Mr Francis Bowles: Does B.U.A. pay its pilots the same salaries as B.O.A.C.?
Mr Francis Bowles: May I ask whether the pension scheme for Members will be free from the present means test?
Mr Francis Bowles: Will the Leader of the House find time for a debate on Motion 124 to see how far the attitude of the Government towards the marriage of Chrysler and Rootes has been affected by the number of Tory MP.s who have been married to American women?
Mr Francis Bowles: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department now that Gordon Lonsdale has been released, what is to be the future of others who were sentenced to prison at the same time.
Mr Francis Bowles: Without in any way referring to the trial or the sentence, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman what were the principles on which the Government acted in the Lonsdale case? He appeared to us to be the ringleader of the whole matter. Is it fair to leave the other people in prison? Why is it that Lonsdale alone of the four or so was allowed to go back to his own country?
Mr Francis Bowles: On a point of order. As I mentioned to you this morning, Mr. Speaker, I handed in a Question yesterday as follows: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, now that Gordon Lonsdale has been released, what is to be the future of the other persons sentenced to prison at the same time. In today's 'Notices of Questions I see that Question No. 103 reads: To ask the Secretary of State...
Mr Francis Bowles: I am very grateful indeed, Mr. Speaker.
Mr Francis Bowles: asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs when he will give his approval to the comprehensive development area map of Bedworth in the administrative county of Warwick, into which his inspector held a public local inquiry on 9th July last and about which the clerk of the council wrote on 6th January, 1964.
Mr Francis Bowles: Does the Minister not realise that this is really and truly a slum clearance scheme; that only four buildings will remain if the scheme goes through? Has it not taken a tremendously long time for the Ministry to have put the matter in hand, and cannot something be done to expedite this meeting and a decision on this scheme?
Mr Francis Bowles: Will the hon. Gentleman give examples of the mistakes he says were made during the past 16 years?
Mr Francis Bowles: No; I have been here the whole time. Will the hon. Gentleman answer my question?
Mr Francis Bowles: Has the right hon. Gentleman ever been present at a hearing of a consultative committee? It is extraordinary that I have and he has not.
Mr Francis Bowles: Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that no decision has ever been taken by this House, even since the time of the Labour Government—and I think that it was Herbert Morrison, as he then was, who was responsible for the present position—by which we have been prevented from asking Questions on the day-to-day running of a nationalised industry? We have had two debates on this matter and I...
Mr Francis Bowles: The hon. Member has had ten minutes already.
Mr Francis Bowles: Is it the intention that the public should be told the names of the missing men?
Mr Francis Bowles: May I remind you, Mr. Speaker, that this is the second time this year that the Press has alleged that Ministers of the Crown are using you and your great office for the purpose of Government business or Government protection? I hope that the Leader of the House, recalling what he said just before Easter on the same matter, might consider the request of my right hon. Friend the Leader of the...
Mr Francis Bowles: Has the Leader of the House seen a Motion on the Order Paper signed by more than 50 Members of all parlies and asking for an early debate? The article complained of contained serious allegations against the Cabinet and, if they were true, against you, Mr. Speaker, and I do not believe them for a moment. I ask for an early debate, because this matter brooks no delay. [That this House strongly...
Mr Francis Bowles: The Financial Secretary must have noticed in the newspapers week after week accounts of actors going bankrupt, and owing the Inland Revenue large sums of money. I believe that Robert Newton owed about £100,000 in that way, and another actor who died recently owed the Inland Revenue a great deal of money. Is there anything in this Bill to ensure that the proper tax is deducted by actors'...
Mr Francis Bowles: I am grateful to you, Mr. Speaker, for having considered that matter carefully, as I have no doubt that you have done. I must say that I am very surprised at your decision. But I can understand your natural sensitiveness, being so closely involved in this matter yourself. May I refer you, Sir, to Erskine May, 16th Edition, page 124, where, under the heading "Reflections upon Members", it is...
Mr Francis Bowles: With great respect, Sir, surely, although perhaps the precedents are binding on you, there is no objection to the House setting another precedent——