House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 27 November 1974

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Cyprus

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the latest situation in Cyprus.

    • South Africa (UN Membership)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if Her Majesty's Government will propose in the Security Council the temporary suspension of South Africa's membership of the...

      Entry Certificates (Indian Subcontinent)

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to reduce the delays in arranging for the admission to the United Kingdom of the fiancées and...

      International Women's Year

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what allocation of funds has been made by his Department and by the United Nations, respectively, for International Women's Year.

      Uganda

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the situation in Uganda and how it affects the interests of British subjects.

      USSR (Ethnic Minorities)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations have been made by Her Majesty's Government to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics stressing the...

      Law of the Sea Conference

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the progress made at the Law of the Sea Conference.

      Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consultations he has had in preparation for the forthcoming review of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

      Middle East

      22 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has discussed the latest developments in the Middle East with the Foreign Ministers of the EEC.

      Vietnam

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will recognise the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — European Economic Community

    • Regulations (Control)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, before the question of Common Market membership is put to the British people, he will seek to amend the European...

    • Renegotiation

      34 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about the progress of Her Majesty's Government's negotiations regarding the terms of membership of...

      European Movement

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what grant the Government propose to make to the European Movement during the financial year 1974–75; and for what purpose.

  • Teachers (Scotland)

    2 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,...

  • European Economic Community (Business)

    31 speeches

    With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I will make a statement about business to be taken in the Council of Ministers of the European Community during December. The monthly forecast for December was...

  • Questions to Ministers

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. By ten minutes past three today we had reached only Question No. 11. One reason was that the Minister of State gave a very long Answer to Question No. 7, which...

  • Ballot for Notices of Motions

  • Bills Presented

    • Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions)

      2 speeches

      Mr. Secretary Jenkins, supported by The Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Callaghan, Mr. Secretary Ross, Mr. Secretary Rees, Mr. Alexander Lyon, Mr. Attorney General, and The Lord Advocate, presented...

    • Wild Creatures and Wild Plants Protection

      Mr. Peter Hardy, supported by Mr. Arthur Blenkinsop, Mr. Tarn Dalyell, Mr. John Farr, Mr. Peter Fry, Mr. Mark Hughes, Mr. David James, Mr. Jasper More, Mr. John Parker, Mr. David Price, Mr....

      Local Lotteries

      Mr. Tony Durant, on behalf of Mr. R. Graham Page, supported by Mr. Peter Blaker, Mr. John MacGregor, Mr. Hugh Fraser, Mr. Michael English, Mr. John Spence, Mr. Stephen Ross, Mr. Bob Cryer, Mr....

      Abortion (Amendment)

      Mr. James White, supported by Mr. Ian Campbell, Mr. Leo Abse, Mr. Dan Jones, Dr. Jeremy Bray, Mr. Simon Mahon, Mr. Teddy Taylor, Mr. Andrew Bowden, Mr. Nicholas Winterton, Mrs. Jill Knight, Mr....

      Litigants in Person (Costs)

      Mr. Arthur Bottomley, supported by Sir David Renton, Mr. Frederick Willey, Mr. Emlyn Hooson, Mr. Robin Cook, Mr. George Cunningham, Mr. Charles Fletcher-Cooke, Mr. Gerald Fowler, Mr. William...

      Television Licensing (Elderly and Disabled People)

      Mrs. Joyce Butler, supported by Mr. John Farr, Mr. Frederick Willey, Mrs. Ann Taylor, Mr. Joe Ashton, Mr. James Wellbeloved, Mr. Cyril Smith, Mr. David Stoddart, Mr. Peter Hardy, Mr. Guy Barnet...

      Mobile Homes

      Mr. Tom King, supported by Mr. Norman Buchan, Mr. Kenneth Clarke, Mr. Patrick Cormack, Mr. Robert Hicks, Mr. Douglas Hurd, Mr. Airey Neave, Mrs. Sally Oppenheim, Mr. Arthur Palmer, Mr. Stephen...

      Unsolicited Goods and Services (Amendment)

      Mr. David Knox, on behalf of Mr. Anthony Grant, supported by Mr. Terry Walker, Mr. Patrick Cormack, Mrs. Helene Hayman, Mr. Teddy Taylor, Mr. John Ovenden, Mrs. Sally Oppenheim, Mr. Robert Bean,...

