Wednesday, 10 November 1976
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [9th November],That the Promoters of the Anglian Water Authority Bill [Lords] shall have leave to suspend any further procedings thereon in...
Before Questions begin I wish, without a hint of discourtesy, to remind hon. Members that supplementary questions should, first, be brief and, secondly, seek information and not impart it.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will hold a public inquiry into the increase in building cost of Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the latest position regarding the establishment of community councils in Scotland.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many new jobs have been created to date as a result of the work of the Scottish Development Agency.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the latest increases in crimes of violence and dishonesty in Scotland; and what steps he proposes to take to combat the rise of crimes of...
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 whether he is satisfied that the target for agricultural expansion in Scotland is being achieved.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the withdrawal of the MV "Loch Carron" from service on the West Coast of Scotland.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what further plans he has to reduce the number of road accidents in Scotland which have resulted in fatalities and serious injury.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take action to encourage an increase in planting in the private forestry sector in Scotland.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received from local authorities concerning the levels of rate support grant.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the operation of the Social Work (Scotland) Act.
asked the Lord Advocate how many accused persons have been released under the 110-day rule since 1945; and when and in what court these releases occurred.
asked the Lord Advocate how many prosecutions there have been relating to the possession of offensive weapons in the last 12 months.
asked the Lord Advocate whether he is satisfied with the present procedure for hearing criminal trials at the High Court in Glasgow.
asked the Lord Advocate when he next plans to make an official visit to the courts in Stirlingshire.
asked the Lord Advocate why he asked BBC Scotland to arrange a private viewing of the "Current Account" programme dealing with alleged para-military organisations in Scotland; and if he will make...
asked the Lord Advocate if he is now in a position to indicate the cost to the taxpayer of the Rotary Tools trial at Glasgow which terminated on 6th June 1976.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I draw your attention to the fact that we reached only Question No. 12 to the Secretary of State for Scotland, and that this is making a farce of Question...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will be aware that when a meeting of the Council of Ministers has been held in Brussels, it is the accepted undertaking of the Government that a statement is...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to make an application under Standing Order No. 9. I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 9 for the purpose of...
Unless there is objection, in order to save time I propose to put the Question on the three motions relating to Statutory Instruments together.
Lords amendment: No. 7, in page 2, line 11, after "Board" insert , having regard to the public interest.
Lords amendment: No. 8, in page 3, line 38, leave out "in draft" and insert and publish in accordance with the provisions of Schedule (Public Inquiries (Notices and Procedures)) to this Act,".
Lords amendment: No. 46, in page 24, line 37, leave out from "workers" to end of line 40 and insert— (a) provison for training and welfare in so far as provision does not exist apart from...
Motion made, and Question,That a Committee be appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to certain of their amendments.— [Mrs. Shirley Williams.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Harper.]
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