House of Commons debates

Monday, 8 April 1963

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment

    • Industrial Training

      38 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many skilled, fit industrial workers were offered retraining courses in the last year and in the first half of this year at his Department's training centres; and...

    • Remploy Factory, Pontefract

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will extend the Remploy factory at Pontefract so as to provide more employment for the area's disabled.

      Rotherham

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many full-time and part-time unemployed signed on at the Rotherham Employment Exchange during December 1962, January 1963, February 1963, and up to the latest...

      Shift Working

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what percentage of employees is on shift work.

      West Riding

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will undertake a study through the local employment exchanges of the distances travelled to and from work in the West Riding of Yorkshire; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Staff (Scotland)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what consideration is being given to the removal of his Department to Scotland.

      Employment Exchanges, Scotland

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many new employment exchanges he proposes to open in Scotland in the next financial year; and how many will be opened in the first six months of 1963.

      Pontefract and Castleford

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many people are currently registered as unemployed at the Pontefract and Castleford employment ex changes in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

      Maltby and Dinnington

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many men and women were registering as unemployed at Maltby and Dinnington employment exchanges at the end of February 1963.

      Wool Textile Industry

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if, in the light of the estimate given by the wool textile industry of employment in the industry in 1966, published on page 124 of the National Economic Development...

      Hull

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the number of unemployed people in Hull on 11th February 1963; what percentage this was of the insured population; and how many jobs have since been...

      Goole, Thorne and Knottingley

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many registered disabled people are still unemployed in Goole, Thorne, and Knottingley, after rehabilitation or other training courses; and whether he is...

      Normanton

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what consideration he has given to the provision of juvenile and female employment in Normanton, Yorkshire.

      Rothwell

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what steps he is taking to provide female and juvenile employment in Rothwell, Yorkshire.

      Railway Workers, Earlestown and Newton-le-Willows

      6 speeches

      Mr. Lee: asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the British Railways Viaduct Works, Earlestown, is due to close in 1964, with a loss of 1,800 jobs, and that it is now proposed to...

      Stalybridge and Hyde

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the latest figures of unemployed in Hyde, Stalybridge, Dukinfield, Longdendale and Tintwistle, respectively; what proportion of the working...

      Kent

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many young people in Kent were unemployed at the latest convenient date; and what were the comparable figures in 1961 and 1962, respectively.

      Remploy Limited, Glasgow

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what is the total employment by Remploy Limited in Glasgow.

      Ashington and Morpeth

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many juveniles under 18 years of age are registered as unemployed at Ashington and Morpeth, Northumberland, respectively; and what is being done to find suitable...

      Tees-side

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether he will pay the costs of training suitable unemployed boys as apprentices in areas of high unemployment, when, with the agreement of trade unions, firms have...

      Wales

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour, what is the number of boys and girls unemployed in Wales, Glamorgan, Port Talbot and Glyncorrwg, and Porthcawl, at the most recent convenient date.

      Linoleum Industry, Kirkcaldy

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many persons were employed in the linoleum industry in Kirkcaldy in March, 1960, 1961, 1962, and 1963, respectively.

      Greenock

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many persons under 18 years of age were registered as unemployed at the Greenock Employment Exchange at the latest convenient date; and for what periods they have...

      Clyde Shipbuilding (Dispute)

      7 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what steps he is taking to help bring about a resumption of work at the Linthouse shipyard of Alex Stephens and Son, Limited, where 2,700 men have been suspended...

      Disabled Persons, Scotland

      18 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many disabled persons in Fife were registered under the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act, 1944, at the latest available date; and what proportion of these was...

      Highland Area

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many persons were unemployed in the Highland area at the latest available date.

      Ford Motor Factory, Doncaster

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what steps he is now taking to ensure that alternative employment will be available for employees declared redundant at the Ford Motor factory at Doncaster, in view...

      Brixton

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many persons at the last count were registered as unemployed at the Brixton Employment Exchange; and what the corresponding figure was last year.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Visas (Russians)

    4 speeches

    asked the Lord Privy Seal the average time taken to grant a visa to visit the United Kingdom to Russians wishing to visit this country for trade purposes.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Anglo-Egyptian Agreement (Colonel Stather)

    4 speeches

    asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he will make a statement about the unusual delay in the repayment to Colonel Stather of Stockton Lane, York, of the bank balance seized by the Egyptian...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Spain (Madrid Court Trials)

    6 speeches

    asked the Lord Privy Seal why the British Embassy in Madrid have ceased sending representatives to attend political trials in the capital.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — U.S.S.R. (Steel Pipes)

    8 speeches

    asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will publish the terms of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation injunction forbidding the export of large diameter pipe to the Union of Soviet Socialist...

  • Communist Countries (Tourists)

    4 speeches

    69. Mr. Mayhew asked the Lord Privy Seal what measures he now proposes increasing the flow of visitors to Great Britain from Communist countries; and to what extent this flow is checked by...

  • Business of the House

    3 speeches

    With permission, I should like to make a short business statement. Tomorrow, Tuesday, 9th April, my hon. and learned Friend the Attorney-General will make a statement on points of law raised on...

  • Bill Presented

    • Remuneration of Teachers

      Bill to empower the Minister of Education to make provision by order (otherwise than in accordance with section 89 of the Education Act, 1944) with respect to the remuneration of teachers; and...

  • Orders of the Day — Ways and Means

    Considered in Committee [Progress, 4th April].

    • Amendment of the Law

      Question again proposed,That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the national debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance, so, however, that...

  • Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

    142 speeches

    3.34 p.m.

  • Orders of the Day — Land, Derby (Sale)

    14 speeches

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

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