Mr William Taylor: On a point of order. What has this to do with the new Clause?
Mr William Taylor: On a point of order, Sir William. Is it in order, in the context of this new Clause, to raise the subject of local rates?
Mr William Taylor: Would the hon. and learned Gentleman say what is a lacuna? I have never heard of the word.
Mr William Taylor: On a point of order. Is it the intention that the Minister will reply to the points raised by hon. Members?
Mr William Taylor: Fair shares for all.
Mr William Taylor: I am prepared to allow my case to rest on the very able speech of my hon. Friend the Member for Shipley (Mr. Hirst). The unfortunate intervention of the Joint Under-Secretary in the speech of the hon. Member for Dunbartonshire, East (Mr. Bence) clearly indicated the lack of principle which has dictated Government action in this matter. This Order is a monumental piece of injustice. I am...
Mr William Taylor: I would never attempt to commit in advance the hon. and learned Member for Kettering (Mr. Mitchison). I have listened to him for far too long—and I mean "long"—ever to do that. I shall listen to what he has to say tonight with great interest, because I believe that as a great constitutional lawyer he will support what I am saying about the principles of British justice. I repeat that...
Mr William Taylor: On a point of order. The hon. and learned Member should not put words into my mouth. All I said was that I was ashamed that my party had put its name to the Order before the House.
Mr William Taylor: The difference is material to me.
Mr William Taylor: We asked for fair shares for all. We said that what there is should be fairly spread out.
Mr William Taylor: That is not the point.
Mr William Taylor: Oh.
Mr William Taylor: That is precisely what there is in Bradford. I cannot understand my hon. Friend making a remark like that.
Mr William Taylor: Will my hon. Friend agree that while he has been a Member of the House all his constituents' difficulties have arisen over quotas, monetary restrictions, exchange regulations, and the like, as they have done in my own constituency?
Mr William Taylor: In view of the period of several months which will elapse before the Treaty is ratified by the Japanese Diet, will my right hon. Friend agree to continue his discussions with the representatives of the wool textile industry with a view to ensuring that the safeguards which he has introduced into the Treaty are workable and adequate to give the protection which the industry undoubtedly needs?
Mr William Taylor: I am glad to have the opportunity in this Adjournment debate of drawing the attention of the House to the serious controversy which exists between the wool textile industry and the Board of Trade over the provisions of the new Commercial and Navigation Treaty which is now being negotiated between this country and Japan. I notice that many of my hon. Friends are here to lend their support to...
Mr William Taylor: While thanking my hon. Friend for that reply—which seemed to be somewhat vague, to say the least, and very unsatisfactory—may I ask if he will prevail upon his right hon. Friend to receive a deputation of hon. Members from all parts of the House to discuss this matter in greater detail with him, so that we might have the opportunity at close quarters of saying how dissatisfied we are...
Mr William Taylor: In the last three months aircraft of the Queen's Flight have made thirty Royal flights and eight other flights carrying senior Ministers and other important passengers.
Mr William Taylor: With regard to the establishment, at present the Queen's Flight consists of 4 Herons—1 Heron C.3 and 3 C.4 types—2 Whirlwind helicopters and 1 Chipmunk. The Flight is established primarily for short-range flights. If the hon. Member wants any information about extending the use of the Queen's Flight for other purposes, he must table a detailed Question.
Mr William Taylor: That is a matter of opinion.