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House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 28 November 1973

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Tanzania (Detained British Subject)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contact he has had with the Government of Tanzania following the sentencing of a British journalist, Percy Cleaver, to three...

    • Diplomatic Immunity

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the total number of persons resident in the United Kingdom to whom diplomatic immunity is extended.

      Syria (Prisoners of War)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has raised with the Syrian authorities their refusal to comply with the Geneva Convention on Prisoners of War; and, if...

      EEC Energy Policy

      19 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Dutch Government about EEC policy on energy supplies, following restrictions on oil imported...

      Middle East

      23 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a further statement on developments in the Middle East as they affect United Kingdom interests and policies.

      European Armed Force Levels

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the results to date of the conference taking place to bring about a reduction in armed forces in...

      Hong Kong

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will appoint a commission to examine the social and economic reasons which prevent the Government applying certain ILO...

      Sri Lanka (British Firms)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice his Department gives to British firms in Sri Lanka about the level of wages for their employees in that country.

      Namibia

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the United Nations over the flogging of civilians in Namibia.

      European Political Union

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the matter of EEC political union is next to be discussed in the EEC Council.

      Greece

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans officially to meet the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs.

      Falkland Islands

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress is being made on the implementation of the Joint Agreement on Communications of June 1971 between Great Britain,...

      Entry Certificate Applications (India)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will set up a consular office at Ahmedabad, Gujarat State, India, to deal with applications for entry certificates for the...

      Commonwealth Relations

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will now make a statement on Great Britain's future relations with the Commonwealth.

      EEC Regulations and Directives

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many regulations, decisions and directives purporting to have legal effect in the United Kingdom have been approved by the...

      Council of Ministers

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what items he hopes to place on the agenda for the next meeting of the Council of Ministers.

      EEC Summit Conference

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he will seek to ensure the establishment of a political secretariat at the forthcoming EEC summit conference.

      Crown Agents' Staff (Appointments)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the rules relating to taking up of appointments by former members of the staff of the Crown Agents in commercial companies.

      Bangladesh (Aid)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much aid has been given to Bangladesh for jute mill machinery and for projects connected with the jute industry.

      Contract and Specialist Personnel

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will establish and maintain a register within his Department of contract and specialist personnel who have worked abroad...

      Holland

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek to pay an official visit to Holland.

  • British Railways

    29 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I will make a statement about future provision for British Railways. In July last year, I told the House of a significant deterioration in British Railways'...

  • Northern Ireland

    10 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, unde. Standing Order No. 9, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • Ballot for Notices of Motions for Friday 14TH December

    Members successful in the Ballot were : Miss Janet Fookes.

  • Bills Presented

    • Town and Country Amenities

      Sir John Rodgers, supported by Sir Geoffrey de Freitas, Mr. Grimond, Mr. Roy Jenkins, Mr. Sandys, Mr. G. R. Strauss, Mr. Sydney Chapman, Mr. Robert Cooke, Mr. Ernle Money, Mr. Michael Grylls, Mr....

    • Youth and Community

      Mr. Alan Haselhurst, supported by Mr. Sydney Chapman, Mr. John Selwyn Gummer, Mr. Barry Jones, Mr. David Knox, Sir Gilbert Longden, Mr. Kenneth Marks, Mr. Charles Morrison, Mr. Nicholas Scott,...

      Children

      Dr. David Owen, supported by Mr. Leo Abse, Mr. Emlyn Hooson, Dame Joan Vickers, Mr. S. C. Silkin, Mr. J. C. Jennings, Mr. Phillip Whitehead, Mr. Montgomery, Mr. Jack Ashley, Sir Bernard Braine,...

      Public Lending Right

      Mr. David James, on behalf of Mr. Ernie Money, supported by Mr. Leo Abse, Mr. Jeffrey Archer, Mr. Andrew Faulds, Mr. Charles Fletcher-Cooke, Mr. Hugh Fraser, Mr. Clement Freud, Mr. John Gorst,...

      Abortion (Amendment)

      Mr. Michael Grylls, supported by Mr. Deedes, Mr. Leo Abse, Dr. Vaughan, Mr. John Hunt, Mr. Eric Deakins, Mr. Nigel Fisher, Mr. Neville Sandelson, Miss Mervyn Pike, Mr. John Selwyn Gummer, Mr....

      Litigants in Person (Costs)

      Mr. Richard Luce, supported by Mr. George Darling, Mr. Arthur Davidson, Mr. Charles Fletcher-Cooke, Mr. Norman Fowler, Mr. Edward Gardner, Mr. Raymond Gower, Mr. Emlyn Hooson, Mr. Norman Lamont,...

      London Parish Councils

      Mr. Graham Tope, supported by Mr. Dick Leonard, and Mr. Grimond, presented a Bill to make changes in the administration of local government in Greater London by the establishment of London Parish...

