House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 12 November 1958

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Messages from the Queen

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport

    • Goods Vehicles (Survey)

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, following the survey carried out from 21st to 27th April, 1958, of more than 8,000 goods vehicles operating on A, B, and C licences, to...

    • Driving Instructors

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what action he is taking to ensure that driving instructors are properly qualified.

      Traffic Congestion (Central London)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to what extent the staggering of working hours in Central London has reduced traffic congestion during the rush hours.

      Inland Waterways (Bowes Report)

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he is yet in a position to announce whether it is the Government's intention to adopt the suggestion made by the Bowes Committee of Inquiry...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Roads

    • Victoria Gate and Alexandra Gate, Hyde Park

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what action is being taken to relieve the traffic congestion at Victoria Gate and Alexandra Gate, Hyde Park.

    • Programme

      11 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to what extent the new roads construction programme and road improvements generally are corresponding to the growth of vehicle population in...

      Immingham-Grimsby Road

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when he expects to start building the direct road from Immingham to Grimsby, which has been under consideration since 1923; what it will cost;...

      Accidents

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what action he proposes to take as a result of a recent report upon an investigation by the Road Research Laboratory to the effect that...

      Standing Vehicles (Exemption) Regulations, 1956

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will publish a list of areas in which the Standing Vehicles (Exemption) Regulations, 1956, providing for the parking of vehicles, in...

      Bideford-Okehampton Road

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what plans he has for improving A386 between Bideford and Okehampton; and when.

      B.3220 Road

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what plans he has to upgrade the road from Torrington to Morchard Road Station, B.3220; and when.

      Exeter-Okehampton Road

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, what plans he has for widening A.30 between Exeter and Okehampton; and when.

      Bath Road, Woolhampton

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if, in view of the two fatal accidents in the past four months to pedestrians crossing the Bath Road at Woolhampton, he will take immediate...

      Off-Street Parking Accommodation

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he is aware of the contribution made to parking facilities by the Coventry City Council on the roof of their new circular retail market,...

      Street Lighting

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what progress he has made in his consultations with local authorities on street lighting.

      Marble Arch-Hyde Park Corner Scheme

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what preliminary work has to be done on the main part of the Marble Arch-Hyde Park Corner Scheme which prevents work starting for another twelve...

      Severn Road Bridge

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when construction of the Severn road bridge will be begun.

      Middlesbrough (Survey)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he has studied the findings concerning Middlesbrough of a survey made by the British Roads Federation; and whether he has consulted the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Aviation

    • Aircraft Accident, Southall (Public Inquiry)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when he proposes to hold an inquiry into the cause of the crash of a Viking aircraft at Southall on 2nd September last.

    • London Airport

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will now consider removing London Airport to a coastal area and transporting passengers to and from central London in aircraft such as...

      Eastleigh Airport

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will make a statement in reply to the representations made to him in May by the Southampton Airport Consultative Committee on the...

      Prestwick Airport (Development)

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether a decision has yet been reached regarding the alterations required to the Kilmarnock-Ayr road where it cuts through Prestwick Airport;...

      Helicopters (Rescue Service)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he is aware of the assistance which has been given by helicopters around the British coast in cases of aeroplane accidents, shipwrecks and...

      Perranporth Airfield

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what steps he is taking to preserve for the Cornish Gliding and Flying Club the facilities they at present enjoy at Perranporth Airfield which...

      Flying Training

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will consult with the Secretary of State for Air, with a view to devising a scheme for encouraging the training, up to private...

      London-Moscow Service

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what further progress he has made in hastening a solution to the noise problem at London Airport which is delaying the development of a direct...

      United Kingdom-Ghana (Air Services Agreement)

      7 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether an air services agreement has yet been concluded with the Government of Ghana; and whether it is proposed in such an agreement to...

      Aircraft Control, London Zone

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to what extent the system of joint observation and control for both civil and military aircraft at night and in certain weather conditions in...

      London and Gatwick Airports

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will state to the nearest convenient date the total sums which have been expended in the development of London Airport and Gatwick...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Railways

    • Modernisation

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to what extent the limitations placed by Her Majesty's Government upon the capital investment programme of the railways a year ago have now been...

    • Fog (Safety Precautions)

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what further action, following the reports of the inquiries into the railway disasters at Lewisham and Dagenham, is being taken to improve...

      New Inventions (Testing)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what general directions he has given to the British Transport Commission regarding the testing of new inventions, with the object of increasing...

      Finances

      17 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what proposals he has to amend the Transport (Railway Finances) Act by raising the limit of £250 million on borrowing to meet deficits...

      Finances (White Paper)

      3 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will make available to the public and hon. Members, in the form of a White Paper, the whole contents of the British Transport Commission's...

      Automatic Warning Control

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation on how many miles of railway line automatic train control equipment was installed during the last six months.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Shipping

    • Flags of Convenience

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the nature of the official representations made by him to the Government of the United States of America with regard to the use of flags of...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Defence

    • Recruitment

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Defence to what extent the recruiting figures of the last three months indicate that the number of volunteers required for all three Services will be forthcoming.

    • Field Marshal Montgomery (Lecture)

      11 speeches

      asked the Minister of Defence whether he has now considered Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery's recent lecture to the Royal United Service Institution; and whether he will make a statement.

      Grigg Committee (Report)

      11 speeches

      asked the Minister of Defence the date on which he received the Report of the Committee presided over by Sir James Grigg, the date on which he authorised the principal recommendation to be...

