House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 17 November 1965

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Rabbit Clearance

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will seek to make membership of rabbit clearance societies compulsory in areas where such societies are functioning.

    • North-East Scotland (Development Plan)

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has for preventing depopulation of the north east of Scotland.

      New Town (Irvine)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement on the creation of a new town in the Irvine area.

      Ayr Bypass

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects work to start on the final stage of the Ayr bypass.

      Canadian Centenary Exhibition

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what pro posals he has for visiting the Canadian Centenary Exhibition in Montreal in 1967 in order to encourage or assist Scottish producers and...

      Artificial Limbs

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of patients requiring artificial limbs; and what is the average waiting period before limbs are supplied.

      Slum Clearance

      4 speeches

      Earl of Dalkeith: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has formulated in the course of the past year for accelerating the pace of slum clearance.

      Justices of the Peace

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to ensure that newly-appointed justices of the peace shall represent accurately a cross-section of the community from which they...

      Procurators-Fiscal

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will seek to improve the terms and conditions of service for procurators-fiscal to encourage recruitment to that service.

      Erskine Bridge

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a state ment on the progress of the Erskine Bridge project and the probable starting date.

      Farm Improvement Scheme (Sludge Tanks)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if a grant is available under the farm improvement scheme for sludge tanks which are made of synthetic rubber.

      Shellfish (Rail Transport)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received about the refusal of British Railways to carry small consign ments of shellfish; what reply he has given; and what...

      Sheep and Lambs (Prices)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the current average prices in Scotland for fat clean sheep and fat lambs this year compared with 1955.

      Hospital Building Programme

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why it has taken over twelve months to review the hospital building programme; and when he expects to publish the result.

      Capital Projects

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of capital projects in Scotland which are being slowed down in response to his circular letter to local authorities drawing attention...

      Teacher Training Colleges

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has for providing extra teacher training colleges in Scotland.

      Marriages (Young Persons)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many marriages involving persons between the ages of 16 and 18 years occurred in each of the last 10 years; and if he will introduce legislation to...

      Rivers and Lochs (Fishing Rights)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will seek to take all the rivers and lochs in Scotland into public ownership, abolish exclusive fishing rights and ensure that fishing for salmon...

      Road Accidents (Warning Signs)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will circularize police forces in Scotland to ensure that all police and public service vehicles which are called to the scene of road accidents...

      New Towns

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement on the future management of new towns in Scotland after they have obtained borough status.

      Civil Defence

      4 speeches

      Sir W. Ansrruther-Gray: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement regarding the future of civil defence; and whether the number of recruits keeps pace with the...

      Departmental Staff

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what increase or decrease there was in the staff of the Department under his control in the period 16th October, 1964, to 15th October, 1965; and what...

      Fort William-Mallaig Road (Dual Carriageway)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will start work on the thirty miles of single carriageway still remaining between Fort William and Mallaig.

      Hydro-Electric Development

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will make a statement on the Government's policy concerning the future of hydro-electric development.

      Edinburgh (Traffic Conditions)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what assistance or advice his Department is giving to Edinburgh Corporation on traffic problems.

      Rates

      4 speeches

      Mr. Edward M. Taylor: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many Scottish local authorities have now announced their rate poundages for the year 1965–66; and what percentage...

      Housing

      10 speeches

      Mr. Edward M. Taylor: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many houses were completed in Scotland in the 10 months ended Ocotber 1965; and how many it is estimated will be completed in...

      Salmon and Trout Fisheries (Report)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will bring forward proposals following the Hunter Committee Report on Scottish Salmon and Trout Fisheries.

      A.74 (Dual Carriageway)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are now the estimated starting dates for the reconstruction to dual-carriageway standard of the Underwoodhouse to Hill Tollbar section and the Hill...

      Technical Colleges

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to what extent the programmes in Scotland of building and extending technical colleges has been postponed or reduced by the Government' economic measures...

