Major Abraham Lyons: Will the Minister consider a specific complaint?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the approximate cost, for the 12 months ending at the last convenient date, of E.N.S.A., including the amount paid out of funds of N.A.A.F.I.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his regulations impose a liability for Income Tax assessment on moneys paid as loss of wages or income for the period of disablement consequent upon personal injury suffered by the wage-earner and upon what basis.
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Secretary of State for Air if he will now reconsider the arrangement whereby officers and other ranks of the W.A.A.F. who replace officers and other ranks of the R.A.F. get less pay than the male tradesmen replaced.
Major Abraham Lyons: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is great public feeling against what is thought to be an injustice, and in the light of relevant considerations on the question of differentiation of pay, will he reconsider the whole situation?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state the liability and basis of assessment for Income Tax in respect of sums specified and paid as loss of wages or income in any settlement of claims for damages for personal injury where compensation is awarded.
Major Abraham Lyons: May I ask whether, apart from the lump sum which is paid as compensation personally, there is an additional sum paid for loss of wages during incapacity?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport the purpose of S.R. & O. No. 153 of 1944, Regulation of Traffic (Amendment) Order, dated 15th February, 1944.
Major Abraham Lyons: Is it not a fact that this will give power to post on traffic control somebody whose rule of the road is different from our own, and so invite chaos of all sorts?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Food if he will take steps to prohibit the sale by auction of wines and spirits at prices without control.
Major Abraham Lyons: Does the right hon. and gallant Gentleman realise that this persistent refusal to prohibit the auction sale of spirits is intensifying the black market, and will he reconsider the whole thing?
Major Abraham Lyons: Are not spirits sold by auction at prices far beyond those fixed normally in the market?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Food if he has now considered the particularised information sent to him and to the President of the Board of Trade by the Price Regulation Committee for the North Midland Region in support of a controlled price for spirits; what statement he can make thereon; and whether he will publish the recommendations made and the replies thereto.
Major Abraham Lyons: Why does the right hon. and gallant Gentleman refuse to publish the correspondence between those who have gone into this matter most closely and his Department?
Major Abraham Lyons: May we take it that the right hon. Gentleman himself is giving his attention to the matter?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider setting up an inter-departmental committee, under independent chairmanship, to conduct a comprehensive inquiry into the administration and practice of existing patent laws and the effect of taxation on royalties in retarding the inventive activities and expenditure on research, both by individuals and groups; to arrange in certain...
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the chairman of the Price Regulation Committee for the North Midland Region has announced that departmental instructions have been issued to prevent the publication of the observations by the Committee on the refusal to control the price of spirits; whether he can make a statement thereon; and whether he will now publish the matter...
Major Abraham Lyons: In the case of this chairman was some special instruction given not to send to the Press observations of the Committee?
Major Abraham Lyons: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this gentleman is looked upon with much respect and appreciation by the people over whom he presides?
Major Abraham Lyons: asked the Minister of Pensions if he will indicate the inquiries made and the examination applied by way of means test, to arrive at a decision whether a pension be awarded to the parent or parents of a deceased Service man; and on what basis of income or earnings it is made.