Mrs Lucy Middleton: Surely the hon. and learned Gentleman draws a distinction between the ownership of land by a local authority in the public interest, and the ownership of land by people purely for private interest.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: That was under a different Administration.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: On what basis?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: What proportion of the increase mentioned by my hon. Friend goes in wages and what part in salaries?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: You may recollect, Mr. Speaker, that I raised a similar question with you during the last Parliament, when I pointed out that in my opinion it was quite impossible for a lady Member of the House to raise a point of order during a Division because so often lady Members attend the House in headgear and no one, because they always have a hat on, would take any notice of an attempt to raise a...
Mrs Lucy Middleton: rose—
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Will the hon. and gallant Member give way for one moment?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: On a point of order. Are we in order in discussing in this debate the application of these Regulations to nurses either in tuberculosis sanatoria or in general hospitals, in view of the fact that both classes of nurses are covered by the Regulations?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: My point of order was that a distinction was being drawn on the other side of the House to the effect that the Regulations do not apply to nurses in general hospitals, but under the terms of the Regulations obviously nurses in general hospitals are included.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Is my hon. Friend aware that the only chance which people living in this area have of receiving a reasonably objective account, either of Government policy or of what happens in this House, is through the good offices of the B.B.C, and, in view of the fact that people are at present so much under the control of the Press and Tory propagandists, will he do his utmost to expedite this service?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: The whole Committee is indebted to the hon. Member for Abingdon (Sir R. Glyn) for the thought-provoking speech which he has made tonight. I was particularly interested in what he said about productive manpower. One of the matters with which we have to deal if we are to get more men actually engaged in productive work is to overcome that snobbery which has hitherto attached to black-coated...
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Not in this Parliament.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Is my right hon. Friend aware that in the south-west of England there is very great concern about the supply of newsprint for the forthcoming municipal elections? Will he look into the matter of supplies for that purpose?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of the disquiet among the public concerning the extent and character of the information made available by the police to the Press about the investigation of crime; what control is exercised over such Press statements; and what category of persons is authorised by his Department to make such statements.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: Is my right hon. Friend not aware that, contrary to his information, there is a considerable body of opinion which holds that some of the police communiques which are issued in such cases tend to help the criminal rather than lead to his apprehension? Will my right hon. Friend cause an inquiry to be made into this matter?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases of major crime occurring during 1950 no arrest has yet been made.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: When will the comparable figures for 1950 be available?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: (by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Transport whether he has any information which he can give to the House concerning the loss of the trawler "Twilit Waters" off the coast of Cornwall between 11th and 20th April.
Mrs Lucy Middleton: While thanking my right hon. Friend for his sympathetic reply, which will be much appreciated by the relatives of these men in their grievous loss, may I ask if he will assure the House that, pending the results of the inquiry, he will take every step necessary to see that the dependants of the men whose lives have been in jeopardy, or are lost, are properly provided for?
Mrs Lucy Middleton: That has nothing to do with houses.