Thursday, 16 March 1972
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
asked the Minister of State for Defence what is the value of an Army pension at present granted on retirement to an officer holding the rank of major.
asked the Minister of State for Defence on how many occasions he has attended the Ministerial Aerospace Board.
asked the Minister of State for Defence what plans he has to provide more effective air cover for the fleet at sea.
asked the Minister of State for Defence if he will now give an estimate as to when the operations, of the British Army against terrorists in Northern Ireland are likely to be successfully concluded.
asked the Minister of State for Defence what was the total number of recruits for the Armed Forces in Scotland in each of the last 10 years.
asked the Minister of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the fisheries protection measures in being at the present time on the Northumberland coast, and in particular in the area...
asked the Minister of State for Defence if he will retain the Wessex Brigade Juniors Training Regiment at Wyvern Barracks, Exeter.
asked the Minister of State for Defence what is his estimate of the relative strengths of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and Russian forces on the northern flank in terms of ground troops,...
asked the Minister of State for Defence what functions will be performed by the Linesman system of air defence radar when it is operational; and whether he will make a statement.
asked the Minister of State for Defence what steps he is taking to increase the security of military installations in England, Wales and Scotland.
asked the Minister of State for Defence what is the percentage tonnage of steel imported from the United States of America for constructing nuclear submarines.
asked the Minister of State for Defence whether he will make a statement on his plans to pay an official visit to the city of Portsmouth.
asked the Minister of State for Defence what are the characteristics of the interrogation in depth which is to continue to be used by British Forces.
asked the Minister of State for Defence whether he will now make a further statement on whether he will develop the Rolls-Royce Pegasus Aeroengine for military use; and what is his latest...
asked the Minister of State for Defence how many times he has taken the chair at the National Defence Industries Council.
asked the Minister of State for Defence whether he will publish in the Official Report details of all those Royal Air Force and Royal Navy air bases in Great Britain at which there are regular...
asked the Minister of State for Defence when the break-up of H.M.S. "Eagle" will be started and completed.
asked the Prime Minister whether he will establish machinery to ensure that the administrative practices and techniques sanctioned by Government Departments are in conformity with civil law and...
asked the Prime Minister if he remains satisfied with the coordination between all Departments on all matters pertaining to incomes and prices: and if he will make a statement.
asked the Prime Minister if he will establish new machinery for scrutiny of the Honours system.
asked the Prime Minister if the public statement on the subject of wages and unemployment made by the Secretary of State for Employment on B.B.C. Television on Monday, 28th February represents...
May I ask the Leader of the House to state the business for next week?
Standing Order No. 23
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, could you help me? I came to see you before the House sat today to seek your advice about some of the arrests that took place yesterday in our constituencies and...
I beg to ask 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 have urgent consideration, namely,...
Ordered, That this day, if the Motion on Defence Estimate, 1972–73 (Army), Vote A, shall have been disposed of before Ten o'clock, Mr. Speaker shall proceed to put forthwith the Questions...
[16TH ALLOTTED DAY],—considered.
Bill to apply certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the years ending on 31st March 1971, 1972 and 1973, presented accordingly, and read the First time; to be read a Second...
Considered in Committee.
Ordered,That the Deposit of Poisonous Waste Bill may be proceeded with at this day's Sitting, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr. Eyre.]
Again considered in Committee.
I beg to move Amendment No. 24, in page 3, line 15, at end inseert: (3) All persons who are drivers of vehicles engaged in the moving of waste as defined in this section shall carry a waybill...
I beg to move Amendment No. 14, in page 5, line 19, at beginning insert: 'Subject to the following subsection'.
I beg to move, Amendment No. 17, in page 5, line 33, leave out subsection (2).
I beg to move Amendment No. 20, in page 6, line 24, after 'water', insert: 'and also includes any part of the seashore whether above or below high water mark'. The Amendment, which was...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Paul Hawkins.]
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