Mr Frank Judd: Would my hon. Friend agree that the pay of many workers in Admiralty establishments has fallen far below that of others in outside industry, and that it must be looked at urgently if the labour force is to be retained?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Defence what further progress has been made on the implementation of proposals for a new pay structure in Her Majesty's Dockyards; and when the next general increase in pay can be expected.
Mr Frank Judd: Would my hon. Friend agree that there has been far too much reliance in the past on ineffective so-called incentive schemes such as job price contract schemes, and that we must have an adequate and suitable basic pay structure for the future well-being of the dockyards?
Mr Frank Judd: In following the hon. and gallant Member for Carshalton (Captain W. Elliot), I should like at the outset to take up two points made earlier in the debate. The hon. and gallant Member for Winchester (Rear-Admiral Morgan Giles) asked why the Government contemplated still constructing naval vessels in naval dockyards when it appeared on the evidence that the job could be done more cheaply...
Mr Frank Judd: Secondly, it ignores the point that frequently when ships have been built by civilian contractors, they are brought into naval dockyards after trial for extensive modification. The second point which I should like to take up was one made by the hon. Lady the Member for Plymouth, Devon-port (Dame Joan Vickers) in what I regarded as a particularly thoughtful and constructive speech. The hon....
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, what information he now has about the degree of co-operation by South Africa, Portugal and other foreign governments in the United Nations' sanctions policy against Rhodesia; what studies have been made in co-operation with the United Nations with a view to extending the sanctions policy to Southern Africa as a whole; and what consideration...
Mr Frank Judd: Would my right hon. Gentleman agree that now we have embarked on a policy of sanctions the viability of the United Nations is at stake, so that we must embark on contingency planning if present measures should not be sufficient in themselves?
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 the rôle of the United Nations in the Vietnam conflict and its implications for the future of international peace-keeping machinery.
Mr Frank Judd: Does my right hon. Friend agree that this situation in Vietnam is an acute symptom of the general problem of South-East Asia to which a lasting solution can be found only in the context of a multilateral policy through the United Nations, and that, if we are not to stagger from crisis to crisis, we must give priority to strengthening international peace-keeping machinery through the United...
Mr Frank Judd: While recognising the sincerity of a number of hon. Gentlemen opposite, some of my hon. Friends have clear reservations about the degree of humbug in the Opposition Motion. We know full well the outlook of the majority of hon. Gentlemen opposite towards the social services and taxation and it is difficult for us to believe that much sincerity lies behind the Motion. We have been reminded, in...
Mr Frank Judd: In earlier discussions on this issue suggestions were made that Robbins had argued in favour of higher fees for overseas students. In fact, Robbins was in favour of higher fees all round. If we were proposing higher fees all round, that might be another matter, but as we are not, Robbins would not have favoured those increases. One thing must be made clear about the Department of Education....
Mr Frank Judd: In view of the Government's primary commitment to the United Nations, can my right hon. Friend tell the House what discussions he had with the Russian leaders about the role of the United Nations in Vietnam and its role of peace-keeping in the international community? What talks did he have on the financial problems facing the United Nations?
Mr Frank Judd: Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is a good deal of concern in the House about the Government's overseas aid and development programme, particularly in the light of the recent White Paper and the decision concerning fees for overseas students? Can we have a debate on this?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Health what action he intends to take following the decision by Carreras to resume cigarette advertising in the media it used before current restrictions were introduced.
Mr Frank Judd: Does my right hon. Friend agree that a time when the Government are giving serious consideration to the economic and social hazards of drug addiction is also a time to move forward to stronger regulations governing tobacco advertising?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Health what action he will now take to accord official recognition to the Junior Hospital Doctors' Association and to include it in official negotiations and consultations about the Hospital Service.
Mr Frank Judd: Does my right hon. Friend agree that junior hospital doctors carry a heavy burden within the Health Service, that at the moment they do not feel adequately represented, and that both for their morale and for the general working of the Health Service it might be wise to find some way of giving them a greater say in these negotiations?
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Overseas Development what steps have been considered to offset the extra cost to developing countries of the decision to treble fees for overseas students in Great Britain.
Mr Frank Judd: Would not my hon. Friend agree that this must be seen in the context of the declining priority given by the Government to overseas aid generally? If we accept the move towards political independence as being worth while, we must provide the trained personnel to run independent countries, and future students are as important as present students.
Mr Frank Judd: asked the Minister of Overseas Development what further precise details are now available of where the cuts in the overseas development programme are to be made; and if he will make a statement.