Dr Alan Glyn: asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the value of the services rendered by the District Nurses Association and the public esteem in which this voluntary organisation is held; and if he will take this into account in considering proposals to take over the administration of these services submitted for his approval under the National Health Service Act, 1946, by the London County Council.
Dr Alan Glyn: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the great services which have been rendered, and will he make it quite clear that, since there has been no question of a lack of efficiency, there can be no case on the grounds of efficiency for a take-over by the L.C.C.?
Dr Alan Glyn: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consultations he has had with the local authorities concerned on the need to empower the Metropolitan Police to patrol private roads and paths on local authority housing estates in London; what conclusions he has come to; and if he will make a statement.
Dr Alan Glyn: While thanking my hon. and learned Friend for that reply, may I ask whether he is aware that considerable anxiety has arisen from the fact that the L.C.C. has already said that it is empowered to do this, but so far no agreement has been reached? Is my hon. and learned Friend also aware that Wandsworth Borough Council, which is the largest borough in London, has already arranged an amicable...
Dr Alan Glyn: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in view of recent casualties amongst window cleaners and the dangers involved to men working at high levels, what consideration he has given to the need for legislation to compel employers to provide adequate safety precautions for window cleaners working at a height; and if he will make a statement.
Dr Alan Glyn: asked the Minister of Transport what protests he has received from owner-drivers of taxis in the London area that their earnings have been reduced as a result of his ban on U-turning in the Pink Zone; what reply he has made to these protests: and if he will make a statement.
Dr Alan Glyn: Would not my hon. Friend agree that it would be perfectly possible, without any disruption of traffic, to exempt taxi drivers, since their vehicles are equipped with a special steering device which enables them to manœuvre?
Dr Alan Glyn: In rising to intervene in this very important debate I would claim the privilege of a maiden speaker and ask the indulgence of the House which it is always so generous in giving to new Members when they address the House for the first time. I shall endeavour not to be controversial. I had hoped that my medical knowledge would be of value when I came to the House. So far, it has been a help...
Dr Alan Glyn: asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been drawn to the fact that anyone buying a second-hand car, other than from a reputable dealer, may lose the car and his money if the vehicle subsequently proves to be the subject of an undischarged hire-purchase commitment; what proposals he has to protect purchasers from such losses; and if he will make a statement.
Dr Alan Glyn: I thank my hon. Friend for that very satisfactory reply, but does he not agree that the best protection a prospective purchaser could have would be for the log book to be overstamped or endorsed with the name of the finance company, so that he would be fully aware of the existence of a hire-purchase agreement?
Dr Alan Glyn: Is the right hon. Gentleman suggesting that we should give up atomic weapons and put ourselves entirely at the mercy of a conventional force which is much bigger than our own?
Dr Alan Glyn: In following the hon. Member for Fulham (Mr. M. Stewart), I should like to pay a great tribute to the National Service men and officers who have, I am sure all hon. Members will agree, rendered very great service to their country. They served not only in Germany but in such places as Cyprus, where I served alongside them. I am sure that the matter is slightly misunderstood at times when it is...
Dr Alan Glyn: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the Distinguished Conduct Medal is the only award for gallantry the financial benefits of which are subject to tax; and if he will consider, in his forthcoming Budget, exempting such payments from taxation.
Dr Alan Glyn: Does not my right hon. Friend agree that awards for gallantry are somewhat different from normal pensions, and that, since the sum involved is very small, he could quite easily, without much loss to the Exchequer, exempt them from tax?
Dr Alan Glyn: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy-Speaker. Is this fiction in order?
Dr Alan Glyn: The hon. Member for Lewisham, South (Mr. C. Johnson), who has spoken about the siting of this station, seems to think that the national interest is of secondary importance to National Parks. He went on to mention that rights of way were important. Rights of way may be important, but I suggest that rights of the nation and defence of the country are far more important.
Dr Alan Glyn: I think that it has already been made clear in the debate that the reason for the siting of this installation at this place was necessitated by having it in this particular geographical position. It has also been pointed out that it takes up only about four acres— [HON. MEMBERS: "Four acres?"]—four square miles. If I may, I shall revert to the more important aspect of this Motion. It...
Dr Alan Glyn: May I not talk on the main Motion, Mr. Speaker?
Dr Alan Glyn: Your Ruling, Mr. Speaker, has narrowed my field considerably. I shall need some ingenuity to devise some way of getting round it. I should have thought that the timing of this. Amendment was of the utmost importance, because are we not moving into the possibility of peace talks, and an Amendment to a Motion of this nature must in itself carry the substance of the Motion with it? Your...
Dr Alan Glyn: —and wicked Amendment to an even more iniquitous Motion, which I hope the House will reject.