House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 1 November 1961

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • British Honduras (Hurricane)

    6 speeches

    (by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a statement on the hurricane which hit British Honduras yesterday.

  • Bills Presented

    • 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 1.]

    • Tanganyika Independence

      Bill to make provision for, and in connection with, the attainment by Tanganyika of fully responsible status within the Commonwealth, presented by Mr. Maudling; supported by the Prime Minister,...

      Commonwealth Immigrants

      Bill to make temporary provision for controlling the immigration into the United Kingdom of Commonwealth citizens; to authorise the deportation from the United Kingdom of certain Commonwealth...

      Southern Rhodesia (Constitution)

      Bill to provide for the grant of a new constitution for Southern Rhodesia, presented by Mr. Sandys; supported by Mr. Braine; read the First time; to be read a Second time Tomorrow and to be...

      Family Allowances and National Insurance

      Bill to improve and extend the allowances payable out of the Industrial Injuries Fund in respect of injury or disease arising out of pre-1948 employment; to amend the National Insurance...

      Forth and Clyde Canal (Extinguishment of Rights of Navigation)

      Bill to extinguish any right of navigation on the Forth and Clyde Canal, and the obligations upon the British Transport Commission to keep that canal open and to maintain it for purposes of...

      Housing (Scotland)

      Bill to make further arrangements for the giving of financial assistance for the provision and improvement of housing accommodation in Scotland and for building experiments in connection...

      Local Government (Financial Provisions etc.) (Scotland)

      Bill to provide in respect of the year 1961–62 for revision of the apportionment of expenditure and of general grants among local authorities in Scotland; to make further provision as...

      Export Guarantees

      Bill to increase the limit imposed by section two of the Export Guarantees Act, 1949, as amended by any subsequent enactment, on the liabilities which may be undertaken by the Board of Trade in...


      Bill to provide for the reorganisation of the nationalised transport undertakings now carried on under the Transport Act, 1947, and for that purpose to provide for the establishment of public...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered,That— (1) save as provided in this Order, Government Business shall have precedence at every sitting for the remainder of the Session;(2) Public Bills other than Government Bills...

  • Orders of the Day — Queen's Speech

  • Ex-Indian Civil Servants (Compensation)

    13 speeches

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

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