Sir Ian Fraser: In this case not only was there no Budget but we may assume that at this stage of the proceedings—indeed, we have been told by the Chancellor himself—he had not made up his mind. In the case of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Bishop Auckland I 'thought at that time, I still think in retrospect, that the judgment, whether he made it on himself or whether Earl Attlee made it on...
Sir Ian Fraser: Not quite. I said that the Manchester Guardian had said that.
Sir Ian Fraser: Sir I. Fraser indicated assent.
Sir Ian Fraser: Not quite.
Sir Ian Fraser: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement on the recommendations of the Runciman Committee on Horticultural Marketing.
Sir Ian Fraser: When may we expect to hear from my right hon. Friend on this matter?
Sir Ian Fraser: asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he is now in a position to announce his plans for petrol supplies for motor coaches during the coming holiday season.
Sir Ian Fraser: Can my right hon. Friend assure me that my Question relating to holidays and seaside resorts will be included in the Answer?
Sir Ian Fraser: While welcoming this proposal, may I ask whether the remuneration of medical auxiliaries, such as physiotherapists, radiographers and others who work so closely with the medical and dental profession, could be included in the Commission's considerations?
Sir Ian Fraser: Thank you.
Sir Ian Fraser: Would my right hon. Friend clarify his remark about allocations for coaches? I understood him to say that they were to get 75 per cent. Is that 75 per cent. of what they used last year, or 75 per cent. of their present ration? Would he bear in mind that the whole holiday and seaside business depends very much upon generous allocations for coaches?
Sir Ian Fraser: asked the President of the Board of Trade what discussions he has had with the British Travel and Holidays Association to ascertain whether passenger rail services during the coming summer will be adequate to meet the demand; and if he will make a statement.
Sir Ian Fraser: Train services to seaside resorts are always important, but will my hon. Friend bear in mind that this year they may be even more important if there is likely to be a petrol shortage? Will he invoke the aid of the Minister in this matter, which is extremely important to seaside resorts?
Sir Ian Fraser: asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps his Department is taking to make known to prospective overseas visitors the arrangements for extra petrol for tourists in the United Kingdom.
Sir Ian Fraser: As persons overseas must arrange their holidays early in the year, would my right hon. Friend give further publicity to this Answer, so that we may get as many visitors here as possible, spending their money?
Sir Ian Fraser: Does the fact that these cases are referred to the Committee of Privileges make the whole matter sub judice, so that no statement can be made by the Minister as to the facts of the case? It seems to me that the facts of the matter are almost more important than anything else, and I should not like to think that deferring consideration of the matter until the Committee has met and reported...
Sir Ian Fraser: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement on the method by which the cut in the supply of diesel oil for the farming industry will be applied.
Sir Ian Fraser: Will my right hon. Friend impress upon his colleagues that in a near-siege economy it is a very good safeguard to have increasing home food production? Will he see that there is no saving of oil which will have the effect of reducing home production of food?
Sir Ian Fraser: Is it not a fact that the Ministry is very often the judge, except when the House of Lords Appeal Tribunal is the judge, and that it is really better in the interests of all that advocacy should be undertaken by some outside body rather than by a body which itself is the judge? Does not the British Legion fulfil a very useful function in this respect?
Sir Ian Fraser: Is it not now plain to hon. Members, to the country and, indeed, to the world that the United Nations is now on trial? May we not all hope on all sides of the House that it may succeed?