Major Abraham Lyons: Instead of the attempted confusions which we have just heard, I think it would have been better if some alternative scheme to the prososal put forward by the Government had been indicated, if any exists. I hope hon. Members will not forget that it was said yesterday, with all the authority which a statement from the Foreign Secretary carries, that the position was a grave one. It is not the...
Major Abraham Lyons: I beg to second the Motion. I take it that on this new Clause we shall not be allowed to explain in detail why we oppose the principles of this Bill, but however bad the Bill may be, and however much it may cut across the principles which many of us hold who are opposed to the licensing of dog tracks, I feel that the proposed new Clause will make this bad Bill just a little bit better. I...
Major Abraham Lyons: 46. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of applications for duties and/or drawbacks before the Import Duties Advisory Board on which no decision has yet been given; and the period covered by such applications?
Major Abraham Lyons: May I ask whether the chairman of the Committee really feels that the Committee is at the present time very much overworked?
Major Abraham Lyons: 13. asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the recent observations of the Recorder of London with reference to the dangerous use of a converted dummy revolver by a person convicted of a crime of violence; and what steps he proposes to take to protect the public in this respect?
Major Abraham Lyons: In view of the great public alarm in reference to so many acts of violence and offences in connection with the improper use of dummy firearms, will the right hon. Gentleman consider giving facilities to introduce, as soon as possible, a general Measure of reform dealing with banditry and the use of firearms in general?
Major Abraham Lyons: While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for what he has said, may I ask whether it is possible to let the House see a copy of the Bill before the Adjournment for Whitsun?
Major Abraham Lyons: 38. asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of typewriters imported. from Canada for the periods of January to March, inclusive, for the years 1932 and 1933, respectively?
Major Abraham Lyons: Does not this show conclusively that the Canadian corridor is being used for bringing foreign goods into this country? May I ask whether there is any machinery at all to prevent this being done through the manipulation of values being made at the Canadian place of acceptance?
Major Abraham Lyons: While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for the information, is it not the fact that whereas imports from foreign countries have gone down, they have increased from Canada because the foreigner is using the Canadian corridor?
Major Abraham Lyons: 39. asked the President of the Board of Trade with which foreign countries trade agreements and treaties are now under active consideration by His Majesty's Government?
Major Abraham Lyons: As some apprehension must arise in the case of many trades, which may feel that they are to be called upon to make sacrifices under these agreements, will the right hon. Gentleman give the House an opportunity of discussing these various sacrifices before they are embodied in an agreement?
Major Abraham Lyons: 13. asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in the terms of any new trading agreement, he will reserve to this country the right to alter any concession in the event of a foreign contracting country depreciating its currency during the operation of the agreement?
Major Abraham Lyons: 14. asked the President of the Board of Trade what quota restriction is imposed by Denmark upon the importation there of British typewriters; whether any similar quota is imposed on foreign typewriters; whether either quota has been altered in any way during the preceding 12 months and to what effect; and whether any alteration will take place by the terms of the proposed trading agreement?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman tell the House the nature of the goods in respect of which licences have been granted?
Major Abraham Lyons: As one who has had the pleasure of being associated with the hon. Member for Thirsk (Mr. Turton) in introducing the Bill, I want to say how much the consideration and sympathy of the Government have been appreciated. While endorsing the observations that have been made by my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Norwood (Sir W. Greaves-Lord), it is clear that this Bill goes almost the whole...
Major Abraham Lyons: I rise to support what my hon. and learned Friend has just said, and to ask the Minister or the learned Solicitor-General, when he deals with the matter, to give a reasonable explanation why the brewer who has these houses should be put in a more specially favoured position than any other business under the whole of the Bill. I cannot see why, applying this matter as fairly as the Bill tries...
Major Abraham Lyons: I beg to move, in page 2, line 42, at the end, to insert the words: (6)"Where upon the expiration of such a notice as aforesaid a tenant ceases to be entitled by virtue of this Act to retain possession of a dwelling-house the provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act, 1927, shall apply in respect of the premises as if they had been held under a tenancy terminated by that notice. The Landlord...
Major Abraham Lyons: May I take it that the Government of Canada refuse, or they have the choice of refusing, admission to persons, British subjects, who pay their own passages?
Major Abraham Lyons: 25. asked the President of the Board of Trade what reply he has given to the representations of certain dairy and agricultural engineers with reference to the effect upon that industry of the Danish trading agreement; whether he is aware that on 24th March, 1933, the representatives of the industry were seen by the Import Duty Advisory Committee, to whom an application had been made for a...