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House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 24 July 1974

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Royco Site, London, E.4

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why he gave capital sanction for the purchase of the Royco site at Kings Head Hill, E.4.

    • South Street, Lewes

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he can now give his decision regarding the method for relief of South Street in Lewes.

      Rate Increases

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent representations he has received asking for retrospective relief for domestic ratepayers whose rates increased by 30 per cent. or more...

      Rates

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider a freeze on rates for the financial year 1975–76.

      Sewerage Rates

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what financial help he intends to give to local authorities to compensate them for loss of income once relief from sewerage rates is granted to...

      Local Government Commissioners

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider further measures to inform the public about the responsibilities of the local ombudsmen and the procedure to be followed by...

      Housing Conditions (Tenanted Property)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether it is his intention, in paragraph 30 of his Circular 70/74 to local authorities, that they should seek to purchase rented houses where the...

      House Prices

      10 speeches

      Mr. R. C. Mitchell: asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make a statement on trends in house prices with special reference to the South of England.

      Planning Appeals

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are his current plans for speeding up the consideration of planning appeals.

      Dunbar (Power Station)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will conduct a study of the possible effects on the environment, development and traffic in North Northumberland of the proposed power...

      Water Authorities

      12 speeches

      Mr. Adley: asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with the working of the new water authorities.

      Development Land

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the estimated total cost of bringing all development land into public ownership.

      Housing Starts

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he can make an estimate of the effects which his recent policies have had on the level of private housing starts; and if he will make a statement.

      Rates (Local Railway Services)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to amend Section 20 of the Transport Act 1968 so as to remove the rate burden on areas with passenger transport...

      Housing Costs

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average cost, including land, of constructing (a) three-bedroom council houses and (b) three-bedroom council flats in the South-East...

      Local Government (Norfolk)

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many extra local government positions have been created in the county of Norfolk as a result of local government reorganisation including an...

      North Circular Road

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to publish the orders for widening the North Circular Road between the junction with the Great Cambridge Road and the junction...

  • Cyprus

    4 speeches

    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 consideration, namely,...

  • Statutory Instrument

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 73A (Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments),That the Valuation (Combination of Councils) (Scotland) Order 1974 be...

  • Orders of the Day — Supply

    [13TH ALLOTTED DAY]—considered.

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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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