House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 9 May 1972

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Hon. Members for Mid-Ulster, Fermanagh and South Tyrone and Belfast, West

    1 speech

    The House will recall that on 20th April I read to the House the terms of two letters which I had received from the Resident Magistrate of Eniskillen in which he informed me of sentences of...

  • Private Business

    CLYDE RIVER PURIFICATION BOARD BILL

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services

    • Nurseries and Play Groups

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many children are currently attending day nurseries, residential nurseries and play groups, respectively.

    • Welfare Payments (Unemployed Persons)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps he is considering, for inclusion for this year's review, for adjustment of social welfare payments in such fashion as to encourage...

      Pay Beds

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he intends to take following the Expenditure Committee Report on pay beds in hospitals; and whether he will make a statement.

      Heating Allowances

      6 speeches

      Mr. R. C. Mitchell: asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will now introduce special heating allowances of at least 50p a week for all pensioners receiving supplementary...

      Agoraphobia

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will cause additional studies to be made into the causes and cure of agoraphobia; and whether he will provide appropriate finance.

      Special Investigations

      8 speeches

      Mr. Clinton: Davis asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why it has been found necessary to increase substantially the number of special investigators employed by his Department since...

      Far East Prisoners of War

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services to what extent he discussed at his meeting in April with the deputation from the National Federation of Far East Prisoners of War Clubs and...

      Health Education Officers

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the number of health education officers employed by local authorities; and what is the number of local authorities employing them as a...

      Dental Services

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proposals he has for the development of National Health Service dental services; and in particular whether he intends to maintain the full...

      Living Standards

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps he is taking to arrest the widening gap between the living standards of the poorest in work and those earning the medium wage.

      Fluoridation

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in view of the fact that the Swedish Parliament has now repealed the law permitting fluoridation, and, after 17 years of trial, the only...

      Stoke Park Hospital

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he has taken following the report of the Hospital Advisory Service on Stoke Park Hospital; and in what form he proposes to make the...

      Private Medical Practice

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement about the extent to which private medical practice has increased in the National Health Service during the past five years.

      Prescription Charges

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will introduce free prescriptions for a person in the long-term sick category whose sole income is £6·50 weekly invalidity...

      Long-stay Mental Hospitals

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received asking for changes in the Government's 15-year plan for long-stay mental hospitals; and if he will make a...

      Elderly Persons (Hospital Treatment)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied with the procedures adopted by hospitals within the National Health Service for examining elderly persons who have been...

      St. Cross Hospital, Rugby

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects a start on the next phase in the development of St. Cross Hospital, Rugby.

      Disabled Drivers and Spastics

      9 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if he will now arrange a further meeting with the representatives of the Disabled Drivers' Association and the Spastics Society further to the deputation he received on...

      President Pompidou

      9 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister what communications he has had with President Pompidou since 23rd April.

      Strikes

      12 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if, at his next meeting with officials of the Trades Union Congress, he will discuss the measures the Government have taken to reduce the number of strikes.

      Prime Minister of Irish Republic

      8 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if he will now seek an official meeting with Mr. Lynch to discuss border security.

  • West Midlands (Pollution)

    8 speeches

    Q6. Mr. Stonehouse asked the Prime Minister if he will appoint an additional Minister in the Department of the Environment particularly to deal with the problems of pollution in the West Midlands.

  • Brixton Prison (Remanded Persons)

    16 speeches

    Mrs. Shirley Williams (by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action is being taken to relieve overcrowding among men on remand at Brixton prison, making...

  • Vietnam (British Shipping)

    28 speeches

    Mr. Orme (by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the danger to British ship ping near Vietnam.

  • New Member Sworn

    Norman Stewart Hughson Lamont. esquire, for Kingston-upon-Thames.

  • British Railways (Dispute)

    3 speeches

    Order. I have three applications under Standing Order No. 9. I propose to take them in the order in which I received them. Mr. Hastings.

  • Northern Ireland

    2 speeches

    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,...

  • Vietnam

    2 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 9, in order to raise a matter of definite public importance for urgent debate, namely, The decision of the...

  • Doorstep Selling

    5 speeches

    4.6 p.m.

  • Doorstep Selling

    Bill to regulate doorstep selling, presented accordingly, and read the First time; to be read a Second time upon Friday, 16th June and to be printed. [Bill 136.]

  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

    182 speeches

    (Clauses 1, 9, 12, 63, 64, 71, 73, 110, and 112 and Schedule 4)

  • Clause 9

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