House of Commons debates
Thursday, 7 March 1968
- Preamble (0 speeches)
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
- Prayers (0 speeches)
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
- Private Business (0 speeches)
BRITISH RAILWAYS BILL (By Order)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office (0 speeches)
- Control of Expenditure (8 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General what steps he takes to prevent unnecessary or wasteful expenditure by his Department.
- "I'm Backing Britain" Postmark (4 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General what instructions he gave regarding the introduction of the " I'm Backing Britain "postmark.
- Equipment (4 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General what estimate he has made of the number of new jobs, in industry supplying Post Office equipment, will be created in Scotland over the next 12 months.
- Returned Letter Branches (Destruction of Articles) (4 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General whether he has completed the review of the rules governing the destruction of articles in the returned letter branches; and if he will make a statement.
- Supplies (Procurement) (8 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General what alteration in methods for procuring supplies he will make in the light of the report of the Industrial Reorganisation Corporation.
- Charges (7 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General if he will give an undertaking that he will retain Post Office charges until the House has had an opportunity to debate the forthcoming report of the National Board...
- National Giro (6 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General if he will make a statement on the progress of the Giro.
- Telecommunications Industry (4 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General if he will publish a White Paper on the implications of his proposed Post Office reorganisation for the telecommunications industry.
- Post Office Magazine, "Courier" (4 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General what plans he has to reorganise the Post Office magazine Courier, having regard to the loss of £45,661 in the first 12 months of operation to September, 1967;...
- Satellites (Ground Terminal Stations) (4 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General how many ground terminal stations, civil and military, for satellites will be in operation outside the Communist bloc of countries by the end of 1968; and how many of...
- A.E.I. (Research Facilities and Factories) (9 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will seek to acquire the land and buildings of the Associated Electrical Industries Advanced Development Laboratories at Blackheath, London, S.E.3, which...
- Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough (4 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General if he will give details of nonclassified research work being done for his Department by the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough.
- Capital Investment (8 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General how much capital to date has been invested in the Post Office in the last 10 years.
- Letter (Misdelivery) (5 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General if he will seek to make an ex-gratia payment to Mrs. C. J. Parker in compensation for the consequential loss of £114 suffered by the constituent of the hon....
- Overseas Parcels (Size) (6 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General if he will increase the maximum permitted size of overseas parcels containing goods for export.
- Pensioners (Payment) (9 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General what success has resulted from his efforts to provide alternative arrangements for the payment of pensions to pensioner, who would otherwise have suffered...
- Postal Services (Torrington) (4 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General if he will make a statement on the postal services to Torrington, in view of the closure of Bideford Bridge.
- Postcodes (4 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General what will be the cost of introducing the alpha-numeric form of address coding system.
- Pillar Boxes (4 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General what proposals he has for changing the type of General Post Office pillar boxes at present in use throughout the country.
- Oral Answers to Questions — Telephone Service (0 speeches)
- Public Kiosks, Northolt (4 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General what progress has been made in providing additional public telephone kiosks on the council estates in Northolt, Middlesex.
- Decimal Currency (4 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General the estimated increase in manpower in his Department because of the altering of public automatic telephone mechanisms as a result of the introduction of decimal...
- Equipment Orders (Deliveries) (8 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General what percentage of orders for telephone equipment is running behind the delivery schedule.
- Telephones (Manufacture) (6 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General how many telephones were manufactured in 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967, respectively; and what will be the estimated number in 1968, 1969 and 1970; and what are the...
- Waiting Lists (4 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General what is the number of applications for the installation of telephone equipment at present on the waiting list; and how many of these have been placed for over six months.
- Kiosks (Commercial Advertising) (4 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General why he has decided to stop commercial advertising in telephone kiosks.
- Telephone Lines (Capacity) (4 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General to what extent telephone lines are not being used in daytime and in the evening to their full capacity, and in which areas of the country.
- Oral Answers to Questions — Wireless and Television (0 speeches)
- Local Sound Radio (11 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General if he will make a statement on the progress of the local sound radio experiment.
- Television Act (Section 3(2, d)) (11 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General if he will take proceedings against the Independent Television Authority for breach of their statutory duty under Section 3(2,d) of the Television Act, by allowing...
- Broadcasts (Distribution by Cable) (6 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General in view of the spread of television aerials and the inadequacy of existing master-aerial services, if he will take steps to establish a Post Office master-aerial...
- Television Programmes, Wales (Co-ordination) (4 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General if he will seek powers to direct the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Independent Television Authority in Wales to co-ordinate their programmes...
- Television Licence (6 speeches)
asked the Postmaster-General, if he will undertake that there will be no increase in the cost of a television licence to viewers in areas which do not receive the B.B.C. 2 programmes.
- Oral Answers to Questions — Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Meeting (8 speeches)
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of his conversations with the Prime Minister of Canada, he will now consult the other Commonwealth countries and issue an invitation for a Commonwealth...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Devaluation (14 speeches)
asked the Prime Minister what steps he is taking to ensure the co-ordination between Ministers with responsibilities for ensuring the protection of the less well-off members of the community from...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Consumer Protection (4 speeches)
asked the Prime Minister what arrangements he is making to co-ordinate the consumer protection work of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Board of Trade, the Ministry of Health,...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Women (Anti-Discrimination Board) (12 speeches)
asked the Prime Minister if he will mark the 50th anniversary of women's franchise by taking steps to appoint an anti-discrimination board to which cases of discrimination against women can be...
- Oral Answers to Questions — Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Speech) (16 speeches)
asked the Prime Minister whether the public speech by the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, to the Cambridge University Democratic Labour Club on 9th February, on economic policy,...
- Rhodesia (26 speeches)
asked the Prime Minister if he will now make a further statement on Rhodesia.
- Drilling Rig "ocean Prince" (Loss) (8 speeches)
(by Private Notice)asked the Minister of Power if he will make a statement about the loss of the drilling rig "Ocean Prince" in the North Sea.
- Business of the House (85 speeches)
May I ask the Leader of the House to state the business of the House for next week?
- Orders of the Day — Supply (0 speeches)
[13TH ALLOTTED DAY],—considered.
- Long-Term Aircraft Programme (151 speeches)
Order. Before we begin the business of Supply, may I announce that I have not selected the Amendment standing on the Order Paper in the name of the hon. Member for South Ayrshire (Mr. Emrys...
- Business of the House (Supply) (0 speeches)
Ordered.That this day the Business of Supply may be taken after Ten o'clock and that the proceedings on Vote A of the Defence (Air) Estimates, 1968–69, may be entered upon and proceeded...
- Orders of the Day — Defence (Air) Estimates 1968–69 (0 speeches)
- Orders of the Day — Police (Search Warrant) (18 speeches)
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Ernest G. Perry.]