House of Commons debates

Monday, 8 April 1974

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two 0'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade

    • Third London Airport

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether the cost of a new four-lane road access and a rail link to London/Heathrow will be included in the review of the factors relating to the need for a...

    • Pilotage

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will introduce legislation to make illegal the practice of shipping companies which retain the services of, and make additional payments to,...

      Motor Component Imports

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the value of imported motor components in the last year for which figures are available.

      South Africa

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what has been the value and volume of trade with South Africa over the latest available 12-month period; and what are the prospects for the maintenance and...

      European Economic Community

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the balance of trade deficit with the Common Market since Great Britain joined.

      Luton Airport

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will now designate Luton airport under the Civil Aviation Act 1971, in view of the excessive volume of flights both by day and night.

      Commodity Markets

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement on the Government's consideration of whether to establish a Royal Commission to examine the commodity markets.

      Japan

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he is satisfied with current trading arrangements with Japan.

      Common External Tariff

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if it is the policy of Her Majesty's Government to work for the ultimate elimination of the common external tariff of the EEC on industrial goods, in the...

      DC10 Accident Inquiry (Report)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade when he expects to receive the report of the inquiry into the recent crash of the Turkish Airlines DC10 near Paris.

      Heathrow (Night Flying)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will ban all jet take-offs from Heathrow airport by night.

      Import Controls

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will consider the possible use of temporary and selective import controls as a means of reducing the balance of payments deficit.

      Commonwealth Trade Ministers

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade when he intends to meet the Ministers of overseas trade of the Commonwealth countries.

      Airports Policy

      6 speeches

      Mr. Adley: asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will ensure that no final decision on any new airport in South-East England is reached until the Civil Aviation Authority has completed...

      Glasgow Newspapers

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement on his discussions with Mr. Jocelyn Stevens, managing director of Beaver-brook Newspapers, and Sir Hugh Fraser on the future of...

      Charter Flights (Fuel Supplies)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what representations he has received from tour operators with regard to fuel supplies for charter flights.

      Company Law

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade when he expects to be in a position to announce his proposals for the reform of company law.

      Namibia

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the value of United Kingdom imports from Namibia in 1973, and the nature of the materials or goods imported.

      Merchant Navy Officers

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he is satisfied that enough young men are volunteering for training as officers in the Merchant Navy ; and if he will make a statement.

      London and County Securities Group Ltd.

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he has received the report of the investigation into the affairs of London and Counties Securities Ltd. ; and if he will make a statement.

      South Africa, Chile and Iron Curtain Countries

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is his policy towards trade with South Africa, Chile and Iron Curtain countries, respectively.

      Shetland Knitwear

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will take steps to strengthen the appropriate international agreements in order to protect the name "Shetland" in foreign knitwear markets.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Energy

    • Oil Prices

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has received from representatives of, and individuals concerned with, industries adversely affected by the increase of fuel oil prices.

    • Electricity and Gas Prices

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the future price levels for electricity and gas.

      Waste Heat

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will give appropriate general directions to the Central Electricity Generating Board to improve the efficiency of fuel conversion on existing and...

      North Sea Oil Equipment

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he will announce plans for ensuring greater participation of British firms on the production of equipment for North Sea oil development.

      Nuclear Generators

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he can now make a statement about the Government's decision on the next generation of nuclear generators.

      Oil-related Employment

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will outline his plans for ensuring that Dundee will receive a greater number of oil related jobs from the development of Scotland's offshore oil...

  • Industry

    • Export Production (Steel Supplies)

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry what steps he is taking to ensure that exporting companies are given priority in the allocation of available steel supplies.

    • Land Transactions

      31 speeches

      With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement. I apologise to the Leader of the Opposition for the delay in sending a copy to him. I was with the Prime Minister of Jamaica for...

      Early-Day Motions

      2 speeches

      I should now like to raise my second point of order—completely different—of which I have given you notice, Mr. Speaker. In the Eighteenth Edition of Erskine May, on page 366, with...

      Sub Judice Rule

      2 speeches

      On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I apologise for not having given you notice of this point of order, but I wonder whether I may have your guidance. On previous occasions in the House when...

      MR. Laszlo Virag

      17 speeches

      With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about the case of Mr. Laszlo Virag, which I regret to say has involved a grave miscarriage of justice. At the Gloucestershire Assizes on...

      Bill Presented Companies

      Sir Brandon Rhys Williams presented a Bill to require certain companies to appoint non-executive directors ; to require such directors to make an annual statement to the shareholders; and for...

      Coal Industry

      24 speeches

      4.37 p.m.

      BRITISH RAILWAYS BILL (By Order)

      8 speeches

      Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill

    5 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Expenditure Committee

    The Committee was nominated of Mr. Michael Alison, Mr. James Allason, Sir Frederic Bennett, Mr. Arthur Blenkinsop, Mr. James Boyden, Mr. John Bruce-Gardyne, Mr. John Cope, Mr. Albert Costain,...

  • Petition

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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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