Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: 84. asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the sentence of two months' hard labour, without the option of a fine, imposed upon two youths of the ages of 17 and 19 years, respectively, for malicious damage to property by the Blaenau Festiniog justices on 14th September, the youths not being legally represented and this being their first offence; and what action he has...
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Was my right hon. Friend aware, when he made that decision, that these two boys had had no previous conviction whatever, and that the justices have shown by a subsequent public statement that they did not apply their judicial minds either to the question of applying the provisions of the Act—
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: In view of the unsatisfactory reply of the Home Secre- tary, I beg to give notice that I shall raise this matter at the earliest convenient opportunity.
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: 17. asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research Committee, since its appointment 10 years ago, have considered the connection between the quality of the food of cattle and the incidence of this disease; whether the committee are dealing with the question of the prevention of foot-and-mouth disease by a combination of high quality food and improved hygiene;...
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: 52. asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will circularise all licensing justices to the effect that in places where Part IV of the Public Health Acts Amendment Act, 1890, has, under Section 3, been adopted by the local authority they should, in granting licences for music and dancing in large public halls, at their discretion stipulate that such places may not be...
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Germany is prepared to suffer. I do not think that we are, for so small an amount of money.
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I beg to move, in page 12, line 16, at the end, to insert: (4) For the purposes of this Act the words pure and free from the infection of any disease' means milk which has— (a) not been treated by heat in such a way as to destroy or modify its natural characteristics and to which no foreign matter such as water, skimmed milk, fat, or other substances have been added and is—(b) of a...
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: Perhaps I owe an apology to the hon. and learned Member, whose doubts would be set at rest if the word "has" were put in the Amendment after (a). There are good reasons for not imposing pasteurised milk as pure milk upon the population of this country without much more evidence and inquiry. I rely entirely upon the Hopkins Report for the views that I am expressing on behalf of a very large...
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: I have no idea what the cost of pasteurisation is, but I know from the report of the Hopkins Committee that pasteurisation can only safely be performed under very close inspection by highly qualified men, that unless it is very skilfully performed it may do more harm than good, and that it is not accessible to the ordinary small farmer.
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: In view of what has been said by the hon. Gentleman, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment.
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: The 70's, 80's or 90's?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: One hundred yards is certainly much more than the average. One hundred feet is much more general in America and I should certainly object if I were in the position of the Noble Lord.
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: One hundred feet may be ample, it depends on circumstances. I submit that the Bill is justified by all experience in America. The Noble Lord spoke of the danger of royal monopolies. I have had some experience of obtaining concessions in foreign countries where royal monopoly actually exists, as in Argentina, in Spain, in Venezuela and Colombia, and I confess that there has been very little...
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: The words "pure and free from the infection of any disease" occur in the additional Clause which has just been moved by the Minister.
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: May I leave out the word "pure" and continue to discuss the words "free from the infection of any disease"?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: 44. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what amount His Majesty's Government have received or expect to receive by way of dividend from their share holding in the Suez Canal Company for the year ended 31st December, 1933, as compared with their receipts for the two previous years; and what approximate proportion of this sum is contributed by British shipping using the canal?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: 56. asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will consider the advisability of appointing a departmental committee to inquire into the effect of Suez Canal dues upon the import and export trade of certain African dependencies and mandated territories, and of British colonial possessions in the Far East?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: 46. asked the Home Secretary if he can furnish a statement showing how many persons have been charged by the police in connection with disturbances relating to Blackshirt meetings in London during the present month, together with their names and their countries of origin, the nature of the offence, and the punishment, if any, awarded; and whether any of them were Blackshirts, and, if so, how many?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: 41. asked the Home Secretary if he will introduce legislation to extend the Firearms Acts to the carrying or being in possession of knuckledusters, loaded sticks, mounted razor-blades, or similar lethal weapons?
Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson: 5. asked the Minister of Labour what percentage of men who have passed through training centres during the past 12 months have passed into employment; and what proportion of men so trained in previous years remain in the employment for which they were trained?