House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 31 July 1963

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • ADJOURNMENT MOTIONS UNDER STANDING ORDER No. 9

    Return ordered, "of Motions for Adjournment under Standing Order No. 9 (Adjournment on definite matter of urgent public importance), showing the date of such Motion, the name of the Member...

  • Private Bills and Private Business

    Return ordered,of the number of Private Bills, Hybrid Bills and Bills for confirming Provisional Orders introduced into the House of Commons and brought from the House of Lords, and of Acts...

  • Public Bills

    Return ordered,of the number of Public Bills, distinguishing Government from other Bills, introduced into this House, or brought from the House of Lords, during Session 1962–63, showing:...

  • Public Petitions

    Return ordered,of the number of Public Petitions presented and printed in Session 1962–63 with the total number of signatures in that Session."—[The Deputy-Chairman of Ways and Means.]

  • Select Committees

    Return ordered,of the Select Committees appointed in Session 1962–63, with the Sub-Committees appointed by them; the names of the Mem- bers appointed to serve on each, and of the Chairman...

  • Sittings of the House and Business of Supply

    Return ordered,of (1) the days on which the House sat in Session 1962–63, stating for each day the day of the month and day of the week, the hour of the meeting, and the hour of the...

  • Standing Committees

    Return ordered,for Session 1962–63, of (1) the total number and the names of all Members (including and distinguishing Chairmen) who have been appointed to serve on one or more of the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Roads

    • Parking (Obstruction)

      4 speeches

      Dr. Glyn: asked the Minister of Transport whether he will make it an offence to leave a vehicle in a place on the highway where it obstructs access to and egress from a public or private garage,...

    • Motor Rallies

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport when he expects to make an order bringing into operation Section 36 of the Road Traffic Act, 1962, dealing with the regulation of motoring events on public...

      Durham Motorway (Service Centre)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport whether he intends to establish a service centre between Scotch Corner and the northern end of Durham motorway on either the motorway or the Darlington by-pass.

      Motorways (Staffordshire)

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport why the mileages open to traffic, under construction, for which tenders have been invited, and for which no line has been proposed, for the London-Yorkshire...

      South Circular Road (Clifton's Roundabout)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport what action he proposes to authorise to improve the traffic flow at Clifton's Roundabout at the intersection of the South Circular Road, Westhorne Avenue, A.305,...

      A.20 (Tunnel)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport when work on duplicating the tunnel under the railway on the A.20 near the Dutch House, London, S.E.9, will commence.

      Racing

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport if he will take steps to define more clearly the offence of racing on the highway, which, if proved, causes automatic disqualification for at least one year.

      Speed Limits and Vehicle Lights

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport what has been the effect on the accident rate of the imposition of speed limits of 40 and 50 miles per hour in built-up areas; and whether he will now make it...

      East Coast Ports (Communications)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport if he will make a report setting out his proposals over the next five years for improving road communications between the East Coast ports and London and the Midlands.

      M.5 (Twyning)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport on what date he hopes to publish the draft scheme to establish the line of the M.5 motorway southwards from Twyning.

      Trunk Roads (Lighting)

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport whether he will introduce legislation during the coming Session to enable him to pay the full cost of lighting on trunk roads.

      Keighley Bypass

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport whether he has finally approved plans for the Hard Ings Road bypass, Keighley; and when he expects work to start.

      Motorways (Land Prices)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport If he will state, for each motorway so far constructed, his original estimate of the cost of the land required, the actual price paid, and the total figure by...

      "Halt" Sign, Hucknall

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport why he has not approved the provision of a "Halt" sign at the junction of Wighay Road and Annesley Road, Hucknall.

      Abandoned Vehicles

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport, in view of the increase in the number of unlicensed vehicles abandoned in the streets of North Kensington and other areas, which are causing obstruction and...

      Parking, Leicester

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport if he has studied the report prepared by the chief constable of Leicester regarding methods of controlling parking, a copy of which has been sent to him by the...

      Speed Limits, Liverpool

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport when the Liverpool Corporation will be informed of his decision on the alterations to speed limits on roads in the city area, which were submitted to his...

      National Parks

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport whether he has studied the report on Motor Vehicles in National Parks, a copy of which has been sent to him by the Ramblers' Association; and whether he will...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport

    • Motor Vehicles (History)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that a motor vehicle that has been written off as a total wreck can be repaired and sold as roadworthy without its history being revealed to...

    • London Airport (Monorail Link)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport whether, in addition to the motorway, he will now establish a monorail link between London airport and the centre of London.

      North-Western Area (Transport Needs)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport what reply he has sent, and what action he intends to take, on the request of the 60 local authorities concerned, at a meeting held in Manchester, that the...

      Rural Transport

      13 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport whether he is now in a position to announce new Government measures to assist rural transport.

      Road Transport (Abnormal Loads)

      14 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport why permission was given for a load 19 feet wide and 65 feet long carrying a ship's propeller weighing 35 tons to travel by road from Birkenhead to Falmouth, in...

      Drivers (Drink)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport if he proposes to continue his campaign to discourage drivers from drinking.

      Driving Tests

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport what was the percentage of successes in all motor-car driving tests carried out in the United Kingdom in the years 1959, 1960, 1961, and 1962, respectively.

      Provisional Driving Licences

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport what representations he has received from the Licensing Officers' Association about the wording and the size of the print on the summary of restrictions to be...

      Channel Crossing

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport whether he is yet in a position to announce his decision on the channel crossing.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Railways

    • Transport Users' Consultative Committees

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport how many officers and members of transport users' consultative committees are railway employees or ex-railway employees; and if he will give a direction, under...

    • Discontinued Services (Advance Notice)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport what directions he has now given to the Railways Board in respect of public advance notice for the discontinuance of passenger or goods services as provided for by...

      Transport Act 1962

      Directions and determinations by the Minister of Transport under section 54 relating to the publication of advance information of plans by the British Railways Board for railway and shipping closures.

      Liner Trains

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport, in exercise of his financial powers under the Transport Act, what amount he has authorised to the Railways Board for the provision of liner trains; and what is...

      East Lincolnshire

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport why he accepted the conclusions of the Beeching Report before a detailed and precise case for the rationalisation of the East Lincolnshire rail services had been...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Shipping

    • New Cunarder

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport (1) what consideration has been given to the amendment of the North Atlantic Shipping Act to meet the new proposals submitted by the Cunard Company; (2) what...

    • Nuclear-powered Merchant Ship

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Transport what progress has been made towards reaching a decision on the building of a nuclear-powered merchant ship.

  • Nationalised Industries (Questions to Ministers)

    25 speeches

    The following Question stood upon the Order Paper:

  • Defamation Act 1952 (Amendment)

    13 speeches

    3.45 p.m.

  • Defence (Central Organisation)

    27 speeches

    4.15 p.m.

  • Royal Assent

    6.0 p.m.

  • Defence (Central Organisation)

    50 speeches

    Question again proposed.

  • Meat Inspection Regulations

    30 speeches

    10.0 p.m.

  • Early Potatoes (Imports)

    5 speeches

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

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