Results 361–380 of 1631 for speaker:Mr David Gibson-Watt

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Forestry (6 Nov 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I certainly agree with the hon. Gentleman that the work of the Forestry Commission in many aspects has been highly successful, but I hope that he will not be too derogatory about the work of private owners.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Horticulture (6 Nov 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: Our present arrangements provide substantial assistance to growers of horticultural produce in Wales through various schemes to help them improve their businesses and maintain their competitive position with overseas suppliers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Horticulture (6 Nov 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I well understand what the right hon. Gentleman says about the position of new businesses. He will know from previous office that the policy of successive Governments has been to encourage the improvement of existing businesses rather than the establishment of new businesses because of the keen competition the industry faces at home and abroad. Since 1960, over £1 million has been paid to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Accident Unit, Haverfordwest (6 Nov 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: The appointment of an additional consultant has been approved and the Welsh Hospital Board is discussing the detailed working arrangements with the hospital management committee. Nine local general practitioners work at the hospital on a sessional basis but none has been recruited for permanent appointments.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Accident Unit, Haverfordwest (6 Nov 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: Yes, I give that assurance. The appointment of a new consultant will make necessary changes in the working arrangements of other consultants and these are taking time to resolve. The hospital board is doing all it can to reach early agreement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Sully Hospital (6 Nov 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I am awaiting the Welsh Hospital Board's proposals for the future of this hospital.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Sully Hospital (6 Nov 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I gladly pay tribute to the work that has been done at Sully. I have asked the Welsh Hospital Board to give most careful thought to the long-term future of the hospital to ensure that its full potential is realised and the maximum use made of its excellent facilities.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: New Towns (Mid-Wales) (6 Nov 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I keep this matter under continuous review, but have no immediate plans for designating other new towns in Mid-Wales.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: New Towns (Mid-Wales) (6 Nov 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I have noted with satisfaction the progress made in the new town; indeed its population has increased by several hundreds. A good deal has been achieved in other growth towns in Mid-Wales. For example, in Welshpool and Llandrindod there has been a marked increase in population without the assistance of a new town development corporation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: New Towns (Mid-Wales) (6 Nov 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: There is a review in progress on the subject of Newtown. It is well advanced and should be substantially completed this year.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Council Tenants (Rent) (6 Nov 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: Local authority tenants are entitled to reimbursement of rent under the Housing Finance Act, 1972, if the rents they are paying are above the fair rent determined by the rent scrutiny board.

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Council Tenants (Rent) (6 Nov 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: In some cases tenants will be paying rent increases of more than £26 during the current financial year, but that is subject to the statutory maximum of £1 a week.

New Clause I: Power to Confer on District Councils in Wales Certain Functions Relat- Ing to Agriculture (25 Oct 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords on the said Amendment.

New Clause I: Power to Confer on District Councils in Wales Certain Functions Relat- Ing to Agriculture (25 Oct 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: Under Clauses 192(3) and 194(3), the appropriate Ministers may, by order at any time before 1st April, 1974, designate a Welsh district council as a food and drugs authority and weights and measures authority respectively. No such corresponding provision has been made in respect of functions concerned with fertilisers and feeding stuffs, medicated feeding stuffs, the marking of preserved eggs...

Schedule 4: Local Government Areas in Wales (24 Oct 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment. This is a very simple Amendment, which is necessary in view of the recently-approved change of name of the urban district of Portmadoc. It is now to be spelt "Porthmadog".

Clause 27: Community Meetings and Councils (24 Oct 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

Clause 27: Community Meetings and Councils (24 Oct 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: Essentially these are drafting Amendments to make clear that community councils are to be brought into being in Wales as shadow authorities shortly before 1st April, 1974, and, where appropriate, to hold their first meeting before that date.

Clause 30: Restriction on Community Application During and After Reviews (24 Oct 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

Clause 30: Restriction on Community Application During and After Reviews (24 Oct 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: The effect of the Amendments is to extend the period during which a community meeting is not to apply to the district council for the dissolution of its community council. The Amendments extend the period from two years to five years from the date on which the community council was established. The Amendments were suggested to the Government by the National Associa- tion of Parish Councils,...

Schedule 10: Initial Reviews in Wales (24 Oct 1972)

Mr David Gibson-Watt: I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment. This again is a consequential Amendment to paragraph 11 of Schedule 10 made necessary by an Amendment to paragraph 7 which was accepted on Report. It makes clear the definition of the completion of the special community review in Wales, and has the effect that the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales...


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