House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 25 February 1959

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment

    • Young People (Training)

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will make a statement upon the steps taken to encourage employers to provide training schemes for boys and girls, as distinct from normal apprenticeship...

    • Disabled Persons

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the number of disabled persons registered for employment at his Departments employment exchanges in January, 1959.

      Shipbuilding

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the causes for the decline of British shipbuilding to third place; to what extent the factors of price, quality and delivery date, respectively, have contributed to...

      Building Industry

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed operatives in the building industry in December, 1958, and in December, 1957; and what relation exists between these figures and the rate of...

      Newcastle-under-Lyme

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the figure of unemployed in Newcastle-under-Lyme at the latest date for which figures are available; what proportion of the working population this represents; and...

      Deptford

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed men and women registered at the Deptford Employment Exchange at the last available date and the corresponding figures 12 months ago.

      Sunderland

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the number of persons unemployed in Sunderland at the latest available date; and the corresponding figure for the previous year.

      Reading

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many persons were registered as unemployed at the Reading Employment Exchange at the most recent date for which figures are available, and on he nearest...

      Unemployment (Statistics)

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware of the short comings of the present system of counting the unemployed in Great Britain, which tends to underestimate the numbers involved; and if he...

      Norwich

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour (1) how many boys and how many girls, respectively, were registered on the juvenile employment register in the City of Norwich on the latest convenient date this year...

      Coventry

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the anxiety in Coventry concerning the duration of unemployment, both male and female, and that the figures for the quarters ending June and...

      Radioactive Substances (Safety Regulations)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour when it is proposed to introduce safety regulations dealing with radiation in factories.

      Norfolk

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many men and women, respectively, were registered as unemployed in the County of Norfolk, excluding the City of Norwich, on the latest convenient date this year,...

      Cornwall

      7 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether he will make a statement on the present figure of the high and rising level of unemployment in Cornwall.

      Isle of Sheppey

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the total number of registered unemployed on the Isle of Sheppey at the latest convenient date; what percentage of the insured workers this represents; and the...

      Faversham and Sittingbourne

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour (1) the total number of registered unemployed at Faversham on the latest convenient date; what percentage of insured workers this represents; and the corresponding...

      Apprentices

      16 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour when he expects to have available the number of persons admitted to apprenticeships and learnerships in 1958.

      Shipyard, Glasgow (Inter-Union Dispute)

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that 2,250 tradesmen, employed in the Glasgow shipyard of Alexander Stephen & Sons, Limited, are in danger of losing their jobs because of an...

      Redundancy (Joint Consultation)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that a number of industrial disputes have taken place recently on the question of redundancy, and that most of these could have been avoided if joint...

      Station Hotel, Aberdeen (Extension)

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many men, and in what trades, were unemployed as a result of the recent stoppage of work on the extension of the Station Hotel, Aberdeen; and how many have now...

      Oldbury and Halesowen

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will give the number of young people who left school at 15 years of age, in the Boroughs of Oldbury and Halesowen, respectively, and the number who obtained...

      Stone Quarries, Leicestershire

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that men who previously have been working in stone quarries in Leicestershire are no longer so employed because of the holdup of the road work in...

      Engineering Industry (Joint Industrial Council)

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what steps he is taking to encourage the setting up of a Joint Industrial Council in the engineering industry.

      Personal Case

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour for what types of employment Mr. Bernard Davies, at present receiving unemployment benefit at Hammersmith Employment Exchange, is officially registered.

      Wrexham

      4 speeches

      Mr. Idwal Jones: asked the Minister of Labour how many boys and girls, respectively, who have left school since August, 1958, in the Wrexham area, have been placed in employment; how many have...

      Sutton-in-Ashfield

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many women who normally work in the hosiery industry in the Ash-field constituency are at present unemployed; and how many are working short time.

      Clydebank and Kirkintilloch

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many men and women were unemployed at the latest convenient date, in the Burgh of Clydebank; and what steps he is taking to place them insuitable employment.

      Kilsyth and Waterside

      3 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many men and women were unemployed, at the latest convenient date, in Croy, Twechar, Cumbernauld, Waterside and Condorrat; and what steps he is taking to place...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Service

    • Call-up

      3 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will now make a statement concerning the liability to call-up for military service of men born in the last quarter of 1939.

    • Personal Case

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the reasons for the continued refusal to grant deferment from National Service to Mr. M. P. Sawyer, Wambrook, near Chard.

  • Nyasaland (Disturbances)

    22 speeches

    (by Private Notice) asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has any statement to make regarding the disturbances in Nyasaland.

  • Protection of Tenants (Local Authorities)

    3 speeches

    3.40 p.m.

  • Protection of Tenants (Local Authorities)

    Bill to provide security of tenure for tenants of local authorities, authorities owning or managing new towns, housing associations, housing trusts, and other similar bodies, presented...

  • Defence

    133 speeches

    3.50 p.m.

  • Television Policy

    15 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. J. E. B. Hill.]

What is this?

Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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