House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 13 November 1974

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Sewerage and Main Drainage Charges

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when ratepayers not receiving sewerage services may expect relief from the present charges.

    • House Building

      24 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with current levels of house building.

      Rate Support Grant

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the present position in respect of his negotiations on the rate support grant for 1975–76.

      Rent Increases

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many applications for rent increases have been received from rent officers since 1st October in each area from landlords of controlled houses...

      Rates

      17 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the average increase in domestic rates next year; and what proposals he has to protect ratepayers.

      Breath-testing Kits

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether in the interests of road safety, he will introduce legislation to allow motorists to purchase for their own use the breathalyser kits now...

      First-time Home Buyers

      17 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to help first-time buyers of homes both with regard to deposit and interest rates on mortgages.

      Local Government Finance

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what advice he is giving to local authorities on the pre paration of their budgets for 1975–76 pending the conclusion of his negotiations...

      Gipsies

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek powers to ensure that gipsies and other caravan dwellers are not evicted from areas in which local authorities refuse to make any...

      Housing Waiting Lists (London)

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has estimated the effects of the housing of homeless families in London upon the prospects of families listed on London borough council...

      School Crossing Patrols

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to improve the school crossing patrol system.

      Charity Commission Tenants

      8 speeches

      Mr. R. C. Mitchell: asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will introduce legislation to ensure that rent allowances are payable to those tenants of properties under the...

      Rating

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what he proposes to do about the rating system.

      Mobile Homes

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to provide a statutory form of contract between site operators and mobile home residents.

      M20 Motorway

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is yet able to announce the alignment of the M20 motorway following the report of the public inquiry.

      A1 — M1 Link Road

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what degree of flexibility exists in the planned A1—M1 link road; and in particular if he will consider veering further north to relieve...

      M6, Great Barr

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is yet able to announce a contract for construction of the noise barrier of the elevated section of M6 motorway at Great Barr, Birmingham.

      Cost Yardstick

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to complete his review of the cost yardstick procedure.

  • Eec Ministerial Meeting

    17 speeches

    The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mr. James Callaghan): With permission, I wish to make a statement on the meeting of the Council of Ministers on 12th November. I...

  • Social Security Benefits

    19 speeches

    I will, with permission, Mr. Speaker, make a statement about increases in social security benefits. My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday announced the main features....

  • Orders of the Day — Ways and Means

    Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [12th November],

  • Orders of the Day — Capital Transfer Tax

    That a tax may be imposed on the value transferred by certain dispositions made on or after 26th March 1974 and on the value treated on death and in certain other circumstances as so transferred.

  • Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

    80 speeches

    4.16 p.m.

    • Adjournment

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

  • Orders of the Day — Kew (Environment)

    4 speeches

    10.0 p.m.

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