House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 8 December 1965

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Aviation

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Services Committee

    6 speeches

    asked the Lord President of the Council if he will now seek to move the composition and terms of reference of the House Services Committee.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Tribunals

    4 speeches

    asked the Attorney-General whether he will seek to arrange that members of the Council on Tribunals attending tribunals in their official capacity are not expelled from the room whilst the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Invasion of Privacy (Electronic Equipment)

    8 speeches

    asked the Attorney-General how many prosecutions he has initiated in the last year in connection with the illegal use of electronic equipment designed for intrusion into privacy.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wireless and Television

  • Pirate Radio Stations

    16 speeches

    The following Question stood upon the Order Paper:

  • Vietnam

    2 speeches

    I ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 9, to call attention to a definite matter of urgent public importance, namely, the offer by the Vietcong Government of a...

  • Kenya House of Represen Tatives (Gift)

    2 speeches

    Committee to consider of an humble Address to be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will give directions that there be presented on behalf of this House a bookcase containing...

  • Bills Presented

    • Criminal Law

      Bill to amend the law of England and Wales by abolishing the division of crimes into felonies and misdemeanours, to amend and simplify the law in respect of matters arising from or related to...

    • Estate Agents

      Bill to make provision with respect to persons who negotiate for or otherwise act in relation to the acquisition or disposal by others of estates, interests or rights in or over land; and for...

      Sexual Offences

      Bill to amend the law of England and Wales relating to homosexual acts, presented by Mr. Humphry Berkeley; supported by Mr. Grimond, Mr. Strauss, Mr. Chataway, Sir G. de Freitas, Lord Balniel,...

      National Insurance (Further Provisions)

      Bill to make provision for the payment of pensions out of the National Insurance Fund for certain classes of person not eligible for pensions under the National Insurance Act 1946, presented by...

      Doorstep Selling

      Bill to regulate the conduct of itinerant salesmen, presented by Mr. Charles Morrison; supported by Mr. Peter Walker, Mr. Gilmour, Mr. W. T. Williams, Mr. Curran, Mr. J. H. Osborn, Mr. Atkins,...

      London Cab

      Bill to extend the power of the Secretary of State to prescribe fares in respect of journeys by cab within the Metropolitan Police district and the City of London, and to make provision for...

      National Sweepstakes

      Bill to provide financial support for pioneer work in hospitals and for other approved purposes by authorised sweepstakes on the result of prescribed horse-races; and for purposes connected...

      Transferability of Pension Rights

      Bill to provide for the preservation of all occupational pensions and other superannuation benefits, whether statutory or otherwise, on change of employment; and for purposes connected therewith,...

      Medical Termination of Pregnancy

      Bill to amend and clarify the law relating to termination of pregnancy by registered medical practitioners, presented by Mr. Wingfield Digby; supported by Mrs. Renée Short, Mr. Percival, Mr....

      Place of Marriage

      Bill to eliminate the qualifications regarding residence and place of worship required for the grant of a common licence for the solemnisation of marriage, presented by Sir S. Summers; supported...

      Employment Agencies (Regulation)

      Bill to regulate fee-charging employment agencies, presented by Mr. Raphael Tuck; supported by Mr. Hugh Jenkins, Mr. Blenkinsop, Mr. Floud, Mr. Lubbock, and Mr. Ensor; read the First time; to be...

      Teachers of Nursing

      Bill to amend section 17 of the Nurses Act 1957 and section 6(1)(f) of the Nurses (Scotland) Act 1951, presented by Mr. Strauss; supported by Dr. David Kerr, Mr. Lubbock, Mr. Longbottom, Sir J....

      Protection of Birds

      Bill to amend the law relating to the protection of birds, presented by Colonel Sir Tufton Beamish; supported by Sir G. de Freitas, Lady Tweedsmuir, Mr. G. Campbell, Mr. Blenkinsop, Sir D....

      Crippled Persons (Miscellaneous Provisions)

      Bill to empower the Minister of Health, in such circumstances as he shall deem proper and subject to such regulations as he may make, to issue to crippled persons any form of powered vehicle; to...

      Travel Concessions

      Bill to facilitate the granting of travel concessions to persons of pensionable age, and blind and disabled persons, by public service vehicle undertakings other than those operated by local...

      Local Government

      Bill to reform the structure, boundaries, functions and organisation of local government in England and Wales, presented by Mr. Ian Gilmour; supported by Mr. Charles Morrison, Mr. Kimball, Mr....

      Slaughter of Animals (Scotland)

      Bill to make further provision with respect to methods of slaughter of animals in Scotland; and for purposes connected therewith, presented by Mr. Baker; supported by Mr. Wylie and Miss Harvie...

      Postal and Proxy Voting

      Bill to amend section 12 of the Representation of the People Act 1949 so as to enable persons unable or likely to be unable to go in person to the polling station by reason of their absence from...

      Housebuilding (Protection of Purchasers)

      Bill to provide for the observance of certain standards by housebuilders; to secure safeguards for purchasers; and for connected purposes, presented by Mr. Wise; supported by Mr. Stainton, Sir L....

      Local Authorities (Expenditure on Special Purposes) (Scotland)

      Bill to amend section 339 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947 with respect to the approval required for payments thereunder and to the purposes for which such payments may be made,...

      Control of Ice Cream, &C., Vans

      Bill to regulate the waiting of vehicles from which ice cream or other foods are sold, presented by Mr. Lagden; supported by Mrs. Braddock and Sir J. Langford-Holt; read the First time; to be...

  • Orders of the Day — Building Control Bill

    223 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Building Control [Money]

    [Queen's Recommendation signified] Considered in Committee under Standing Order No. 88 (Money Committees). [Sir SAMUEL STOREY in the Chair]

  • Orders of the Day — Royal Infirmary, Glasgow

    5 speeches

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

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