House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 26 November 1969

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Board of Trade

    • World Trade

      8 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give his estimate of the value of world trade in 1969 compared with each of the previous three years; what has been the value, with export and...

    • Overseas Marketing Corporation

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give the number and aggregate value of contracts between United Kingdom manufacturers and foreign buyers which the Overseas Marketing...

      Coach Passengers (Insurance)

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what study he has made of the evidence supplied to him by the hon. Member for Bedfordshire, South showing that passengers in coaches were frequently not...

      Gross National Product and Imports

      3 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what estimate he has made of the relationship between the size of the gross national product and the level of imports; how this compares with the...

      British European Airways (Aircraft Requirements)

      7 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what recent discussions he has had with the Chairman of British European Airways on the airline's future requirements for aircraft.

      Aircraft Noise (International Certification Standards)

      12 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress he has made in his discussions with the United States and French authorities on international noise certification standards for aircraft;...

      Board of Trade Journal

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what changes he proposes to make in theBoard of Trade Journal.

      Apples

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board or Trade what value of apples have been imported into Great Britain during the 12 months ended 31st October or the latest convenient date: and what contribution...

      Balance of Payments (Import Substitution)

      5 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what contribution to the balance of payments has been made by import substitution; and whether he will make a statement as to achievements of that...

      Goods at Sea (Limitation of Liability)

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade when he proposes to introduce legislation to amend the rules governing limitation of liability for goods at sea.

      Hallmarking

      14 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what proposals he has for altering the law relating to the hallmarking of gold and silver wares; what representations he has received for and against...

      East Germany (Trade)

      15 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what proposals he has to increase British-German Democratic Republic trade from 1970.

      Civil Aviation (Fares)

      8 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what his present policy is regarding International Air Transport Association fare restrictions.

      Cotton Textiles (India and Pakistan)

      8 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make special arrangements to mitigate the damage caused to India and Pakistan by the proposed 15 per cent. tariff against their cotton textile...

      Toy Manufacturers (Advertising)

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will introduce legislation to prevent toy manufac- turers from advertising toys between now and Christmas Eve.

      Liverpool Airport

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what reply he has sent to the Liverpool City Council to its recent request for financial assistance for Liverpool Airport.

      Civil Aviation (White Paper)

      14 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade when the White Paper on the Report of the Edwards Committee on Civil Aviation will be published.

      Asian Fair, Teheran (Export Orders)

      8 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what estimate he has made of the increase in export orders resulting from British participation in the Asian Fair held in Teheran in October, 196.

      Invisible Exports

      14 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement about his proposals for new ways of encouraging invisible exports.

      Export Profitability (Study)

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade if he proposes to publish the Study of Export Profitability which the Economic Research Intelligence Unit of his Department has undertaken; and when this...

      Import Deposits

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade by how much he estimates that imports will increase when the rate of import deposits is reduced from 50 per cent. to 40 percent.

      National Exhibition Centre

      16 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade when he expects to reach a conclusion regarding the national exhibition centre.

      Companies (Rhodesian Interests)

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what is his policy with regard to transfer of companies registered in this country to other countries where that company has interests in Rhodesia; and...

      Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh

      10 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress is being made in the modernisation of Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh.

      British European Airways (Spare Parts)

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will give a general direction to British European Airways to ensure that spare parts are available at all airports.

      European Economic Community (Trade Talks Procedure)

      4 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade if Her Majesty's Government accept Article 113 of the Rome Treaty under which the European Economic Community Commission conducts all trade talks with...

      Aircraft Noise (Heathrow Airport)

      26 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade why he has not taken action to stop continual viola- tions of the minimum noise routeings laid down in the United Kingdom in the Putney-Roehampton area;...

      Weights and Measures Act (Beer)

      6 speeches

      asked the President of the Board of Trade how many prosecutions there have been for serving beer in short measures under the Weights and Measures Act, 1963.

  • Questions to Ministers

    2 speeches

    On a point of order. 1 notice, Mr. Speaker, that Questions Nos. 60, 61 and 65 today have been taken with earlier Questions on the Order Paper. I seem to recall that at one time you stated it as...

  • Excise Betting Duty (Payment)

    24 speeches

    Mr. Iain Macleod (by Private Notice) asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will make a statement on the payment of excise betting duties under the Finance Act, 1969, in view of the...

  • Bills Presented

    • Ports Bill

      Mr. Frederick Mulley, supported by Mrs. Secretary Castle, Mr. Secretary Ross, Mr. Secretary Thomas, Mr. Roy Mason, Mr. John Diamond, and Mr. Albert Murray, presented a Bill to make, for Great...

    • Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Bill

      Mr. Alfred Morris, supported by Mr. Jack Ashley, Dr. Shirley Summerskill, Mr. Neil Marten, Dr. Winstanley, Mr. Will Griffiths, Mr. John Astor, Mrs. Lena Jeger, Mr. George Darling, Mr. Lewis...

      Planning Blight and Worsenment Bill

      Mr. Walter Clegg, supported by Mr. Hugh Rossi, Mr. Anthony Grant, Mr. Timothy Kitson, Mr. Edwin Brooks, Mr. James Allason, and Mr. Tom Boardman, presented a Bill to amend the law relating to town...

      Conservation of Seals Bill

      Mr. John M. Temple, supported by Mr. Burden, Mr. Deedes, Sir Hugh Munro-Lucas-Tooth, Mr. John Page, Sir George Sinclair, Mr. Archie Manuel, Mr. Arnold Shaw, Mr. Alfred Morris, and Mr. Patrick...

      Race Relations (Amendment) Bill

      Mr. David Steel, on behalf of Mr. Jo Grimond, supported by Dr. Winstanley, Mr. Russell Johnston, Mrs. Winifred Ewing, Sir George Sinclair, Mr. John P. Mackintosh, Mr. Brian Walden, and Mr. Esmond...

      Right of Privacy Bill

      Mr. Brian Walden, supported by Mr. Douglas Houghton, Sir Edward Boyle, Mr. Eric Lubbock, Mr. Alexander Lyon, Mr. Gilbert Longden, Mr. S. C. Silkin, Mr. Kenneth Baker, Mr. Stanley Orme, Mr. Emlyn...

      Inertia Selling Bill

      Mr. Arthur Davidson, supported by Mr. Tony Gardner, Mr. Tom Bradley, Dame Joan Vickers, Mr. James Wellbeloved, Mr. Montgomery, Dr. Winstanley, Mr. W. T. Williams, Mr. William Hamilton, Mr. Lewis...

      Licensing of Marriages on Unlicensed Premises Bill

      Mr. Victor Goodhew, supported by Mr. Michael Alison, Mr. John Biggs-Davison, Sir Cyril Black, Sir Eric Bullus, Mr. James A. Dunn, Sir Robert Grant-Ferris, Mr. Norman St. John-Stevas, Mr. Brian...

      Protection of Pension Rights Bill

      Miss Quennell, supported by Sir Brandon Rhys Williams, Miss Mervyn Pike, Mr. John Pardoe, Mr. Simon Wingfield Digby, Mr. Charles Fletcher-Cooke, Mr. Tim Fortescue, and Mr. Edward du Cann,...

      Abortion Law (Reform) Bill

      Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine, presented a Bill to amend the Abortion Act 1967: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday, 13th February, and to be...

      Deer Hunting and Hare Coursing Abolition Bill

      Mr. Arnold Shaw, supported by Mr. John Ellis, Mr. Kevin McNamara, Mr. Eric S. Heffer, Mr. James Wellbeloved, Mr. Laurence Pavitt, Mr. Edwin Brooks, Mr. Denis Coe, Mr. Robert Sheldon, Mr. Richard...

      National Insurance (Further Provisions) Bill

      Mr. Nicholas Scott, supported by Mr. Airey Neave, Mr. Turton, Dame Irene Ward, Dame Joan Vickers, Mr. Peter Emery, Colonel Sir Tufton Beamish, Mr. Terence L. Higgins, Mr. Richard Hornby, Mr. Tom...

      Stamp Bill

      Sir Neill Cooper-Key, supported by Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine, presented a Bill to abolish stamp duty on receipts: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon...

      Copyright Bill

      Mr. Raymond Gower, supported by Mr. Hugh Jenkins, Sir Stephen McAdden, Mrs. Jill Knight, Mr. William Wells, Sir John Langford-Holt, Mr. George Darling, Mr. Eric Lubbock, Mr. David Crouch, Mr....

      British Standard Time (Abolition) Bill

      Mr. Godber, supported by Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine, Mr. Anthony Stodart, Mr. Peter Mills, Mr. Ian MacArthur, Mr. Michael Jopling, Mr. Hector Monro, Mr. Timothy Kitson, Mr. Deedes, and Mr. Keith...

      Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill

      Mr. David Ensor, supported by Mr. Julius Silverman, Mr. Garrett, Mr. David Watkins, Mr. Norman Miscampbell, and Mr. Jack Dunnett, presented a Bill to abolish actions for breach of promise of...

