House of Commons debates

Thursday, 1 February 1968

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • House-building

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many of the reduction of 15,000 houses in England and Wales announced in Command Paper No. 3515 will be in Wales; and in which authorities they will be.

    • Transport Bill

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has had from industrial organisations in Wales concerning the abnormal load duty proposed in Schedule 12 of the Transport Bill; and...

      Roads (Expenditure)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of the cut in road estimates for 1968-69 announced in Command Paper No. 3515 will apply to Wales; and on what categories of roads in Wales...

      Brynderwen Bridge, Abermule

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he intends to take to ensure that the Brynderwen Bridge at Abermule in Montgomeryshire can carry heavily laden transport vehicles.

      Abercrave-Onllwyn Road

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales when a grant will be made available for the Abercrave-Onllwyn road; when work is to commence; and how long he estimates it will take.

      Pit Closures

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will instruct the Welsh Economic Council not to approve proposals for pit closures, except for geological reasons, in areas where there is high...

      Rhayader (Expansion Plan)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will make a statement on the progress of the Rhayader expansion plan; and what is the position of applications for permission to develop within...

      Land Use (Planning Control)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will take steps to ensure that, in the reorganised structure of local government in Wales, provision will be made for close co-ordination of physical...

      Welsh Council

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will take steps to ensure that the new Welsh Council is given specific powers to call for private and public investment in Wales, and that full...

      Leaseholders (Enfranchisement)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will take further action to enfranchise those leaseholders whose tenancies terminated after the 8th December, 1964, and before the passing of the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science

    • Students (Support)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether the current review of Government expenditure includes reconsideration of the substitution of loans for grants for students.

    • Polytechnic Governing Bodies (Student Representation)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what advice he has given local education authorities concerning student representation on the governing bodies of polytechnics.

      School Leaving Age

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what estimate he has made of the effects of a deferment of the raising of the school leaving age beyond 1970 –71 on current expenditure.

      Plowden Report

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what specific measures he has taken, apart from the special building allocation of £16 million for priority areas, to implement those...

      Management Studies

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what encouragement he is giving to the provision of courses in management studies at undergraduate level in institutions for which he is...

      Computer Programming Schools

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether schools of computer programming are subject to registration or approval by his department.

      Middle Schools

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what, in relation to middle schools, are the relevant educational, financial and other standards where these under current legislation and...

      Teacher Centres

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the number and proportion of local education authorities which have now established teacher centres.

      University Building Programme

      4 speeches

      Mr. Edward M. Taylor: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what will be the effect of the restrictions on capital spending on the university building programme.

      Party Political Broadcasts

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will take steps to prevent local education authorities making school building, staff and pupils available for use in party political...

      Comprehensive Education

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what advice he has given to local education authorities in cases where they have failed to reach agreement concerning comprehensive...

      National Theatre (Finance)

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proposals Her Majesty's Government now have to make in regard to the financing of the proposed new National Theatre.

      The Arts

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is to be the revised level of Arts expenditure in each of the next five years, following the economy measures announced on 16th...

      Grammar Schools (Watford)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) whether candidates for the Watford grammar schools are admitted on the basis of their having attained a sufficient educational standard;...

      Overseas Students

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the total number of overseas students; from which countries they mainly come; how much of the £1,000 a year that they each cost...

      Road Safety Tuition (Automatic Level Crossings)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will ensure that instruction en the functioning of automatic level crossings with half-barriers shall be a part of road safety...

      Rhodesia

      29 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister what proposals he has for discussions with the Presidents of Zambia and Tanzania on alternative policies to end the rebellion in Rhodesia.

      National Economic Development Council

      7 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister when he next proposes to lead a discussion with the National Economic Development Council on devaluation.

      Standard of Living

      13 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of his decision to be concerned directly in the work of the Department of Economic Affairs, he will make a statement on the steps he has taken to raise...

  • Business of the House

    94 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House to state the business for next week? The Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (Mr. Richard Crossman): Yes, Sir. The business for next...

  • Industrial Expansion Bill

    135 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    I have to notify the House in accordance with the Royal Assent Act, 1967, that the Queen has signified Her Royal Assent to the following Acts: 1 Consolidated Fund Act 1968.2. Provisional...

  • Industrial Expansion [Money]

    15 speeches

    Queen's Recommendation having been signified —

  • Agriculture

    Select Committee on Agriculture to have power to appoint Sub-Committees aid to refer to such Sub-Committees any the matters referred to the Committee:

  • Nationalised Industries

    1 speech

    Motion made, and Question proposed,That a Select Committee be appointed to examine the Report and Accounts of the Post Office and of Nationalised Industries established by Statute whose...

  • Cramlington New Town

    5 speeches

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

What is this?

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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