House of Commons debates

Monday, 5 March 1973

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Petition

    • Bexhill Hospital

      1 speech

      I beg to ask leave to present a petition signed by over 11,000 of the people of Bexhill-on-Sea. The petition has been organised by Mrs. Joyce Alexander, a Member of the Excellent Order of the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • North Sea Oil and Gas

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many inquiries regarding the possible use of Government advance factories presently standing empty in Scotland have been received from...

    • Advance Factories

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will agree to sanction the construction of a further advance factory in the Larkfield Industrial Estate, Greenock.

      Air Services

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will now take steps to estimate the proportion of future air traffic in the scheduled and charter services, respectively, and the places...

      Aerospace

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has for further discussions with European Aerospace Ministers on the future of the aerospace industries in Europe.

      Trade Descriptions (Services)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will seek to amend Section 14 of the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 to ensure that where goods, etc., are sold with a promise and on the...

      Motor Manufacturers

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he last met representatives of the motor manufacturers association.

      Cypriot Ship "Karin" (Portuguese Customs Charge)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action he is taking with the Portuguese authorities towards settling the matter of the fines placed on goods carried in the vessel "Karin"...

      Coastal Distress Services

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects receiving the results of his Department's experiments at selected coastguard stations to evaluate the use of...

      Pyramid Selling

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to introduce legislation to control multi-level marketing and pyramid selling.

      Public Bodies (Appointment of Women)

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make it the policy of his administration to increase the numbers of women appointed to public boards so that greater account is...

      Second Mortgages

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he is now in a position to make a statement on his consideration of excessive interest rates on second mortgages.

      Japan (Trade Balance)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on progress made with measures designed to bring about a closer balance in the trade between Great Britain and Japan.

      Canned Foods (Weight Marking)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what consultations he is having with other countries with a view to introducing legislation to make it compulsory for the drained weight of...

      Hotels and Restaurants (Complaints)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will seek powers to set up an agency to which visitors to Great Britain may complain on matters of alleged malpractice by hoteliers,...

      Norway

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on future trading relations between the EEC and Norway.

      Industry Act (Scotland)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what has been the total value of assistance given in Scotland under the terms of the Industry Act 1972.

      Offshore Supplies Office

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what communications he has received from the Scottish Trades Union Congress on the recent appointment of a Director of DTI Offshore Supplies...

      Regional Policy

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will now undertake to publish an early assessment of regional policy and its contribution to employment in Scotland and other development...

      German Democratic Republic

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the level of British-GDR trade in 1970, 1971 and 1972; and what steps he is taking to improve mutual trade following on recognition of...

      RB211 Engine

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what approaches have been made to the United States of America concerning future collaborative aerospace projects involving developments of the...

      Public Sector Contracts

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will co-ordinate a programme to monitor the proportion of United Kingdom public sector contracts that go to United Kingdom companies.

      Meat Imports (Republic of Ireland)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what are the figures of United Kingdom imports of carcase meat from the Irish Republic for the months of July to December 1972, and January 1973.

      Steel Industry

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he is yet able to confirm that a steel producing mini-plant will be established at Shelton.

      Lanarkshire

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many new jobs have been created in Lanarkshire since 18th June 1970; and how these figures compare with the number of jobs declared...

      Footwear Imports

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied that the latest available figures for the amount of footwear imported from the undeveloped countries in no way hazards the...

      Australia and New Zealand (Preference)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what products the preference in favour of British exports has been terminated or reduced by the Australian or New Zealand Governments since...

      Hotels (Registration)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Government will introduce legislation to make compulsory the registration of hotels in England as recommended by the English...

  • Vietnam

    17 speeches

    With your permission, Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, I wish to make a statement. As hon. Members may know, I attended the International Conference on Vietnam held in Paris from 26th...

  • Price and Pay Code

    126 speeches

    3.45 p.m.

  • Counter-Inflation Proposals (Pay)

    48 speeches

    10.12 p.m.

    • Adjournment

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

  • Road Safety Officer (Darwen)

    7 speeches

    11.40 p.m.

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