House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 29 November 1967

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

    • Protein Supply

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what support he is giving to research into alternative sources of protein supply for animal and human consumption, respectively.

    • Bacon

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is satisfied that home production of bacon is fulfilling its allocation of the Bacon Sharing Agreement; and if he will make a...

      Agricultural Production (Expansion)

      16 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will initiate an inquiry into how the balance of payments position of this country could be strengthened by an expansion in British...

      Beef (Deficiency Payments)

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what estimate he has made of the deficiency payments for beef during the current financial year.

      Barley

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what effect the rise in barley production in France is having on exports of barley from this country and on prices in the market here.

      Farm Costs

      18 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will take immediate steps to relieve the pressure of increased costs on farmers' incomes.

      Milk

      15 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has completed the details of the pool price dilution formula for milk; and if he will now announce it.

      Fatstock Producers (Abatements)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he proposes to take to relieve the abatement suffered by fatstock producers prior to his announcement in July.

      Agriculture (Selective Expansion Programme)

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a progress report on the selective expansion programme for agriculture.

      Calf Slaughterings

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether the increased level of calf slaughterings is in accordance with the selective expansion programme as outlined in the National Plan.

      Statutory Bodies (Cost)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the cost to farmers of statutory bodies established since October, 1964.

      Horticulture (Fuel Oil Surcharge)

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what additional costs will fall on to horticulturists during the current financial year as a result of the surcharge on fuel oil.

      Fertilisers

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what will be the extra cost to the agricultural industry of fertilisers during the current financial year as a result of a reduced rate of...

      Store Lambs

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how prices of store lambs this autumn have compared with those a year ago.

      Republic of Ireland (Discussions)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement about the discussions which he has been having with the Minister of Agriculture in Eire.

      Meat Imports

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much he estimates will be spent on imports of meat during 1967.

      Agricultural and Horticultural Holdings (Planning Permissions)

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will now revise his present policy concerning support by his Department to planning applications on agricultural and horticultural...

      Cereals (Import Costs)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much he estimates the imports of cereals will cost during 1967.

      Agricultural Wage Award

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what additional costs will be incurred by farmers during the current financial year as a result of the recent agricultural wage award.

      Wheat

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what effect imports of soft wheat are having on prices of home-grown wheat.

      Agricultural Workers

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to what extent the annual decline in the numbers of agricultural workers is in accordance with the lines laid down in the National Plan.

      Sugar Prices

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the prospects of an international agreement on sugar prices being reached; and if he will make a statement.

      Commonwealth Sugar Agreement

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the recent London talks on the Commonwealth Sugar Agreement.

      Farms (Amalgamation Grants)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, in the event of the occupiers of a large farm and of a non-commercial holding both wishing to purchase a non-commercial holding...

      Farming and Forestry (Loans)

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will consider seeking to establish a Land Bank to give fixed-interest loans for both farming and forestry on the lines of the French...

      Brucellosis (Accredited Herds) Scheme

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the progress so far made on the brucellosis eradication scheme.

      Agricultural Holdings

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many agricultural holdings are owned or administered by his Department; and how many of them have been separately visited by him in the...

      Smallholdings

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food why he opposes tenants of his smallholdings acquiring a tenancy of a nearby smallholding owned privately or by a county council, although the...

      Warble Fly

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what estimate he has made as to the number of cattle which receive treatment against infestation by warble fly.

      Rabbits

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) on how many occasions in 1965, 1966 and 1967 he has prosecuted owners or occupiers of land for failing to abate an infestation of...

      Hill Farmers (Income)

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with the present level of income of hill farmers; and if he will make a statement.

  • South Arabia

    33 speeches

    The following Written Question stood upon the Order Paper:

  • Scotland (Foot-and-Mouth Disease)

    24 speeches

    (by Private Notice)asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will now give clear guidance to the local authorities in the Border counties as to the steps which they should be taking to...

    • Bill Presented

    • Education

      Bill to amend the law as to the effect of and procedure for making changes in the character, size or situation of county schools or voluntary schools and to make certain other amendments as to...

      Private Members' Bills

      Maintenance Orders

      Bill to amend the enactments relating to matrimonial, guardianship and affiliation proceedings so far as they limit the weekly rate of the maintenance payments which may be ordered by...

      Adoption

      Bill to make provision for extending the powers of courts in the United Kingdom with respect to the adoption of children; for enabling effect to be given in the United Kingdom to adoptions...

      National Lottery

      Bill to authorise the creation of a National Lottery Board; to empower and require the Board to organise and operate a lottery scheme and to make grants in aid of charitable organisations,...

      Divorce Reform

      Bill to amend the grounds for divorce and judicial separation; to facilitate reconciliation in matrimonial causes; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid, presented by Mr....

      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...

      Caravan Sites

      Bill to restrict the eviction from caravan sites of occupiers of caravans and make other provision for the benefit of such occupiers; to secure the establishment of such sites by local...

