House of Commons debates

Monday, 31 January 1972

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • Monsanto Europe Company (Ruabon)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what consultations he has had with the Monsanto Europe Company about its decision to declare redundant one-fifth of the labour force at the Company's Ruabon...

    • Dee Estuary

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether Her Majesty's Government have now come to a decision about the projected reclamation of the Dee Estuary.

      Secondary Education (Bedwellty)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has for the expansion of facilities for comprehensive secondary education in the part of Monmouthshire comprising the Bedwellty Constituency...

      Paediatric Services (West Wales)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether the recommendations contained in the Interim Report of the Working Party on Children in Hospital in Wales are being acted upon in planning the...

      Employment Prospects

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the employment prospects in Wales for 1972.

      Secretary of State (Newspaper Articles)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales when he expects to write his next article in a Welsh newspaper in his official capacity.

      Fair Rents

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what alternatives were considered by his Department before deciding on the proposals for fair rents in Wales as contained in the Housing Finance Bill.

      House Building (Special Problems)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales to what extent he has examined the financial position created for Welsh local authorities who have special house construction problems.

      Bristol Channel (Pollution)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what schemes and works will be carried out in the next five years, and at what approximate cost, to deal with problems of pollution by sewage disposal or by...

      Cement Quarry (Cefn Mawr)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what communications he has received about the circumstances in which planning permission was given for the extension of the Portland Cement Company's quarry...

      Mid-Wales

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a further statement concerning Mid-Wales

      Infrastructure

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much additional expenditure on infrastructure schemes in Wales has been allocated for the years 1971–72 and 1972–73; and how many additional...

      Straying Animals

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what progress is being made by the working party which he set up to examine the problems caused by straying animals, particularly in South Wales.

      Cwmbran New Town (Unemployment)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what are the results of his review of the unemployment situation in Cwmbran New Town; and whether he will now include Cwmbran New Town within the Welsh...

      Secondary Schools

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many secondary schools for children aged 11 to 16 years will be functioning in Wales when the school-leaving age is raised.

      Redundancies (Wrexham)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he is taking to alleviate the situation in the Wrexham constituency where nearly 400 redundancies were declared from two factories immediately...

      Bedwas and Machen U.D.C. (Housing Finance)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what correspondence he has received from Bedwas and Machen Urban District Council concerning the Housing Finance Bill; and what reply he has sent.

      Unemployment

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the organisations he has met in Wales since June, 1970, with direct involvement in the unemployment situation.

      Poisons (Illegal Dumping)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what investigations of illegal dumping of poisons on tips in Wales he has undertaken; and what evidence of such practices has come to light.

      Industrialisation

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales to what extent he has estimated the future industrialisation needs of Wales.

      Hospital Accommodation (South-East Glamorgan)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales to what extent he will make special arrangements, in cases in- volving the need for long or fairly long periods of treatment in hospital, for patients...

      Road Accidents (Flintshire)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many people were killed and injured in road accidents in Flintshire during the year 1971.

      European Economic Community

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will now request the Welsh Council to make a further more detailed and more comprehensive study of the likely effects of Great Britain's entry into...

      Local Government Reorganisation (Glamorgan)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many local authorities in Wales have now supported his proposals to divide Glamorgan into three new counties; and how many local authorities now oppose them.

      Schools Closure (Coal Mining Dispute)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what action he is taking to ensure that schools in Wales will remain open, in view of the strike in the coal mining industry.

      Solicitors (Disciplinary Code)

      4 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General if he will introduce legislation to control the disciplinary code for solicitors.

      MR. Beverley Nichols

      6 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General whether, in view of the prima facie evidence submitted to him of the self-confession of Mr. Beverley Nichols that on three occasions he attempted to murder his father,...

      Students (Jury Service)

      6 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General if he will take steps to ensure that students who suffer loss of vacation earnings as a result of being called for jury service receive appropriate financial compensation.

      Land Registration

      4 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General if he will submit proposals to extend Land Registration to the whole of England and Wales.

      Forensic Proceedings (Legal Aid)

      8 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General if he will institute a review of all proceedings of a forensic character, whether taking place in courts, tribunals, arbitrations or inquiries, where there is at...

      Ground Rents

      4 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General if he will introduce legislation to abolish ground rents.

      Devon and Somerset Staghounds

      4 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General whether, having considered the evidence submitted by the hon. Member for Lambeth, Brixton, he has now decided to institute criminal proceedings against an official of...

  • Pakistan

    12 speeches

    asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on President Bhutto's announcement that Pakistan is withdrawing from the Commonwealth.

  • Northern Ireland

    67 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement. The House will have heard with deep anxiety that a number of people were killed and injured in the course of disturbances in...

  • Rhodesia

    58 speeches

    With your permission, Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, I wish to make a statement. As the House will be aware, I have been in touch with Mr. Smith about arrangements for Members of Parliament...

  • Northern Ireland

    11 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I beg to seek leave to move the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should...

  • Orders of the Day — Supply

    [10TH ALLOTTED DAY]—Considered

  • Orders of the Day — Unemployment

    138 speeches

    Before I call the right hon. Member for Bristol, South-East (Mr. Benn) to move the Opposition Motion, I should tell the House that I have selected the Amendment in the name of the Prime Minister...

  • Orders of the Day — Business of the House

    Ordered, That the Motion relating to Industrial Relations may be proceeded with at this day's Sitting, though opposed, until half-past Eleven o'clock.—[The Prime Minister.]

  • Orders of the Day — Industrial Relations

    21 speeches

    10.25 p.m.

  • National Health Service (Family Planning) Amendment [Money]

    Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

  • Adjournment

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

  • Income Tax (MR. David Evans)

    4 speeches

    11.41 p.m.

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