Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he can now give further information as to the progress there has been towards a peace treaty with Japan; as to what discussions are now taking place; and when a definite statement can be made.
Mr Nigel Fisher: Can the hon. Gentleman say when these discussions are likely to lead to finality?
Mr Nigel Fisher: Has the export of this generating equipment, particularly to Soviet Russia, now ceased?
Mr Nigel Fisher: Is not this practice on the part of the right hon. Gentleman both inconsistent and unjust? Is it not a very plain submission to the dictates of administrative convenience and rule of thumb bureaucracy? What has become of the professed policy of fair shares for all?
Mr Nigel Fisher: Does the hon. Gentleman's reply mean that after five years of this Government, the power and prestige of Britain have fallen so low that we can no longer preserve the integrity of our own territories?
Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the trade arrangements recently concluded with Cuba.
Mr Nigel Fisher: How can the hon. Gentleman reconcile this Cuban arrangement with the undertaking given to me in the House on 8th February of this year by his right hon. Friend, who specifically stated that he accepted the fullest responsibility for the welfare of the colonial producers and for the retention of Imperial Preference? Have not the Government grossly betrayed our producers in the British West Indies?
Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if agreement has been reached upon the territorial objectives of the United Nations Forces in Korea and the extent of the United Nations advance beyond the 38th Parallel.
Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement on the incident in which Lord Russell was involved in Western Ger many on 31st March.
Mr Nigel Fisher: While I appreciate the right hon. Gentleman's point of view and do not wish in any way to apportion blame in this matter, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman to do his best in future to ensure that possible causes of friction between our representatives and the German people are avoided?
Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will reconsider Government policy regarding the inclusion of Spain and Western Germany in the defence arrangements of the Atlantic Pact countries in the light of the recent decision of the United States Senate on this subject.
Mr Nigel Fisher: While I do not wish in any way to be political or provocative about the question of Spain, would not the right hon. Gentleman agree that there should be the closest possible consultation between us and the United States of America so as to ensure the minimum divergence between us on these important matters of policy?
Mr Nigel Fisher: Would not the right hon. Gentleman agree that what is really required in Korea and what has been sadly lacking since the very inception of the war is strong central strategic direction of the war such as we had in the Second World War under my right hon. Friend the Member for Woodford (Mr. Churchill).
Mr Nigel Fisher: Why is it that this praiseworthy and selfless example of Sir Henry French in resigning in the case of failure has not been followed in the past by Ministers of the Crown?
Mr Nigel Fisher: I beg to move, to leave out from "That," to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof: this House, while appreciating the spirit in which volunteers in the Territorial Army are attempting to meet the formidable task which confronts them, urges His Majesty's Government to take immediate steps to remedy the present serious shortage of personnel and up-to-date equipment in the...
Mr Nigel Fisher: I am all in favour of raising pay; I thought he was seeking to bring it down. At any rate, on this question of the officers, I think that, unlike the Secretary of State's Memorandum, which gave some of us a good deal of anxiety with regard to the Regular Army—a matter which has been dealt with by my right hon. Friend—the quantity of officers in the Territorial Army is not a very worrying...
Mr Nigel Fisher: In view of the Under-Secretary's not unsympathetic reply, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment.
Mr Nigel Fisher: Let him have a chance.
Mr Nigel Fisher: asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the large profit made by the Post Office, he will abolish the 15 per cent. surcharge on quarterly rental fees for telephones.
Mr Nigel Fisher: As the Post Office profits on this none too satisfactory monopoly system for last year amounted to some £9 million, does the right hon. Gentleman not consider that at least a part of this might be devoted to the benefit of the subscribers, and that he would be fully justified in reducing his surcharge?