Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce

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  • National Union of Manufacturers (Advisory Service) (4 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps financial or otherwise have been taken by the Government to assist the work which is being done by the Advisory Service of the National Union...

  • Consumer Protection (12 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Advisory Council on Standards for Consumer Goods, sponsored by the British Standards Institution and in receipt of...

  • Staffordshire Potteries Water Board (Cast-Iron Pipes) (6 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the complaint made by the Staffordshire Potteries Water Board to his Department about restrictive practices in the...

  • Export Credits Guarantees (5 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he has taken during the last three months, and what steps he intends to take, to increase the international credit facilities of British...

  • Europe (4 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade what action he is taking through the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe to secure a greater volume and freedom of trade throughout the...

  • Cinematograph Films (Quotas) (6 speeches)

    Mrs. White: asked the President of the Board of Trade when it is proposed to introduce legislation to amend the quota provisions of the Cinematograph Films Act.

  • Aberdeen and Hillington (4 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that diminution in the work of Messrs. Rolls-Royce at Hillington, Scotland, has obliged them to diminish contracts with a firm in Aberdeen...

  • Horticultural Tariffs (17 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the outstanding applications for increases in horticultural tariffs

  • Withies (9 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade the total in quantity and value of withies imported into the United Kingdom during the years 1957 and 1958.

  • Medway Towns (6 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will designate the Medway towns as a special area to meet the growing redundancy consequent upon the Royal Navy leaving Chatham.

  • Manufacturing Industry (Fixed Investment) (4 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give an approximate estimate of the total of manufacturing gross fixed investment in 1958 and indicate his assessment of the extent to which...

  • English Electric Company (Tender, U.S.A.) (11 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the effect on United Kingdom export trade, what action he proposes to take arising out of the refusal of the United States Army Corps of...

  • Scotland (Trade with U.S.S.R.) (4 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the Corporation of the City of Aberdeen have invited Mr. Kamensky, Russia's trade representative in Great Britain, to meet them in...

  • Oldham and Chadderton (4 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade for what reason the County Borough of Oldham and the Urban District of Chadderton were excluded from the recently published list of areas which qualify...

  • Light Engineering Industry (4 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade to what extent the services of his Department are available for advice and assistance to the light engineering industry; and whether, in view of...

  • Cotton Textile Industry (6 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has now had an opportunity of considering the representations he has received from the mayors and chairmen of the councils of Lancashire...

  • North Lanarkshire (8 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) what action he is taking to attract industries which could provide alternative work in the Shotts, Salsburgh, Cleland area for those miners who will...

  • Lithium Carbonate (Export Licences) (6 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade why licences to export lithium carbonate to Poland are granted but not to other Sino-Soviet bloc countries.

  • Highlands (Industrial Plant and Factories) (4 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade how many new industrial plants or factories have been opened since March, 1957, in the Highland area; where they are located; and what was the total...

  • Machine Tool Industry (10 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade how far the fall in exports is responsible for the short-time working in the machine tool industry; the main causes of the fall in export orders; and...

  • Tinned Foods (4 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the widespread practice of substituting liquids for solids in tins of fruit, stews, etc.; and whether he will take action under Section...

  • Rishton and Clayton-le-Moors (4 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade why facilities for firms to apply for loans or grants to provide new employment in certain areas do not extend to Rishton and Clayton-le-Moors.

  • Wigan (4 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the persistent high rate of unemployment in Wigan, what plans he has for bringing new industries to this area.

  • Advertisements (Merchandise Marks Act) (4 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade on how many occasions, since January, 1955, his Department has been asked under the Merchandise Marks Act to substantiate claims made by firms in their...

  • Government-Financed Factories (21 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will encourage firms to maintain production in Government-financed factories in Development Areas by reverting to a policy of preferential...

  • Technical Journals, U.S.S.R. (Advertisements) (4 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade what official procedures are required by Her Majesty's Government to be completed by British firms wishing to avail themselves of the facilities now open...

  • U.S.S.R. (British Trade Exhibitions) (4 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will seek to facilitate arrangements by British traders to hold exhibitions of pottery and other British consumer goods in the Union of Soviet...

  • Imported Timber (Monopolies Commission's Report) (4 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade what conclusions he has reached as a result of the meeting with the Timber Trade Federation about the Report of the Monopolies Commission on Imported...

  • Electrical Goods (Advertisements) (4 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) if he has considered the representations made by the Retail Trading Standards Association against switch-sale advertising of reconditioned machines...

  • Yarn Spinners Association (Restrictive Practices Court Judgment) (6 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the fact that the judgment of the Restrictive Practices Court, declaring the price agreement of the Yarn...

  • Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1956 (6 speeches)

    asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the fact that the cessation of the Yarn Spinners Price Fixing agreement will lead to unemployment and the closing down of mills, he...

  • U.S S R (Broadcasts and Newspapers) (6 speeches)

    asked the Prime Minister, in view of the fact that the British Broadcasting Corporation's Russian language broadcasts are jammed, and English newspapers restricted, leaving the Russian people...

  • Security (4 speeches)

    asked the Prime Minister to what extent his proposal for a security pact between the Governments of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and those of the Warsaw Pact remains his policy; and how...

  • Hydrogen Bombs (18 speeches)

    asked the Prime Minister whether it was with his authority that plans for increasing the British stockpile of hydrogen bombs have been recently disclosed and estimates given of the number...