House of Commons debates

Monday, 2 November 1959

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Members Sworn

    1 speech

    Members desiring to take and subscribe the Oath please come to the Table to be sworn.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Service

    • Call-Up

      21 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what categories and how many men are still liable to call-up for National Service; and how many of them will be called up.

    • Personal Cases

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that a constituent of the hon. Member for Wallsend was discharged from the Merchant Navy because of two periods of serious illness due to an X-ray...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment

    • London Area

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many people are unemployed in the London area; what was the corresponding figure last year; and how many building workers are included in these figures.

    • Sunderland

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what is the number of insured people over and under 18, respectively, employed in Sunderland, and how this compares with the position five years ago and two years...

      Wigan

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the total number of registered unemployed persons in Wigan at the latest convenient date; and what percentage of the insured population of Wigan...

      Greenock

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many unemployed were registered at Greenock Employment Exchange at the last convenient date and what was the comparable figure 12 months ago; and what percentages...

      Newcastle-under-Lyme

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many persons, and what proportion of the working population, were unemployed in Newcastle-under-Lyme at the latest date for which figures are available; how many...

      Sedgefield

      2 speeches

      Mr. Slater: asked the Minister of Labour if he will set out in the OFFICIAL REPORT the number signing on at present at the employment exchanges in the Sedgefield constituency.

      Aycliffe Trading Estate

      4 speeches

      Mr. Slater: asked the Minister of Labour how many vacancies there are on the Aycliffe Trading Estate; and what are the categories of employment available.

      Jarrow and Hebburn

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware of the high rate of unemployment in Jarrow and Hebburn; and what steps he is taking to provide jobs for those now without them.

      Pottery Industry

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the Survey of the Pottery Industry, published in 1959, has demonstrated that there are considerable health hazards in some of the processes;...

      North Wales

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will give the percentage figures of those registered as unemployed in each of the six North Wales counties.

      Plymouth

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the number of young people who are unemployed in Plymouth to the latest available date.

      Aberdeen

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will state, for each of the last ten years, the number of boys and girls who left schools in Aberdeen under his jurisdiction, indicating how many of each were...

      Easington

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the number of men and women, respectively, who are registered as unemployed in the area covered by the Easington Parliamentary division.

      Irvine

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many unemployed were registered at Irvine employment exchange in September last; and what were the comparable figures for September of the previous year.

      Renfrew Airport

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what steps he is taking to ensure continued employment at Renfrew Airport for the 500 men who are now threatened with redundancy.

      Ayrshire

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the number of registered unemployed in Ayrshire at the latest available date; and how this compares with the previous month.

      Scotland

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will make a statement on the expected unemployment trend in Scotland during the next four months.

      Industrial Relations

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether he will request the employers' side of his Joint Advisory Council to inquire into the attitude of employers and their trade associations to modern wages...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

    • Arsenical Sprays

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in view of the recent verdict of death by misadventure on a woman who died after drinking water contaminated by an arsenical potato spray...

    • Fishing Industry (Talks with Norwegian Ministers)

      13 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on his conference in October, 1959, in London with the Norwegian Minister of Commerce regarding trade in fish and...

      Eggs

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he proposes to take to restore prosperity to the egg producers of Lincolnshire.

      Fleck Committee (Report)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he expects to receive the report of the Fleck Committee.

      Pig and Bacon Industries

      11 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement upon his recent conversations with British bacon producers and curers, consequent upon the difficulties of...

      Horticultural Marketing Council

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement concerning rejection by the National Farmers' Union of his proposal that only 25 per cent. representation on...

      Meat Pies

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in view of the popularity of meat pies, and the disparity in the nature of their contents, what consideration has been given, or...

      Royal Commission on Common Land

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proposals he has for promoting legislation in the current Parliamentary session to give effect to the recommendations of the Royal...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agricultural Research

    • Meat Research Institute

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, as representing the Lord Privy Seal, what is the position with regard to the proposed official Meat Research Institute.

  • Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech

  • CONSOLIDATION, &c., BILLS

    Lords Message [29th October] communicating the Resolution, That it is desirable that all Consolidation Bills (including Bills for consolidating Private Acts), Statute Law Revision Bills and...

  • House of Commons Members' Fund

    Mr. Bowden, Mr. Bowles, Colonel Crosthwaite-Eyre, Mr. James Griffiths, Sir Hugh Linstead, and Mr. Wade appointed Managing Trustees of the House of Commons Members' Fund in pursuance of section...

  • House of Commons Kitchen and Refreshment Rooms

    Select Committee appointed to control the arrangements for the Kitchen and Refreshment Rooms in the department of the Serjeant at Arms attending the House:

  • Auchengeich Colliery, Lanarkshire (Disaster Fund)

    21 speeches

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

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