Major Abraham Lyons: I desire to associate myself with what has been said by the hon. and learned Member for Bridgewater (Mr. Croom-Johnson). I yield to none in my desire to protect young people in their employment. The possibility of the over-employment of young persons has aroused the interest of a good many people for many years, and those of us who desire to safeguard the conditions under which these young...
Major Abraham Lyons: I should like first to touch upon one or two angles of the pressing matter of insurance, and to endorse what was said by my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Norwood (Sir W. Greaves-Lord) when he spoke of the need for immediate inquiry and, if necessary, reform. If the Home Office feels that it is powerless in the present state of affairs to probe into the mysterious way in which...
Major Abraham Lyons: 34. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the approximate amount of War Loan held by foreign investors?
Major Abraham Lyons: While thanking my right hon. and gallant Friend for that answer, I would ask whether he is satisfied that the response of these holders to the conversion scheme is wholly satisfactory?
Major Abraham Lyons: 40. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of typewriters upon which duty was paid on importation during May, 1932, and the countries from which they came, respectively?
Major Abraham Lyons: 54. asked the Postmaster-General the terms per word upon which the Post Office is paid for messages sent via the Imperial Cables and Communications route, and the difference, if any, upon transmission by any other system?
Major Abraham Lyons: May I ask the right hon. Gentleman what is the system on which this special arrangement is based?
Major Abraham Lyons: 51. asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that in certain cases local authorities still purchase typewriters of foreign manufacture; and whether, in view of the national advan- tages in buying British goods, he will circularise all local authorities that preference should be given at the present time to British manufacturers?
Major Abraham Lyons: When cases are brought to the hon. Gentleman's notice, will he take steps to see that local authorities are put into possession of the remarks of commendation of British typewriters in the second report of the Estimates Committee?
Major Abraham Lyons: 52. asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of typewriters imported into this country from Canada for the years 1930 and 1931, respectively, and the numbers for the period January to May, inclusive, and for June, 1932?
Major Abraham Lyons: Can the hon. Gentleman say how this gigantic increase is accounted for, and whether the views of the typewriter trade have received consideration?
Major Abraham Lyons: Has the deputation which made strong representations to the Board of Trade about this extraordinary matter ever been communicated with; and is it not a fact that this corridor through Canada is known to exist and is not merely a myth?
Major Abraham Lyons: I do not propose to attempt to reply, however sorely one might be tempted, to the provocative statements made by the hon. Member opposite, the latest recruit to the official Opposition—[Interruption]. I desire to make one or two statements upon the Ottawa Agreements. Many of us think it would have been a catastrophe if the Conference had ended without any such Agreements having been entered...
Major Abraham Lyons: May I ask whether, to prevent evasion of Income Tax, the right hon. Gentleman will direct that in the case of the whole of these payments the tax shall be deducted at the source?
Major Abraham Lyons: 70. asked the Secretary to the Treasury the amount of duty received in connection with the importa- tion of foreign typewriters into this country for the period January to September, 1932, inclusive, and the number of machines covered thereby?
Major Abraham Lyons: Does the figure which the Financial Secretary has given include any foreign-made machines that have come into this country from Canada?5
Major Abraham Lyons: Are not all foreign machines subject to duty from whatever source they come?
Major Abraham Lyons: 59. asked the Home Secretary the places in which cinematograph theatres have been, or are proposed to be, opened on Sundays where all or some of the regular staff worked, or are to work, gratuitously; and whether, as such seven days' continuous engagement at work is an evasion of the safeguards in the Act, he will introduce an amending measure to give effect to the security against a...
Major Abraham Lyons: I thank the Under-Secretary for the information which he has given clarifying this important point. May I ask him whether in the circular which has been issued to local authorities the point of his answer has been made manifest?
Major Abraham Lyons: I understand that a. circular on the working of the Act has been issued to local authorities. In any further circular that may be issued, may I ask that the information which my hon. Friend has given to the House will be embodied?