Major Abraham Lyons: Have the committee considered any recommendations at all up to date?
Major Abraham Lyons: 32. asked the Home Secretary whether the report of the consultative committee upon cinematograph exhibitions, when received, will be made public?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the right hon. Gentleman say when he expects to receive the recommendations?
Major Abraham Lyons: 16. asked the Home Secretary if he can give a report on the work of the Consultative Committee on Cinematograph Productions for 1932 up to the most convenient date, with the number of meetings held; whether these have been public or private; and whether any statement can be published showing the nature of the work accomplished and the results of the control or representations of this body?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that this committee considers from time to time the posters issued in connection with cinematograph edvertisements?
Major Abraham Lyons: Will that report be made public?
Major Abraham Lyons: 17. asked the Home Secretary if he will state the progress of the work delegated to the committee considering the question of appeals from courts of summary jurisdiction; whether any report has yet been received; and when any recommendations will be published?
Major Abraham Lyons: Have the committee conducted their deliberations in public or in private?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the committee have asked for oral evidence from those willing to volunteer it?
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?
Major Abraham Lyons: Has my hon. Friend reason to believe that typewriters which come here from Canada are in any way made in Canada?
Major Abraham Lyons: 45 and 46. asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) the value of the foreign-manufactured goods that entered this country via Canada for the period January to October, 1931; (2) the value of the manufactured goods of foreign origin entering this country from Canada, duty free, for the period January to October, inclusive, 1932, and the country or countries of origin?
Major Abraham Lyons: May I ask whether the goods that come via Canada irrespective of the country of origin enjoy a preferential rate? Does not the Department think that some check ought to be imposed in regard to these goods?
Major Abraham Lyons: Has the hon. Member in mind the fact that the President of the Board of Trade told me a fortnight ago that at a very early date he hoped that an additional statement would be made?
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: 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.