Major Abraham Lyons: Has this alteration of the terminus been carried out at the request of Imperial Airways or at the request of the South African Government?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Labour whether the city of Leicester will be included in the number of large representative towns on which will be based the new calculations for the cost-of-living index figures?
Major Abraham Lyons: Have the inquiries started?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can my right hon. Friend say when the new scheme will come into operation?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department to what extent His Majesty's Government will participate in the forthcoming British' Pacific Exhibition at Vancouver?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the Minister tell me whether any department has been established in England so that British industry can co-operate with a view to getting spaces at this Exhibition?
Major Abraham Lyons: Does that mean that there is no attempt made by the Department to co-operate with British industry by establishing in this country a special bureau for this purpose?
Major Abraham Lyons: The hon. Member who has just spoken will forgive me if I do not attempt to traverse many of the statements he made, with which I profoundly disagree. I do think, however, that it ill becomes any Member of this House in these times to suggest a comparison between any section of the community in this country and those whom he described as prisoners. The Budget statement this year must...
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Health whether any land now under cultivation in the city of Leicester as allotments has been reserved or indicated by the local authority for industrial or building purposes in any of their schemes for town planning or development; and, if so, what extent of land has been so reserved and how much will be reserved for allotment purposes under the proposed scheme?
Major Abraham Lyons: Will the hon. Gentleman insist that the position of allotment holders must be safeguarded in any scheme that may be accepted by the local authorities?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give the figures of unemployment in the hosiery and underwear trades for the whole country and for the city of Leicester, respectively,
Major Abraham Lyons: I beg to second the Amendent. My hon. Friend has put a strong case with great force, and I am sure I am expressing the feeling of the whole House when I say we are indebted to him for this opportunity for the discussion of this matter of prime public importance. The functions of street lighting may be conveniently discussed under four headings:—(1) the convenience and safety of road users;...
Major Abraham Lyons: On the lighted side, largely owing to the fact that on the other side there was no light: there is the danger of "a. pool of darkness." The lighting system has not progressed anything like the other systems that govern our traffic. In the construction of important roads, the Minister of Transport can make a grant to local authorities and is able to use his influence towards securing standards...
Major Abraham Lyons: Try both, one for the north and one for the south.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the President of the Board of Trade which companies participated in the recent North Atlantic Shipping Conference; what decision was reached, so far as affects the public, on the classification of cabin ships; how many ships in regular North Atlantic service from and to this country are of the non-cabin class; and whether, if size has now no relation to this classification, it is...
Major Abraham Lyons: While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for what he has said, do I understand that all the vessels on this service will in future be classed as cabin ships, irrespective of their tonnage?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can my right hon. Friend assure the House that his consultations with the representatives of industry are still taking place with reference to the reduction of the working week?
Major Abraham Lyons: What my hon. Friend wishes to know is whether the Home Secretary will consider the introduction of fresh legislation to amend the scope of the Workmen's Compensation Act.
Major Abraham Lyons: Is it not a fact that more unfortunate figures apply to parts of the South of England where there is no unemployment than to the North?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether any arrangement upon the issue of import licences in the interests of British industry has yet been made with Denmark; and whether it is proposed to safeguard the position in any new trade treaty?