Mr William Brown: I am loth to interrupt the hon. Member, but what I said was that the logical conclusion of the argument advanced by the hon. and learned Member for Wirral was that ultimately we should have no juries at all, and that is what we have in Russia.
Mr William Brown: And the hon. Member for Oxford (Mr. Hogg).
Mr William Brown: Again I hate to interrupt, but the hon. Gentleman is imputing to me a lack of experience in this matter. Perhaps I am entitled to say that on the only occasion when I appeared in the High Court on a charge of libel it was before a special jury, and it was only the circumstance that I defended myself and was not defended by a lawyer, which enabled me to get away so well.
Mr William Brown: No, I got away.
Mr William Brown: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints of drunkenness in the Churchill Club were received by the police before the decision to raid and close the club was taken.
Mr William Brown: May we have the right hon. Gentleman's assurance that what has occurred in this case does not represent a change of policy on the part of the Home Office in dealing with such institutions?
Mr William Brown: If the right hon. Gentleman cannot award an interim increase in pay, cannot he take steps to expedite the production of the Report of the Oaksey Committee, which has now been sitting for nine months?
Mr William Brown: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that irrespective of religion or politics, there is in this country a most intense feeling on this subject of the arrest of the Cardinal, and that he would have the backing of the whole population and hon. Members of this House, except the Communists and their fellow travellers, in making the strongest possible representations to prevent the murder of an...
Mr William Brown: Does it emerge from the Prime Minister's reply that only 17 cases of alleged association with Communist or Fascist organisations have come to light in the whole of the public service, because the relation between that figure and what I know to be the case is very distant indeed; and is the Prime Minister satisfied that the steps taken are adequate to secure the protection of the public...
Mr William Brown: Could a copy of this document, which I understand is a secret document, be made available in the Library?
Mr William Brown: There is one impact which the Bill makes about which I am not clear. Let us take the case in which a tenancy now exists which has been rent-controlled since before the war. Therefore, the rent has not been increased at all. It comes under the original Rent Restrictions Acts. The tenant wants to move elsewhere and advertises that he is willing to surrender a short tenancy to a new tenant at...
Mr William Brown: I am heartily in favour of the idea of establishing adequate and sufficiently powerful overseas broadcasting Stations, but I am bound to ask why the Government should choose Singapore. Why do they choose Malaya? I should have thought there were a good many places in the Far East less liable to danger, internally and externally, in the years to come than Malaya. We all know what has happened...
Mr William Brown: On behalf of my party.
Mr William Brown: Can the Minister tell us how many Polish citizens in the last two months have been forcibly moved from Poland to the interior of Soviet Russia?
Mr William Brown: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will reconsider his decision not to allow prison officers' clubs in Scotland to be licensed for the sale of wines and spirits in addition to the beers and ciders now permitted, in view of the fact that prison officers' clubs in England and Northern Ireland are so licensed.
Mr William Brown: Is there any earthly reason whatever why we should not treat these officers as grown-up men; and is there any reason why they should be any less free to order what they like than a citizen in a public house or we within the smoking room?
Mr William Brown: Are we to understand that in those circumstances the export of Scotch whisky from Scotland to England is part of a deeply laid plot against this country?
Mr William Brown: Can the Postmaster-General tell us how much profit the Post Office made last year?
Mr William Brown: Monstrous!
Mr William Brown: It was a monstrous Act.