Mr George Hall: The Minister of Supply has his own home in London which he maintains at his own expense. He also has a bed in his office for use if kept late.
Mr George Hall: I do not know the item to which the noble Lord is referring.
Mr George Hall: There is no free lodging here. If a Minister likes to put his own bed in his office and sleep there when he is late, it seems to me there is nothing to add.
Mr George Hall: This suggestion will be considered with others at the next review of the conditions of service of unestablished staff in the Civil Service.
Mr George Hall: No, Sir, I am sorry, I cannot, but I personally hope it may be quite soon.
Mr George Hall: I beg to move, in page 6, line 2, at the end, to insert: (4) It is hereby declared that the Parliament of Northern Ireland has power to make laws for purposes similar to the purposes of this section. This Clause deals with the granting of licenses to passenger aircraft, and the Attorney-General of Northern Ireland, who looked at the Bill, has come to the conclusion that aerial navigation is...
Mr George Hall: I beg to move, in page 9, line 15, after "Subsection," to insert "at the basic rate." I think it would be convenient, Mr. Speaker, if I dealt with this Amendment and the next two Amendments together. The first two are drafting Amendments, and the third one is necessary to provide that the alterations in tax made by the Amendments to the Third Schedule, which are to be moved later on, shall...
Mr George Hall: I beg to move, in page 21, line 7, to leave out from the first "the," to "as," in line 8, and to insert: Schedule (Women's Services) to this Act. With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I will discuss this and the following Amendment together. These changes implement a promise I gave during the Committee stage to the right hon. and gallant Gentleman the Member for Gains-borough (Captain...
Mr George Hall: I beg to move, in page 51, line 15, at the beginning, to insert: Save as otherwise expressly provided. This is consequential upon an Amendment which we have made in Clause 8.
Mr George Hall: I beg to move, "That the Schedule be read a Second time." This follows the promise made to the right hon. and gallant Member for Gains-borough (Captain Crookshank) that instead of legislation by reference we would actually put in a Schedule the names of the women's organisations which were covered.
Mr George Hall: None, Sir.
Mr George Hall: That was not the Question. The Question on the Paper asks me what changes have been made, and the answer is, "None, Sir."
Mr George Hall: Employment in certain subordinate grades of the Civil Service is reserved, where possible, for ex-Servicemen. In filling other vacancies of a temporary character Departments select those who appear most suitable for the particular posts from the field submitted by the Ministry of Labour, and give due consideration to any submissions of ex-Servicemen and disabled persons.
Mr George Hall: Every consideration is given. In some cases in the reconstruction examination they have up to 75 per cent. of the places allotted to them.
Mr George Hall: On a point of Order. Is it in Order on the Third Reading to mention something which is not in the Bill?
Mr George Hall: I beg to move, "That the Bill be now read the Third time." Quite briefly, as I think the House knows, the purpose of this Measure is a simple one. It is to transfer to the Treasury the balance of the Cable and Wireless operating company shares, and compensation is to be paid to the companies who now hold the shares by the issue of Government stock. Broadly, the Bill does nothing more than...
Mr George Hall: Of course it is impossible to say what the loss will he. What we have to remember is that the revenue accruing during the war must obviously have been something more than the likely revenue that will accrue in the early postwar years. I do not want to labour this, because I do not desire to speak too long in moving the Third Reading, but, whilst we are willing to guarantee the loss up to the...
Mr George Hall: As I said earlier, it is impossible to say what it will be. But, if the hon. and learned Member wants my guess, I think it will be less than half the figure the company estimates. Such criticisms as have been levelled against the Bill during its Committee stage, have been concentrated almost entirely in two directions. One is the position of the staff when the Bill becomes law, and the other...
Mr George Hall: This matter continues to receive my attention but at present I have nothing to add to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for West Leyton (Mr. Sorensen) on 22nd May.
Mr George Hall: That does not arise out of this Question, but we are, as my hon. Friend knows, doing all we can to resuscitate the banana industry in Jamaica.