House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 22 December 1976

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Spain

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to visit Madrid.

    • United States of America

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will pay an official visit to Washington DC.

      New Hebrides

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next expects to visit the Condominium of the New Hebrides.

      Rhodesia

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Geneva Conference.

      South Africa

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next expects to have a meeting with the Foreign Affairs Minister of South Africa.

      France

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he will next meet the French Foreign Minister.

      Argentina

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on relations between the United Kingdom and the Argentine.

      Belize

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in the British Government's negotiations with Guatemala over the State of Belize.

      Chile

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he is now prepared to reappoint an ambassador in Santiago.

      Cyprus

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the British attitude in the recent debate in the United Nations on Cyprus.

      Thailand

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on British relations with Thailand since the coup d-état of 6th October 1976.

      Zambia

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will pay an official visit to Zambia.

      Rhodesia

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the present security situation in Rhodesia.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — European Community

    • Foreign Ministers

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when next he intends to meet the Foreign Ministers of other EEC countries.

    • Direct Elections

      19 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he is satisfied with the European Community's progress with plans to introduce direct elections to the European Parliament by 1978.

      Community Documents (Public Access)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he is satisfied with the arrangements made for public access to EEC documents, including those originating from the European...

      Fishing Limits

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement upon the talks in Brussels with EEC Foreign Ministers regarding the 200-mile exclusive economic zone...

      English China Clays, ST. Austell

      4 speeches

      asked the hon. Member for Kingswood, as representing the Church Commissioners, what communications have taken place during the past 12 months between the Church Commissioners and English China...

  • Windscale

    43 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement on Windscale. On 3rd November I undertook to report further to the House on the planning application from British Nuclear Fuels Limited...

  • State Opening of Parliament (Television)

    1 speech

    Yesterday the hon. Member for Totnes (Mr. Mawby) raised with me the question of the televising of the House without the permission of the House. I have been making inquiries, but it is quite...

  • Ballot for Notices of Motions for Friday 14TH January

    Members successful in the Ballot were:Mr. Geoffrey FinsbergMr. Arnold ShawMr. David Hunt.

  • Bills Presented

    • New Towns (Scotland)

      Mr. Secretary Millan presented a Bill to make provision as respects the revocation or variation of orders made under section 1, 2 or 5(1) of the New Towns (Scotland) Act 1968; and for connected...

    • Insurance Brokers (Registration)

      Mr. John Page, supported by Mr. Tim Renton, Mr. Michael Shersby, Mr. Ernest Perry, Mr. John Farr, and Mr. Julian Ridsdale, presented a Bill to provide for the registration of insurance brokers...

      Employee Investment

      Mr. Julian Ridsdale, supported by Mr. W. Benyon, Mr. Michael Grylls, Mr. Jeremy Thorpe, Mr. Brian Walden, Mr. Peter Hordern, Mr. Nick Budgen, Mr. L. R. Fletcher, Mr. Keith Stainton, Mr. David...

      Passenger Vehicles (Educational and Other Purposes)

      Mr. David Hunt, supported by Mr. Norman Fowler, Mr. Roderick MacFarquhar, Mrs. Lynda Chalker, Mr. John Watkinson, Mr. Richard Luce, Mr. Peter Hardy, Mr. Malcolm Rifkind, Mr. Paul Dean, Mr. Robert...

      Housing (Homeless Persons)

      Mr. Stephen Ross, supported by Mr. David Steel, Mr. Peter Walker, Mr. Bruce Douglas-Mann, Mr. Andrew Welsh, Mr. Dafydd Wigley, Mr. David Knox, Mr. John Cartwright, Mr. Nicholas Scott, Mrs. Millie...

      Abortion (Amendment)

      Mr. W. Benyon, supported by Mr. Frederick Willey, Mr. James White, Mr. Ian Campbell, Mr. Leo Abse, Dr. Jeremy Bray, Mrs. Elaine Kellett-Bowman, Sir Bernard Braine, Mr. Michael Roberts, Mr. Cyril...

      Protection of Children

      Mr. Geraint Howells, supported by Mr. Cledwyn Hughes, Mr. Emlyn Hooson, Mr. Malcolm Rifkind, Mr. Dafydd Thomas, Mrs. Margaret Bain, Mr. James Kilfedder, Mr. Tony Newton, Mr. Torn Ellis, Mr....

      Town and Country Planning (Amendment)

      Mr. Dudley Smith, supported by Mr. Geoffrey Rippon, Mr. Frederick Willey, Mr. Charles Fletcher-Cooke, Mr. Tom Bradley, Mr. Michael Grylls, Mr. David Ginsburg, Mr. Michael Marshall, and Mr....

