House of Commons debates

Thursday, 13 November 1969

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science

    • Nursery Education

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the total expenditure on nursery education for the years 1960–61, 1965–66, 1967–68 and 1968–69,...

    • Guildford School of Art

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will implement the recommendations of the Select Committee on Education to institute a detailed inquiry into the Guildford School...

      Schools, Dorset

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many places have been provided in new schools in Dorset in the last year, or reprovided in new accommodation; and how this compares with...

      Youth Leaders

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will take steps to assist local authorities to recruit and to retain youth leaders who, although not formally qualified, have...

      Selection

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the minimum age at which within the system of State education he is prepared to accept selection on the basis of academic ability...

      Secondary Schools, Kingston-upon-Thames

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will now approve the necessary work on the two secondary schools in the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames which was previously...

      Teachers' Salaries

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the current position regarding the claim by teachers for salary increases; what is the estimated annual cost to public funds in...

      Overseas Students (Boarding Costs)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will withdraw circular F1/56/02, Boarding Charges for Students Coming From Outside England and Wales who Reside in Hostels Attached to...

      School Building, Bishop Auckland

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the value of new school building completed in the Bishop Auckland constituency during the last three years.

      Pre-School Playgroups Association

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement about his Department's support for the Pre-School Playgroups Association.

      Higher Education

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what consultations he has had about the development of higher education in the 1970s; and whether he will make a statement.

      Teacher Training

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proposals he has for improving the quality of teacher training.

      Select Committee on Education and Science (Report)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proposals he has for implementing the recommendations of the Report of the Select Committee on Education and Science on universities...

      Newly-Qualified Teachers (Employment)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many teachers who left colleges of education in the summer are still without suitable employment; and how many of these are primary and...

      Secondary and Comprehensive Schools (G.C.E. Examinations)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many O and A level passes in the General Certificate of Education examination were obtained by pupils in secondary schools in 1963 and...

      Latin

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will seek powers to prevent the universities from requiring an O level General Certificate of Education pass in Latin as a...

      Housing the Arts Fund

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many projects have received or been promised financial aid from the Housing the Arts Fund; what is the total commitment from the fund to...

      The Theatre (Report)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he expects the Arts Council's Report on the Theatre to be published.

      Museums

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many museums have had to close recently for one or more days per week: and what were the reasons for these closings.

      Qualified Teacher Status

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why the Burnham Committee has refused to accept licentiate membership of the Royal Institute of Chemistry as a qualification for teaching.

      National Gallery (Grant)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will take steps to increase the 15 per cent. increase in grant which has been allotted to the National Gallery for 1969–70.

      Museums and Art Galleries (Capital Development Grants)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, whether he will provide capital development grants to provincial museums and art galleries for the improvement of display facilities and...

      Thomas a Becket

      5 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister what plans Her Majesty's Government have to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Thomas à Becket.

      Population

      6 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if he will initiate an interdepartmental inquiry on the population problem of the United Kingdom.

      Chancellor of West Germany (Visit)

      6 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if he will now invite the Chancellor of West Germany to pay an official visit to the United Kingdom.

      European Economic Community

      18 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if he will arrange for all appropriate Ministers to commence studies of alternative trading options to the Common Market.

      Exports

      4 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if he is satisfied with the coordination between the various Government Departments involved in increasing exports abroad; and if he will make a statement.

      Balance of Payments

      12 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if he is satisfied with the co-ordination between the Board of Trade, the Ministry of Technology and the Treasury with regard to solving the balance of payments problem;...

  • Business of the House

    74 speeches

    Would the Leader of the House please state the business of the House for next week?

  • Select Committee on House of Commons (Services)

    4 speeches

    On a point of order. In raising this point of order, Mr. Speaker, I must, first, apologise to you and, through you, to the House for what may appear to be a somewhat tedious and lengthly...

  • BALLOT FOR NOTICES OF MOTION FOR MONDAY,1st DECEMBER,1969

    The following Members were successful in the Ballot:

  • Defence

    108 speeches

    Before I call the first Motion to be moved, I should point out that we have made a practice for several years of taking the first two Motions— on the Army and the Royal Air Force —...

  • Exchange Control

    4 speeches

    10.0 p.m.

What is this?

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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