Major Abraham Lyons: While thanking my hon. Friend for his reply may I ask him, on behalf of this young boy, whether these mitigating facts, which my hon. Friend concedes are right, will be brought to the notice of the confirming authority before the sentence is promulgated?
Major Abraham Lyons: 27. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that certain foreign countries are allowing money from public funds to meet the costs of production of stockings or other hosiery exported from those countries to this country; and whether, in view of the harm done to the Leicester and other manufacturers, rendering the present duties ineffective, he will say what steps he...
Major Abraham Lyons: In view of what is considered by the trade to be a matter of great urgency in the interests of their own employment, will the Board of Trade deal with the matter forthwith if strong representations are made?
Major Abraham Lyons: In this case will my hon. Friend promise something more than consideration
Major Abraham Lyons: Is it not the case that the fee imposed by some local authorities and police forces is prohibitive, and that many people go into a case without knowing what the police statement will contain because they are unable to find the fee demanded?
Major Abraham Lyons: I should like to offer my warm congratulations to the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Mr. Turton), who presented this Bill, on the clarity, detail, and force with which he did so. Hon. Members on all sides will welcome this Bill, I feel sure. It has always been an indefensible anomaly that in these days, with the jurisdiction of magistrates so widely increased, they themselves should have...
Major Abraham Lyons: 12. asked the Minister of Transport whether he will consider the advisability of issuing at an excess rate a transferable motor-duty licence to enable any one vehicle of the same owner and of any horse-power, not exceeding the rate upon which duty has been paid, to be used at any one time?
Major Abraham Lyons: Has my hon. Friend any record of the large number of motor vehicles which are put out of commission through the owners being unable to use more than one at a time on account of the heavy taxation?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the right hon. Gentleman tell the House what representations have been made in the last few days by the British manufacturers in the trades affected?
Major Abraham Lyons: 13. asked the Home Secretary whether he can now make any further statement upon the matter of compulsory workmen's compensation insurance?
Major Abraham Lyons: 37. asked the Prime Minister if he can now state the date and arrangements for the World Economic Conference; and whether he can give the proposed agenda?
Major Abraham Lyons: 45. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the probable commercial advantage of the completion of the new Cunard liner, he will consider the advisability of issuing bonds guaranteed wholly or in part by the Treasury to ensure the completion of the ship and in the interests of employment connected therewith?
Major Abraham Lyons: May I ask whether the Cunard Company have expressed any view as to the desirability of this ship being built in view of the present Atlantic trade, and whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer can say how many men would be put into work by the completion of this vessel?
Major Abraham Lyons: Before proceeding further with this matter, will my right hon. Friend consider the representations of those responsible for the very excellent work of the Leicester boys' and girls' school?
Major Abraham Lyons: I am much obliged.
Major Abraham Lyons: Did not representations come in the first instance from those people who have done such excellent work in the erection and maintenance of homes for boys and girls from the city of Leicester?
Major Abraham Lyons: Hon. Members who are associated with me in the Amendment which is on the Order Paper—in line 3, at the end, to add the words, particularly having regard to the present unsatisfactory position of the law in relation to appeals from courts of summary jurisdiction. are grateful to the Solicitor-General for the contribution he has just made to the Debate. We thought that the Motion in its...
Major Abraham Lyons: It occurred to me, after consultation, that in view of what the Solicitor-General had said, and to which we listened with gratitude, the Government were giving full consideration to this matter and, therefore, I did not move the Amendment. Of course, if you desire that the matter should be properly on record, and that I ought to have moved the Amendment, I will do so.
Major Abraham Lyons: 30. asked the Home Secretary if he will indicate the sources from which evidence has been invited or received by the committee considering the matter of appeals from courts of summary jurisdiction?
Major Abraham Lyons: May I ask how those parties who have valuable information to give can give it to the proper quarter? Would it not be advisable to issue a statement that the committee are open to receive information on this very important subject?