      Rentcharges

      Mr. Fred Evans, supported by Mr. Andrew Bennett, Mrs. Ann Taylor, Mr. Jim Callaghan, Mr. Frank Hatton, Mr. Mike Noble, Mr. George Rodgers, Mr. Ron Thomas, Mr. Terry Walker, Mr. John Watkinson,...

      Building Societies (Reorganisation and Nationalisation)

      Mr. John Ryman, supported by Mr. Max Madden, Mr. George Rodgers, Mr. John Lee, Mr Ivor Clemitson, Mr. J. W. Rooker, Miss Jo Richardson, Mr. Geoff Edge, Mr. Donald Anderson, Mr. Ted Leadbitter,...

      Road Traffic Act 1960 (Amendment)

      Mr. Tom Bradley, supported by Mr. Walter Johnson, Mr. Gordon A. T. Bagier, Mr. Greville Janner, Mr. Richard Mitchell, and Mr. Michael English, presented a Bill to amend the Road Traffic Act 1960,...

      Clean Air (Places of Entertainment)

      Mr. Roger Sims, supported by Mr. John Cartwright, Mr. Robert Kilroy-Silk, Mr. Laurie Pavitt, Sir George Young, Mr. Andrew Bowden, Mr. Clement Freud, Mr. Dafydd Wigley, and Mr. George Thompson,...

      Firearms Act 1968 (Amendment)

      Mr. Marcus Kimball, on behalf of Mr. William Whitelaw, supported by Mr. Marcus Kimball, Mr. Jasper More, Mr. John Farr, Mr. Ben Ford, Mr. Alan Beith. Mr. Robert Boscawen, Mr. Michael Hamilton,...

      Avoidance of Liability (England and Wales)

      Mr. Michael Ward, supported by Mr. Arthur Bottomley, Mr. John Cartwright, Mr. Robin Corbett, Miss Janet Fookes, Mr. Arthur Latham, Mr. Richard Luce, Mrs. Millie Miller, Mr. Stephen Ross, Mr....

      FIREARMS ACT 1968 (AMENDMENT) (No. 2)

      Mr. Roderick MacFarquhar, supported by Mr. Patrick Cormack, Mr. George Cunningham, Mr. Peter Hardy, Mr. Max Madden, Mr. Cyril D. Townsend, Mr. Philip Whitehead, Miss Janet Fookes, Mr. Dafydd...

      Occupiers' Liability

      Mr. J. W. Rooker, on behalf of Mr. Donald Anderson, supported by Mr. Peter Temple-Morris, and Mr. John Watkinson, presented a Bill to amend the law of England and Wales and Northern Ireland as to...

      Parliamentary Commissioner (Amendment)

      Mr. Charles Fletcher-Cooke, supported by Mr. Dan Jones, Mr. Antony Buck, and Mr. Ian Gow, presented a Bill to amend the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967. And the same was read the First time;...

      Scottish Bank Notes

      Mr. Iain MacCormick, supported by Mr. Douglas Henderson, Mr. Donald Stewart, Mr. Gordon Wilson, Mrs. Margaret Bain, Mr. Douglas Crawford, Mrs. Winifred Ewing, Mr. George Reid, Mr. George...

      Employment Protection Act 1975 (Amendment)

      Mr. James Lamond, supported by Mr. Martin Flannery, Mr. Robert KilroySilk, Mr. John Ovenden, Mr. Ivor Clemitson, Mr. Brian Sedgemore, Mr. Frank Hatton, Mr. Ron Thomas, Mr. Eric S. Heffer, Mr....

      Council Tenants' Charter

      Mr. Reginald Eyre, supported by Sir William Elliott, Mr. Walter Clegg, Mr. Anthony Grant, Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg, Mr. Anthony Steen, Mr. Fred Sylvester, Mr. Peter Rees, and Mr. Peter Bottomley,...

      Control of Food Premises (Scotland)

      Mr. George Younger, supported by Mr. Robin F. Cook, Mr. Hector Monro, and Mr. George Thompson, presented a Bill to prohibit as respects Scotland the sale, etc. of food in circumstances where...

      Sittings of the House

      Resolved,That this House do meet tomorrow at Eleven o'clock, that no Questions be taken after Twelve o'clock and that at Five o'clock Mr. Speaker do adjourn the House without putting any...

  • Adjournment (Christmas)

    69 speeches

    motion made, and question proposed, That this House at its rising tomorrow do adjourn till Monday 10th January.—[Mr.Foot.]

  • Rate Support Grant

    27 speeches

    6.20 p.m.

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified Her Royal Assent to the following Acts: 1. Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Act 1976.2. National...

  • Rate Support Grant

    125 speeches

    Question again proposed.

  • Rate Support Grant (Scotland)

    31 speeches

    11.40 p.m.

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