House of Commons debates

Monday, 20 January 1969

  • Preamble

    The House—after the Adjournment on 20th December, 1968, for the Christmas Recess—met at half-past Two o'clock.

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Deaths of Members

    1 speech

    I regret to have to inform the House of the deaths of David William Ernest Webster, esquire, Member for Weston-super-Mare, and Victor Francis Yates, esquire, Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, and...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Productivity

    • Unemployment

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity in how many months in 1967 and 1968 the total of wholly unemployed, seasonally adjusted and excluding school-leavers, has been above...

    • Motor Industry

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity whether she will now make a statement on the action she is taking in regard to strikes in the motor industry.

      Building Workers (Pay)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity whether she will now make a statement on the building operatives' pay claim dispute.

      National Productivity

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will make a statement on progress with national productivity.

      Prices and Incomes

      30 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what steps she takes, when a wage rise is vetoed or reduced, under the Prices and Incomes Act, 1968, to ensure that such wage rises...

      Hotel and Catering Industry (Selective Employment Tax)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what estimate she has now made as to the numbers and ages of the men and the women who have left the hotel and catering industry since...

      Occupational Pension Rights (Transferability)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what steps she is now taking to protect the rights in occupational pension schemes of men and women displaced from their employment by...

      Disabled Persons

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what was the average monthly number of permits to employ non-disabled people which were issued to firms employing less than their...

      Low-Paid Workers

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will refer those industries with a high proportion of low-paid workers to the National Board for Prices and Incomes for...

      Professional Groups (Pay)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if, in view of the productivity criteria applied within the prices and incomes policy, she will make arrangements for researches into...

      Executives and Senior Management (Salaries)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what estimate she has made of the trend of executive and senior management salaries in 1968; and what is the expected trend during the...

      Youth Employment (Scotland)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will give the latest figures for the youth employment situation in Scotland.

      Hotel Workers (Safety)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity whether she will given an undertaking to include hotels within the scope of future safety legislation relating to industrial and...

      Industrial Health, Safety and Welfare

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity when she will publish a Green Paper on the results of the Government survey on proposals for industrial health, safety and welfare...

      National Farmers' Union (Training Proposals)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she has now considered the proposals on training submitted to her by the National Farmers' Union; and if she will make a statement.

      Night Shift Working

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will take steps to ensure adequate employment opportunities for those employees who for urgent domestic reasons are prevented...

      Strikes (Lost Man-Hours)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity how many man-hours have been lost in Great Britain through official strikes, unofficial strikes and working to rule, respectively, for...

      Immigrant Workers (Wolverhampton)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity which firms in Wolverhampton applied for A vouchers for immigrant workers during each of the last five years.

      Central and Local Government

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what has been the increase to date of employment in central and local government, respectively, since October 1964.

      Wage increases

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what has been the average annual rate of increase of wage earnings for the four-year period October, 1964, to October, 1968.

      South Yorkshire

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what steps she proposes to take to reduce unemployment in South Yorkshire.

      Cost of Living (Pensioners)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity whether she will publish a cost of living index especially for pensioners.

      Industrial Workers (Earnings)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what are currently the national average weekly wages and the national average weekly earnings, respectively, for male industrial workers.

      Bank Employees (Pay)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what discussions she has had with the National Union of Bank Employees regarding the reference to the National Board for Prices and...

      Goole

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity, what action she is taking to reduce unemployment in Goole, in view of the fact that it is now at its highest point for over 10 years.

      Aberdeen

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will state by trade, sex and occupation the number of persons unemployed in the city of Aberdeen during each of the last 10...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Films and Television (Child Performers)

    4 speeches

    asked the Attorney-General whether he is aware that the present law relating to the employment of children is being disregarded in films and television; whether he will take immediate steps to...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Strand Demonstrations (Rhodesian Mission)

    6 speeches

    asked the Attorney-General what report he has received from the Director of Public Prosecutions regarding the possibility of proceedings under Section 2 of the Public Order Act, 1936, against...

  • Redundancy Fund

    17 speeches

    The following Questions stood upon the Order Paper:

  • Aircraft Accident, Gatwick

    17 speeches

    The following Question stood upon the Order Paper:

  • Disturbances, Strand

    18 speeches

    Mr. Hogg (by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will be making any statement about the disturbances in the Strand on Sunday, 12th January, 1969.

  • Scottish Airports (Withdrawal of B.E.a. Services)

    12 speeches

    Mr. Stodart (by Private Notice) asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement on the position at two Scottish airports following upon the withdrawal by B.E.A. of...

  • Overseas Telegraphists (Strike)

    14 speeches

    Mr. R. Carr (by Private Notice) asked the Postmaster-General whether he will make a statement about the strike of overseas telegraphists.

  • Whitehall Redevelopment

    115 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Fourth Report from the Select Committee on House of Commons (Services) in the last Session of Parliament be now considered.—[Mr. Peart.]

  • Business of the House

    Ordered, That the Proceedings on the Motions relating to Supreme Court of Judicature may be entered upon and proceeded with at this day's Sitting at any hour during a period of one and a half...

  • Probate Registries

    23 speeches

    The hon. Member for Leicester, South-West (Mr. Tom Boardman) has suggested to me that the House might take this Motion and the next Motion dealing with the Rules together, if there is no objection.

  • R.a.F. Land, Compton Bassett (Disposal)

    4 speeches

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

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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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