Mr William Taylor: May I first ask for the indulgence of the House on this the first occasion on which I have the privilege and honour of addressing it? The Debate so far has been on a very high level, if I may say so. It has been conducted in a most professional manner by professionals, and, therefore, I feel much diffidence in intervening with a view to saying one or two things about the more mundane affairs...
Mr William Taylor: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will consider making interim payments in respect of claims made for development value payable under the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947; (2) if he will instruct the Central Land Board to notify, as soon as possible, claimants for compensation for development value under the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947, of the amount which it is...
Mr William Taylor: asked the Minister of Food when, in the interest of public hygiene, he proposes to reintroduce bread wrapping.
Mr William Taylor: May I put this question?—
Mr William Taylor: What does the hon. Member know about it?
Mr William Taylor: Might I suggest to the right hon. Gentleman that he might look at the priorities given to the collieries, because there are undoubtedly stocks held down at the colleries which are not being used quickly but which could be effectively used in the building trade in this weather?
Mr William Taylor: Would the Parliamentary Secretary take notice of the fact that the County Palatine forms only part of the north of England, and give attention to the county of York adjoining, and particularly to aerodromes in Leeds and Bradford?
Mr William Taylor: Is it not the case that the discussions to which the Parliamentary Secretary refers have been going on for a considerable number of years? Will he consider doing something to get a definite decision on the matter?
Mr William Taylor: As the British taxpayer is being called upon to subsidise the cost of these machines, should not the House be informed of their cost?
Mr William Taylor: Did the hon. Gentleman say £654 million or 654 million dollars?
Mr William Taylor: De-nationalise it.
Mr William Taylor: Will the hon. Member tell the House what he would do if they both made losses.
Mr William Taylor: Mr. W. J. Taylor (Bradford, North) rose——
Mr William Taylor: is the hon. Member for Dagenham (Mr. Parker) prepared to give the names of those people who gave him this information?
Mr William Taylor: Has not the hon. Member received communications from societies and denominations within his own constituency, apart from those that emanate from the Lord's Day Observance Society, and so on?
Mr William Taylor: Is the technical fault there day after day? The fact is that the capacity is not there to produce it.
Mr William Taylor: Why try to explain it away then?
Mr William Taylor: They have no executive power.
Mr William Taylor: Will the Parliamentary Secretary say whether the B.E.A. had been in communication with him or his Department before the reply was given?
Mr William Taylor: But did they bother to write to you?