House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 27 October 1959

  • Preamble

    The House met at Eleven o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Members Sworn

    1 speech

    Will Members desirous of taking and subscribing the Oath please come to the Table, first Ministers, ex-Ministers and Privy Councillors?

  • Death of a Member

    1 speech

    I regret to have to inform the House of the death of Major Sir Albert Newby Braithwaite, D.S.O., M.C., Member for Harrow, West, and I desire on behalf of the House to express our sense of the...

  • Sessional Orders

    • Elections

      Ordered, That all Members who are returned for two or more places in any part of the United Kingdom do make their Election for which of the places they will serve, within one week after it shall...

    • Witnesses

      Resolved, That if it shall appear that any person hath been tampering with any Witness, in respect of his evidence to be given to this House, or any Committee thereof, or directly or indirectly...

      Metropolitan Police

      6 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis do take care that during the Session of Parliament the passages through the streets leading to this House...

      Votes and Proceedings

      Ordered. That the Votes and Proceedings of this House be printed, being first perused by Mr. Speaker; and that he do appoint the printing thereof; and that no person but such as he shall appoint...


      Ordered, That a Committee of Privileges be appointed.


      Bill for the more effectual preventing Clandestine Outlawries, read the First time; to be read a Second time.


      Ordered, The the Journal of this House, from the end of the last Session to the end of the present Session, with an Index thereto, be printed.

  • Chairman and Deputy-Chairman of Ways and Means

    Sir Gordon Touche to be Chairman of Ways and Means and Major Sir William Anstruther-Gray to be Deputy-Chairman of Ways and Means.—[The Prime Minister.]

  • Queen's Speech

    2 speeches

    I have to acquaint the House that this House has been to the House of Peers at the desire of the Lords Commissioners appointed under the Great Seal for opening and holding this present...

  • Debate on the Address

  • Royal Air Force, Aden (Conditions)

    13 speeches

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

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