House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 28 October 1970

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Aviation Supply

    • Multi-rôle Combat Aircraft

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Aviation Supply if he will ensure that no British technical information supplied under the multi-rôle combat aircraft programme is passed on without permission to other...

    • Concorde

      17 speeches

      asked the Minister of Aviation Supply if he will make a statement on further progress with the Concorde.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Traffic Congestion

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will seek powers to enable him to take over from local authorities the responsibility for regulating traffic and parking, in view of...

    • Concessionary Fares

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he is proposing to issue the formula for guidance in calculating the cost of reimbursing concessionary fares.

      Motorways (Safety Barriers)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the present position with regard to research and development in connection with determining the best type of crash barrier for motorways;...

      Unlicensed Vehicles

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment in view of the fact that enforcement officers are refusing to take action on unlicensed road vehicles reported to them by Members of Parliament...

      House of Commons (Fire Brigade Units)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why, on 23rd July 1970, the fire brigade unit at the House of Commons was not equipped with breathing apparatus; and if he will make a statement.

      Newcastle-on-Tyne — Tynemouth (Coast Road)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the cost of the coast road from Newcastle-on-Tyne to Tynemouth; and on what date the cost to the Exchequer was met.

      Planning Blight

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will now introduce a Bill to expedite the purchase by local authorities of properties affected by planning blight.

      Killingworth and Cramlington

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when the requirements of Killingworth and Cramlington, details of which are in his possession, will be met as part of the regional policy for...

      Passenger Transport Authority (Merseyside)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his policy towards the Passenger Transport Authority on Merseyside; whether he intends to assist the Passenger Transport Authority by...

      Labour-only Subcontracting

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he intends to introduce a Bill to deal with labour-only subcontracting in the construction industry; and if he will make a statement.

      British Railways (Fare Increases)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment on how many occasions since 24th July he has intervened to prevent proposed fare increases on British Railways.

      Building Industry (Apprentices)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what discussions he has had with the building industry concerning its declining number of apprentices; and whether he will make a statement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Foster Children

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied with existing legislation concerning the care of children by foster parents particularly where they have been in care for some years;...

    • Schoolchildren (Dentures)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the waiting list in Scotland for schoolchildren requiring dentures between the ages of five and 15 years; and if he will list the education...

      Kincardine Road Bridge

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will have a survey undertaken of the present level of traffic using the Kincardine Road Bridge.

      Population

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish figures of Scotland's population for the years 1960 to 1970.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons

    • Select Committees

      15 speeches

      asked the Lord President of the Council when he expects to publish his proposals for a new system of select committees.

    • Members' Financial Interests

      8 speeches

      asked the Lord President of the Council if he will now make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy on the recommendations of the Select Committee's Report on Members' Financial Interests.

      Parliamentary Questions

      6 speeches

      asked the Lord President of the Council whether he will make proposals for improving the arrangements for the tabling and answering of Parliamentary Questions in the light of the Report of the...

      Security

      10 speeches

      asked the Lord President of the Council if he will make a statement about the steps being taken to improve security in the House of Commons; and what outside advice he has taken on the matter.

      Select Committee on Science and Technology

      4 speeches

      asked the Lord President of the Council if he will move to re-constitute the Select Committee on Science and Technology and, subject to the approval of the House of Commons, invite it to study...

      Catering Department

      6 speeches

      asked the Chairman of Select Committee of House of Commons (Services) whether the employees of the Catering Department of the House of Commons are members of a trade union.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    • Northern Ireland (Troops)

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of State for Defence what is the present strength of British troops and the Ulster Defence Regiment in Northern Ireland.

    • Royal Air Force (Personnel)

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of State for Defence if he will state the number of men in the Royal Air Force of the rank of senior aircraftman and below and the number of officers of the rank of wing...

      Donaldson Committee

      5 speeches

      asked the Minister of State for Defence what action the Government proposes taking on the recommendations of the Donaldson Committee on the recruitment and release of boys in the services.

      Air-Sea Rescues

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of State for Defence what costs were involved in air-sea rescues undertaken by Coastal Command during 1970 and the nature of the rescues in which the Royal Air Force were involved.

      British Army of the Rhine

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of State for Defence what is the approximate average waiting time for quarters in the British Army of the Rhine.

      Fleet Air Arm

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of State for Defence if he has completed his investigation into the rôle and cost of the Fleet Air Arm.

  • Defence

    64 speeches

    With permission, I will make a statement on the progress which the Government have made since taking office towards fulfilling their undertakings on defence. We set ourselves three objectives:...

  • Bills Presented

    • Contingencies Fund Bill

      Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, supported by Mr. Maurice Macmillan, Mr. Patrick Jenkin, and Mr. Terence L. Higgins, presented a Bill (under Standing Order No. 84 (Procedure upon Bills whose main...

    • Air Corporations Bill

      Mr. Secretary Davies, supported by Mr. Michael Noble, Mr. Patrick Jenkin, and Mr. Anthony Grant, presented a Bill to raise the limits imposed by section 16(1) of the Air Corporations Act 1967 on...

      Civil Aviation (Declaratory Provisions) Bill

      Mr. Secretary Davies, supported by Mr. Corfield, Mr. Michael Noble, Mr. Patrick Jenkin, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Solicitor General, and Mr. Anthony Grant, presented a Bill to make declaratory...

      Education (Scotland) Bill

      Mr. Secretary Campbell, supported by Mr. Edward M. Taylor, presented a Bill to re-enact with modifications certain provisions relating to free education; to restore to education authorities the...

      Expiring Laws Continuance Bill

      Mr. Terence L. Higgins presented a Bill to continue certain expiring laws: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time tomorrow and to be printed. [Bill 23.]

      Family Income Supplements Bill

      Secretary Sir Keith Joseph, supported by Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Campbell, Mr. Secretary Thomas, Mr. Secretary Carr, Mrs. Secretary Thatcher, Mr. Maurice Macmillan, Mr. R....

  • Parliamentary Constituencies (Orders)

    170 speeches

    Before I call the Home Secretary to move the first Motion—and before, so I understand, I am addressed on a point of order—it may help the House if I explain that there are two courses...

  • Hospital Endowments (Scotland) Bill

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Standing Orders (Revision)

    Ordered, That Mr. Laurie Pavitt be discharged from the Select Committee on Standing Orders (Revision) and that Mr. Alexander Lyon be added.—[Mr. Humphrey Atkins.]

  • Multi-Storey Flats, Felling

    6 speeches

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

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