Mr Arthur Newens: Is my hon. Friend aware of the case in my constituency earlier this year in which a large number of people were affected as a result of flour being contaminated by dangerous chemicals during transit? In view of that case, may I ask my hon. Friend to have another look at the situation, since I understand that no adequate Act or regulations exist to govern the transfer of dangerous chemicals of...
Mr Arthur Newens: Is it a bad thing for the electors to have an effect on their elected representatives?
Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Minister of Transport if he will consider introducing legislation to lay down a code of conduct by motor insurance companies in meeting claims.
Mr Arthur Newens: Does not my hon. Friend recognise that there is widespread discontent among the clients of many insurance companies and those involved in accidents with the clients of many insurance companies at the frustration and delay which they encounter in getting their claims settled? Is there no appropriate action that my hon. Friend can advocate in these circumstances?
Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Minister of Transport if he will set up an inquiry into the conditions on which motor insurance companies are prepared to allow a no-claim bonus on insurance premiums, with a view to legislation on the subject.
Mr Arthur Newens: Is my hon. Friend aware that some motor insurance companies do not allow a no-claims bonus to their clients who are involved in an accident in which they are completely innocent? Is my hon. Friend satisfied with this state of affairs? Does not he consider that some action is required to satisfy the needs of the public?
Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Minister of Aviation if he will make a statement on the extent to which Harlow will be affected by aircraft noise if the proposals to build a third London airport at Stansted are proceeded with.
Mr Arthur Newens: Is my hon. Friend aware that a large and increasing population, particularly if Harlow Town is expanded, will be subjected to the effects of aircraft noise if the proposal to create London's third airport is proceeded with at Stansted? Will he see that this factor is given ail due weight, along with other factors, in determining the location of this third airport, because a large number of...
Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will review the provisions governing religious education in State schools.
Mr Arthur Newens: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the widespread dissatisfaction which exists among both modern churchmen and humanists at present regulations governing religious education in schools, which often result in teachers being placed in the position of teaching what they do not themselves believe? Is he aware that in some schools it would be impossible to carry out the requirements of the system...
Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the latest steps taken by Her Majesty's Government to achieve a peaceful solution to the war in Vietnam.
Mr Arthur Newens: Does my right hon. Friend now recognise that the attempts made by the Government to bring about a peaceful solution in Vietnam have been seriously undermined by the support given by the Government to American policies? Will he at this stage take the opportunity to make it clear that British opposition to the build-up of forces in South Vietnam applies equally to the additional land forces...
Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the future of the base at Aden.
Mr Arthur Newens: Is my right hon. Friend aware that, despite what has been said today, many people in this country regard the decision to suspend the Constitution of Aden as mistaken? Are the Government prepared to recognise that in the long run the maintenance of a base in Aden must be subject to the agreement and consent of the democratically elected representatives of the people of Aden?
Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Prime Minister what steps have been taken by Her Majesty's Government during the last three months to seek to resolve the war in Vietnam.
Mr Arthur Newens: Does the Prime Minister recognise the great damage which is being done to the cause of the West by recent developments in Vietnam, in particular the bombing of a friendly village by the Americans and now the repudiation of the Government of South Vietnam by even the Catholic community there? Will he, therefore, consider a fresh approach to the Americans to suspend the bombing and also enter...
Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total annual cost of upkeep in the current year of airfields, Army camps and other service establishments which are not fully used at the present time.
Mr Arthur Newens: Can my hon. Friend say whether this includes the cost of upkeep of the airfields and establishments other than the 42 which are required for changing requirements in the course of the year, namely, those which have been declared redundant and those which are being rebuilt? Does not he think that there is a vast waste of resources in this situation, and will he give further consideration to...
Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many warrants for the interception and opening of letters and telegrams by the police have been issued in each of the last three years.
Mr Arthur Newens: Could my right hon. and learned Friend give details of the circumstances in which such warrants are issued, and will he say if such warrants are issued for the opening of mail in the case of people engaged in legal political activities?