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House of Commons debates

Monday, 10 December 1973

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Trade

    Ordered, That there be laid before this House statistics relating to Overseas Trade of the United Kingdom for each month during the year 1974.—[Mr., Peter Walker.]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Fuel Stocks

      39 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what are his present plans relating to the introduction of the rationing of oil and petrol.

    • Energy Supplies (Alternative Sources)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what extra impetus the fuel oil shortage has given to his Department's search for alternative sources of energy; and if he will step up...

      Electricity Generation

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of Central Electricity Generating Board oil-and coal-fired generating plant is at present converting less than 35 per cent. of...

      Consumer Advice Centres

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the outcome of the meeting held on Friday 23rd November between the Minister for Trade and Consumer Affairs and representatives of the...

      Coal Industry

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a further statement on the situation in the coal industry.

      Rolls-Royce Limited

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the latest information he has from the receiver-liquidator concerning the prospective payment to shareholders in Rolls-Royce Limited;...

      TriStar

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give priority to assisting the Lockheed 1011 TriStar with Rolls-Royce engines in view of its high reliability rate and low noise...

      Oil Production Platforms

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the facilities which are now available to him to evaluate the designs for oil production platforms.

      Shipping (Oil Supplies)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how Her Majesty's Government's cutback of 10 per cent. on oil supplies will affect the bunkering of British shipping and its invisible earnings.

      Lonrho

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects his Department's investigation into the affairs of Lonrho to be completed.

      Small Firms Division (Staff)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many persons are employed in the small firms division of his Department.

      Balance of Trade

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on Great Britain's current balance of trade situation.

      Steelworks

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will now issue a general direction to the British Steel Corporation not to close any steel works which are capable of becoming...

      West London Air Terminal

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has had with British Airways regarding its proposal to close down the West London Air Terminal check-in facilities.

      Bicycles

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if, in view of likely future demand for bicycles during the fuel crisis, he is satisfied that the supply will be adequate.

      Coal Mines (Weekly Earnings)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what would be the expected average weekly earnings for surface workers and underground workers under the National Coal Board's current offer;...

      Bottle Manufacturers

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has held with bottle manufacturers.

  • Ireland (Tripartite Conference)

    21 speeches

    Mr. Speaker, I will with permission, make a statement about the tripartite conference at Sunningdale between the British and Irish Governments and the parties involved in the Northern Ireland...

  • High Court Judges

    3 speeches

    On 22nd November, in response to requests from the hon. Members for Salford, West (Mr. Orme) and Bassetlaw (Mr. Ashton), I undertook to examine any submissions that were made to me about the...

  • Fuel Supplies

    2 speeches

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

  • International Organisations (Land) Bill

    Ordered, That the International Organisations (Land) Bill be referred to a Second Reading Committee.—[Mr. Rossi.]

  • Food Prices

    58 speeches

    Before I call the hon. Member for Swindon (Mr. David Stoddart) to move his motion, I should inform the House that I have not selected the amendment.

  • New Palace Yard (Landscaping)

    85 speeches

    7.8 p.m.

    • Adjournment

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

  • Teachers (Lanarkshire)

    12 speeches

    9.25 p.m.

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