Wednesday, 21 January 1976
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many fishing vessels are at present being built in Scottish boat yards.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received regarding facilities for the fishing industry in Oban.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next proposes to meet the Chairman of the Scottish Development Agency.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the complement of nursing staff in the National Health Service in Scotland; and what is the actual number of nursing staff employed in the NHS.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to reform the marriage laws in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied with the operation of his recent agreement with the Building Societies Association.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to protect wild life in Loch Ness.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the rôle which he foresees for himself when the Government's proposals for devolution are implemented.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what further plans he has to reduce unemployment in Scotland.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will introduce legislation to restore special rating districts.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement on his policy with regard to the phasing out of the grant from Scottish grant-aided schools.
asked the Lord Advocate when he next proposes to meet the Law Society of Scotland.
asked the Lord Advocate when he next intends to visit the courts in Glasgow.
asked the Lord Advocate what discussions he has had with the legal profession concerning the White Paper on Devolution.
asked the Lord Advocate how many persons were charged with committing a breach of the peace at the rugby international between Scotland and Australia at Murrayfield.
asked the Lord Advocate what further steps he has recently taken to ensure that the European Commission in formulating EEC legislation is adequately informed of its impact on Scots law.
Mr. Amery (by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to protect British lives and property in the Lebanon.
Members successful in the Ballot were:Mr. Paul DeanMr. Peter HardyMr. Arthur Palmer.
Mr. Secretary Ross, supported by Mr. Hugh D. Brown, and Mr. Robert Sheldon, presented a Bill to amend Section 25(1) of the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1968: And the same was...
Mr. Secretary Crosland, supported by Mr. Secretary John Morris, Mr. John Silkin, Mr. Joel Barnett, and Mr. Attorney General, presented a Bill to make provision for the refund of certain charges...
Mr. John Golding accordingly presented a Bill to provide for the payment out of the National Insurance Fund of a heating allowance for pensioners and those on long-term Social Security benefit...
In line 4, at end add 'and to provide for a charter on matters relating to the freedom of the press'.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.— [Mr. Thomas Cox.]
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