Oral Answers to Questions — Technology

– in the House of Commons on 1 December 1969.

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  • Steel Production (14 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology what is his estimate of the total cost and volume of steel orders placed abroad by the British Steel Corporation to offset their own shortfall of production this year.

  • Coal Production (8 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology, in view of the decision to build Drax B, what revision he has made of his estimate of total coal production and the number of jobs in the coal industry.

  • Continental Shelf (Resources) (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology what steps he proposes to take to preserve confidentiality between the oil companies and their partners on information obtained of the resources of the...

  • Power Stations (Construction) (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology on how many power stations, and in which locations, he expects construction will begin in each of the years 1970 to 1974.

  • British Industrial Truck Association (6 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology if he will make a statement on the refusal of members of the British Industrial Truck Association to give certain information to his Department.

  • Concorde Project (35 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology what increases he estimates will result in the cost of the Concorde project, following the French devaluation.

  • Private Industry (Research) (6 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology what steps he is taking to return industrial research functions at present carried out in Government research establishments to private industry.

  • Investment Grants (9 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology when he will publish the results of the study of effectiveness of investment grants announced on 4th February of this year.

  • Manufacturing Investment (14 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology what was the proportionate share of manufacturing investment in the gross domestic product over the latest quarter for which figures are available; and what was...

  • British Steel Corporation (Trust Fund) (10 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology whether he will give a direction to the British Steel Corporation to publish particulars of the fund, estimated at an amount of approximately £400,000,...

  • Gas Supplies (Conversion Programme) (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology what assurances he has received from the Gas Council that there will be no interruption in supplies of gas to domestic consumers over the Christmas period due to...

  • Continental Shelf (Exploration and Development) (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology what is the estimated expenditure on Continental Shelf exploration and development by the National Coal Board and the Gas Council, respectively, in each of the...

  • Shipping (Cheap Credit Guarantees) (6 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology when he expects the cheap credit guarantees for British shipowners to be exhausted; when he expects repayments under the revolving scheme to exceed new...

  • Jaguar Aircraft (Noise) (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology how many representations about the excessive noise caused he received when the Anglo-French Jaguar prototype flew supersonically on 12th October last in this country.

  • New Jobs, Bishop Auckland (6 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology how many new jobs are expected to be provided in the Bishop Auckland travel-to-work area in the next 12 months.

  • Advance Factories, West Auckland (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology what progress is being made with the erection and leasing of the two advance factories in the West Auckland area.

  • Woomera (Departmental Charter Flights) (16 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology under what agreement with the International Air Transport Association Members of Parliament are prevented from occupying vacant seats in his Department's...

  • Motor Industry (18 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology if he will set up a Departmental Committee to look in detail into the problems and future of the motor industry.

  • Regional Development (6 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology what steps he is taking to make the present methods of regional development more effective.

  • Central Electricity Generating Board (Coal) (6 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology what is the total tonnage of coal being used by the Central Electricity Board; what is the cost per therm in the respective areas; and what is the projection of...

  • Energy Supplies (4 speeches)

    asked the Minister of Technology if he is satisfied that the change of regime in Libya will not endanger energy supplies to this country; if he will seek to ensure that security of supply is...