      Education (Mentally-Handicapped Children) (Scotland)

      Mr. Alex Eadie, supported by Mr. James Sillars, Mr. Harry Ewing, Mr. John Robertson, Mr. Adam Hunter, Mr. Dick Douglas, Mr. David Lambie, Mr. Tom Oswald, Mr. Russell Johnston, Mr. Michael Clark...

      Scottish and Welsh Parliaments

      Mr. Grimond, supported by Mr. David Steel, Mr. Emlyn Hooson, Mr. Russell Johnston, Mr. Donald Stewart, and Mrs. Margo MacDonald, presented a Bill to make new provisions for the government of the...

      Weights and Measures (Containers)

      Mr. David Price, supported by Dame Patricia Hornsby-Smith, Mr. Edward Milne, Mr. T. H. H. Skeet, Mr. G. Elfed Davies, Mr. Edward M. Taylor, Mr. Edwin Wainwright, Mr. Patrick Cormack, Mr. Dick...

      Rehabilitation of Offenders

      Mr. Kenneth Marks, supported by Sir John Foster, Mr. Edmund Dell, Mr. Alexander Lyon, Sir John Rodgers, Mr. Peter Archer, Mr. Charles Fletcher-Cooke, Mr. Ian Percival, Mr. Gordon Oakes, Mr....

      Land Registration (Amendment)

      Mr. G. R. Strauss presented a Bill to amend the Land Registration Act 1925: And the same was read the First time ; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 1st March and to be printed....

      Home Ownership

      Mr. Harold Gurden, on behalf of Sir Douglas Dodds-Parker, supported by Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg, Mr. Ralph Howell, Mr. J. R. Kinsey, Mr. Cyril Smith, Mr. David Austick, Rear-Admiral Morgan-Giles,...

      Hare Coursing

      Mr. Marcus Lipton, supported by Mr. David Stoddart, Mr. Eric S. Heffer, Mr. Burden, Mr. Sydney Chapman, Mr. Wilfred Proudfoot, Mr. John Pardoe, Mr. William Price, Mr. Dick Leonard, Miss Janet...

      Private Detectives (Control)

      Mr. Michael Fidler, supported by Mr. Norman Fowler, Mr. Hugh Dykes, Mr. Deedes, Mr. Edward Gardner, Mr. S. Clinton Davis, Mr. Greville Janner, and Mr. R. C. Mitchell, presented a Bill to provide...

      Arbitration

      Sir John Foster, supported by Mr. Alan Green, Mr. Michael Hamilton, Sir Frederic Bennett, Mr. Peter Rees, Mr. Ian Percival, Mr. Edward Gardner, Mr. Norman Miscampbell, and Mr. Alexander Lyon,...

      Electricity and Gas

      Mr. Robert Hughes, supported by Mr. Brynmor John, Mr. Neil Carmichael, Mr. A. W. Stallard, Mr. Ronald King Murray, Mr. Albert Booth, Mr. Frank Allaun, and Mr. Arthur Latham, presented a Bill to...

      Agricultural Holdings (Rights of Tenants)

      Mr. Gwynoro Jones, supported by Mr. Elystan Morgan, Mr. Goronwy Roberts, Mr. John Morris, Mr. John Mackie, Mr. William Edwards, Mr. David Clark, Mr. Caerwyn Roderick, Mr. Mark Hughes, Mr....

      Protection from Harassment and Illegal Eviction

      Mr. Dick Leonard, supported by Mr. Michael Stewart, Mr. Arthur Blenkinsop, Mr. George Cunningham, Mr. John Grant, Mr. Eric S. Heffer, Mr. Gerald Kaufman, Mr. Marcus Lipton, Mr. Frederick Mulley,...

      Community Legal Services

      Sir Elwyn Jones, supported by Mr. S. C Silkin, Mr. W. T. Williams, Mr. Arthur Davidson, Mr. John Fraser, Mr. Peter Archer, Mr. R. C. Mitchell, Mr. Brynmor John, Mr. Michael Cocks, Mr. Roland...

      Statutory Instruments

      Motion made, and Question put forth with pursuant to the Standing Order (Statutory Instruments). That the draft Civil Defence (Planning) Regulations 1973 be referred to a Standing Committee on...

      Welsh Affairs

      Ordered,

      Business of the House

      Ordered,

  • Orders of the Day — Supply

    [2ND ALLOTTED DAY]—considered.

  • Orders of the Day — Teachers (Superannuation)

    59 speeches

    4.12 p.m.

  • Orders of the Day — Chile

    114 speeches

    Before I call the right hon. Lady the Member for Lanark (Mrs. Hart) to move the motion, I must inform the House that I have not selected the amendment.

  • Orders of the Day — Charlwood and Horley Bill

    Ordered,

  • Orders of the Day — Adjournment

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

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