      Local Authorities (House Purchase Schemes)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local authorities in Scotland operate mortgage schemes for private houses; and how many have ceased such schemes during the past 12 months.

      Forth Road Bridge

      4 speeches

      Mr. Campbell: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now make a statement on the question of tolls on the Forth Road Bridge, following the experimental period of one year.

      Oxgang Primary School, Kirkintilloch

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many new primary school places will be provided by the proposed Oxgang Primary School, Kirkintilloch.

      Cumbernauld (Maternity Unit)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has for the provision of a maternity unit in the new town of Cumbernauld.

      Higher School Bursaries

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the large number of higher school bursaries which have been refused; and, to avoid any further hardship, if he will increase the...

      Education (Gaelic Courses)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, in view of the introduction of foreign languages into Scottish primary schools, he will approve the introduction of the Gaelic language with a view...

      Road Programme

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to what extent the road programme in Scotland has been reduced or postponed, outside development districts, as a result of the economic measures...

      Taxicabs (Licences)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of wide spread trafficking in taxi licences; and if he will seek power to take action to eliminate this practice.

      Unlicensed Clubs

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now introduce legislation in order that unlicensed clubs may be brought under proper police supervision.

      Scottish-English Schools (Joint Projects)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with local education authorities on joint educational projects of a residential nature between Scottish and English schools.

      River Don

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans have been made to purify the estuary of the River Don at Aberdeen and to apply to it the new method of oxidation designed by the Shirley...

      Large Estates (Sales)

      6 speeches

      Mr. Buchan: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will refer to the Highlands and Islands Development Board recent sales of large estates, such as the Ben Alder Estate of 22,300 acres...

      Arbroath (A.92 Inner Relief Road)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what request he has received from Arbroath Town Council to be allowed to proceed with the proposed new inner relief road on the A.92 forthwith; and what...

      Local Government Reorganisation

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, when the working party appointed to consider the reorganisation of local government will report; and if he will publish its findings.

      Rating (Large Estates)

      4 speeches

      Mr. Buchan: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will refer to the Scottish Valuation Advisory Council the matter of the discrepancy whereby large estates in the Highlands with...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Question Time

    2 speeches

    On a point of order— [HON. MEMBERS: "Oh."]—which I submit, with the greatest respect, to you, Mr. Speaker. We lost three minutes at the beginning of this sitting of the House. Would...

  • Gas and Electricity Supplies

    22 speeches

    (by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Power whether he is aware of the effects that the gas and electricity power cuts have now had on industrial firms and what action he is taking to remedy...

  • Phantom Aircraft (Spey Engines)

    16 speeches

    With permission, I would like to make a statement about the future of the Spey engine for the Phantom aircraft. The House will recall that the decision to adopt this aircraft for the Royal Navy...

  • Conference on Electoral Law

    1 speech

    On 12th May my predecessor announced that, at the request of the Prime Minister, he had agreed to preside over the Conference on Electoral Law, and on 23rd June he informed the House of the names...

  • Bill Presented

    • Post Office (Subway)

      Bill to authorise the Postmaster General to construct a subway in the City of Birmingham, presented by Mr. Benn; supported by Mr. Boyden and Mr. Joseph Slater; read the First time; to be read a...

  • Queen's Speech

  • Economic Affairs

    126 speeches

    I beg to move, at the end of the Question, to add: But humbly regret that the Gracious Speech contains no measures likely to redeem the failure of Your Majesty's Government's economic policy and,...

    • Supply

      Committee to consider of the Supply to be granted to Her Majesty, Tomorrow. —[Mr. Short.]

    • Ways and Means

      Committee to consider of the Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to Her Majesty, Tomorrow. [Mr. Short.]

  • Census of Distribution

    5 speeches

    10.15 p.m.

  • Anti-Dumping Order (Saccharin)

    5 speeches

    10.27 p.m.

  • Portbury Dock Scheme

    7 speeches

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

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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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