House of Commons debates

Thursday, 29 January 1959

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Petitions (Cotton Textile Industry)

    1 speech

    I have two Petitions to present to the House, which, with the leave of the House, I will present contemporaneously. The first is addressed to this honourable House by 6,000 of Her Majesty's...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce

    • National Union of Manufacturers (Advisory Service)

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps financial or otherwise have been taken by the Government to assist the work which is being done by the Advisory Service of the National Union...

    • Consumer Protection

      12 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Advisory Council on Standards for Consumer Goods, sponsored by the British Standards Institution and in receipt of...

      Staffordshire Potteries Water Board (Cast-Iron Pipes)

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the complaint made by the Staffordshire Potteries Water Board to his Department about restrictive practices in the...

      Export Credits Guarantees

      5 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he has taken during the last three months, and what steps he intends to take, to increase the international credit facilities of British...

      Europe

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what action he is taking through the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe to secure a greater volume and freedom of trade throughout the...

      Cinematograph Films (Quotas)

      6 speeches

      Mrs. White: asked the President of the Board of Trade when it is proposed to introduce legislation to amend the quota provisions of the Cinematograph Films Act.

      Aberdeen and Hillington

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that diminution in the work of Messrs. Rolls-Royce at Hillington, Scotland, has obliged them to diminish contracts with a firm in Aberdeen...

      Horticultural Tariffs

      17 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the outstanding applications for increases in horticultural tariffs

      Withies

      9 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade the total in quantity and value of withies imported into the United Kingdom during the years 1957 and 1958.

      Medway Towns

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will designate the Medway towns as a special area to meet the growing redundancy consequent upon the Royal Navy leaving Chatham.

      Manufacturing Industry (Fixed Investment)

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give an approximate estimate of the total of manufacturing gross fixed investment in 1958 and indicate his assessment of the extent to which...

      English Electric Company (Tender, U.S.A.)

      11 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the effect on United Kingdom export trade, what action he proposes to take arising out of the refusal of the United States Army Corps of...

      Scotland (Trade with U.S.S.R.)

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the Corporation of the City of Aberdeen have invited Mr. Kamensky, Russia's trade representative in Great Britain, to meet them in...

      Oldham and Chadderton

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade for what reason the County Borough of Oldham and the Urban District of Chadderton were excluded from the recently published list of areas which qualify...

      Light Engineering Industry

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent the services of his Department are available for advice and assistance to the light engineering industry; and whether, in view of...

      Cotton Textile Industry

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has now had an opportunity of considering the representations he has received from the mayors and chairmen of the councils of Lancashire...

      North Lanarkshire

      8 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) what action he is taking to attract industries which could provide alternative work in the Shotts, Salsburgh, Cleland area for those miners who will...

      Lithium Carbonate (Export Licences)

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade why licences to export lithium carbonate to Poland are granted but not to other Sino-Soviet bloc countries.

      Highlands (Industrial Plant and Factories)

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade how many new industrial plants or factories have been opened since March, 1957, in the Highland area; where they are located; and what was the total...

      Machine Tool Industry

      10 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade how far the fall in exports is responsible for the short-time working in the machine tool industry; the main causes of the fall in export orders; and...

      Tinned Foods

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the widespread practice of substituting liquids for solids in tins of fruit, stews, etc.; and whether he will take action under Section...

      Rishton and Clayton-le-Moors

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade why facilities for firms to apply for loans or grants to provide new employment in certain areas do not extend to Rishton and Clayton-le-Moors.

      Wigan

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the persistent high rate of unemployment in Wigan, what plans he has for bringing new industries to this area.

      Advertisements (Merchandise Marks Act)

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade on how many occasions, since January, 1955, his Department has been asked under the Merchandise Marks Act to substantiate claims made by firms in their...

      Government-Financed Factories

      21 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will encourage firms to maintain production in Government-financed factories in Development Areas by reverting to a policy of preferential...

      Technical Journals, U.S.S.R. (Advertisements)

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what official procedures are required by Her Majesty's Government to be completed by British firms wishing to avail themselves of the facilities now open...

      U.S.S.R. (British Trade Exhibitions)

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will seek to facilitate arrangements by British traders to hold exhibitions of pottery and other British consumer goods in the Union of Soviet...

      Imported Timber (Monopolies Commission's Report)

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what conclusions he has reached as a result of the meeting with the Timber Trade Federation about the Report of the Monopolies Commission on Imported...

      Electrical Goods (Advertisements)

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) if he has considered the representations made by the Retail Trading Standards Association against switch-sale advertising of reconditioned machines...

      Yarn Spinners Association (Restrictive Practices Court Judgment)

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the fact that the judgment of the Restrictive Practices Court, declaring the price agreement of the Yarn...

      Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1956

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the fact that the cessation of the Yarn Spinners Price Fixing agreement will lead to unemployment and the closing down of mills, he...

      U.S S R (Broadcasts and Newspapers)

      6 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister, in view of the fact that the British Broadcasting Corporation's Russian language broadcasts are jammed, and English newspapers restricted, leaving the Russian people...

      Security

      4 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister to what extent his proposal for a security pact between the Governments of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and those of the Warsaw Pact remains his policy; and how...

      Hydrogen Bombs

      18 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether it was with his authority that plans for increasing the British stockpile of hydrogen bombs have been recently disclosed and estimates given of the number...

  • Business of the House

    27 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House to state the business for next week?

  • Cyprus

    42 speeches

    With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to raise a point of order. I apologise for not having given you prior notice. I ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House under Standing...

  • Orders of the Day — Street Offences Bill

    175 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Cyprus

    18 speeches

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

  • National Insurance [Money]

    Resolution reported,

  • HIGHWAYS BILL [Lords]

    Lords Message [27th January] communicating the Resolution, That it is desirable that the Highways Bill [Lords] be referred to a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament, to be considered...

  • Estimates

    Mr. William Shepherd discharged from the Select Committee; Mr. Hornby added.—[Mr. Legh.]

  • Opencast Mining, Polesworth

    4 speeches

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

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