Major Abraham Lyons: 14. asked the President of the Board of Trade what quota restriction is imposed by Denmark upon the importation there of British typewriters; whether any similar quota is imposed on foreign typewriters; whether either quota has been altered in any way during the preceding 12 months and to what effect; and whether any alteration will take place by the terms of the proposed trading agreement?
Major Abraham Lyons: 13. asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the recent observations of the Recorder of London with reference to the dangerous use of a converted dummy revolver by a person convicted of a crime of violence; and what steps he proposes to take to protect the public in this respect?
Major Abraham Lyons: In view of the great public alarm in reference to so many acts of violence and offences in connection with the improper use of dummy firearms, will the right hon. Gentleman consider giving facilities to introduce, as soon as possible, a general Measure of reform dealing with banditry and the use of firearms in general?
Major Abraham Lyons: While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for what he has said, may I ask whether it is possible to let the House see a copy of the Bill before the Adjournment for Whitsun?
Major Abraham Lyons: 38. asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of typewriters imported. from Canada for the periods of January to March, inclusive, for the years 1932 and 1933, respectively?
Major Abraham Lyons: Does not this show conclusively that the Canadian corridor is being used for bringing foreign goods into this country? May I ask whether there is any machinery at all to prevent this being done through the manipulation of values being made at the Canadian place of acceptance?
Major Abraham Lyons: While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for the information, is it not the fact that whereas imports from foreign countries have gone down, they have increased from Canada because the foreigner is using the Canadian corridor?
Major Abraham Lyons: 39. asked the President of the Board of Trade with which foreign countries trade agreements and treaties are now under active consideration by His Majesty's Government?
Major Abraham Lyons: As some apprehension must arise in the case of many trades, which may feel that they are to be called upon to make sacrifices under these agreements, will the right hon. Gentleman give the House an opportunity of discussing these various sacrifices before they are embodied in an agreement?
Major Abraham Lyons: 46. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of applications for duties and/or drawbacks before the Import Duties Advisory Board on which no decision has yet been given; and the period covered by such applications?
Major Abraham Lyons: May I ask whether the chairman of the Committee really feels that the Committee is at the present time very much overworked?
Major Abraham Lyons: I beg to second the Motion. I take it that on this new Clause we shall not be allowed to explain in detail why we oppose the principles of this Bill, but however bad the Bill may be, and however much it may cut across the principles which many of us hold who are opposed to the licensing of dog tracks, I feel that the proposed new Clause will make this bad Bill just a little bit better. I...
Major Abraham Lyons: Instead of the attempted confusions which we have just heard, I think it would have been better if some alternative scheme to the prososal put forward by the Government had been indicated, if any exists. I hope hon. Members will not forget that it was said yesterday, with all the authority which a statement from the Foreign Secretary carries, that the position was a grave one. It is not the...
Major Abraham Lyons: 15. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether any arrangements have yet been completed to allow representatives of the British hosiery trade to appear before any, and which Dominion tariff boards?
Major Abraham Lyons: Will the Department take all the steps they can to expedite the British hosiery trade being heard before those tariff boards?
Major Abraham Lyons: I think it was my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Moss Side (Sir G. Hurst) who said a short time ago of this Bill that, while there was not a lot of virtue in it, there was not a, lot of vice in it. That seems to me to put the position quite clearly. While I do not agree with a great deal of what has been raid by those who oppose the Bill, and particularly the suggestion that the Bill...
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any proceedings have been started in reference to the sale of this particular weapon, which apparently came inside the Act?
Major Abraham Lyons: Are these proceedings arising out of the unfortunate fatality, or are they proceedings against the person who sold this weapon?
Major Abraham Lyons: 83. asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he will state the circumstances of the fraudulent enlistment of which Henry Greasley, of Leicester, a private soldier of the 1st Green Howards, aged 19 years, has been convicted by court-martial at Aldershot?
Major Abraham Lyons: May I ask whether it is a fact that this man left his regiment, as was shown at the trial, for the express purpose of getting home to Leicester, where considerable domestic anxiety awaited him, and is it right to say that he fraudulently enlisted when destitute in London? May I ask whether these facts in relation to a soldier, aged only 19, will be brought to the notice of the confirming...