      Dogs

      Mr. Peter Doig, supported by Mr. Richard Buchanan, Mr. Adam Hunter, Mr. Teddy Taylor, Mr. Harry Gourlay, and Mr. Alexander Wilson, presented a Bill to require owners of premises to display...

      Mental Health (Amendment)

      Mr. William Whitlock, supported by Dr. Alan Glyn, Mr. Kenneth Lomas, Mr. Trevor Skeet and Mr. John Forrester, presented a Bill to strengthen the Mental Health Act 1959 to enable potentially...

      Local Government (Rate Relief for Small Businesses)

      Mr. John MacGregor, supported by Mr. Hugh Rossi, Mr. Leon Brittan, Mr. John Cope, Mr. Tony Durant, Mr. Reginald Eyre, Mr. Douglas Hurd, Mr. Michael Latham, Mr. David Mitchell, Mr. Tony Newton,...

      Education (Parents' Charter)

      Mr. William Shelton, supported by Mr. Norman St. John-Stevas, Sir John Eden, Sir George Sinclair, Miss Janet Fookes, Dr. Keith Hampson, and Dr Rhodes Boyson, presented a Bill to amend section...

      Farriers Registration

      Mr. Michael Mates, supported by Mr. Eldon Griffiths, Mr. Marcus Kimball, Mr. Jerry Wiggin, Mr. Michael Brotherton, and Mr. William Molloy, presented a Bill to prevent and avoid suffering by and...

      Representation of the People

      Sir Anthony Meyer, supported by Mr. Cranley Onslow, Mr. Nicholas Edwards, and Mr. Wyn Roberts, presented a Bill to enable electors who are away on holiday at the time of a Parliamentary election...

      Cancer Screening (Education)

      Mr. Simon Mahon, supported by Mr. Michael O'Halloran, Mr. Richard Kelley, Mr. Edwin Wainwright, Mr. Ray Mawby, Mr. Fred Evans, Mr. Richard Buchanan, Mr. Stanley Cohen, Mr. Hugh Delargy, Mrs....

      Town and Country Planning (Amendment)

      Sir Derek Walker-Smith, supported by Mr. Patrick Cormack, Mr. Arthur Blenkinsop, Mr. Arthur Jones, Mr. John Parker, Mr. Hugh Rossi, and Mr. Robert Cooke, presented a Bill to amend the Town and...

      Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions)

      Mr. Paul Channon, supported by Mr. Mark Carlisle, and Mr. Marcus Lipton, presented a Bill to make new provision for enabling the High Court, the Court of Session and the High Court of Justice in...

      Balance of Sexes

      Mrs. Maureen Colquhoun, supported by Mrs. Audrey Wise, Mrs. Millie Miller, Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody, Mr. John Garrett, Mr. Brian Sedgemore, Mr. Terry Walker, and Mr. Martin Flannery, presented a...

      Youth and Community

      Mr. Cyril D. Townsend, supported by Sir Edward Brown, Mr. Robert Cooke, Mr. Philip Holland, Mr. David Knox, Mr. Charles Morrison, Mr. David Mudd, Mr. Anthony Nelson, Mr. Geoffrey Pattie, Mr....

      International Road Haulage Permits

      Mr. William Hamling, supported by Mr. Guy Barnett, Mr. John Cartwright, and Mr. James Wellbeloved, presented a Bill to make further provision with respect to the forgery, carriage and production...

      Statutory Instruments

      Ordered,That the Home-Grown Cereals Authority Levy Scheme (Approval) Order 1974 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments.—[Mr. Coleman.)

  • Orders of the Day — Oil Taxation Bill

    86 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (Juries)

    18 speeches

    8.16 p.m.

  • Orders of the Day — Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Bill

    8 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed,That in respect of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Bill, notices of Amendments, new Clauses or new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be...

  • Orders of the Day — Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) [Money]

    1 speech

    Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

  • Orders of the Day — Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)

    Ordered,That Mr. Peter Snape be discharged from the Select Committee appointed to join with a Committee of the House of Lords on Statutory Instruments; and that Mr. Andrew Bennett be added to the...

  • Orders of the Day — Adjournment

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

  • Orders of the Day — Textile Industry (Lancashire)

    12 speeches

    9.21 p.m.

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