House of Commons debates

Monday, 18 December 1972

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Petition

    • Beam Trawling (South Coast)

      1 speech

      With your permission, Mr. Speaker, and that of this honourable House, I beg to present a petition on behalf of 41 fishermen of Mudeford and district and others. The petition shows that there is...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • School Transport

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will seek to ascertain how many schemes reorganising secondary education in Wales introduced after the summer holidays have resulted in increases of...

    • European Community Firms

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what consultations he has had with representatives of Common Market firms who have indicated to him their intention to set up manufacturing prccesses in Wales.

      School Building Programme (Monmouthshire)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received about the new school building programme in Monmouthshire; and if he will make a statement.

      Nursery Education

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many nursery places will be made available by 1976 to children in Wales below five years of age under the proposals contained in the Government White...

      Bilingual Official Forms

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied with progress made in providing forms and explanatory material in the Welsh language by Government Departments in Wales in accordance...

      Livestock (Export)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will take steps to publicise the merits and attractions of Welsh native breeds of animals for export for breeding purposes.

      Queensferry Bypass

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what special emergency measures he will take to alleviate traffic congestion on the Queensferry bypass and the surrounding area.

      Government Contracts

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will initiate a study into the employment aspects of Government contracts in Wales.

      Celtic Sea Oil

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what consideration he has given to establishing a central information service for Welsh industrialists about the opportunities arising from Celtic sea oil...

      Singleton Hospital, Swansea

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the future of Swansea's Singleton Hospital.

      Government Factories

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what progress has been made in the completion of the Cwmgorse advance factory in the Pontardawe district of the Gower constituency; and if he will make a...

      M4 Extension (Public Inquiries)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he intends to hold a separate public inquiry for each section of the proposed western extension of the M4.

      Council Housing

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what measures he now intends to take to boost the level of council house building in Wales.

      Industrial Development (South-East Wales)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what proposals he has for attracting new industry to South-East Wales in the next five years.

      House Prices

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the average selling price of three-bedroom detached and three-bedroom semi-detached bungalows in Swansea in the years 1969, 1970, 1971 and to 31st...

      Steel Industry

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the British Steel Corporation about the future of the steel industry in Monmouthshire.

      Office Space (Newtown)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will take steps to encourage Government Departments and public authorities to move to Newtown, Montgomeryshire, to occupy the new offices now being...

      Unemployment

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will commission a study into the problems of long-term unemployment in Wales.

      Carmarthen — Pembroke Dock Road

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has for improving the road between Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock.

      Manufacturing Industry (Employment)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many manufacturing jobs are in prospect in Wales; and how this compares with those available at 30th June, 1970.

      Glamorgan Airport

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has for the future ownership and administration of the Glamorgan, Rhoose, airport; and if he will make a statement.

      New Houses (Purchase)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what measures his Department intends to take to provide adequate safeguards and protection for buyers of new houses in Wales.

      Tonyrefail Bypass

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what stage has been reached in the planning of the Tonyrefail bypass.

      Chief Rents and Rent Charges

      4 speeches

      asked the Attorney General when he expects to receive the Law Commissioners' proposals with regard to chief rents or rent charges on freehold land.

      Supreme Court (Dormant Funds)

      4 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General if he will introduce legislation to enable a substantial proportion of the capital of dormant funds under the control of the Supreme Court of England to be applied for...

      Legal Aid

      6 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General if he will initiate legislation to extend legal aid to proceedings before rent assessment panels and rent tribunals.

      Welsh Language Act

      4 speeches

      asked the Attorney. General if he has received the report of the inquiry conducted by Lord Justice Edmund Davies on the workings of the Welsh Language Act 1967; and if he will make a statement.

      Railway Closures (Leakage of Information)

      10 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General whether he will make a statement about his intention to insti- tute proceedings under the Official Secrets Act or the Theft Act, in connection with the leakage of...

  • Swine Vesicular Disease

    16 speeches

    (by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the outbreak of swine vesicular disease.

  • Business of the House

    9 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a short business statement. As the House knows, the Government have decided to make the £10 Christmas Bonus available to those pensioners...

  • National Industrial Relations Court

    4 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,...

  • Industry (Trade Unions Role)

    163 speeches

    3.53 p.m.

  • Procedure

    89 speeches

    The House now comes to items Nos. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 on the Order Paper. There is a procedural difficulty here which I should like to put to the House. It seems to me that there are two ways of...

    • Business of the House

      20 speeches

      Ordered,That the Motions relating to Procedure, Parliamentary Questions, delegated legislation, Attendance of Members at Meetings of Select Committees and Business of the House (Consolidated Fund...

    • Parliamentary Questions

      2 speeches

      Resolved,That this House doth agree with the Select Committee on Parliamentary Questions appointed in the last Session of Parliament in the recommendations contained in Paragraphs 7, 8, 10, 19,...

  • Orders of the Day — Housing (Amendment) Bill

    Not amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.

  • Judges (Maximum Number)

    7 speeches

    10.51 p.m.

  • European Community Secondary Legislation

    6 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed,That a Select Committee be appointed to consider procedures for scrutiny of proposals for European Community Secondary Legislation and to make...

    • Adjournment

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

  • Dorman Long (Pensioners)

    6 speeches

    11.24 p.m.

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Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

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