Monday, 23 February 1976
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many letters he has received to date urging a referendum on the devolution issue; and what reply he has given.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what financial aid he has made to the Welsh Development Corporation during the present year; and what is the planned level of aid for the year 1976–77.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish statistics showing the increase or decrease in the number of administrative and clerical jobs in the public sector in Wales during the...
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he has yet completed his consultations with the Welsh Development Agency, the Welsh TUC and the Welsh Council of the CBI about guidelines for the Welsh...
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will pay an official visit to Newport.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied with the state of public transport in Mid-Wales; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the National Coal Board on the future of opencast mining in Wales.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales to what extent and in what areas reductions in Government expenditure are planned for Wales; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he is satisfied with progress in public sector house building in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Fred Evans: asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will withdraw his departmental opposition to a meeting between the Rhymney Valley District Council, the Pontygwindy Housing...
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what effect recent Government measures introduced to alleviate unemployment are having in Wales.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many improvement grants were made for homes in South Glamorgan in 1975.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will make a statement on his recent discussions with the Civil Service unions about possible reductions in the size of the Civil Service.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what cost-effective techniques have been introduced into the use of the non-industrial Civil Service.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will list the Ministers in charge of Departments who do not have special advisers.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what reactions he has received from Civil Service representatives about the Government's plans to transfer more Civil Service jobs to Scotland.
asked the Lord President of the Council how many representations he has now received about the Government's White Paper on devolution.
asked the Lord President of the Council whether he will appoint an additional special adviser to his Department.
43. Mr. Whitehead asked the Lord President of the Council if he is satisfied with the facilities for the disposal of waste in the Palace of Westminster.
44. Mr. William Hamilton asked the Lord President of the Council if he will move to appoint a Select Committee on the increase of ministerial patronage.
The unemployment figures to be issued tomorrow will show a considerable fall in unemployment. This is almost entirely due to students leaving the unemployment register. Such fluctuations arise...
I wish to raise a point of order, Mr. Speaker, relating to the conduct of the Secretary of State for Employment. Last week the right hon. Gentleman repudiated the charges that I made in an Oral...
In raising this matter, Mr. Speaker, it is not my intention to criticise the judiciary. My purpose is to ask you whether a breach of privilege is involved as a result of an order which has been...
Mr. Ronald Bell, supported by Mr. Michael Latham, Mr. John Wells and Mr. Kenneth Lewis, presented a Bill to restore the Post Office to the position of a Department of State under a Postmaster...
Motion made, and Question put, That the Rating (Caravan Sites) Bill [Lords] be referred to a Second Reading Committee.—[Mr. Pendry.]
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Thomas Cox.]
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