man will be deprived of 9s. 5d. for which he contributed as a pensioner under the Act?
Major Abraham Lyons: Does the right hon. Gentleman forget the British motor car trade and the British typewriter trade?
Major Abraham Lyons: I am sure I shall be expressing the view of the whole House when I say that we are pleased to see the right hon. Gentleman the Leader of the Opposition, who has recently celebrated a notable birthday, still in possession of his old vigour and enthusiasm and health, and I hope he will allow me, as a humble back-bencher, to say that I trust that the celebration of future birthdays will find him...
Major Abraham Lyons: The right hon. Gentleman, in what was popularly termed the "New deal"—although how much of it is new I do not know—said now that we have the tariff weapon he would use it ruthlessly. Be that as it may, we have that protection of the British market and by a proper higher level of duty on competing foreign goods we could give a great deal more employment to those who are engaged in our own...
Major Abraham Lyons: 1. asked the Minister of Labour whether he can now state the respective schemes that have been approved by the commissioners in the respective distressed areas?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the right hon. Gentleman say when he will be in a position to tell the House what schemes are actually being operated for the benefit of the unemployed in the distressed areas?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can we have my right hon. Friend's assurance that the first of these reports can be discussed in the House?
Major Abraham Lyons: 57. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the current rate of wages of 8d. per day, less deductions for maintenance, now being paid to female hosiery workers in Japan; and whether, in view of the importations into this country from that source, he proposes to initiate effective steps, by any measure of prohibition, to safeguard the British hosiery worker and to...
Major Abraham Lyons: In view of this very low wage, and of the increasing figures of unemployment in the hosiery trade, is the House to understand that this industry is to be left at the mercy of this foreign competition now that negotiations with Japan have broken down?
Major Abraham Lyons: Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that, on the prices paid to the workers in Japan, and the prices charged for their commodities, tariffs recommended by the Import Duties Advisory Committee on a percentage basis would be absolutely without effect? In view of the unsatisfactory position, I beg to give notice that I shall take the earliest convenient opportunity of raising the matter on the...
Major Abraham Lyons: I should like to associate myself with the general scheme adumbrated by my hon. Friend. It is an extraordinary thing that, although we have so many devices and plans in relation to industry, we have no national air- way scheme to deal comprehensively with air traffic throughout the the country. I would ask my right hon. Friend whether he is satisfied with the progress that is being made with...
Major Abraham Lyons: 26. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether in view of the present importations of foreign-made cars, he will consider confining the recent reduction in the horse-power tax to British-made motor cars?
Major Abraham Lyons: Is it not the fact that the sudden increase in the imports of foreign motor cars coincides with a reduction of the tax in relation to the high-powered motor cars coming into this country?
Major Abraham Lyons: I am sure that the hon. Gentleman who has just sat down will forgive me if I do not follow him on the many points which he has raised, but I would like to offer my endorsement of his suggestion for the registration of all maternity homes in this country, because I believe that in a subject so vital as this no step should be left untraced which might lead to the safety of women in childbirth...
Major Abraham Lyons: 15. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the proposal to establish an airport at Lydda for use in Palestine and on the Empire services of Imperial Airways has now been abandoned; whether another site has been yet chosen; when it is expected that construction will commence; and whether, in view of the unsuitability of Gaza for an aerodrome, this work can be expedited?
Major Abraham Lyons: While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for the information, may I ask him whether there is any proposal to establish another air port in the vicinity of Tel-Aviv?
Major Abraham Lyons: Does the right hon. Gentleman know when the next survey will be made in reference to the boot and shoe position?
Major Abraham Lyons: 26. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs the particulars of tariff items that have been considered by the Canadian Tariff Board on the application of manufacturers in this country in pursuance of the Ottawa Agreements, and the results of all such applications?
Major Abraham Lyons: 34. asked the Minister of Labour the average weekly wage, in terms of British currency, now paid to male hosiery and artificial silk workers in Japan; the amount of maintenance and other deductions there from; and the comparable wages paid in this country?
Major Abraham Lyons: May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether his attention has been called to the very great difference between the standards of the workers, male and female, in Japan and their standards in this country, and to the relation which that must bear to the increasing unemployment in the hosiery trade in this country, and will he take that situation into account?