House of Commons debates

Monday, 27 November 1967

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Petition

    • Stansted Airport

      1 speech

      With your permission, Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, I wish to present a Petition from the Rural District Council of Dunmow, in the County of Essex, concerning the decision of Her Majesty's...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Public Building and Works

    • Nevill House and Abel House (Smoke Nuisance)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether he is aware that black smoke and dirt is frequently emitted from the chimneys of Nevill House and Abel House, Ministry of Public Building...

    • Building and Construction Industry

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether he will now make a statement on his policy regarding the scope of Government intervention in the building and construction industry.

      Military Hospital, Hong Kong

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works if he is aware that serious defects have already become apparent in the structure and decoration of the Military Hospital, Hong Kong, which was...

      Building Programmes (Greater London)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works (1) what representations he has received from the London boroughs on the size of public building programmes in Greater London; and what replies he...

      Abingdon Street Gardens (Henry Moore Sculpture)

      7 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works for how long the Henry Moore sculpture at present deposited on the grass in Abingdon Street Gardens will remain there.

      British Museum Library

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what was the total cost of the purchase of land and buildings for the Bloomsbury site of the British Museum Library; and what proportion of this...

      Building Workers (Safety Films)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what steps he proposes to take to encourage the showing to operatives engaged on Government building contracts of films on safety in the...

      Coalmining Shale

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what progress has been made by his Department to encourage the production and marketing of lightweight aggregates made of waste coalmining shale.

      Government Accommodation (Rents)

      13 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works for how long it has been the policy of his Department not to publish details of rents paid for Government accommodation.

      Private Building

      11 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether he will make a statement on the present level of private building activity.

      Local Authority Work

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what proportion of the total resources of the building industry will be engaged in local authority work in in the year 1967–68.

      Sir Thomas More (Plaque)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works if he will place a plaque in Westminster Hall to commemorate the trial of Sir Thomas More, sometime Lord High Chancellor of England and Speaker of...

      Taxation

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what representations he has received from builders, and those in allied industries, about the level of taxation in those industries; and what reply...

      Service Accommodation

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what proportion of the resources of the building industry was engaged in the construction or reconstruction of Service accommodation for military...

      Indigenous Materials

      6 speeches

      Mr. Gresham Cooke: asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether, following the recent develop ment in the economic situation of the country, he will now set up a working party or...

      Imported Raw Materials

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what proportion of building resources is dependent upon imported raw materials.

      Building Programme

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what representation he has received about delays and frustrations in the implementation of the building programme; and what reply he has sent.

      British Embassy, Copenhagen

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Buildings and Works what plans his Department has made to preserve the buildings of the British Embassy in Copenhagen; and what is the cost of the work entailed.

      Hampton Court Palace (Unoccupied Rooms)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works how many rooms at Hampton Court Palace are unoccupied; and what are his plans to make use of them.

      Winter Building

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what progress he is making with the provision of assistance to the industry for winter building; and whether he will make a statement.

      Overseas Building Operations

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether there is to be any reduction or postponement of expenditure on overseas accommodation or building sponsored by his Department as a result...

      Scotland

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether there is to be any reduction in building, or postponement of work sponsored by his Department in Scotland as a result of the measures...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons

    • Members' Salaries

      11 speeches

      asked the Lord President of the Council what proposals he has for establishing a regular review of Members' salaries.

    • Social Welfare (Specialist Committee)

      4 speeches

      asked the Lord President of the Council what representations he has received concerning the establishment of a specialist committee to examine social welfare policy.

      Refreshment Department (Tipping)

      11 speeches

      asked the Lord President of the Council whether his inquiry has been completed into the denial by the trade union concerned that the union had reached agreement with the Kitchen Sub-Committee...

      Members (Telephone Calls)

      8 speeches

      asked the Lord President of the Council if he will arrange for Members representing constituencies outside London to have free telephone calls from the House of Commons to exchanges within their...

      National Health Service (Select Committee)

      6 speeches

      asked the Lord President of the Council if he will move to appoint a select committee, on the lines of those now in existence for agriculture and science and technology, to exercise similar...

      Private Dining Rooms (Bookings)

      8 speeches

      asked the Lord President of the Council how many cancellations there have been to date of dinners sponsored by hon. Members in Private Dining Rooms of the House, and in the Members' Dining Room...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security

    • Appellants (Legal Representation)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Social Security how many appellants appearing before local tribunals under the National Insurance Act, 1965, and appeal tribunals under the National Assistance Act, 1948,...

    • Prisoners' Families (Allowances)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Social Security under what circumstances the supplementary allowances paid to families of prisoners are restricted by reference to the prisoners' normal earnings; and how...

      Contributions

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Social Security whether she will take steps to exempt from National Insurance contributions an individual, although under the age of 65, who has retired on an occupational...

      Wage-Stop

      16 speeches

      asked the Minister of Social Security how many families were, at the most recent date, reduced in their supplementary benefits because of the wage-stop; how this compares with the corresponding...

  • Agriculture (Foot-and- Mouth Disease)

    44 speeches

    (by Private Notice)asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, in view of serious spread of foot-and mouth disease epidemic, he will make a further statement.

  • Defence (Army)

    Army Act 1955 (Continuation) Order 1967 [draft laid before the House 31st October], approved.—[Mr. Healey.]

  • Defence (Royal Air Force)

    Air Force Act 1955 (Continuation) Order 1967 [draft laid before the House 31st October], approved.—[Mr. Healey.]

  • Adjournment

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

  • Defence

    181 speeches

    3.52 p.m.

  • Peterborough New Town

    25 speeches

    10.1 p.m.

  • Estimates

    Mr. Humphrey Atkins, Sir Beresford Craddock and Mr. Philip Holland discharged from the Estimates Committee; Mr. Richard Hornby, Mr. W. H. Loveys and Mr. R. Bonner Pink added.—[Mr. Armstrong.]

  • New Motorways, Banstead

    6 speeches

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

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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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