House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 8 March 1972

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Enviorment

    • Road Haulage (Tachographs)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how he proposes to explain the provisions of the European Communities Bill about drivers' hours and tachographs to employers and unions in the...

    • Public Amenities

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will introduce a policy of special grants for the improvement of public amenities especially in areas of high unemployment.

      Noise Advisory Council

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many times in 1971 the Noise Advisory Council met; on how many occasions he chaired the meeting; and what recommendations the council made.

      River Yare

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many prosecutions there have been for breaches of the speed limits on the River Yare in Norfolk in the last three years; and with what result.

      Driving Licences

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider issuing a driving licence and making it proof against abuses by providing the holder's particulars as in the passport,...

      Railway Land (Planning Applications)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will issue a circular to local authorities redefining the distinction between operational and non-operational railway land in the...

      Foulness

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make a further statement on his estimate of the costs of the Foulness Airport project.

      Local Government Reorganisation

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what sociological survey was carried out by his Department to study the effect on communities of the proposed local government reorganisation.

      Waterways

      17 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what his plans are for the improvement of Great Britain's inland waterways.

      Compensation Code

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the terms of reference governing the review of the compensation code now in hand; and when he expects that the review will be completed.

      Central Housing Advisory Committee

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will now make a statement on the future of the Central Housing Advisory Committee.

      Lorry Parks

      7 speeches

      Mr. R. C. Mitchell: asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has for assisting the provision of lorry parks in the Southampton area.

      Land Prices

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he has made of the effect on land prices generally of sale of land by auction.

      Farm Tractors (Road Tests)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why a farm tractor, though it is allowed to travel on roadways, is not subjected to the Ministry of Transport tests.

      Housing Land (Bournemouth and Christchurch)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what requests he has received from Bournemouth and Christchurch for his approval to the early release of more green belt land for residential...

      Fair Rents (Assessment)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average cost of determining the fair rent of a dwelling in the private sector at the present time; and what is his estimate of the...

      Site Clearance (Ayrshire)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he is now taking to ensure that contractors appointed by Her Majesty's Government to demolish and clear prefabricated housing sites in...

      Railways (Increased Use)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will now issue a general direction to British Rail to seek to increase the use of the railways for transporting passengers and freight; and...

      Empty Council Housing

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many council houses and flats, including new ones, have been empty for the past six months or more.

      Housing Aid Centres

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress is being made in the establishment of housing aid centres.

      Photochemical Smog

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment in how many areas of the United Kingdom has photochemical smog occurred; whether tests have been made in the St. Helens area of Lancashire; and if...

      Council Rents

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment for which housing authorities his Department has made estimates of the likely average increase in rent of council house tenants under the Housing...

      Buckoke and Others v. Greater London Council

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has now concluded his discussions with the relevant authorities consequent upon the decision in Buckoke and Others versus the Greater London...

      Housing Finance

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what effect he now estimates the Government's housing financial policies will have on the general policy of combating inflation.

      Housing Subsidy (Worksop and Retford)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total estimated housing subsidy that will be paid to Worksop Borough Council, Worksop Rural District Council, Retford Borough Council,...

      Housing Estates (Open Spaces)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will introduce legislation to require developers of private housing estates to maintain open spaces in those estates after completion...

      Derelict Land

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many acres of derelict land he expects will be restored in England during the current year; and approximately how much money will be spent thereon.

      Civic Amenities Act, 1967

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied that the Civic Amenities Act, 1967, is operating satisfactorily; and if he will make a statement.

      Pollution Control

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the total annual expenditure by central Government on all forms of pollution control.

  • Questions to Ministers

    41 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In his Reply to Question No. 30 the Minister for Housing and Construction accused my hon. Friend the Member for Salford, East (Mr. Frank Allaun) of having...

  • Chairman of Ways and Means(Personel Statement)

    1 speech

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a short personal statement. On Monday evening, after the conclusion of the debate on the Air Navigation (Noise Certification) (Amendment) ...

  • Questions to Ministers

    19 speeches

    Mr. Freeson, on a different point of order.

  • Parliamentary Debates (Tape Recorders)

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Yesterday morning during a Standing Committee Sitting an hon. Member produced a tape recorder—

    • Bill Presented

    • Deposit of Poisonous Waste

      Mr. Secretary Walker, supported by Mr. Secretary Maudling, Secretary Sir Keith Joseph, Mr. Secretary Campbell, Mr. Secretary Peter Thomas, Mr. James Prior, Mr. R. Graham Page, and Mr. Eldon...

  • Tourist Industry

    3 speeches

    3.47 p.m.

    • Tourist Industry

      Bill to authorise the establishment of a Ministry of Tourism with powers to lay down a code of conduct for the tourist industry and to consider and act on complaints made by holidaymakers...

  • Orders of the Day — European Communities Bill

    Considered in Committee [Progress, 7th March.]

    • Clause 1

    • Short Title and Interpretation

      189 speeches

      Amendment No. 96 proposed [7th March], in page 2, line 5, after 'and', insert 'subject to approval by resolution of each House of Parliament '—[Mr. John.]

      Business of the House

      Motion made, and Question put,That the European Communities Bill may be proceeded with at this day's Sitting, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr. John Stradling Thomas.]

  • Orders of the Day — European Communities Bill

    41 speeches

    Again considered in Committee.

    • Adjournment

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

  • Orders of the Day — Bradford (Economic Prospects)

    4 speeches

    12.16 a.m.

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