Mr Frank Judd: Did my right hon. Friend have an opportunity to discuss the possibility of internationalising defence agreements in the area in good time, under the auspices of the United Nations?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to prevent the deaths of elderly persons remaining undiscovered for long periods; and what official statistics he has on the number of bodies of elderly people found more than a week after their death in their homes during each of the last five years.
Mr Frank Judd: Would not my hon. Friend agree that there is reason to believe that the numbers in this category are alarmingly high, that they are a blot on the civilised standards of a modern nation, and that they indicate that we are still not devoting a big enough slice of the national economic cake for the welfare of the elderly?
Mr Frank Judd: I do not want to detain the House very long, but two of my hon. Friends this morning have referred to the need for premises and there have been references to the Territorial Army. I am certain that one of the things the Minister should be looking at is the use of former Territorial Army premises for youth activities. It would be a wonderful purpose to which these centres could be put. The...
Mr Frank Judd: Would my hon. Friend agree that this most interesting change to which he has referred was pioneered entirely by voluntary organisations?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Overseas Development what studies he is initiating on the relevance of overseas aid, development and trade policies to the economic wellbeing of Great Britain and on the relative merits of multilateral and bilateral programmes; and whether he will make a statement.
Mr Frank Judd: Does my hon. Friend agree that there are a lot of misleading attitudes here about the cost of aid? Is it not a fact that we do quite well out of aid programmes, and ought we not to hear more about this? Second, if we are to avoid fragmentation of the economies of the developing countries, are not multilateral programmes of growing importance?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Overseas Development what plans he has made, together with other Commonwealth Governments, for an extensive programme of further education, technical and professional training for non-European Rhodesians; and whether he will make a statement.
Mr Frank Judd: If we are serious in our endeavours to bring down the illegal Smith régime, ought we not to do contingency planning for a large-scale programme of education for Africans when the Smith Government falls?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tax rebates have been made to public schools in each of the years 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966; and what is the estimate for 1967.
Mr Frank Judd: Does my hon. and learned Friend agree, if it were necessary to have to agree, that by no stretch of the imagination can these exclusive institutions be described as charities and that the Government should give early priority to defining the meaning of a charity in law?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Chancellor of of the Exchequer what plans he has to exempt registered charities from Purchase Tax on Christmas cards.
Mr Frank Judd: Does not my hon. and learned Friend agree that, in view of the important work done by charities in promoting a sense of social responsibility and in practical social work, there is a need for an urgent review of this tax, and its elimination altogether?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Public Building and Works, (1) what steps he is taking to amend the provisions of industrial circular 2/67 (EE 317/2/2/4); (2) how many leading men have been interviewed under the provisions of industrial circular 2/67 (EE 317/2/2/4); and how many of them have failed to gain recognition in technical grade III.
Mr Frank Judd: I thank my right hon. Friend for that Answer, but does not he agree that there are some serious misgivings among the men concerned and there is great need for clarification of the circular? Would this be possible?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what reply he has sent to the representations made to him by distinguished academics, Commonwealth representatives, student bodies and others about his decision to increase fees for overseas students studying in Great Britain.
Mr Frank Judd: Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is still a great deal of anxiety about the detailed and long-term implications of his decision? Can he assure us that the matter will be clarified in detail at the first possible opportunity?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what financial assistance he intends to provide for the Council for Education in World Citizenship during 1967–68.
Mr Frank Judd: Would my right hon. Friend agree that in view of the Government's commitment to the United Nations and the fact that this is the only organisation working extensively within secondary education to promote interest in the United Nations, the grant should be significantly increased at the first possible opportunity?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Defence what priority is being given to pay increases for low-paid Government workers in Her Majesty's Dockyards and other Admiralty establishments.