House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 24 January 1973

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Housing Land

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make a statement on the response to his proposals announced on 27th April for releasing more land for housebuilding.

    • Green Belts

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will list the towns other than in the outer Metropolitan area where an approved or designated green belt is currently in existence.

      Sewage Works

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many applications for loan sanction for new sewage works have been received by his Department since his statement of 27th April; and whether...

      Railway Network

      32 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what mileage of railway routes he has shut down in each of the 10 years 1963 to 1972 inclusive; and what is his planned amount of closure in 1973.

      Derelict Land

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the acreage of derelict land in England and Wales on 1st January 1973; how this figure compares with 1st January 1971...

      Professional Footballers Association

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent meeting he has had with representatives of the Professional Footballers Association.

      M1, Stanmore (Hospital Access)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has given consideration to the question of constructing an exit on the northbound carriageway of the M1 at Stanmore so that ambulances...

      Worksop-Retford Railway

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the current annual subsidy for the Worksop-Retford railway line.

      Foreign Lorries (Regulation)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why he will not take steps to require the carrying of reflector plates by foreign lorries.

      Water and Sewerage

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is now able to say how he proposes to reorganise water and sewage authorities on 1st April 1974.

      Regional Planning

      4 speeches

      Mr. S. James A. Hill: asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will now give further details of the progress in preparing regional planning strategies in each region of the...

      Slum Clearance

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many slum and sub-standard houses have been demolished in each of the last two years; and how many such houses remain.

      Greater London Development Plan

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he can now say when the report of the Layfield panel of inquiry into the Greater London Development Plan will be published.

      Council Housing

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the latest figures for council house-building for the year 1972; and if he will give comparable figures for the years 1971, 1970, 1969,...

      Rent Rebates

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much has so far been paid out in rent rebates under the Housing Finance Act; and what is the aggregate amount of increased rent so far paid...

      Trees (Replanting)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will consider a programme of financial assistance to aid in the clearing and replanting of land containing dead or diseased elm trees.

      Motor Vehicle Pollution

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what measures he intends to take to reduce smoke and noise emissions from vehicles other than new ones.

      Heavy Lorries

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he will take to deal with the problem of heavy lorries in Tring High Street, A41.

      Traffic Hazards (Asenby and Topcliffe)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he is taking to reduce traffic hazards in the villages of Asenby and Topcliffe now that double carriageways are completed on the A168...

      Spoilheaps

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with the machinery for tracing the ownership of derelict coal spoilheaps.

      Lorry Parks (Southampton)

      6 speeches

      Mr. R. C. Mitchell: asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has considered the report of the joint working party on lorry parks in the Southampton area; and if he will make a...

      Rural Areas (Industrial Development)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has studied the annual report of the Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas, and the suggestion contained therein that planning...

  • Vietnam

    21 speeches

    With your permission, Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, I wish to make a statement. Hon. Members will already have seen reports of President Nixon's announcement on 23rd January of an...

  • London Cab Reform Bill

    1 speech

    3.45 p.m.

  • London Cab Reform

    Bill to amend the London Cab Act 1968, presented accordingly, and read the First time; to be read a Second time upon Friday 9th February and to be printed. [Bill 54.]

  • Inflation

    113 speeches

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

  • Adjournment

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

  • Local Authorities (Finance)

    20 speeches

    10.14 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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