House of Commons debates

Monday, 27 April 1959

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Death of a Member

    1 speech

    I regret to have to inform the House of the death of Frank Anderson, esquire, Member for White-haven, and I desire, on behalf of the House, to express our sense of the loss we have sustained and...

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply

    • Bearskins

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Supply the cost of providing 1,500 new bearskins for the Guards; and how many of the skins required for this purpose have been ordered from Canada.

    • Space Research

      17 speeches

      asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware of the urgent requirement for a British space research project; what discussions have now taken place with member nations of the Commonwealth for...

      Surplus Boots

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Supply if he will make a statement indicating with what success tenders have been received for 650,000 pairs of War Department surplus boots; and from which countries offers...

      Thermo-Nuclear Missiles

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Supply with which European members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation his Department is co-operating in the development of Blue Streak or other thermo-nuclear missiles.

      Remploy Factory, Coventry

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Supply if he will make a statement on the discussions held with the Minister of Labour concerning the giving of Government contracts to the Remploy factory. Coventry.

      Argosy 660

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Supply why there has been a delay in ordering the Armstrong Whitworth Argosy 660 required by the Royal Air Force.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health

    • Invalid Carriages

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the privation suffered by disabled workers at the Remploy factory, Coventry, and elsewhere, because their invalid chairs accommodate only the...

    • Food Hygiene

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health how many prosecutions have taken place in respect of infringements of the Food Hygiene Regulations, 1955; and what steps are taken to ensure that these Regulations...

      Diabetes

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if he will indicate the numbers of children of 16 years or under suffering from sugar diabetes; and to what extent there has been an increase in the number in recent...

      Welfare Foods

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health to what extent there has been a decline in Coventry recently in the uptake of welfare foods, particularly orange juice and cod liver oil; and if he will give the...

      Anti-Poliomyelitis Vaccine

      26 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the inadequate supplies of anti-poliomyelitis vaccine to certain cities; on what assessment he bases his allocation to counties, cities and towns;...

      Leprosy

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health (1) how many cases of leprosy were known in the United Kingdom at 31st December, 1958; (2) how many cases of leprosy affecting persons born in the United Kingdom...

      Tuberculosis

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he has noted the appreciable fall in the incidence of pulmonary tuberculosis in some county boroughs for the year 1957 as compared with the average for the...

      Chiropodists

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health, with regard to current consideration of chiropody treatment at health service clinics, what progress has been made with a registration scheme for all chiropodists...

      Hypnosis

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if he will set up a committee to investigate the use of hypnosis by persons without medical qualifications.

      Doctors (Pay)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health when he expects to receive the report of the Royal Commission on doctors' pay.

      Mental Health Bill

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what action he proposes to take to ensure the development by regional hospitals boards of facilities for the treatment of patients suffering from mental disorder on...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals

    • Miss Edith Haithwaite

      16 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health (1) what compensation has been paid to Miss Edith Haithwaite for her illegal detention in Rampton Mental Hospital for seventeen years and seven months until released...

    • Bristol

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health at what date it was possible, in view of the need at the time to make good serious war damage in Bristol, to embark upon schemes of hospital improvement in that city.

      South Western Region

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health why he found it necessary to cut the estimates of the South Western Regional Hospital Board by £534,000 in the current financial year.

      Consultants

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health how many whole-time consultants have transferred to part-time maximum sessions in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Maternity Cases, Cardiff

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health how the provision of beds for maternity cases in Cardiff hospitals compares with other areas and with the needs of the area.

      Iver Cottage Hospital

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what number of children's beds was provided by the conversion of part of the Iver Cottage Hospital in 1952; and in what years the 21 children who subsequently used...

      All Saints Hospital, Birmingham

      4 speeches

      Mr. Dugdale: asked the Minister of Health how many applicants seeking admission recently to All Saints Hospital, Birmingham, as voluntary patients were informed that there was no bed available;...

      Adjournment

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

  • Foreign Affairs

    121 speeches

    3.30 p.m.

  • Education (Schools Regulations)

    28 speeches

    10.1 p.m.

  • Railways (Pleasington Station)

    3 speeches

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

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