Mr Francis Douglas: So long as the discussion is within the limits of the Clause, it will be in order to take the course which the hon. Member suggests.
Mr Francis Douglas: I would suggest to the hon. Member that he should keep strictly to the merits of the Clause under discussion.
Mr Francis Douglas: This is quite out of Order.
Mr Francis Douglas: I think the hon. Member is now going far beyond the scope of the Clause.
Mr Francis Douglas: I really do not think that this comes within the scope of this Clause.
Mr Francis Douglas: The hon. Gentleman is not in Order. This has nothing to do with the purpose of this Clause.
Mr Francis Douglas: As I understand it, the hon. Gentleman was making quite another point, that after the money has been expended on some specific assets, bonus shares may be created, and I thought that was going beyond the scope of the Clause.
Mr Francis Douglas: The Debate has ranged lather wide. It would be better if the discussion was confined more closely to the Amendment.
Mr Francis Douglas: This Bill proposes to do two things, the first of which is to alter the constitution of the body which appoints the panel of referees. Instead of the panel being appointed by the Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls, and the President of the Surveyors' Institution, it will be appointed by the Lord Chancellor. Secondly, the Bill proposes that there shall be eligible for appointment to...
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Minister of Food what would be the annual saving of shipping tonnage if all flour consumed in this country was of 85 per cent. extraction; and what further saving would be obtained if only wholemeal flour were used.
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the deficiency in the supply of orange juice for mothers and infants which has prevailed for some time past in Battersea; and what steps are being taken to make good this deficiency.
Mr Francis Douglas: Is my right hon. Friend aware that recently 50,000 bottles were ordered, and that only 7,000 were supplied?
Mr Francis Douglas: Can my hon. Friend say whether any progress has been made towards providing a transatlantic airport in Northern Ireland?
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Minister of Supply and Aircraft Production whether he is aware of the difficulty of obtaining washing-soda in London; and whether he will take steps to ease the position.
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Minister of Food what percentage of the flour now being used in this country is imported; and what percentage of the wheat grain is contained in imported flour.
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the difficulty of ekeing out the soap ration in districts such as London where the water is hard; and whether he has any plans for meeting this difficulty.
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what materials used in building houses and what fittings usually installed in them are liable to Purchase Tax; and at what rate of tax.
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Minister of Food what arrangements he has made to ensure that catches of herring for which there is no possibility of immediate sale fresh shall be kippered and not wasted.
Mr Francis Douglas: In view of the reduction in the quantity of protein-containing foods, is it not important to increase the supply of fish?
Mr Francis Douglas: asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware of the extreme shortage of fruit reaching retailers; to what extent this is due to the diversion of supplies through other channels in which exorbitant prices are obtained; and what steps he is taking to deal with this matter.