Thursday, 21 October 1976
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Order for Second reading read.
Read the Third time and passed.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement about recruitment for the Metropolitan Police.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now publish the report of his committee on the tape recordings of statements to the police.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions for use of illegal walkie-talkie equipment took place in 1974 and 1975, respectively.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he proposes to introduce legislation to reform the law on official secrets.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will take further steps to achieve better race relations.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many grandparents of immigrant families have been given permission to settle in the United Kingdom in the years 1974–75 and to date...
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he issues advice on measures designed to reduce vandalism; and, if so, to whom such advice is issued.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has any plans to implement the recommendations in the Hawley Report; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are his latest plans for tackling urban deprivation in the remaining 1970s.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he plans amending legislation on the law relating to obscenity.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received about the need to increase the deposit for candidates at parliamentary elections.
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has now been able to establish for how long a period the police film of the peaceful demonstration of President Geisel's visit in...
asked the Prime Minister what subjects he proposes to discuss at his next meeting with the STUC.
asked the Prime Minister how many times he has met the CBI during the Summer Adjournment.
I shall now rule on the submission made to me yesterday by the hon. Member for Nottingham, West (Mr. English) that a contempt of the House had been committed either by the Observer newspaper or...
Yesterday I gave a preliminary answer to a Private Notice Question from the Leader of the Liberal Party concerning the position in law of Members of Parliament in relation to allegations of...
Business statement—Mr. Merlyn Rees.
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 which should have urgent consideration; namely...
As amended (in the Standing committee), considered.
Amendment made: No. 1, in page 1, line 17, at end insert:
Amendment made: No. 5, in page 2, line 1, leave out 'Subject to section 3 below,' and insert: 'When an Order in Council under section 3 of this Act is in force'.—[Dr. John A. Cunningham.]
I beg to move Amendment No. 6 in page 3, line 5, leave out 'in regard to fuel and energy making' and insert: 'affecting fuel or electricity supplies which makes'.
I beg to move Amendment No. 11, in page 4, line 39, leave out from beginning to 'are' in line 1 on page 5 and insert:
I beg to move Amendment No. 16, in page 10, line 28, leave out `,in particular,'. I can move the amendment economically, and I hope that the Government will be accommodating. The amendment seeks...
I beg to move Amendment No. 17, in page 13, line 33, at end insert— '(d) section 11 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976.'. The effect of Clause 14(6) is to make it...
I beg to move Amendment No. 22, in page 19, line 18, leave out 'and'.
I beg to move Amendment No. 24, in page 19, line 32, after 'appointed', insert 'for different provisions and'. This is a purely drafting amendment to make it clear that different provisions of...
I beg to move Amendment No. 25, in page 21, line 26, leave out 'it appears to him expedient' and insert 'he reasonably considers he needs them'.
I beg to move Amendment No. 40, in page 26, line 25, leave out from 'Act' to end of line 29.
Order for consideration read.
Ordered,That the Energy Bill [Lords] may be proceeded with at this day's Sitting, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr. Coleman.]
Postponed proceeding on consideration of the Bill, as amended (in the Standing Committee), resumed.
As I was saying in moving Amendment No. 47, the debate is exploratory. We have 50 m.p.h. and 60 m.p.h. so-called temporary speed limits, introduced as a fuel economy measure in 1974. They were...
Motion made,That the Weights and Measures (Additional Metric Weight) Order 1976, a draft of which was laid before this House on 28th July, be approved.—[Mr. Bates.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Bates.]
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