House of Commons debates

Monday, 17 December 1962

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions

    • Government Information Services

    • Minister Without Portfolio

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister without Portfolio if he will issue a report on the activities of his Department since the date of his appointment.

      Hospitals

      Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the inconvenience caused to many workers re- siding in Tamworth who work in the Birmingham area when hospital cases affecting their families...

      Hospital Treatment (Mileage Allowance)

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what regulations exist, when patients have to attend hospital for treatment, for paying them a mileage allowance for the use of their own cars, instead of sending an...

      Regional Hospital Boards (Funds)

      3 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he will make additional funds available to regional hospital boards to cover the extra day's running in leap year, 1964.

      Hospital Plan

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health (1) if he will retain emergency and out-patient facilities in local hospitals otherwise affected by the Hospital Plan for England and Wales; (2) if he will retain...

      Student Nurses

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health how many pre-nursing students who attained the age of 17 years during the past year have taken up employment as student nurses.

      New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if a limb fitting centre will be included in the reconstructed New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton.

      Nurse Recruitment (Deputation)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health on what date he is receiving a deputation from the Royal College of Nursing on nurse recruitment.

      Stoke-on-Trent

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that in Stoke-on-Trent the ten-year building programme has had a detrimental effect on the financial ability to maintain older buildings which are...

      Beds

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether, at hospitals where there are empty beds owing to shortage of staff and a waiting list for hospital treatment, he will take steps to ensure that where staff...

      Waiting Lists

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to secure a significant reduction in hospital waiting lists.

      Minor Works and Maintenance

      22 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if he will state the maintenance allocation to the Greenwich and Deptford Hospital Maintenance Committee for the current year, the amount requested when estimates...

      Hospital Engineers

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health when he expects to conclude his consideration of the Report of the Study Group appointed by him to inquire into the position of hospital engineers.

      Sheffield

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what is the increase in the number of those awaiting hospital treatment now and a year ago in the Sheffield region; and what is the difference between the number of...

      Ministry of Health

      Medical Record Cards

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he will supply medical record cards and their holders in more serviceable material.

      Medical Students

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health how far the number of medical students in British universities in the years 1960–61 and 1961–62 fell short of his estimates for student doctors in those years.

      Water Supplies (Fluoridation)

      18 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health by how much he estimates that the annual cost of dental treatment under the National Health Service would be reduced, if one part per million of fluoride were added...

      Bronchitis and Lung Cancer

      25 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if he will introduce legislation to make action for the prevention of bronchitis and lung cancer mandatory upon local authorities.

      Chief Welfare Officer

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what salary scale attaches to the post of chief welfare officer in his Department, applications for which were recently invited.

      Drugs

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the drug meclozine, a travel sickness pill, causes deformity in infants if taken by pregnant women; that its sale has been stopped in Sweden,...

      Public Health Inspectors

      4 speeches

      Mrs. Slater: asked the Minister of Health how many local authorities are short of public health inspectors; and what is the estimated national shortage.

      Sedatives

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what recent reports he has received from his medical advisers on the effects of the use of sedatives, especially sleeping pills; and whether he will make a statement.

      Psychiatric Medical Education, Wales

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health (1) whether he is satisfied that, in view of present psychiatric medical training facilities in Wales, the accommodation allowed to a psychiatric department in the...

      Fluothane

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if, in view of the monopolistic position of Imperial Chemical Industries as the manufacturer of the anaesthetic fluothane, he will now include a costings clause for...

      Multiple Sclerosis

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether, in the absence of facilities for curing multiple sclerosis in this country, he will assist patients to get treatment by the Le Gac method in Belgium.

      Miss Edith O'Shaughnessy (Invalid Chair)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if he has considered the letter sent to him on 9th November by the hon. Member for Ladywood, concerning complaints made by Miss Edith O'Shaughnessy, a polio victim,...

      General Medical Council (Treaty of Rome)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what study he has made of the extent to which changes would be required in the constitution and powers of the General Medical Council in order to implement the...

      Audiology Technicians

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what recognition is given to audiology technicians who have gained the diploma of their profession; and what steps he is taking to encourage all audiology technicians...

      Census (Bathrooms)

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health when he expects to be able to publish information obtained in the 1961 Census regarding the number of houses in England and Wales without bathrooms.

      House of Commons Catering

      10 speeches

      Mrs. Slater: asked the hon. Member for Holland with Boston, as Chairman of the Kitchen Committee, why no improvements have been made to the servery in the Members' Tea Room; what proposals are...

  • Employment

    • St. Helens

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will state, up to the latest convenient date, the number of wholly unemployed men, women, boys and girls, respectively, in the St. Helens district, for each...

    • Immigrants

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many vouchers he has issued to Commonwealth immigrants since 1st July, 1962; and how many of these were to persons without special skills or jobs to go to.

      Bradford

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the percentage of the insured population who were wholly unemployed at the latest convenient date for men and women, boys and girls, respectively, in...

      Burnley

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many disabled persons are registered in the County of Lancashire; and how many in Burnley.

      Unemployment Statistics

      11 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will introduce a system of calculating the total figure of unemployed from a direct survey, in view of the failure of the present system to record the number of...

  • Whitehead Iron and Steel Company

    10 speeches

    (by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Power whether he will ask the Iron and Steel Board to have regard to the implications from the point of view of the public interest, and, in particular,...

  • Skybolt Missile (Talks)

    25 speeches

    With permission, I should like to make a statement on my recent talks with Mr. McNamara in London on 11th December. The principal subject discussed was, as the House knows, the future of the...

  • Orders of the Day — Supply

    [3RD ALLOTTED DAY]

  • Unemployment

    181 speeches

    3.57 p.m.

  • Lithium Carbonate (Duty)

    18 speeches

    10.25 p.m.

  • Employment, Aberdeen

    14 speeches

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

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