House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 23 June 1959

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance

    • Graving Dock, Greenock

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is now in a position to announce a favourable decision on the application by the Inch-green Development Company Limited, for financial assistance in...

    • Purchase Tax

      10 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that it is the practice in the pottery trade for the supplier to charge Purchase Tax on the cost of packing and postage in addition to...

      Free Gifts and Coupon Schemes

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent free gifts and coupon schemes operating over a wide range of food and household commodities are regarded by the Inland Revenue Department as...

      Industrial Concerns (Loans)

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a complete list of all industrial concerns, research associations, and other similar bodies in receipt of State-guaranteed loans.

      Free Trade Area

      14 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proposals have now been made, either by Commonwealth Governments or Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, to associate Commonwealth countries...

      National Product

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the average annual growth of the United Kingdom's gross national product at constant prices since 1951.

      Arts Council (Grants)

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the grants to Sadlers Wells Opera House being given by the London County Council over an extended period; and whether he will now...

      Distribution of Industry

      12 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what applications have been received, and what financial assistance has been made available, under the Distribution of Industry (Industrial Finance) Act,...

      Société d'Investissements Mobiliers

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why Her Majesty's Treasury accepted the bid of the Locana Corporation for the British Government's holding of shares in S.I.M.; and why these shares were...

      Rubens' Altarpiece

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what offers have been made to the Treasury by the executors of the Duke of Westminster's estate in respect of acceptance of the Rubens' altarpiece, The...

      Post-war Credits

      12 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, when paying postwar credits to next of kin, Her Majesty's Inspectors of Taxes will provide fuller explanations why arrears of Income Tax are being deducted.

      Budget Expenditure

      2 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer approximately what percentage of the total Budget is to be spent on defence, education, health, and old-age pensions, respectively, during this financial year.

      Iraqi Oil (Earnings)

      4 speeches

      Mr. Philips Price: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what he estimates will be the effect of the action of the Iraq Government in leaving the sterling area on the capacity of this country to...

      Shipbuilding (Credit Facilities)

      8 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will make a statement on the provision of credit facilities for the building of new ships in the United Kingdom.

      Income Tax

      24 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer under what administrative arrangements officers of the Inland Revenue obtain information regarding tax matters from proceedings, findings, judgments and...

      Foreign Travel Allowance

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider altering the allowance for foreign travel before the summer holiday season commences.

      Manufacturing Industry (Fixed Capital Expenditure)

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what further steps he will take to increase fixed capital expenditure by manufacturing industry, in view of the sharp decline in the first quarter of the...

      Resident Sterling (Convertibility)

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in view of his recent discussions with the West German Finance Minister, if he will make a statement on the present policy of Her Majesty's Government on...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government

    • Public House, Slough

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs on what grounds he granted permission for Messrs. Courage and Barclay Limited to erect a public house at the...

    • Flats, Bristol

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs why he returned a tender for the building of a block of flats in Bristol to the city council after the council...

      Theatres (Grants)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he is aware of the grants being given to Sadlers Wells Opera House by the London County Council; and...

      Coastal Waters (Pollution)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what progress is being made to rid United Kingdom coastal waters of sewage pollution.

      Peterlee Corporation (Appointments)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what representations he has received from the Easington Rural District Council about the proposed new...

      Wednesfield, Staffordshire

      8 speeches

      Miss Lee: asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs when he will be able to confirm the Compulsory Purchase Order. 1958, for the High Street Development,...

      Beaches, Rivers and Canals (Life-saving Facilities)

      7 speeches

      asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if his attention has been drawn to the large number of people who have been drowned at an early stage of the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Housing

    • Peterlee

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what representations he has received from residents in Haswell, South Hetton, Thornley and Wheatley Hill on the...

    • Nuclear Weapons

      8 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister to what extent the provisions that nuclear weapons shall not be used in case of war without the authority of the Prime Minister, apply to tactical or kilo-ton anti-tank...

      Radioactivity

      8 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether he will set up a permanent research committee into the genetic hazards involved in the use of nuclear force and thermo-nuclear explosions.

      Supersonic Aircraft and Guided Missiles

      4 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the proposals and actual commitments involving the use of highly-skilled manpower and other national resources in the development and manufacture of a...

      Summit Conference

      9 speeches

      asked the Pime Minister whether, in view of recent developments at the Foreign Ministers' Conference, he will now propose the early convocation of a Summit Conference.

      Racial Relations (Africa)

      6 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if, in the interests of improving race relations, he will consider visiting United Kingdom territories in Africa during the Summer Recess.

  • Business of the House

    2 speeches

    In addition to the business already announced for Friday, we shall ask the House to consider as the last Order the Second Reading of the Fire Services Bill, which has come from another place, as...

  • Nyasaland (Questions to Ministers)

    9 speeches

    The House will recollect that, last Wednesday, I had to rule out of order a proposed Question by the hon. Lady the Member for Lanarkshire, North (Miss Herbison) about the Rev. Tom Colvin because...

  • New Member Sworn

    Joseph Bede Symonds, esquire, for Whitehaven.

  • Business of the House

    Proceedings on the Cotton Industry Bill exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of Standing Order No. 1 (Sittings of the House).—[Mr. R. A. Butler.]

  • Orders of the Day — Cotton Industry Bill

    As amended, considered.

  • Orders of the Day — Power Lines, Dungeness

    2 speeches

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

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.

June 1959
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930 

Did you find what you were looking for?