Major Abraham Lyons: I would rather have them publicly in this House.
Major Abraham Lyons: On a point of Order, Mr. Speaker. May I ask whether the figures and the relationship of the figures to which the Minister has referred, could be supplied publicly to the House, and not privately?
Major Abraham Lyons: Because of the unsatisfactory nature of the whole transaction which has been disclosed, and the complete lack of grip of the Ministry on the situation, I beg to give notice that I shall raise the matter on the Adjournment, and ask for figures to be disclosed to the House.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the need for improved and enlarged hospital accommodation for all races in Tanganyika; and what proposals he has approved for remedying this matter throughout the Territory.
Major Abraham Lyons: Whilst I appreciate the reason for the absence of the Secretary of State, will my hon. Friend represent that this is a matter which should brook no delay at all, in the interests of all sections of the community.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will circularise all Departments with instructions that when officials of Government offices, in the course of their duties, find it necessary, or are directed by their political chiefs, to give Press interviews or to make public statements their anonymity is to be strictly observed.
Major Abraham Lyons: What is the position, in view of the Prime Minister's pronouncement on this matter a fortnight ago?
Major Abraham Lyons: And paid a commission.
Major Abraham Lyons: On the gravity of this situation, and its urgency, I think we are all in agreement. It does not matter a bit whether one represents a constituency that has been bombed or one that has not been bombed; the pressure is just as great. We realise, wherever it may be, the very great importance of the matter we are discussing to-night. Speaking for the city of Leicester, which I have the honour to...
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the great shortage of hotel accommodation in London and the inconvenience to business and other visitors caused therefrom, he will ensure that all Departments concerned take immediate steps to examine their present requisitionings in order progressively to release all possible accommodation.
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the Minister say whether Miss Middleton was present throughout the whole of the inquiry and had an opportunity of making any observations she thought fit, or conducting any cross-examination which she thought the evidence warranted?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Works what decision has now been reached on the question of useful employment of prisoners of war on such urgent work as the preparation of housing sites, main drainage and sewerage extensions.
Major Abraham Lyons: In view of the pressing need for work of this character to be completed, can the right hon. gentleman expedite a decision?