Mr Frank Judd: Would not my right hon. Friend agree that the amount of aid now
Mr Frank Judd: A good deal has been said about the Government's commitment to work for racial harmony in our community. This is an objective of the Government which we all respect. But what will affect the work for racial harmony is what happens, and what is seen to happen, at the port of entry to Britain. It is very important that justice should not only be done but should manifestly be seen to be done....
Mr Frank Judd: Would my right hon. Friend agree that, quite apart from the six principles, it is fundamentally an issue of trust that is at stake, and therefore there is no question of any deal with Smith, and we are still committed to Nibmar?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy regarding their rôle in the United Nations and its specialised agencies following Great Britain's military withdrawal from east of Suez.
Mr Frank Judd: Will my hon. Friend agree that the logic of recent defence and foreign affairs policy decisions is that we are more rather than less dependent on the international community for our own economic well-being, and must we not, therefore, now give the highest possible priority to working through international institutions in terms of practical foreign policy?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what action he will now take in the light of the South-East Regional Planning Board's recent report to offset the effects of the new defence policies on civil manpower requirements within the region.
Mr Frank Judd: Would my hon. Friend not agree that, already, as a result of changes in our defence commitments, we are seeing the impact in terms of surplus capacity in manpower and resources, particularly in dockyards, and that we should act now for a smooth transition to the use of these resources?
Mr Frank Judd: Does my right hon. Friend agree that in areas such as the hon. Gentleman mentioned there are rich resources of manpower and equipment, and that we should plan carefully for a transition to peaceful production, particularly in dockyards?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Labour what action he is taking to review the future employment position in Portsmouth; and if he will make a statement.
Mr Frank Judd: Would not my hon. Friend agree that the recent changes in Government defence policy and the recent closure of Hawker Siddeley in the area show that there is still too great a dependence on the defence industry? Can he give encouragement to alternative industry in Portsmouth?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received about the admission of North Vietnamese students to the United Kingdom; and what reply he has sent.
Mr Frank Judd: Would not my hon. Friend agree that recent lamentable developments in Vietnam have illustrated the need for growing exchanges of this sort? Can he give us an assurance that bona fide applications of this sort will be treated favourably in the future?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will implement the proposals in the White Paper on The Child, The Family And The Young Offender; and whether he will now make a statement.
Mr Frank Judd: In the meantime, will my right hon. Friend accept that many of those most intimately concerned in the professions involved are anxiously awaiting an announcement, but does he agree that, on grounds of both economy and effectiveness, action along these lines is needed?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the First Secretary of State whether he will initiate comprehensive round table conferences at the national and local level concerning the rôle of voluntary social services in the Welfare State.
Mr Frank Judd: Would my right hon. Friend not agree that there will always be a place for the most progressive sort of voluntary agency, working in close collaboration with the statutory services? Would he not further agree that it is high time that the Government, in thinking about the future, consulted fully with the voluntary bodies both at national and local level?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what is the estimated value of work being undertaken by his Department in Her Majesty's Royal Naval Dockyard and other naval establishments at Portsmouth in the financial year 1967–68; and that is the estimated value of work being undertaken by private firms on a contract basis in the same establishments during the same period.
Mr Frank Judd: When the Government are rightly emphasising the need for full mobilisation of economic resources, is not my right hon. Friend aware that there is considerable concern in the dockyard that outside facilities should be used which could be employed on import substitution and export programmes when there is surplus capacity available within the dockyards?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs (1) what information he has now given to the Commonwealth Sanctions Committee about firms involved in breaking sanctions against Rhodesia and the countries in which they are based;
Mr Frank Judd: Would not my right hon. Friend agree that we should pass on to Commonwealth Governments full information about the way in which France—and in particular firms like Total—is deliberately undermining sanctions, so that they can assist us in bringing effective pressure to bear? Would not my right hon. Friend also agree that it is only through the internationalisation of sanctions provisions...