House of Commons debates

Monday, 19 November 1973

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Death of a Member

    1 speech

    I regret to have to inform the House of the death of Sir Gerald Nabarro, Member for Worcestershire, South, and I desire on behalf of the House to express our sense of the loss we have sustained...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Sale of Goods (Pricing)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will refer to the Director General of Fair Trading for investigation the practice of printing "xp off" on goods for sale.

    • Take-over Code

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will seek to incorporate the Take-over Code in statutory form in his coming review of company law.

      Sea Horse Marine Engine

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made in his discussions about the Sea Horse marine engine.

      Aviation Fuel Supplies

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what powers he has to restrict the use of aviation fuel by the limitation of the services of British and foreign carriers; and if he will make...

      Take-Overs and Mergers (Referrals)

      8 speeches

      Mr. R. C. Mitchell: asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many take-overs and mergers were referred to the Monopolies Commission in 1971 and 1972; and how many have been...

      Company Directors and Partners

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will seek powers to ensure that, where private companies or businesses seek cash from the public, the full names of all directors or...

      Trade Directories

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many complaints he has received about the activities of firms dealing in trade directories.

      Power Stations (Coal Use)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will outline the arrangements made for the expansion of coal use in power stations arising from the limitation of oil supplies.

      Energy Supplies

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will now make a statement on the supplies of indigenous sources of energy available for the oncoming winter.

      North Sea Oil

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress he has made in implementing the recommendations of the IMEG Report.

      Quieter Aeroplane Engines

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress is being made in research into quieter aeroplane engines.

      Jute Imports (India and Bangladesh)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the United Kingdom intends to impose tariffs on manufactured jute imports from India and Bangladesh on 1st January 1974.

      National Union of Mineworkers

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to meet the leaders of the National Union of Mineworkers.

      Concorde

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on Concorde.

      Japan

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the recent trade talks with Japan.

      Government Aid

      6 speeches

      x asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the total amount of Government aid in all its aspects to industry in the last 12 months.

      Companies House

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received concerning the plan to transfer Companies House from London to Cardiff; and whether he will make a statement.

      Newsprint

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will make a statement on the world-wide shortage of newsprint, with particular reference to the situation in the United Kingdom, and...

      Trade Practices

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will list the unfair trade practices which he is initially proposing to ban or curb in accordance with his new powers under the Fair...

      Nuclear Reactors

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recommendations have been made by the Nuclear Power Advisory Board on the choice of reactors for the next stage of the nuclear power programme.

      Service Charges

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce legislation making it illegal for firms to impose services charges for services which are not in fact supplied.

      Aircraft Noise (Insulation Grants)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many householders living in the inner area around London Heath row and London Gatwick airports have been allotted 100 per cent. noise...

      Steel Supply

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will direct the British Steel Corporation to ensure that when steel is in short supply it should be rationed, with particular regard to...

      Steam Generating Heavy Water Reactor

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for how long the steam generating heavy water reactor, as completed at Winfrith, has been in operation and with what results; and what...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Sub Judice Rule

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to put to you a point on which I would not necessarily expect an immediate ruling. It concerns the reply which the Under-Secretary of State for Trade and...

  • Oil Suppplies

    25 speeches

    In my statement to the House on 24th October, I informed the House that, in view of the potential dangers to our Middle East oil supplies, the Government had decided to take controls over the...

  • The Economy

    192 speeches

    3.45 p.m.

    • Adjournment

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

  • Longside (Medical Services)

    4 speeches

    10.13 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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