House of Commons debates

Monday, 21 December 1964

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Land and Natural Resources

    • National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act, 1949

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources if he will introduce legislation amending the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act, 1949.

    • National Parks

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources whether he will make a statement regarding the future of the national parks.

      Home-Grown Timber

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources what steps he is taking, in consultation with other Departments, to encourage the use of home-grown timber, in view of the need to reduce imports...

      Water Undertakings

      8 speeches

      Mr. Edward M. Taylor: asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources what are his proposals for the nationalisation of municipal water undertakings.

      Building Land

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources whether he is aware that as a result of uncertainty about Government policy both vendors and purchasers of land suitable for the building of...

      Forestry Workers (Smallholdings)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources (1) how many forestry workers farm agricultural smallholdings owned by the Forestry Commission; how many of these holdings or dwellings have mains...

      Land Reclamation

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources what action he is taking to increase the supply of land and natural resources, particularly fresh water, by investigating the possibility of...

      Forestry (Civil Servants)

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources how many civil servants he has in his Department to advise him on forestry matters; and in what ways the arrangements made by him for dealing with...

      Minerals

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources what steps he is taking to secure the availability of coal, iron ore, sand and gravel, and oil for the needs of the community.

      Land Use

      28 speeches

      asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources at what stage he participates in the decision of planning appeals involving a decision on the use of land; what action he took on the proposal to...

      Common Land

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources if he will introduce legislation implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Common Land.

      Regional Planning

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources whether, in view of the fact that the economic planning councils will be concerned with the best use of the regions' resources, he will outline...

      Local Authorities (Land)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources, in view of the importance of the availability of land to local authorities, particularly for housing, what arrangements he is making for...

      Transport

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources what machinery he has set up in his Department to fulfil his functions with regard to transport, and particularly to the problems of commuters.

      Land Commission

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources whether the proposed Land Commission will be an independent body on the lines of the old Central Land Board, or whether it will form part of his...

      Capital Gains Tax (Landowners)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources what calculation he has made of the effect of the proposed capital gains tax upon the occupiers and owners of land; and whether he will make a...

      Ordnance Survey

      4 speeches

      Mr. J. E. B. Hill: asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources, what administrative action he takes with regard to the Ordnance Survey.

      Agricultural Irrigation

      11 speeches

      Mr. J. E. B. Hill: asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources what plans he has for increasing the water resources available for agricultural irrigation.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Public Building and Works

    • Downing Street Project

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether negotiations with the contractors on the Downing Street project have yet been completed; and what was the final ex-gratia payment agreed to.

    • Building Materials (Swansea)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works if he is aware of the shortage and long delivery periods in the supply of building materials to building construction sites in Swansea; and, in...

      Sheet Glass Supplies

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether he is aware that there is a serious shortage of sheet glass which is prompting the importation at high prices of sheet glass from Belgium;...

      Palace of Westminster (Parliamentary Control)

      11 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what progress he has made towards establishing Parliamentary control of the Palace of Westminster; and whether he will make a statement.

      Alton Estate, Roehampton (Richmond Park)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works if he will oppose the London County Council's plan to extend the Alton Estate at Roehampton, in view of the harm that more tall housing blocks will...

      Whitehall Area (Redevelopment)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works, whether, when he receives the first Report of the Consultant for the Whitehall area, he will lay the plans for each redevelopment before...

      Palace of Westminster (Star Court)

      2 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether, in preparing his plans for a building in Star Court, he will include a room with top lighting, filling up the space between the new...

      Prison Development Group

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works, if he will make a statement with regard to the work of the Prison Development Group.

      The Arts

      11 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works when the review of Government activity in the field of the arts will be completed; and when a statement will be made on the functions and future...

      No. 1, Bridge Street

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works why he is not making use of the top storey of No. 1, Bridge Street.

      Brick Supplies

      13 speeches

      Mr. Gresham Cooke: asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether, in view of the likelihood that the brick shortage will continue for some considerable time, he will take special...

  • Congo (British Subjects)

    10 speeches

    (by Private Notice) asked the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a further statement about the safety of British subjects in the Congo.

  • Coal Stocks (Transport)

    13 speeches

    (by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Power what difficulties are being experienced in obtaining facilities to transport coal stocked at pits and if he will give an assurance that in the...

  • Business of the House

    3 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a short business statement. In view of its urgency, the House will be asked on Tuesday, 22nd December, to deal with the remaining stages of...

  • Royal Ordnance Factory, Woolwich

    11 speeches

    With permission Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about the Royal Ordnance Factory, Woolwich. During the last seven years, nine Royal Ordnance factories, apart from Woolwich, have been...

  • Bill Presented

  • Orders of the Day — Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Bill

    130 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Oil Refinery, Canvey Island

    10 speeches

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

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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.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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