House of Commons debates

Monday, 22 February 1965

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Death of Sir Winston Churchill

    • Message of Condolence

      1 speech

      I have to acquaint the House that I have received from the President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Republic of Italy a copy of the record of speeches at the sitting on 26th January at which...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment

    • Equal Pay

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what stage he has reached in his examination of the social and economic issues of implementing the right to equal pay for equal work; and when this examination will...

    • Professional and Executive Register

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will give instructions to the officials operating the Professional and Executive Register that they should give special help to applicants over the age of 50 years.

      Automation

      8 speeches

      Mr. Gresham Cooke: asked the Minister of Labour what estimate he has made of the additional manpower to be made available to industry over each of the next three years by reason of the...

      Shipwrights

      11 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour (1) whether he is aware of the shortage of shipwrights on the Clyde, in East Scotland and in Birkenhead, causing delays in completion of ships; and what steps he is...

      London Docks (Congestion)

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what have been the results of the recent representations he made to the dock workers to help to clear congestion in the Port of London.

      Merseyside

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour in view of the continuing high level of unemployment in the Merseyside area, what steps are being taken to develop training and retraining schemes in the area; and...

      Wages and Productivity

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what steps he proposes to take to see that agreements for wage increases are related to increases in productivity in those, cases in which he or his Department play...

      Restrictive Practices

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what is the policy of his Department towards the elimination of restrictive practices.

      International Labour Organisation (Recommendation)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour which member-States of the International Labour Organisation have now agreed to comply with the recommendation on termination of employment.

      Shift Working

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what discussions he has had with the Trades Union Congress and the Employers' Confederation to get more shift working and a better use of industrial labour, with less...

      Factory Inspectorate

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what measures he has taken to strengthen the Factory Inspectorate in order to reduce accidents.

      Development Areas

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what measures he will take to assist men who have had to leave their homes in development areas to find work elsewhere to return home in the event of work becoming...

      Pension Rights (Transferability)

      11 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether, in order to provide greater flexibility of labour, especially in the managerial class, he will introduce legislation to make illegal non-transferable pension...

      Industrial Processes (Chemical Substances)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour, in view of the danger of occupational bladder tumour in the rubber industry, if he will call upon firms who have used or are using beta-naphthylamine and other...

      Aircraft Workers

      32 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour if he will introduce legislation to enable Her Majesty's Government to give financial compensation to aircraft workers made redundant by Her Majesty's Government's...

      Redundant Miners, Northumberland and Durham

      16 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what special retraining facilities will be available without a waiting period for the redundant miners of the Northumberland and Durham division over the next three years.

      Felling Training Centre

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many places are available for retraining and how many for rehabilitation at the Felling Training Centre; and what is the size of the waiting list.

      Marsh Committee (Report)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether the Marsh Committee on training will submit a formal report to him on the completion of its work; when he expects to receive the Report; what request he has...

      Immigrants

      16 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour how many aliens and Commonwealth immigrants, respectively, including in each category their dependants, had been unemployed for more than six weeks on the last date...

      Unofficial Strikes

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what action is taken by him when an unofficial strike occurs to ascertain the cause of the dispute; and what is the nature of the action taken to bring such disputes...

      Vacancies, London

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour what action he proposes to take to implement the policy of Her Majesty's Government to restrict to Londoners the filling of employment vacancies in the London area.

      Wage Drift

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether he proposes to publish figures for wage drift in each Ministry of Labour standard region, broken down by industries.

      Trade Union Law and Practice (Royal Commission)

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Labour whether he will now name the members of the Royal Commission which he is setting up to review trade union law and practice.

  • Import Charge (Reduction)

    15 speeches

    When the Government announced the introduction of the import charge on 26th October, 1964, we made it clear that this was a temporary measure needed to restrain imports while other steps were...

  • Supply Expenditure, 1965–66

    19 speeches

    I must apologise, Mr. Speaker, for making two statements in one day, but with your permission, and that of the House, I wish to make a statement now about Supply expenditure in 1965–66....

  • Complaint of Privilege

    7 speeches

    I wish to raise with you, Mr. Speaker, a possible breach of privilege and possibly a wider contempt of Parliament of which I have given notice to you and also, because he is the editor and...

  • Bills Presented

  • Orders of the Day — Development of Inventions [Money]

    Resolution reported,That, fir the purposes of any Act of the present Session to amend the Development of Inventions Acts 1948 to 1958, it is expedient to authorize— (a) the increase from...

  • Orders of the Day — Railway Fares, Essex (Increases)

    18 speeches

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

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