Tuesday, 11 February 1969
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Read a Second time and committed.
asked the Minister of Power what was aggregate coal production, respectively, during 1967 and 1968; what production is planned and forecast for 1969; and by how much the present level of...
asked the Minister of Power what value of North Sea gas was utilised in 1968 expressed in £ million, correct to the nearest £ million; what are comparable figures planned for 1969 and...
asked the Minister of Power if there has now been revision of manpower estimates in the Scottish coalfield for the current year; and how many miners he estimates will be employed in Scottish pits...
asked the Minister of Power to what extent the rate of net decline in manpower and in redundancy in the coal industry changed during 1968, comparing the first quarter with the final quarter.
asked the Minister of Power how much coal was used in the Central Electricity Generating Board's power stations in 1968; and how this compares with the previous year.
asked the Minister of Power if, in view of the 9 per cent. increase in coal productivity in 1968, he will take steps to ensure consumption by coal consumers is increased in 1969.
asked the Minister of Power if he will make a statement about his policy regarding the site for a new power station in the South-West of England.
asked the Minister of Power upon what estimate of economic growth for the next five years are the forecasts of electricity demand based.
asked the Minister of Power if he will reduce the planned future excess of electricity generating capacity on maximum cold-spell demand to 14 per cent.
asked the Minister of Power what is the outcome of his inquiry into the comparative fuel costs in electricity generation; and whether he will make a statement.
asked the Minister of Power what was the growth of the peak demand upon the electricity supply system over the three winters 1965–66 to 1967–68.
asked the Minister of Power if he will make a statement about the progress of work at Dungeness B Nuclear Power Station.
asked the Minister of Power what decision has been reached as a result of his consultations with the Secretary of State for Scotland regarding the Scottish Electricity Board's proposal for a new...
asked the Minister of Power (1) whether he is satisfied that the salary structure for the boards of the nationalised industries for which he is responsible, when compared with corresponding...
asked the Minister of Power what steps he is taking with a view to further exploration for gas and hydrocarbons in the North Sea, Irish Sea and British Channel; and how many exploration wells he...
asked the Minister of Power what arrangements have been made to enable his Department to draw upon overseas experience in its work on energy policy.
asked the Minister of Power what recent discussions he has had with the European Economic Commission; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Minister of Power what complaints he has received from users of natural gas that it is less efficient in its working than the former town gas; what reply he has sent; and if he will...
asked the Minister of Power how much of the total borrowing powers authorised by the 1968 Act have been so far taken up by the Gas Council; and what further sum he estimates will be required by...
asked the Prime Minister when the hon. Member for Bosworth may expect a reply to his letter dated 13th January, 1969, about co-ordination between the relevant Government Departments in inquiries...
asked the Prime Minister whether Her Majesty's Government will offer a site in Parliament Square or elsewhere for a statue to the late Sir Winston Churchill, subject to suitable arrangements...
asked the Prime Minister what plans he has for an official meeting with the Head of Government of Portugal.
asked the Prime Minister what plans he has following the Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference for altering the structure of the Government to give greater attention to Commonwealth affairs.
asked the Prime Minister what further initiatives he proposes in 1969 with a view to further Great Britain's application to joint the European Economic Community.
(by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Technology whether he will make a statement about his appointment of Sir Arnold Lindley to undertake an assessment of the faulty turbines in the QE2.
Considered in Committee.
Not amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.
I wish to announce that I have selected the Amendments standing in the names of the hon. Member for Poplar (Mr. Mikardo) and the hon. and gallant Member for South Fylde (Colonel
Order for Second Reading read.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Concannon.]
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.