Major Abraham Lyons: The same explanation as last time—"only a little one!"
Major Abraham Lyons: Has anybody ever asked for this change?
Major Abraham Lyons: 8. asked the Home Secretary how many cases are known to his Department in which the payments of money under the Workmen's Compensation Act have been delayed or denied to injured employés through default or insolvency of employers?
Major Abraham Lyons: May I ask that serious consideration should now be given to the important question of compulsory workmen's compensation insurance?
Major Abraham Lyons: Will further consideration, and serious consideration, be given to it?
Major Abraham Lyons: 16. asked the Minister of Health if he can now make a statement of the intention of His Majesty's Government with reference to the Rent Restrictions Acts?
Major Abraham Lyons: 11. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can now make a statement on the question of the American debt situation?
Major Abraham Lyons: At what date does the right hon. Gentleman expect to be able to make a statement in the House?
Major Abraham Lyons: What about the "Daily Herald"? Does the hon. Member remember that?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the right hon. Gentleman give any reply to the typewriter trade, which has been exploited for months by an evasion of the duty imposed?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the right hon. Gentleman give us some idea when this trade, which has suffered so long, may expect to have a reasonable and satisfactory answer?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the Attorney-General give the assurance that was asked for by the hon. Member for Ilford (Sir G. Hamilton) that the amortisation of" A" and" B" stocks and petrol charges will not result in increased charges to the public?
Major Abraham Lyons: Any increase in price will be pressed on to the travelling public?
Major Abraham Lyons: I should like to put two questions. The first is in relation to Subsection (2) which says: The quorum of the board shall be three. 3.59 p.m. The numbers forming the board have been raised from five to seven. It was originally considered that five would be the constitution of the board. Now that the number has been increased to seven, I should like to know whether the Minister considers that...
Major Abraham Lyons: I am sorry if I have gone outside the province of this Clause, but I desired to make the point and for the Minister to deal with it at the same time as he dealt with my other question.
Major Abraham Lyons: It occurs to me that as so much of the machinery in the Bill is being taken out of the hands of the Minister for very good reasons, there can be no objection to this appointment being made by the Lord Chancellor. I support the Amendment and I hope the Government will accept it. These appointments will best be made by the head of our judicial system rather than by the Minister, who has been...
Major Abraham Lyons: I am much obliged to the Attorney-General, but I do not think the Minister of Health should make these appointments. I think it should be in the hands of the Lord Chancellor.
Major Abraham Lyons: I am much obliged for the correction. It was an error. The Minister of Transport has had his powers limited by this Bill, but I do not see why another member of the Ministry should have the right of making appointments which should be made by the Lord Chancellor.
Major Abraham Lyons: I am sure that every hon. Member who has participated in this Debate is grateful to the Mover of the Motion for having given the House an opportunity of discussing a matter which they rightly regard as of prime importance. I would like to say how much those who are interested in this question appreciate the statements of the Dominions Secretary. As one who for long has had a great interest in...
Major Abraham Lyons: 41. asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of type-, writers entering this country from Canada for the months of November, 1932, and 1931, respectively, and the country or countries of origin?