House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 22 May 1963

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment

    • Redundancy

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what definition governs the administrative practice in his Department for a termination of employment on the grounds of redundancy.

    • Apprenticeship Periods

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what progress has been achieved in securing agreement between employers and unions for the reduction of apprenticeship periods; which trades have accepted reductions;...

      Acton

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the number of wholly unemployed registered at Acton Employment Exchange at the latest date for which figures are available; and the totals in each preceding month of 1963.

      Hours of Work

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many trades and professions have negotiated reductions in hours of working since 1st January, 1962; which they are; and what were the hours of working before and...

      Remploy Factory, Dalmuir

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what steps he is taking to increase the capacity of the Remploy factory at Dalmuir, Dunbartonshire, to accept more disabled persons.

      Shipbuilding and Ship-Repairing Workers, Clyde

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what reduction has taken place in the number of men employed in shipbuilding and ship-repairing industries on the Clyde since 1957; and what steps he is taking to...

      Shotts and Wishaw

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many unemployed were registered at the Shotts and Wishaw employment exchanges in April, 1962, and April, 1963; and what percentages of insured workers these...

      Airdrie and Coatbridge

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many unemployed were registered at the Airdrie and Coatbridge employment exchanges in April, 1962, and April, 1963; and what percentage of insured workers these...

      Meat Trade (Young Persons)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour, in view of the continuing unemployment amongst school leavers, what consultations have taken place between his officers, national or local, and representatives of...

      Lost Working Days (Strikes and Unemployment)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the number of working days lost in the year ended 31st March, 1963, due to strikes, both official and unofficial, and the number lost due to unemployment for the same...

      Railway Workers, St. Helens

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the number of railway workers registered as unemployed, at the latest convenient date, at the St. Helens Employment Exchange.

      Engineering and Shipbuilding Industries, Clyde Valley

      28 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the number of mouldmakers employed in the engineering and shipbuilding industries of the Clyde Valley in 1957 and at the latest convenient date.

      Training Centres, Glasgow Area

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what he estimates will be the annual output of retrained and rehabilitated people from his existing and proposed retraining centres in the Glasgow area; and what is...

      Labourers, Glasgow (Classification)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how his Department in the Glasgow area arrives at the classifications, light labourer, and heavy labourer; and what procedure is available to allow someone classified...

      Wages

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour in how many cases wages fall below what is paid in unemployment benefit and National Assistance allowances; what information he has from his wages inspectors of the...

      North-East Scotland

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many men have had to leave the north-east coast of Scotland in the last 10 years in order to find employment elsewhere; how many of them were tradesmen; and what...

      Furniture Industry

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the total number unemployed at the latest available date for over six weeks and the total number on short-time in the furniture industry expressed as percentages of...

      Cumnock

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the unemployment figures at Cumnock Employment Exchange on 15th May; haw they compare with the figures of last year; and how he proposes to bring about a reduction in...

      Skilled Labour Requirements (Study)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many officers of his Department are engaged in the study designed to estimate the demand for skilled labour in five years' time; when he expects them to complete...

      Wages Council Inspectorate

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the present strength of the Wages Council Inspectorate; what percentage of establishments covered by Wages Councils was inspected in 1962; what percentage of those...

      Commonwealth Immigrants (Vouchers)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many applications for employment vouchers he has received under the Commonwealth Immigrants Act; how many he has issued; how many have lapsed; and how many...

      Remploy Factories, Scotland

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will take steps to secure the establishment of additional Remploy factories in Scotland to provide employment for the disabled.

      Young People, Fife

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that the number of young people totally unemployed in Fife county increased from 370 in mid May, 1962, to 625 in May, 1963; and to what extent the...

      Disabled Persons, West Midland Region

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour the average proportionate unemployment among disabled persons in the West Midland region; how this compares with the proportion unemployed in Newcastle-under-Lyme;...

      Egypt

      10 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal whether there has been any change in the volume and character of Egyptian propaganda and subversion against British territories and interests in the Middle East and...

      Yemen

      6 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the most recent information he has received from the United Nations Organisation, following its mission to that country, about the withdrawal of foreign forces...

      Aberdeen Trawler"milwood"(Detention)

      6 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he is aware that the Aberdeen trawler"Milwood"is detained in Reykjavik by Icelandic authorities without any court order, notwithstanding guarantees offered by her...

      North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Multilateralnuclear Force)

      22 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal what instructions have been given to the United Kingdom representative on the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Council of Ministers which is to consider the United...

  • Bill Presented

    • Law Reform (Succession etc.) (Scotland)

      Bill to assimilate and amend the law of Scotland with respect to the succession to the heritable and moveable property of deceased parsons; to amend the law relating to the legal rights exigible...

    • Business of the House (Supply)

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

  • Supply

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