House of Commons debates

Monday, 4 February 1963

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment

    • Factory Inspectors

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether he is satisfied that he has an adequate number of factory inspectors to perform the new duties recently laid upon them under the Construction (General...

    • Central Ayrshire

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what is the percentage of unemployment in each of the towns of Kilwinning, Dalry, Kilbirnie and Beith, in the constituency of Central Ayrshire.

      Industrial Training

      18 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what advice he has sought on the problems of teaching technique involved in the retraining of mature adults.

      Coventry

      4 speeches

      asked the the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn to the rise in unemployment and short-time working in the Coventry area; and what action he is taking to remedy this position.

      Clydebank

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many adults were registered as unemployed on 31st December, 1962, at Clydebank Employment Exchange.

      Northumberland

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what was the number of persons signing on at employment exchanges in Northumberland in the last three months of 1962; how many had their unemployment pay suspended...

      Unemployment

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the approximate number of people unemployed at present, including both the registered unemployed, and those who do not register, such as married...

      Youth Employment Service

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what steps he is taking to increase the establishment of the Youth Employment Service in areas of high unemployment among young people.

      Mineworkers

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will give the number of unemployed mineworkers registered at employment exchanges in the county of Durham in the months of October, November and December,...

      Buckhaven and Kirkcaldy

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the number of boys and girls, 18 and under, registered as unemployed in the Buckhaven and Kirkcaldy areas at the latest convenient date, and the...

      North-East Lancashire

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many disabled people are registered in the north-east Lancashire area comprising the employment exchanges of Padiham, Burnley, Nelson and Colne; how many are...

      Buckhurst Hill

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what are the latest figures of unemployment for the area served by the Buckhurst Hill Employment Exchange; to what extent they have been influenced by weather and...

      Factory, Denaby Main (Closure)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that the Imperial Westfalite Factory at Denaby Main, in the Dearne Valley area, is to be closed down by the end of September, 1963, with the result...

      Employment Exchanges

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what steps he is taking to transform the administration of employment exchanges so that in times and areas of high unemployment they become primarily job-seeking...

      Foundry and Engine Works, Greenock (Closure)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware of the impending closure of the Rankin and Blackmore foundry and engine works in Greenock; and what steps the Government intend taking before July to...

      Shipyard, Renfrew

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware of the impending closure of the SimonsLobnitz shipyard in Renfrew; and what steps Her Majesty's Government are taking to offer alternative employment...

      Scotland

      14 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the latest available figure for unemployed in Scotland; and how many of these are young people.

      Redundancy

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether he will make a statement about the improvement of arrangements for dealing with the problems of redundancy.

      Development Districts

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what was the percentage rate of unemployment, and the total numbers wholly unemployed, in each of the development districts, in April, 1960, 1961, 1962, and January, 1963.

      Port Talbot and Glyncorrwg

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what was the number of boys and girls unemployed in the Port Talbot and Glyncorrwg area in the week ended 2nd February.

      Motor Industry

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will make a statement on the measures taken to improve relations in the motor industry.

      Construction Industry

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will make a statement on his discussions with both sides of the construction industry about labour difficulties on large sites.

      Brixton

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many unemployed are registered at the Brixton employment exchange; what the insured population is in the area covered by this exchange; and what percentage the...

      Factory, Coventry

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the increasing redundancy at the Unbrako Socket Screw Company, Burnaby Road, Coventry, arising from the fact that work is being transferred...

      West Bromwich

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the number of unemployed who had signed on at the employment exchange in West Bromwich at the last available date; what percentage of the employed population of West...

      Wales

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether he will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of the employment exchanges in Wales where the percentage of unemployment exceeds 6 per cent. of the insured...

      Disabled Workers

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the age limit fixed by his Department for unemployed disabled workers who wish to be considered for employment in factories operating under Government control.

      North-East

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what co-operation he has had from industrialists and trades unionists in the North-East on matters connected with the training of unskilled labour.

  • Singapore (Detained Persons)

    14 speeches

    (by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a statement on the arrests of 107 members of the Barisan Sosialis party and trade unionists in Singapore on...

  • Cyprus (Gift of a Bookcase and Gavel)

    Committee to consider of an humble Address to be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will give directions that there be presented, on behalf of this House, a bookcase containing...

  • Business of the House (Supply)

    Ordered,That this day Business other than the Business of Supply may be taken before Ten o'clock.—[Mr. Iain Macleod.]

  • Orders of the Day — Supply

    [5TH ALLOTTED DAY]

  • Civil Estimates, Supplementary Estimates, 1962–63; Air Supplementary Estimate, 1962–63

  • Unemployment and Economic Policy

    103 speeches

    3.49 p.m.

  • Phthalic Anhydride (Duties)

    47 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed,That the Anti-Dumping Duty Order 1963 (S.I., 1963, No. 90), dated 17th January 1963, a copy of which was laid before this House on 22nd January, be...

  • Atmospheric Pollution

    4 speeches

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

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Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

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