House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 28 October 1959

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chairs]

  • Members Sworn

    1 speech

    Members desiring to take and subscribe the Oath please come to the Table to be sworn. The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by Law:...

  • Cyprus (Constitutional Commission)

    4 speeches

    (by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a statement on the situation arising from the suspension of the talks on the new Constitution for Cyprus.

  • Bills Presented

    • Cinematograph Films

      Bill to amend the Cinematograph Films Acts, 1938 and 1948, presented by Mr. Maudling; supported by Mr. Erroll and Mr. J. Rodgers; read the First time; to be read a Second time Tomorrow and to be...

    • Expiring Laws Continuance

      Bill to continue certain expiring laws, presented by Sir E. Boyle; read the First time; to be read a Second time Tomorrow and to be printed. [Bill 3.]

      Foreign Service

      Bill to amend the law as to the superannuation benefits which may be granted to or in respect of certain members of Her Majesty's foreign service, presented by Mr. Selwyn Lloyd; supported by Mr....

      Local Employment

      Bill to make provision to promote employment in localities in England, Scotland and Wales where high and persistent unemployment exists or is threatened, and to make consequential provision as...

      Lord High Commissioner (Church of Scotland)

      Bill to increase the allowance payable to Her Majesty's High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, presented by Mr. Maclay; supported by Sir E. Boyle and Mr. N....

      Marshall Scholarships

      Bill to increase the number of Marshall scholarships which may be provided in each year, presented by Mr. R. A. Allan; supported by the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Sir D....

      Sea Fish Industry

      Bill to increase the aggregate amounts of grants made in pursuance of schemes under sections one and five of the White Fish and Herring Industries Act, 1953, and section three of the White Fish...

  • Business of the House (Private Members' Time)

    41 speeches

    I beg to move, That (1) save as provided in paragraphs (2) and (5) of this Order, Government Business shall have precedence at every sitting for the remainder of the Session;(2) Public Bills,...

  • Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech

    • Debate on the Address [Second Day]

      88 speeches

      Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [27th October]:That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:Most Gracious Sovereign,We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and...

  • Post Office Facilities, Leicester

    11 speeches

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

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