House of Commons debates

Monday, 1 July 1963

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. Speaker in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals

    • Psychiatric Hospitals (Nurses)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what incentives are offered to those in the ward sister-charge nurse grade to serve in psychiatric hospitals rather than in general nursing.

    • Almoners

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health how many almoners and student almoners, respectively, are now employed in the hospital service.

      Therapeutic Dietitians

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health how many therapeutic dietitians and student therapeutic dietitians, respectively, are now employed in the hospital service.

      Amenity Beds

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health how many amenity beds are now available in hospitals in England and Wales; whether this number is likely to be increased; and what action he is taking to draw public...

      Consultants (Out-Patients)

      4 speeches

      Mrs. Slater: asked the Minister of Health what recommendations he has made to hospital authorities on the arrangements at hospitals for National Health patients to see consultants.

      Management Committees

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the opinion of local authorities that they should be entitled to direct representation on the local hospital management committees; and whether...

      Royal Berkshire Hospital

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what extra measures he is taking to speed up the building of the new Royal Berkshire Hospital.

      International Hospital Congress

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health how many British delegates attended the thirteenth International Hospital Congress in Paris in June 1963 with expenses paid out of public funds; how many attended...

      Lindley Hospital, Huddersfield

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health why the buildings included in the initial phase of the new General Hospital at Green Lea, Lindley, Huddersfield, are not, immediately on completion, to be used to...

      Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the conditions of work in the old Huddersfield Royal Infirmary are now so bad that existing staff are resigning and new staff are difficult...

      Royal Gwent and St. Woolas Hospitals

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health how many persons are on the waiting lists in the Royal Gwent and St. Woolas Hospitals, respectively.

      Senior Hospital Medical Officers

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health how many senior hospital medical officers are holding consultant posts.

      Nurses (Pay)

      7 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what representations he has received in respect of charges to hospital nursing staff which have diminished the real value to them of recent salary increases; and what...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health

    • Motor Cars (Hand Control Conversion)

      4 speeches

      Mrs. Slater: asked the Minister of Health when the grant for hand control conversion costs for motor cars was last fixed.

    • Chiropodists

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to increase the supply of trained chiropodists.

      Prescriptions

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health why the gross cost per prescription over the years 1960–62 has risen by 20 per cent.

      Cervical Cancer

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health how many women died from cervical cancer in 1961; what proportion of these deaths could have been prevented by earlier detection and treatment; what is the average...

      Treatment and Research

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what study is made by Her Majesty's Government, before allocating funds, of the cost and effectiveness of different treatments and of research in relation to the...

      Typhoid

      14 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health to what causes he attributes recent outbreaks of typhoid.

      Eggs (Pasteurisation)

      6 speeches

      Sir A. Hard: asked the Minister of Health when he proposes to bring forward regulations to require the pasteurisation to a satisfactory standard of all bulked liquid/whole egg intended for human...

      Clerical Staff

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health if he intends to recognise the School Certificate as equivalent to the General Certificate of Education for incremental purposes for the clerical grade staff in the...

      Tuberculosis (Coseley and Sedgley)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the high percentage of tuberculosis among school children in the Coseley and Sedgley areas of Staffordshire; what steps are being taken to...

      Doctors (Pay)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Health what recent discussions he has had with the medical profession regarding alternative methods of reimbursing general practitioners' practice expenses, or any other...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment

    • Bideford and Torrington

      7 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will give the unemployment figure, expressed as a percentage of the insured population, for the Bideford and Torrington Employment Exchange area at the last...

    • Apprentices, The Hartlepools

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what proposals he has for completing the training of apprentices who were made redundant in The Hartlepools as a result of the closing of the shipyard and engineering...

      School-Leavers

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will make a statement on the prospects for the summer school-leavers this year for apprenticeship and other forms of occupational training; and what special...

      I.L.O. Conference, Geneva

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will make a statement on the circumstances of the withdrawal of the African delegations from the International Labour Office conference at Geneva and the...

      Thorne

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour, in view of the high unemployment rate of 6·6 per cent. in Thorne, which compares with 2·4 per cent. nationally, what special action he proposes to take to...

      Salford

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many boys and girls are at present unemployed in Salford; how many are expected to leave school in July; and how many school leavers it is expected will be found jobs.

      Catering Industry (Foreign Nationals)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether he will speed up the procedure of granting work permits for foreign nationals seeking work in the catering industry, particularly during the summer months of...

      Mine Workers, County Durham

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many mine workers registered for employment at employment exchanges in County Durham at the last available date.

      Scotland

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what was the ratio of wholly unemployed women to the number of notified unfilled vacancies for women in the London and South-East region and in the Scottish region,...

  • Private Notice Questions

    11 speeches

    May I raise a question of order on Private Notice Questions, Mr. Speaker? As you may know, Sir, I submitted a Private Notice Question for your consideration at one o'clock last Friday, although...

  • MR. Harold Philby

    11 speeches

    With your permission, Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, I wish to make a statement on the case of Mr. Harold Philby. I informed the House on 20th March that shortly after the disappearance of...

  • Complaint of Privilege

    3 speeches

    I wish to raise with you, Mr. Speaker, a matter which, I believe, constitutes a breach of Privilege. I believe that all right hon. and hon. Members of the House have received over the weekend a...

  • The Yemen (British Service Personnel)

    2 speeches

    Is it possible, Mr. Speaker, for the Government to make a statement about the continued detention of British troops in the Yemen? Are the Government desirous of doing so?

  • Royal Dockyards (Estimates Committee's Reports)

    47 speeches

    3.45 p.m.

  • Textile Industry

    44 speeches

    7.1 p.m.

  • Bovine Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis (Extension of Payments Period) Order 1963 [draft laid before the House 23rd April], approved.—[Mr. Scott-Hopkins.]

  • Fertilisers

    Fertilisers (United Kingdom) (Amendment) Scheme 1963 [draft laid before the House 30th May], approved.—[Mr. Scott-Hopkins.]

  • British Army (Private Drinkwater)

    8 speeches

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

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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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