Thursday, 20 February 1969
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
I regret to have to inform the House of the death of the Right hon. Stephen Thomas Swingler, Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme, and I desire on behalf of the House to express our sense of the loss...
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs whether the question of publication of the draft planning document has yet been decided.
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he will now make a progress report on the over-all planning progress of the Northern Region.
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs to what extent the Government's policies have reduced unemployment in the development areas since October 1964; and what has been the cost of the...
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what is the result of his discussions with the North-West Economic Planning Council about the level of public investment in the North-West Region.
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what discussions he has had with the National Economic Development Council about methods of encouraging a higher rate of investment in industry;...
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs upon what annual rate of growth of gross national product are the nationalised industries to base their investment plans for the future.
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, in view of the fact that payments for regional development are now running at over £250 million per annum, if he will give an undertaking...
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he will undertake a study of the means of identifying disparities in the rate of public expenditure per head of population between different...
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs whether he will set up an independent inquiry to investigate the cost-effectiveness of the Government's regional economic policies.
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he will make a statement on the Humberside Feasibility Report.
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what proposals he has for increasing the resources available to the North-West Economic Planning Council.
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what proposals he has for an economic development committee for the City of London.
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, when he now expects the Hunt Committee to report to him.
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what estimate he has made of changes in output and productivity in manufacturing industry as a result of the introduction of British Standard Time.
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs when he will announce the Government's policy to wards the first report of the East Anglia Economic Planning Council.
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he will make a statement on his official visit to Bath gate.
asked the Prime Minister if he will now transfer the scientific work in space from the Department of Education and Science to the Ministry of Technology.
asked the Prime Minister whether he will propose to other Commonwealth leaders the setting-up of an Assembly of Commonwealth Parliamentarians to constitute a Common wealth Council for the...
asked the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of his speech on a number of Government policies, on a public occasion, in London on Monday 27th January, 1969.
asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the public interest in the future of the Tate Gallery, he will seek to co-ordinate the departmental interests of the Minister of Housing and Local...
asked the Prime Minister what further consideration he has given to the form of the test of acceptability of the "Fearless" proposals which would be approved by Her Majesty's Government.
asked the Prime Minister how many instances have been reported to him of former Members of Parliament violating the Official Secrets Acts; and what action has been taken.
asked the Prime Minister what consideration was given at the recent Commonwealth Conference to the effect on Commonwealth trade of Great Britain joining the Common Market.
Mr. Gordon Campbell (by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the avalanche which occurred in the Cairngorms yesterday.
May I ask the Leader of the House whether he will state the business of the House for next week?
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement. I am now able to report progress to the House on the management of public expenditure for 1968–69 and 1969–70, and to...
Order for Second Reading read.
Order for Second Reading read.
Ordered, That the Proceedings on the Greater London Council (General Powers) Bill set down for consideration at Seven o'clock this evening by direction of the Chairman of Ways and Means, and on...
Question again proposed, That the Bill be now read a Second time.
Mr. Michael Hamilton, Mr. Kevin McNamara, Mr. Alfred Morris, and Mr. Geoffrey Wilson nominated Members of the Select Committee on the Transport (London) Bill.—[Mr. Charles R. Morris.]
Mr. Leslie Huckfield and Mr. Fred Evans discharged from the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments; Mr. Joe Ashton and Mr. Eddie Griffiths added.—[Mr. Charles R. Morris.]
Select Committee on Race Relations and Immigration to have power to appoint Sub-Committees and to refer to such Sub-Committees any of the matters referred to the Committee:
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