House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 1 December 1954

  • Preamble

    The House met at Half past Two o'Clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Imprisonment of a Member (MR. Baker)

    1 speech

    I have to inform the House that I have received the following letter from the Central Criminal Court, City of London, E.C.4:

  • Private Business

    • Selection

      Committee of Selection nominated: Mr. Bowden, Sir Herbert Butcher, Colonel Gomme-Duncan, Mr. Glenvil Hall, Wing Commander Hulbert, Mr. Kenyon, Sir Frederick Messer, Mr. Oliver, Brigadier...

  • Pensions and Benefits (Government's Proposals)

    29 speeches

    I should like, with permission, to make a statement about benefits and pensions. We have now received the Government Actuary's Report on the first five years' working of the National Insurance...

  • Bills Presented

    • National Insurance

      Bill to increase contributions and benefit under the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Acts, 1946 to 1953, and the National Insurance Acts, 1946 to 1953, and for purposes connected with...

    • National Service

      Bill to provide for extending the upper age-limit for liability to national service in the case of persons absent from Great Britain in the last year of their said liability, and for purposes...

      New Towns

      Bill to increase the amount of the advances which may be made to development corporations under section twelve of the New Towns Act, 1946, presented by Mr. Sandys; supported by Mr. James Stuart...

      Wireless Telegraphy (Validation Ofcharges)

      Bill to validate certain charges in respect of licences under the Wireless Telegraphy Acts, 1904 to 1926, and for purposes connected with the matter aforesaid, presented by the Attorney-General;...

  • Business of the House

    6 speeches

    I beg to move, That (1) save as provided in paragraphs (2) and (5) of this Order, Government Business shall have precedence at every sitting for the remainder of the Session;(2) Public Bills,...


    1 speech

    I beg to move, That, during the present Session, except in such cases as the House may otherwise order— (1) No proceedings on a motion to which this Order applies shall be entered upon at...

  • Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech

  • Privileges

    Committee of Privileges to consist of Ten Members:

  • Statutory Instruments

    Select Committee appointed to consider every Statutory Instrument laid or laid in draft before the House, being an Instrument or Draft of an Instrument upon which proceedings may be or might have...

  • Public Accounts

    Committee of Public Accounts nominated: Mr. Albu, Mr. Benson, Mr. Henry Brooke, Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre, Mr. Hoy, Sir John Mellor, Mr. Oliver, Mr. Peyton, Mr. Niall Macpherson, Mr. J. Enoch...

  • Private Bill Procedure

    Resolved, That it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider what alterations, if any, are desirable in the practice and the Standing Orders of the two...

  • Handicapped Children, Scotland (Education)

    10 speeches

    10.0 p.m.

  • Port of Sunderland (War Office Traffic)

    10 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House do now adjourn."—[Mr. T. G. D. Galbraith.]

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