      Chief of the Air Staff (Speech)

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Defence whether the speech of the Chief of Air Staff at Sheffield on 8th September dealing with defence matters was made with his knowledge and approval.

  • Cyprus

    30 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I will make a statement on Cyprus. On 30th October, my right hon. and learned Friend the Foreign Secretary explained to the House the position with regard to the...

  • Government Departments

  • Private Members' Bills

    • Family Allowances and National Insurance

      Bill to amend the law with respect to the determination of questions requiring decision for the purposes of the Family Allowances Act, 1945, or the National Insurance Acts, 1946, and in...

    • Landlord and Tenant (Furniture and Fittings)

      Bill further to regulate the requiring of payments for furniture, fittings or other articles as a condition of the grant, renewal, continuance or assignment of tenancies of dwellings, presented...

      Legitimacy

      Bill to amend the Legitimacy Act, 1926, and to improve the law relating to children born out of wedlock in other respects, presented by Mr. Parker; supported by Sir Robert Cary, Mr. Isaacs, Miss...

      Baking Industry (Small Establishments and Seasonal Resorts)

      Bill to provide greater facilities for night baking in small establishments and seasonal resorts; and for that purpose to amend the Baking Industry (Hours of Work) Act, 1954, presented by Mr....

      National Assistance (Amendment)

      Bill to amend sections twenty-four and twenty-nine of the National Assistance Act, 1948, presented by Sir Gerald Wills; supported by Mr. Batsford, Colonel Glyn. Mr. Peyton, Sir Henry Studholme,...

      Betting Reform

      Bill to extend the powers of the Racecourse Betting Control Board; to amend the law relating to totalisator and pool betting and betting at totalisator odds on horse races; and for related...

      Wills, &C. (Publication)

      Bill to restrict the publication of particulars as to the estate and as to the contents of the will or of any codicil or any testamentary disposition of any deceased person where such publication...

      Workmen's Compensation and Benefit (Supplementation)

      Bill to provide for the payment of allowances out of the Industrial Injuries Fund with a view to supplementing workmen's compensation and benefit, to amend the Workmen's Compensation and Benefit...

      Intestate Husband's Estate (Scotland)

      Bill to increase the sum to which a surviving husband or wife is entitled by virtue of the Intestate Husband's Estate (Scotland) Acts, 1911 and 1919, and section five of the Law Reform...

      Criminal Justice Administration (Amendment)

      Bill to amend the law relating to the formation of additional courts of quarter sessions in boroughs, presented by Mr. Harold Gurden; supported by Mr. Body, Mr. Page, Mr. Lagden, Mr. Denzil...

      Race Discrimination

      Bill to make illegal discrimination to the detriment of any person on the grounds of colour, race and religion in the United Kingdom, presented by Mr. Brockway; supported by Mr. Sorensen, Mr....

      National Parks (Amendment)

      Bill to make further provision concerning National Parks, to amend the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act, 1949, to improve the administration of National Parks, to provide funds...

      Wages

      Bill to amend the law relating to the payment of wages, presented by Mr. Patrick Maitland; supported by Mr. Page, Mr. Gresham Cooke, Mr. Mawby, Mr. Eric Johnson, Mr. Ronald Bell, and Mr.Rees...

      Television (Commercial Advertisements)

      Bill to amend the Television Act, 1954, by prohibiting the interruption of programmes by commercial advertisements, presented by Mr. Mayhew; supported by Mr. Ness Edwards, Mr. Ernest Davies, ...

      Furnished Houses (Rent Control)

      Bill to make further provision with espect to the rent of houses or parts thereof let at a rent which includes payment for the use of furniture or for services; to provide for the registration of...

      National Insurance (Extension of Unemployment Benefit)

      Bill to provide for the amendment of the National Insurance Acts, 1946 to 1957, for the purpose of extending the payment of unemployment benefit out of the National Insurance Fund, presented by...

      Fatal Accidents

      Bill to amend the Fatal Accidents Act, 1846, by enlarging the class of persons for whose benefit an action may be brought thereunder, and to amend the Fatal Accidents (Damages) Act, 1908,...

      Offices Regulation

      Bill to provide for securing the safety, health and welfare of persons employed in offices; and for purposes connected therewith, presented by Mr. Redhead; supported by Mr. Victor Yates, Mr....

      Exchange of Dwellings

      Bill to amend the Rent Act, 1957, to provide that the landlord shall not unreasonably withhold his consent to an exchange of controlled dwellings, presented by Mr. A. J. Irvine; supported by Mr....

      Sea Fisheries (Scotland)

      Bill to make further provision as to compensation for any loss or damage occasioned to fishing nets or gear detained by sea fishery officers in Scotland, presented by Sir James Duncan; supported...

  • Orders of the Day — Emergency Laws (Repeal) Bill

    186 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Emergency Laws (Repeal) [Money]

    Considered in Committee under Standing Order No. 84 (Money Committees).— [Queen's Recommendation signified.]

  • Orders of the Day — Viscount Trenchard(Monument)

    Resolution reported,> That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will give directions that a Monument be erected at the public charge to the memory of the late...

  • Orders of the Day — Ghana (Gift of Speaker's Chair)

    Resolution reported,That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will give directions that there be presented, on behalf of this House, a Speaker's Chair to the...

  • Orders of the Day — Transport (Rural Areas)

    86 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Finlay.]

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