House of Commons debates

Monday, 25 November 1968

  • Preamble

    The House met at half past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Productivity

    • Blind Persons

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she is satisfied with the arrangements by which blind people are employed in industry and with the assistance which her Department...

    • Young Persons (Scotland)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what was the number of young persons unemployed in Scotland in October, 1968, the number of vacancies for young persons at the same...

      Apprenticeships

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what percentage of boys leaving school took up apprenticeships in the last full year for which figures are available as compared with 1964.

      Young Persons (Unemployment)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity how many school leavers and young people were unemployed at the latest date for which figures are available; and what was the...

      Development Areas (Training Grants)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity to what extent assistance is being given by her Department by way of training grants to encourage the provision of additional jobs in...

      Government Training Centres (Places)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what increase has taken place in the number of Government training centre places in development areas between October, 1964, and...

      Remploy Limited (Labour Force)

      6 speeches

      Mr. Alan Lee Williams: asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity the average number of registered disabled persons employed by Remploy Limited in each year from 1964 onwards.

      Industrial Training, Sheffield

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity how many Government industrial training places are now available in Sheffield; how many are currently taken up; and what are the main...

      Humberside

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what estimate she has made of the number of new jobs which will be provided in the Humber area during the construction of the Humber...

      Employment (Scotland)

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what have been the reasons for the reduction in the total number of jobs in Scotland since 1964.

      Miners, West Lothian (Retraining)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity how many applications she has received for retraining from miners who are being declared redundant from Riddochhill Colliery,...

      Engineers (Pay)

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity whether she will now make a further statement on the threatened national engineering strike.

      Prices and Incomes Policy

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity to what extent in applying the Government's prices and incomes policy she takes account of the need to reduce personal consumption.

      Productivity Agreements

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity how many of the productivity agreements which formed part of an increased pay agreement in the last 12 months have failed to come up...

      Occupational Pension Rights

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what plans she has made to ensure that rights accrued under private occupational pension arrangements are made fully transferable on...

      Industrial Retraining (Scotland)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what representations she has had about the administration and organisation of industrial retraining in Scotland; and what reply she...

      Vickers' Shipyard (Dispute)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity whether she will intervene in the 16-week old dispute over apprentices at Vickers' Barrow-in-Furness shipyard.

      Low-paid Workers

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what steps she is taking to secure regular and reliable information about low pay and its causes in particular industries.

      Retail Price Index

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what is the estimated effect of the prices and incomes policy on the retail price index; and what this represents in additional...

      Unemployment (Portsmouth Area)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what are the latest figures for the unemployment rates in the Portsmouth area, the South-East Region and the country as a whole; and...

      Equal Pay

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity how many discussions she has initiated on equal pay for equal work; and if she will make a statement.

      Employment (Edinburgh)

      6 speeches

      Earl of Dalkeith: asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity how many factories and workshops in the Edinburgh, Leith and Portobello Employment Exchange districts have reported...

      Industrial Training Boards (Levies)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what industrial training boards already operate differential levies; and what consultation she is having with the Central Training...

      Food Handlers (Protective Clothing)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will introduce legislation requiring employers to provide and maintain protective clothing for food handlers in the service,...

      Disabled Persons

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what proportion of private employers with a staff of over 20 employees is failing to meet their statutory obligation to employ their...

      Standard Industrial Classification

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what representations she has received concerning the publication of the revised version of the Standard Industrial Classification;...

      Unemployment

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will make a statement on the current unemployment situation.

      Norfolk (Industrial Training)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what organised training in practical skills has been established in Norfolk by the Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry Industry...

      Building Industry (Labour-Only Sub-Contracting)

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will announce the Government's intentions in relation to the Phelps Brown Report on labour-only sub-contracting in the building...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Livestock (Public Roads)

    6 speeches

    asked the Attorney-General if he will make a statement on his plans for changes in the law of liability in relation to livestock straying on public roads.

  • Bill Presented

    • Education (Scotland)

      Bill to amend the law relating to education in Scotland, and for connected purposes, presented by Mr. William Ross; supported by Mr. Bruce Millan and Mr. Harold Lever; read the First time; to be...

    • Business of the House (Supply)

      Ordered,That this day Business other than the Business of Supply may he taken before Ten o'clock.—[The Prime Minister.]

  • Orders of the Day — Supply

    [3RD Allotted Day]

  • Orders of the Day — Economic Situation

    187 speeches

    I understand that it is the general wish of the House that the subject of the debate should be the economic situation and not that shown on the Order Paper.

  • Orders of the Day — Business of the House

    Ordered, That the Proceedings on the Motion relating to Ways and Means may be entered upon and proceeded with at this day's Sitting at any hour, though opposed.—[The Prime Minister.]

  • Orders of the Day — Import Deposits

    63 speeches

    10.14 p.m.

  • Orders of the Day — Television Reception, Devon (Holsworthy)

    16 speeches

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

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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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