Major Abraham Lyons: Can the right hon. Gentleman tell the House what representations have been made in the last few days by the British manufacturers in the trades affected?
Major Abraham Lyons: 13. asked the Home Secretary whether he can now make any further statement upon the matter of compulsory workmen's compensation insurance?
Major Abraham Lyons: 37. asked the Prime Minister if he can now state the date and arrangements for the World Economic Conference; and whether he can give the proposed agenda?
Major Abraham Lyons: 45. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the probable commercial advantage of the completion of the new Cunard liner, he will consider the advisability of issuing bonds guaranteed wholly or in part by the Treasury to ensure the completion of the ship and in the interests of employment connected therewith?
Major Abraham Lyons: May I ask whether the Cunard Company have expressed any view as to the desirability of this ship being built in view of the present Atlantic trade, and whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer can say how many men would be put into work by the completion of this vessel?
Major Abraham Lyons: 12. asked the Minister of Transport whether he will consider the advisability of issuing at an excess rate a transferable motor-duty licence to enable any one vehicle of the same owner and of any horse-power, not exceeding the rate upon which duty has been paid, to be used at any one time?
Major Abraham Lyons: Has my hon. Friend any record of the large number of motor vehicles which are put out of commission through the owners being unable to use more than one at a time on account of the heavy taxation?
Major Abraham Lyons: I should like to offer my warm congratulations to the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Mr. Turton), who presented this Bill, on the clarity, detail, and force with which he did so. Hon. Members on all sides will welcome this Bill, I feel sure. It has always been an indefensible anomaly that in these days, with the jurisdiction of magistrates so widely increased, they themselves should have...
Major Abraham Lyons: Is it not the case that the fee imposed by some local authorities and police forces is prohibitive, and that many people go into a case without knowing what the police statement will contain because they are unable to find the fee demanded?
Major Abraham Lyons: 27. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that certain foreign countries are allowing money from public funds to meet the costs of production of stockings or other hosiery exported from those countries to this country; and whether, in view of the harm done to the Leicester and other manufacturers, rendering the present duties ineffective, he will say what steps he...
Major Abraham Lyons: In view of what is considered by the trade to be a matter of great urgency in the interests of their own employment, will the Board of Trade deal with the matter forthwith if strong representations are made?
Major Abraham Lyons: In this case will my hon. Friend promise something more than consideration
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any proceedings have been started in reference to the sale of this particular weapon, which apparently came inside the Act?
Major Abraham Lyons: Are these proceedings arising out of the unfortunate fatality, or are they proceedings against the person who sold this weapon?
Major Abraham Lyons: 83. asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he will state the circumstances of the fraudulent enlistment of which Henry Greasley, of Leicester, a private soldier of the 1st Green Howards, aged 19 years, has been convicted by court-martial at Aldershot?
Major Abraham Lyons: May I ask whether it is a fact that this man left his regiment, as was shown at the trial, for the express purpose of getting home to Leicester, where considerable domestic anxiety awaited him, and is it right to say that he fraudulently enlisted when destitute in London? May I ask whether these facts in relation to a soldier, aged only 19, will be brought to the notice of the confirming...
Major Abraham Lyons: While thanking my hon. Friend for his reply may I ask him, on behalf of this young boy, whether these mitigating facts, which my hon. Friend concedes are right, will be brought to the notice of the confirming authority before the sentence is promulgated?
Major Abraham Lyons: I think it was my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Moss Side (Sir G. Hurst) who said a short time ago of this Bill that, while there was not a lot of virtue in it, there was not a, lot of vice in it. That seems to me to put the position quite clearly. While I do not agree with a great deal of what has been raid by those who oppose the Bill, and particularly the suggestion that the Bill...
Major Abraham Lyons: 15. asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether any arrangements have yet been completed to allow representatives of the British hosiery trade to appear before any, and which Dominion tariff boards?
Major Abraham Lyons: Will the Department take all the steps they can to expedite the British hosiery trade being heard before those tariff boards?