Thursday, 23 November 1967
The House met at half-past Two-o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
asked the Postmaster-General why it was decided to place in Life Magazine, Atlantic Edition, of 4th September, 1967, a full page advertisement by the Post Office about the Marine, &c....
Mrs. Butler: asked the Postmaster-General when he expects alternative parking arrangements to be available for vehicles using the Terrick Road sorting office in Wood Green.
asked the Postmaster-General whether the Government intends to participate in the laying of further transatlantic telephone cables.
asked the Postmaster General (1) what proportion of total General Post Office expenditure is currently spent in Scotland; how much this has increased in each of the last five years; and what...
asked the Postmaster-General (1) if he will investigate the cause of a parcel posted in Grimsby on Monday 18th September at 10.15 a.m. not reaching Southampton until Saturday, 23rd September...
asked the Postmaster-General why the general public were not informed of the Post Office's decision to accept cheques validated by bankers card for the purchase of stamps; what representations...
asked the Postmaster-General why the names of Whittle and Baird were withdrawn from stamps showing British inventions; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Postmaster-General on what date the postal giro system is to be opened for public use.
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is satisfied that adequate publicity has been given to his decision that fully paid letters at the 4d. rate now have priority in sorting and delivery over...
asked the Postmaster-General what discussions he has had with the Gas Council over the radio control of Great Britain's gas distribution grid.
Mr. Bob Brown: asked the Postmaster-General what is the establishment of his Department in Newcastle-upon-Tyne; and what is its staffing position.
Mr. Bob Brown: asked the Postmaster-General if he is satisfied with the progress being made by the building industry in fitting standard letter-boxes at the correct height on new developments.
Mr. Wiley: asked the Postmaster-General what is the total value of contracts placed by his Department in the Northern Region this year; and how this compares with the corresponding figures for...
asked the Postmaster-General what percentage, in ratio to population, is employed in his Department in Scotland, England and Wales.
asked the Postmaster-General what was the intake of junior apprentices in the postal service in Scotland for the years 1966 and the nearest available date in 1967; and what is the anticipated...
asked the Postmaster-General, in view of the shortage of postmen in most areas resulting in a deteriorating delivery service, what new steps he is taking to recruit more women sorters and...
asked the Postmaster-General what criteria are applied by his Department in determining the suitability of an area for a post office rather than a sub-post office.
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will ensure that by 1969 both the city and county of Londonderry will have full television reception coverage.
asked the Postmaster-General in which areas of the United Kingdom listeners wishing to receive all recognised broadcasting services are obliged to purchase very high frequency sets.
Earl of Dalkeith: asked the Postmaster-General whether he will initiate a survey in Edinburgh to ascertain the implication of the recent changes in the British Broadcasting Corporation's long...
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will introduce legislation to charge reduced fees for television licences for old-age pensioners.
asked the Postmaster-General how many pirate radios are still broadcasting to the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Postmaster-General if he will make a statement on his proposals regarding the British Broadcasting Corporation licence fee.
asked the Postmaster-General when he will take steps to modernise the telephone system at Dover Marine Station, in view of the impression created by it on foreign visitors.
asked the Postmaster-General what proposals he has to improve the telephone service between the Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Bristol areas.
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that insisting on rental payments in advance for telephone installations has the effect of rationing allocation by price; and what plans he has to...
asked the Postmaster-General how many applicants are waiting for telephone installations in Sunderland; what is the average period of delay; and what improvement has been made in the past 12 months.
asked the Postmaster-General what is the number of applications awaiting the installation of telephones in the Blyth constituency; and how long is it expected to be before they are completed.
asked the Postmaster-General when he estimates the merging of the Seaton Sluice and Seaton Delaval Telephone Exchanges will be completed, in view of the uncertainty arising from the changeover.
asked the Postmaster-General why employees of the local oil industry working in the North Sea are being asked by his Department for unusually large deposits before telephones are installed for...
asked the Prime Minister whether he will now take further naval or military action in support of existing policies designed to secure the removal of the illegal Smith régime in Rhodesia.
asked the Prime Minister what progress has been made in speeding up the vetting procedures for staff being engaged on sensitive Government work.
asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider advising Her Majesty The Queen that State visits should start on a Sunday afternoon and not in the middle of a working week in London.
asked the Prime Minister how many chairmen of nationalised boards have offered their resignations since 1966; and what action was taken.
asked the Prime Minister what representations he has received regarding deputations over council rent increases; and what replies he has sent.
asked the Prime Minister if he will name all the Ministers to be involved in the forthcoming negotiations with regard to the proposal for Great Britain's entry into the Common Market.
asked the Prime Minister what is the machinery for liaison between the Minister who has been appointed to deal with Northern Region affairs and the chairmen of the nationalised fuel and power...
(by Private Notice) asked the Commonwealth Secretary whether he will make a statement about the situation in Cyprus, with special regard to the safety of British personnel, both military and civilian.
May I ask the Leader of the House to state the business of the House for next week?
I wish to obtain your Ruling, Mr. Speaker, on a matter of privilege affecting the privileges of this House. I draw attention to the magazine Town, the December edition, apparently published...
Bill to make provision for, and in connection with, the attainment by Mauritius of fully responsible status within the Commonwealth, presented by Mr. George Thomson; supported by Mr. Richard...
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
Select Committee appointed to consider Science and Technology and to report thereon from time to time:
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Varley.]
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