Mr Frank Judd: Does my hon. Friend agree, in relation to his Answer to Question No. 23, that this is again an example of political distortion of genuine overseas aid and development priorities, and that the Government should finance political needs and pressures in other ways?
Mr Frank Judd: In view of the drastic cuts in the aid programme during the past year, now including the balance of payments position, can we have a debate, long overdue, on Government overseas aid and development?
Mr Frank Judd: I apologise for speaking at this late hour, but if we can all bring our minds to our purpose here tonight—although I admit that it may be difficult at this hour of the morning—
Mr Frank Judd: We are concerned with democratic procedures, which demand essentially a partnership between Government and governed. In working out this partnership, we are concerned with giving an increasing number of the population an opportunity to live fully, rather than simply to exist. In living fully, we are concerned with giving them the opportunity to come to grips with their environment. In trying...
Mr Frank Judd: Is my right hon. Friend aware that in Israel, even during the most critical recent days of the brilliant campaign, there has been a marked degree of moderation on the part of the Israeli leaders about the objectives in the political reality of the situation and that this is in marked contrast to some unfortunately exaggerated statements elsewhere? Would he agree that our major efforts, and...
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Postmaster-General what plans he has in hand to encourage the Post Office to manufacture more of its own technical equipment.
Mr Frank Judd: Would my right hon. Friend agree that the expansion of the Post Office has been seriously hampered by the inadequacy of private enterprise in responding to the opportunities? Would he not further agree that the Post Office should consider endeavouring to set the pace in this respect?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many separate voluntary societies at national and local level and how many schools in various categories are organising programmes of practical community service by young people.
Mr Frank Judd: Would my hon. Friend agree that this exciting development, as he called it in the debate on the Consolidated Fund Bill last month, needs very careful and detailed analysis by the Department so that we can discuss how we can best give Governmental support to the development of this work?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will now make a statement on future Governmental support for voluntary community service by young people.
Mr Frank Judd: Does my hon. Friend recognise that many people welcome his personal close interest in the development of this work, but hope that those carrying the main burden of what is now happening throughout the country will have the opportunity of full consultation before any irrevocable decisions are made?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Transport whether she will give an up-to-date progress report on the construction and cost of the south coast trunk road.
Mr Frank Judd: If we are to enter the European Economic Community, will it not be essential to give increased priority to this important road?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Transport what special studies on possible co-ordinated transport facilities she has initiated in the light of the recent Buchanan Report on South Hampshire.
Mr Frank Judd: If we are to go ahead with this imaginative plan for South Hampshire, streamlined and co-ordinated transport facilities must he an early priority in the planning for it.
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs under what conditions the British Government will now support the cessation of bombing by the United States of North Vietnam as one of the three points of the peace initiative for Vietnam proposed by U Thant, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Mr Frank Judd: While I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply, and want at all costs to avoid over-simplified condemnation of the United States because of the complexities of the situation, would not my right hon. Friend agree that U Thant's initiative, particularly on the question of degree and difference between support for either side within South Vietnam and expansion of the conflict beyond the...
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what proposals he will make to the United Nations on effective systems of international security, particularly in the Middle and Far East.
Mr Frank Judd: While I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask him whether he does not agree that Aden has illustrated the accentuated problem for the United Nations when called in at the eleventh hour? What precise proposals are we preparing for filling the gap beyond Suez when we withdraw from that area?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Prime Minister what Commonwealth consultations there have been to ensure speeding joint action in the event of a breakdown of law and order in Rhodesia, following the impact of economic sanctions, and to ensure joint action for economic and social reconstruction in Rhodesia following the fall of the illegal Smith régime.