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House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 6 March 1968

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • 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 Act: Transport Holding Company Act 1968.

    • New Writs

      For Meriden, in the room of Christopher John Salter Rowland, esquire, deceased.—[Mr. John Silkin.]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Windblown Timber

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of of State for Scotland what is his latest estimate of the amount of windblown timber this winter.

    • Teachers (Registration)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is satisfied with the number of teachers who have so far registered with the General Teaching Council; and if he will make a statement.

      Crime Prevention

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in addition to measures to strengthen the forms of law and order, he will appoint a committee to investigate the possibility of educational and...

      Polmont and Falkirk Bypass

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress is being made with the development of the new Edinburgh-Stirling road, the Polmont motorway; and when he expects it to be completed.

      Roads (Expenditure)

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the additional financial allocation to Scottish local authorities for work on roads this winter.

      Housing, Glasgow

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of houses involved in the proposed housing cuts in the City of Glasgow.

      Houses (Demolition)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total number of houses demolished in Scotland during the years 1965, 1966 and 1967, and the total number demolished in the years 1962, 1963...

      House-Building Costs

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made in the study of comparisons between house-building costs in England and Scotland: and if he will make a statement.

      Local Authority Rates

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the estimated average increase in local authority rates for the current year; and how this increase compares with previous years.

      Older Pupils (Grants)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average grant per pupil paid in respect of pupils continuing at school in Scotland beyond the normal leaving date.

      Schools (Pupil-Teacher Ratio)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the ratio of pupils to teachers in Scottish primary and secondary schools in 1938, 1958, and at the latest convenient date.

      Rent Assessment Committees

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied that the rent assessment committees under the Rent Act, 1965, are functioning in accordance with the purpose of the Act by fixing fair...

      Housing, Fife

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the number of houses involved in the proposed housing cuts in the County of Fife.

      Fisheries (Damage by Seals)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what consultations he has had with the National Trust regarding damage by seals to fishing on the east coast of Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Offensive Weapons (Powers of Police)

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has had from local authorities and from other bodies in Scotland regarding an increase in the powers of the police to search for...

      Roadworks, Glasgow (Demolition of Property)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many houses, workshops, offices and shops have been demolished in the city of Glasgow to provide new roads for which he is responsible, and...

      Productivity and Management Techniques

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to set up, for both sides of industry, intensive productivity courses on the lines of the London Business School where the latest...

      Primary Education Capital Expenditure)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total amount of capital spent on primary education in the years 1962 to 1967, respectively.

      School Building programme

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the proposed capital building programme in primary school building for 1968; and what effect devaluation has had on the projects.

      Hill Sheep Subsidy

      3 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give directions to have the 1967 Hill Sheep Subsidy paid now.

      Inshore Fishing Grounds (Ross-shire Coast)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the damage caused to the inshore fishing grounds on the North-West coast of Ross-shire by seine net boats, and in particular the...

      Crimes of Violence

      8 speeches

      Earl of Dalkeith: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of the crimes of violence committed in Scotland in the last full year for which statistics are available were...

      Transport Bill

      8 speeches

      Earl of Dalkeith: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received to date concerning the effects of proposals in the Transport Bill on the Scottish economy; and...

      Highlands and Islands Development Board

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his policy on the future rôle of the Highlands and Islands Development Board in improving the productivity of agriculture in the Highlands...

      Hospitals (Expenditure)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the amount spent on hospitals in 1961, 1962 and 1963; and what was the amount spent in 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967.

      Secondary Schools (Teachers)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he estimates there will be the necessary teachers required for secondary schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Road Accidents

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland by what percentage the number of road accidents in Scotland fell as between October and November and November and December of last year, respectively.

      Farm Improvement Grant (Storm Damage)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applications for farm improvement grant arising out of the recent storm damage have been received by his Department; and how many of these have...

      Social Work (Scotland) Bill

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the Bill to reform the social services in Scotland will be introduced.

      Older Houses (Report)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has now completed his consultations with the various bodies concerning the Report of the Housing Advisory Committee on Scotland's Older Houses;...

      Storm Damage, Glasgow

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how long he now estimates it will take to complete the repair work following the storm which hit Glasgow on the night of 14th–15th January, 1968.

  • Rhodesia (Executions)

    67 speeches

    Mr. Speaker, with your permission and that of the House, I wish to make a statement. The House will already have learned with deep regret of the execution in Salisbury this morning of the three...

  • Agriculture (Annual Review)

    43 speeches

    3.56 p.m.

  • North Sea Gas

    23 speeches

    4.21 p.m.

  • Age Level of Employment

    1 speech

    4.35 p.m.

    • Age Level of Employment

      Bill to prevent employers from refusing employment to persons on the sole ground that they are aged 45 years or over, presented accordingly and read the First time; to be read a Second time upon...

  • Orders of the Day — Supply

    [12TH ALLOTTED DAY],—considered.

    • Territorial Army

      171 speeches

      Before the House enters on to the business of Supply, I wish to inform the House that I have not selected the Amendment standing on the Order Paper in the name of the Member for South Ayrshire...

    • Business of the House (Supply)

      Ordered,That this day the Business of Supply may be taken after Ten o'clock and that the proceedings on Vote A of the Defence (Army) Estimates, 1968–69, may be entered upon and proceeded...

  • Orders of the Day — Defence (Army) Estimates, 1968–69, Vote A

    80 speeches

    Motion made and Question proposed,That a number of Land Forces, not exceeding 224,500, all ranks, be maintained for the safety of the United Kingdom and the defence of the possessions of Her...

  • Orders of the Day — Motor Cars (Windscreens)

    4 speeches

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

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