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Wednesday, 21 July 1976
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Before we start Questions, I would make an appeal, as courteously as possible, that supplementary questions and answers should be as brief as Celtic blood allows.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next expects to meet the European Commission.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the size of the average class in Scottish secondary schools in session 1974–75; what was the average class size in secondary schools in...
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the estimated cost to Scottish housewives and farmers of implementing the EEC policy concerning skimmed milk; and if he will make representations...
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he remains satisfied that the bus services in rural areas of Scotland are satisfactory and adequate for the needs of those not possessing or...
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now transfer responsibility for social work from regional authorities to district councils; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations have been made to him about the availability of jobs for school leavers.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next intends to meet the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a further statement on the economic outlook in Scotland.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will legislate to control the use of calculators in public examinations in Scottish schools.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware of the number of redundancies due at RDL North Sea Ltd., Methil, in the next few months; and what steps he intends to take to...
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will next meet the Scottish office of the Housing Corporation.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will now make a statement about the report on the future of List D schools.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the latest situation in the fishing industry.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what evidence he has that the standard of education in Scottish schools has improved in recent years.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will withdraw all subsidies from the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry service to Islay.
asked the Lord Advocate if he is aware of the practice of certain accused persons of giving their address as care of the court concerned; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Lord Advocate when he expects charges to be brought against any person for the murder of Mrs. Rachel Ross, for which Patrick Connolly Meehan was wrongly convicted; what progress he has...
asked the Lord Advocate if he will refer to the Working Party of the Scottish Law Commission, under Lord Hunter, examining the Law of Diligence and Debt Collection, the problem of the separation...
Mr. Pym (by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Council of Ministers' meeting dealing with fisheries policy.
Hon. Members will have been shocked to hear of the explosion in Dublin this morning which wrecked the British Ambassador's car, killing the Ambassador, Mr. Christopher Ewart-Biggs, and Miss...
Mr. Greville Janner accordingly presented a Bill to permit fathers to be absent from work due to the pregnancy or confinement of their wives without loss of pay or holiday entitlement: and the...
The Schools Council shall be discontinued from the date of the passing of this Act.—[Mr. Macfarlane.]
'The provisions under Clause 1 of the Education Act 1973 whereby the terms of a Trust may he altered following the approval by the Secretary of State of proposals made by the governors or...
"On request from a local education authority, the Secretary of State shall authorise the establishment of a schools voucher scheme devised and run by the local education authority in question, on...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do not adjourn.—[Mr. John Ellis.]
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