House of Commons debates

Thursday, 26 November 1959

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

    • Tomatoes

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware that in September the price for tomatoes to the grower fell to 2s. for 12 lb., whereas the cost of production is about...

    • Land Drainage (White Paper)

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is now in a position to make a statement on the implementation of the Heneage Report of 1951.

      Text of the Agreed Principles

      1. Every River Board would have the power to levy a general drainage charge on all agricultural land within its area outside internal drainage districts. Such land does not contribute towards the...

      Unfit and Condemned Meat

      23 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the date when it ceased to be necessary under his Regulations for all unfit meat from slaughterhouses and all meat from knackers' yards to be...

      Pigs

      32 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to improve relations between the Pig Industry Development Authority, appointed by his Department, and the National...

      Drainage Rates

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, in the discussions which have been taking place with the various organisations interested in land drainage Proposals, he has had...

      Small Farmer Scheme

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many projects for grant assistance under the Small Farmer Scheme have, so far, been approved; what are the main characteristics of the...

      Fowl Pest

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has identified the source of infection which has brought the present widespread outbreaks of fowl pest; and what steps he is taking to...

      Radioactive Waste (Sea Disposal)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what further steps he is taking to minimise the dangers through human consumption of fish caused by British methods of dumping radioactive...

      Covent Garden Market (Storage Site)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if his Department, in conjunction with the London County Council has now acquired the site at the junction of Old Street and City Road to be...

      Butter

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in view of the continuing shortage of butter, if he will make a further statement on current imports of butter and on the action he is...

      Imported Bacon (Marking)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will take steps to ensure that imported bacon is marked with the country of origin.

      Norway Spruce

      7 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many Norway spruce the Forestry Commission will offer for sale for Christmas trees this year; how many of these trees will be smaller...

      Pigmeat

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food why he permits pigmeat to be imported into the United Kingdom from Holland, Hungary, and Poland.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance

    • Post-war Credits

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why persons permanently retired on grounds of ill-health are unable to claim repayment of their post-war credits unless they are in receipt of National...

    • Trustee Investments

      7 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce legislation to widen the powers and discretion of trustees as regards investments.

      Estate Duty

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce legislation to provide, that death duties shall only be payable on funds which have been received by executors.

      Shipping Industry (Assistance)

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the allowances provided in previous Budgets to British shipping interests have proved insufficient to place British shipping in a...

      Arts Council (Grant)

      9 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will now revise his previous policy and earmark a defined proportion of the grant to the Arts Council to be set aside for opera in the provinces.

      Council on Prices, Productivity and Incomes

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he proposes to appoint a Chairman of the Council on Prices, Productivity and Incomes.

      3½ per cent. War Loan

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the low current price of 3½ per cent. War Loan, he will establish a sinking fund similar to that established for 3½ per cent....

      Prices

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what response there has been to his appeal for lower prices.

      Income Tax (Schedule A)

      22 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will exempt owner-occupiers, living on small fixed incomes, from Schedule A tax.

      Old People

      12 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister, in view of the widespread feeling that much more should be done as soon as possible to improve the present unsatisfactory situation now being endured by many old people,...

      Minister for Welsh Affairs (Responsibilities)

      6 speeches

      asked the Prime Minster if he will define the responsibilities of the Minister for Welsh Affairs in relation to his other functions as Minister for Housing and Local Government.

      Union of South Africa (Prime Minister's Visit)

      13 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister what arrangements Dr. Verwoerd has made with him to discuss, during his forthcoming visit to South Africa, proposals for turning the Union of South Africa into a...

  • Christmas Traffic, Central London

    24 speeches

    The following Question stood upon the Order Paper:

  • Motion (Members' Names)

    2 speeches

    On a point of order. May I draw your attention, Mr. Speaker, to pages 683 and 684 of today's Order Paper? On page 683, there appears an Amendment, signed by myself and a number of my hon. Friends...

  • Business of the House

    25 speeches

    May I ask the Prime Minister, in the absence of the Leader of the House, whether he will announce the business for next week?

  • Company Law (Committee of Inquiry)

    19 speeches

    In the Gracious Speech on the opening of Parliament an inquiry into the company law was forecast. The legislation concerned is the Companies Act, the Prevention of Fraud (Investments) Act, and...

  • Monetary System

    74 speeches

    4.0 p.m.

  • Scotland (Training of Teachers)

    26 speeches

    10.12 p.m.

  • Piccadilly Circus (Redevelopment)

    5 speeches

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

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