Mr Frank Judd: I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply. Would he not agree that detailed planning for any possible aftermath of sanctions will help to add to their credibility and effectiveness?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Prime Minister what steps have now been taken to keep Commonwealth leaders fully informed on the negotiations about possible entry by Great Britain to the European Economic Community.
Mr Frank Judd: Would my hon. Friend agree that there are certain suspicions, well founded or not, that after our entry into the European Economic Community, if it comes about, there may be the emergence of a new power bloc in the international situation and we should now take steps to reassure the Commonwealth that this is totally unlikely?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Defence what research he has now initiated into the possibility and methods of transferring existing overseas defence commitments in the Middle East and east of Suez to international security systems under the auspices of the United Nations.
Mr Frank Judd: While welcoming the reassurance of that Answer, does my right hon. Friend not consider that the recent events in Aden have reminded us that, if we are to make real use of the United Nations, we must bring it in at the earliest possible stage?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has prepared contingency plans for the restoration of public order in Rhodesia following any breakdown of law and order there as the result of mandatory sanctions.
Mr Frank Judd: Surely my right hon. Friend will agree that if we are serious in our policy of economic sanctions, one of the instances which we must have foreseen is the breakdown of law and order, and we must, therefore, be planning for action if that should occur.
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Technology how far below strength are the numbers of accountants and technical costs officers employed by his Department; and what action is being taken to rectify the position.
Mr Frank Judd: Would my hon. Friend agree that energy is not enough in this matter; that we need to know the precise causes and reasons for the shortage of staff if we are to have adequate control of the astronomically expensive contracts we are facing?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Labour how many supervisory, secretarial, clerical, executive, managerial and professional vacancies were filled through employment exchanges in each of the years 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, and 1966 how many such filled vacancies in each of these categories were in Government Ministries or departments; and how the number of those that were compared with the number filled...
Mr Frank Judd: Would my hon. Friend agree that the general public is not yet aware of the excellent services at a professional level which are provided by the exchanges? Do not these have a key rôle to play in streamlining the economy?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Labour when the British Government will ratify the outstanding International Labour Office conventions on racial discrimination in employment and on equal pay for men and women.
Mr Frank Judd: As next year is Human Rights Year, would not my hon. Friend agree that it ought to see the ratification of these conventions?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what progress has been made on plans for a permanent prices, incomes and productivity policy; and whether he will make a statement.
Mr Frank Judd: Is my right hon. Friend aware that among most hon. Members there is a conviction that a planned prices, incomes and productivity policy is an essential part of an integrated streamlined economy; that we believe that in a democratic society Government have a rightful part to play in this operation and that this policy must effectively cover the whole range of prices, including rents?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the general policy of his Department towards the provision of places for overseas students at British universities and centres of higher education.
Mr Frank Judd: Does my hon. Friend agree that there is an inherent value in an international environment in further education and that recent reports of Ministerial statements have given rise to widespread misgiving that there is a short-sighted and Little Englander attitude towards further education growing in Britain?
Mr Frank Judd: How soon may we expect a debate on the overseas aid and development policies of the Government?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs what is the latest information available to the Government on the success of mandatory sanctions against Rhodesia.
Mr Frank Judd: Is my right hon. Friend aware that most Members of the House regard the Rhodesian issue as one that is fundamental to the credibility of the Government's overall foreign policy, that we constantly look for any evidence that the Government share this conviction, and that we would support any action necessary to make the present economic sanctions policy effective?