House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 28 March 1973

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Fleet Line

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he is considering to extend the Fleet railway line service to outer London boroughs.

    • Out-of-Town Shopping Centres

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many planning applications he has received for out- of-town shops and shopping centres; and how many he has allowed.

      Operation Eyesore

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he can now announce his decision on the future of Operation Eyesore.

      Residential Development

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will issue a circular to local planning authorities asking them to make public details of land which would receive outline planning approval...

      Driving Licences (Age Limits)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has for the raising or lowering of the ages at which the various types of driving licences can be issued; and if he will make a...

      Humber Bridge

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the progress of building the Humber Bridge and associated road systems.

      Heavy Goods Vehicles (Licences)

      3 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will list the number of applicants for operators' licences for heavy goods vehicles in each of the years since the system has been...

      Rates

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a further statement on his monitoring of local authority rate levels for 1973–74; how many submissions he has had; and if he...

      Transport Users Consultative Committee for Wales

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish the names of the Transport Users Consultative Committee for Wales and list the changes in membership which have taken place in...

      Clean Air (Working Party Report)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to receive the report of the working party of the Clean Air Council on confidentiality of information relating to emissions,...

      A57 (Gorton)

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he has for the short-term improvement and long-term alteration of that part of the A57 trunk road situated in the Gorton district...

      Seat Belts (Public Service Vehicle Drivers)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will introduce legislation to make the fitting of seat belts for the drivers of public service vehicles compulsory.

      M3 (Landscaping)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to complete the landscaping work on the section of the M3 motorway between Lightwater and Chertsey.

      Toxic Wastes (Dumping)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what area of land is estimated to be occupied by dumped toxic wastes in England and Wales.

      Home Ownership (Grants)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to provide a scheme of interest-free Government grants to assist young married couples to buy their first home.

      Planning Applications

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to introduce the European system of identifying by poles the size and position of buildings for which planning...

      Roads Programme

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he intends to announce the next roads programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Footpath Maps

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish the names of the local authorities in England and Wales which do not produce copies of a definitive footpath map which can be...

      Railway Property (Sale)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will give a general direction to British Rail when advertising property for sale not to refer to it as being of interest to speculators.

      Trunk Roads (Catering Services)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will introduce legislation to ensure that catering establishments on major trunk roads do not obtain a monopoly and prevent lorries...

      Overspill Estates

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has for the future of overspill estates under local government reorganisation; and if he will make a statement.

      Green Belt (Bedfordshire)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when the proposed green belt in South Bedfordshire will be confirmed; why there has been a delay in confirming it; and if he will make a statement.

      Itinerant Tinkers (A41)

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps his Department is taking to deal with the problems caused by itinerant tinkers on the A41 between Bushey and Watford.

      Improvement Grants

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many homes have been improved as a result of qualifying for the discretionary home improvement grant.

      West Cross Route (Inquiry)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will now publish the report of the inspector who presided at the public inquiry in 1972 into the proposed West Cross Route motorway...

      Rents (Determination)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will take steps to ensure that rent scrutiny panels, in fixing rents for accommodation, have regard to the percentage below market...

      Road Signs (Metrication)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he proposes that road signs should carry metric distance figures.

      Compulsory Purchase (Housing Stress Areas)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make a further statement concerning his policy when considering applications for compulsory purchase orders in housing stress areas.

      New House Prices

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average price of a new house at the latest available date and two years earlier than that date.

  • Agriculture (Eec Ministers' Meeting)

    33 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the meeting of the Council of Agricultural Ministers in Brussels this week. The Council had a preliminary discussion at its...

  • Re-Cycling of Components of Used Motor Vehicles Bill

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require manufacturers of motor vehicles to design such vehicles, after 31st December 1975, so that their components can be easily...

  • Northern Ireland (White Paper)

    160 speeches

    Before calling upon the Prime Minister to move his motion on Northern Ireland, may I inform the House that I propose to select the amendment in the name of the hon. and gallant Member for Down,...

  • Northern Ireland (Temporary Provisions) Act (Extension)

    27 speeches

    10.0 p.m.

  • Northern Ireland (Appropriation Order)

    28 speeches

    11.1 p.m.

  • Power Station, Croydon (Coal Supplies)

    2 speeches

    12.19 a.m.

What is this?

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.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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