      Representation of the People Bill

      Dr. Winstanley, supported by Sir Gerald Nabarro, Mr. Peter M. Jackson, Mr. Eric Lubbock, Sir Harmar Nicholls, and Mr. Brian Walden, presented a Bill to amend the Representation of the People Acts...

      Criminal Justice (Amendment) Bill

      Mr. Anthony Berry, supported by Mr. Jasper More, Mr. David Crouch, Mr. Deedes, Mr. David Waddington, Mr. John Page, Mr. Eldon Griffiths, Sir Ronald Russell, Mr. John Astor, and Mr. Percy Grieve,...

      Infanticide Bill

      Mr. Donald Coleman, supported by Mr. Leo Abse, Dame Irene Ward, Mr. James A. Dunn, Dr. Shirley Summerskill, Dr. Winstanley, Dr. Miller, Mr. W. T. Williams, Dame Joan Vickers, Mr. Ifor Davies, Mr....

      Disablement Commission Bill

      Colonel Sir Tufton Beamish, supported by Mr. Jack Ashley, Mr. John Astor, Mr. Lewis Carter-Jones, Mr. James A. Dunn, Mr. James Griffiths, Mr. Alasdair Mackenzie, Mr. Neil Marten, Mr Jasper More,...

      Trespass Bill

      Mr. Peter Emery, supported by Sir Ian Orr-Ewing, Mr. Deedes, Sir Ronald Russell, Mr. Charles Fletcher-Cooke, Sir Douglas Glover, Mr. Peter Mills, Sir Eric Errington, Mr. John Osborn, Mr. David...

      Collections of Manuscripts (Preservation) Bill

      Mr. Marcus Worsley, supported by Mr. David Marquand, and Mr. Philip Goodhart, presented a Bill to encourage the preservation of collections of manuscripts by controlling and regulating their...

      Parish Councils and Burial Author Ities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill

      Sir Frank Pearson, on behalf of Mr. Michael Jopling, presented a Bill to amend the law relating to the administration and provision by parish councils of allotments and signs and of burial...

      Local Government (Footpaths and Open Spaces) (Scotland) Bill

      Mr. Tom McMillan, supported by Mr. Gregor Mackenzie, Mr. William Small, Mr. Adam Hunter, Mr. John Robertson, Mr. George Willis, and Mr. Cyril Bence, presented a Bill to confer on local...

      Protection of Unit Trusts Investors Bill

      Mr. Keith Stainton, supported by Mr. Jasper More, Miss Quennell, Sir Ronald Russell, Mr. Bruce-Gardyne, and Mr. Raymond Gower, presented a Bill to amend the law affecting unit trusts and to make...

      Fifty-Pence Coin Withdrawal Bill

      Mr. Turton, supported by Sir Donald Kaberry, Mr. Michael Clark-Hutchison, the Earl of Dalkeith, Mr. John Farr, Sir Ronald Russell, Mr. Julian Ridsdale, Mr. Bruce Campbell, and Mr. Alasdair...

      Race Relations Bill

      Mr. George Currie, supported by Mr. Ray Mawby, Mr. Victor Goodhew, Mr. John E. Maginnis, Sir John Langford-Holt, Mr. Donald Williams, Mr. John Nott, Mr. Drayson, and Mr. James Dance, presented a...

      Trade Disputes Bill

      Mr. Ray Mawby, supported by Sir Frederick Bennett, Mr. Drayson, Mr. Victor Goodhew, Sir John Langford-Holt, and Mr. James Dance, presented a Bill to restrict exemption from liability to actions...

  • Orders of the Day — Customs (Imports Deposits) Bill

    Considered in Committee.

  • Clause 1

  • Rent (Control of Increases) Bill

    Considered in Committee.

  • Clause 1

  • Clause 2

  • Business of the House

    Ordered,That the Proceedings on the Rent (Control of Increases) Bill may be entered upon and proceeded with at this day's Sitting at any hour, though opposed.—[Mr. Freeson.]

  • Rent (Control of Increases) Bill

    4 speeches

    Again considered in Committee.

  • Clause 5

  • Schedule

    • Phasing of Rent Increases

      1 speech

      I beg to move Amendment No. 11, in page 7, line 30, after 'sixpence', insert 'a week'. This Amendment rectifies an error on our part, for which I apologise. Without it, the 7s. 6d. could be a...

  • Roads (Scotland) Bill

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Scotland (School Building Programme)

    8 speeches

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

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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.

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