House of Commons debates

Thursday, 10 December 1959

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce

    • Imports from Eastern Europe

      12 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade when the next revision of quotas under the trade agreement with Bulgaria will take place; and whether he will obtain a reduction of the quota in the case...

    • Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Acts

      8 speeches

      Miss Lee: asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will introduce legislation to amend the Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Acts, 1948 and 1953, in order to obtain powers to ensure...

      British Oxygen Company

      9 speeches

      Miss Lee: asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he has taken to see that undertakings given by the British Oxygen Company in March, 1958, in regard to prices and level of profits,...

      United States Publications (Import)

      12 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, as a result of the removal of the restrictions on United States imports, including printed matter, arrangements have been made...

      Czechoslovakia (Trade Arrangements and Bonded Debts)

      10 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will withdraw British participation in the forthcoming trade talks in Prague pending a resumption of interest payments due to British...

      Imports from China

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade the reason for the decision to deliberalise imports from China, while liberalising imports from other countries with whom we have a less favourable...

      Machine-Tool Industry

      12 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has now discussed with machine-tool manufacturers the affairs of their industry; and what steps he proposes to take as a result of these...

      Trade with Roumania

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade the present position regarding the conclusion of a trade agreement with Roumania; and if he will make a statement.

      Factory, Kilwinning

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade the total cost of providing the factory at the Industrial Estate, Kilwinning.

      Cotton Industry (Reorganisation)

      18 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade when he hopes to be in a position to give to the House a list of those firms, and the amounts paid to each, who receive compensation for scrapping of...

      Jute Works, Dundee

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has yet received official notification of the closure at the end of the year of two Dundee jute works; and whether financial assistance will...

      Imported Jute Goods

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what representations he has recently received concerning a further reduction in Government control of imported jute goods; from what organisation they...

      Inter-Commonwealth Trade

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what estimate he has made of the effect the Outer Seven Agreement will have on inter-Commonwealth trade; and what representations he received, from other...

      Motor Industry (Expansion)

      10 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement on the Government's future plans for the expansion and location of the motor industry.

      Bankruptcies

      10 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade how many firms engaged in industry have been declared bankrupt in the period from January, 1955, to the last available date.

      Exports to Czechoslovakia

      13 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what assistance is now being given to enable British firms to secure contracts in Czechoslovakia.

      H. Jasper and Company

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade when he intends to publish the report by Mr. Faulks, Q.C., on the affairs of H. Jasper and Company.

      Manufactured Goods (Exports)

      9 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade the British share of the world's exports of manufactured goods in the third quarter of 1959; and how this compares with the corresponding figures for...

      Government-financed Factories

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade in what parts of Development Areas the Government are now willing to build Government-financed factories; and what proportion of the population of Great...

      Distribution of Industry Act, 1945

      2 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade how many grants or loans under Section 3 of the Distribution of Industry Act, 1945, have been made in the present year; what is the total value; and how...

      Monopolies Commission

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will introduce legislation to restore to the Monopolies Commission the number of members and the power to work in separate groups of members,...

      Chipboard, Plywood and Woodboard

      8 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the fact that the value of chipboard, plywood, and other types of woodboard produced in Western Germany during 1958 amounted to...

      Newsprint

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that newsprint, which cost £10 a ton before the war, now costs £58 10s., and that this increased cost is artificially...

      Dagenham Chamber of Commerce

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that delays of twenty-four hours are frequently caused to rush shipments by the difficulty of getting necessary documents to the...

      Laminated Timber

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will ensure that the sixth set of standards for timber engineering now being drafted will ensure fair competition for British firms producing...

      Dustbins

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that recent quotations from six firms for the supply of 500 dustbins to local authorities in the West Midlands were all exactly 33s....

      Royal Ordnance Factory, Swynnerton (Use)

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made, in consultation with the local authorities concerned, towards finding alternative uses for the site and buildings of the...

      Anglo-Russian Trade

      2 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent Scotland has benefited, or will benefit, from the trade agreement he recently signed in Moscow.

      New Industry, Sunderland

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to attract new industry to Sunderland, in view of the increase of 803 in the number of unemployed in November.

      Shipbuilding Industry, Tyneside

      11 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that some marine engineering firms on Tyneside have not received orders for propulsion machinery for a period of two years, that soon many...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Proceedings (Television)

    16 speeches

    asked the Prime Minister what consideration he has given to the possibility of a limited daily period of televising the proceedings of the House of Commons comparable to the existing reports on...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Housing and Schools

    12 speeches

    asked the Prime Minister if he will set up an inter-Departmental committee to devise a long-term plan for the provision of healthy homes and adequate social and educational facilities, based...

  • Questions to Ministers

    5 speeches

    The following Questions stood upon the Order Paper:

  • Business of the House

    40 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House whether he will announce the business for next week?

  • Traffic Congestion

    76 speeches

    3.46 p.m.

  • Police (Pensions Regulations)

    22 speeches

    10.12 p.m.

  • Exeter Prison

    3 speeches

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

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