Thursday, 23 January 1969
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will publish a list of telephones which are sold in this country but which Post Office engineers are instructed not to connect.
asked the Postmaster-General what steps he is taking to speed up the provision of private telephones in the Whitburn and Philpstoun areas of West Lothian.
asked the Postmaster-General whether all the general knowledge questions, put to the public in the course of tracing telephone faults and in other General Post Office Services, have now been...
asked the Postmaster-General what progress he has made in meeting his undertaking to reduce within 18 months the waiting list for telephones which stood at 140,000 in the summer.
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will reduce trunk telephone charges, in view of the fact that a £59 million profit was made in 1967–68 on this service.
asked the Postmaster-General what degree of priority is given in Scotland to the installation of telephones in the houses of elected members of local authorities whom their constituents wish to...
asked the Postmaster-General if he will introduce a cost-benefit analysis on the use of digits as opposed to place names in the telephone service.
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will make a statement about the effect of the introduction of British Standard Time on the volume and timing of telephone calls to the Continent.
asked the Postmaster-General what percentage of mails is now first class; what progress he is making in inducing more people to use first-class mails; and whether he will make a statement.
asked the Postmaster-General what research his Department is carrying out into the development of single-channel communication systems which could pipe radio, television, and telephones into...
asked the Postmaster-General what investigations have been carried out by his Department into the percentage productivity increases to be achieved in postal delivery without serious reduction in...
Mr. Edward M. Taylor: asked the Postmaster-General what has been the weekly average of overtime hours worked by postmen since the introduction of the two-tier postal system for letters; and what...
asked the Postmaster-General what representations he has received about the designs of the Christmas 1968 postage stamps; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Postmaster-General (1) what is his policy regarding compensation to ratepayers who have not qualified for discounts on their rates for the sole reason that the letters forwarding their...
asked the Postmaster-General (1) how many postmen have been violently attacked in the course of their duty since 1st October, 1968; and in how many of these attacks ammonia or other chemical...
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will make a further statement on the proposed extra charge for letters not conforming to the Post Office preferred range of sizes.
asked the Postmaster-General what investigation he is making of the loss of mailbags containing Christmas post for residents of the Greater London Borough of Bromley.
asked the Postmaster-General whether, in view of the financial results of the two-tier service, he will now reintroduce the 3d. postcard.
asked the Postmaster-General when and by how much the combined television-radio licence will increase; how much will be the total revenue in 1969 from all television and radio licences; what...
Mr. Edward M. Taylor: asked the Postmaster-General if he has now completed his consideration of the possibility of conceding reduced television licence charges for elderly people living alone.
asked the Postmaster-General if he will direct the British Broadcasting Corporation to refrain from broadcasting announcements on television, in areas which cannot receive B.B.C.2, that for the...
asked the Postmaster-General if he will direct the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Independent Television Authority to refrain from broadcasting programmes of films which have received...
asked the Postmaster-General if he will now seek to amend the Television Act so as to enable members of the boards of contracting television companies to broadcast in television programmes other...
asked the Postmaster-General what steps he will take to improve and extend the reception of television in the Highland area; and if he has now approved the timetable for the introduction there of...
asked the Postmaster-General how many representations he has received from Scotland for a reduction in television licensing fees; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Postmaster-General if he will rescind the 65 per cent. increase in charges for the rental of land lines used by the Children's Broadcasting Association for Hospitals.
asked the Postmaster-General when B.B.C.2 services will be available to licence holders in the counties of Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles.
asked the Postmaster-General what proposals he has to expand the availability of British Broadcasting Corporation television services in the North-East for black and white and colour television.
asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the latest position in Rhodesia.
asked the Prime Minister when he proposes to visit the President of the United States of America.
asked the Prime Minister if he will define the responsibilities of the Minister of Public Building and Works for building and engineering work done in the Palace of Westminster.
asked the Prime Minister what proposals he has to initiate, with the President of the United States of America, a conference to establish new arrangements for settling international payments.
asked the Prime Minister when he proposes to have further discussions with the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.
The following Questions stood upon the Order Paper:
May I ask the Leader of the House whether he will state the business of the House for next week?
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
Considered in Committee; Reported, without Amendment.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Grey.]
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