      Public Service and Armed Forces Pensions Review

      Bill to provide for regular reviews of public service and armed forces pensions in order to ensure that they rise with the cost of living, presented by Mr. Frank Taylor; read the First time; to...

      Local Authorities (Goods and Services)

      Bill to make provision with respect to the supply of goods and services by local authorities to certain public bodies, and for purposes connected therewith, presented by Mr. Hilton; supported by...

      Sunday Entertainments

      Bill to make, in place of certain statutory provisions relating to Sunday observance and the playing of games, provision, in relation to Sunday, for preventing, in the case of certain spectacles...

      Theatres

      Bill to abolish censorship of the theatre and to amend the law in respect of theatres and theatrical performances, presented by Mr. G. R. Strauss; supported by Sir David Renton, Mr. Norman St....

      Domestic and Appellate Proceedings (Restriction of Publicity)

      Bill to make further provision for enabling Courts to sit in private and for preventing or restricting publicity for certain proceedings, presented by Sir Lionel Heald; read the First time; to...

      Prevention of Crime (Scotland)

      Bill to enable constables in Scotland to detain and search persons suspected of having offensive weapons with them in public places without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, presented by Mr....

      Clean Air

      Bill to make further provision for abating the pollution of the air, presented by Mr. Robert Maxwell; supported by Mr. Robert Edwards, Mr. Frank Allaun, Mr. Geoffrey Rhodes, Mr. Dan Jones, Mr....

      Live Hare Coursing (Abolition)

      Bill to abolish live hare coursing, presented by Mr. Eric S. Heffer; supported by Mr. Rafton Pounder, Mr. William Price, Dr. Winstanley, Mr. Victor Yates, Miss Joan Lestor, Captain Henry Kerby,...

      Local Authorities' Mutual Investment Trust

      Bill to extend the scope of the powers of investment made collectively by local authorities through the Local Authorities' Mutual Investment Trust, presented by Mr. Stanley Henig; supported by...

      Town and Country Planning (Amendment)

      Bill to confer certain rights upon parish councils in connection with applications for planning permission under the Town and Country Planning Acts; and for purposes connected therewith,...

      Shops

      Bill to repeal certain sections of the Shops Act 1950 and to limit the hours of work of shop assistants and others, presented by Mr. Nicholas Scott; read the First time; to be read a Second time...

      Friendly and Industrial and Provident Societies

      Bill to make further provision with respect to the accounts of friendly societies and industrial and provident societies and the auditing of those accounts, and with respect to the rules and...

      Aircraft Noise

      Bill to restrain nuisance by aircraft noise; to restore freedom to pursue actions against aircraft owners and operators for nuisance by noise and vibration; to empower the President of the Board...

      Authorised Sweepstakes

      Bill to authorise sweepstakes by the persons, on the terms and for the purposes hereinafter prescribed, presented by Mr. Simon Wingfield Digby; supported by Mr. Ian Percival, Mr. Ian Lloyd, Mr....

      Employer's Liability (Defective Equipment)

      Bill to make further provision with respect to the liability of an employer for injury to his employee attributable to any defect in equipment provided by or by arrangement with the employer for...

      Road Safety Act 1967 (Amendment)

      Bill to amend certain provisions of the Road Safety Act 1967 relating to breath tests and disqualification from driving, presented by Mr. Marcus Kimball; supported by Mr. Timothy Kitson, Mr....

      Agricultural Holdings (Deceased Tenants)

      Bill to make further provision with respect to the tenure of agricultural holdings by extending in appropriate cases the tenancy of an agricultural holding where the original tenant had died; and...

      Wild Plants Protection

      Bill to protect wild plants and for purposes connected therewith, presented by Mr. Peter Mills; supported by Mr. Michael Jopling, Mr. Timothy Kitson, Mr. James Ramsden, Mr. Marcus Kimball, and...

      Representation of the People Act 1949 (Amendment)

      Bill to amend the Representation of the People Act 1949 by extending the franchise to all persons of eighteen years or over, presented by Mr. Donald Anderson; supported by Mr. William Hamling,...

      Travel Concessions

      Bill to remove certain restrictions on the power of local authorities to make arrangements for the granting of travel concessions, and to enable road passenger transport undertakings to make such...

  • Orders of the Day — Family Allowances and National Insurance Bill

    39 speeches

    Considered in Committee.

  • Orders of the Day — Ways and Means

    • National Loans

      10 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed,

    • National Loans [Money]

      Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

      Nation Al Loans

      Bill to establish a National Loans Fund, to substitute the National Loans Fund for the Consolidated Fund in certain enactments, including enactments relating to Government lending and advances,...

  • Orders of the Day — Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment)

    52 speeches

    9.15 p.m.

  • Orders of the Day — Teachers (Salaries)

    4 speeches

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

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