Lady Grant of Monymusk: Can the right hon. Gentleman say why he is apparently satisfied with the part of the plan which refers to the north-east of Scotland, particularly the Aberdeen area? Does he realise that there is no specific proposal, in spite of everything which a Labour Government promised to do?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what expenditure is planned on police and prisons in Scotland to the year 1970–71.
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Will the hon. Gentleman tell us what prison building is proposed in this estimate, particularly of remand centres, to relieve the present overcrowding in prisons? Secondly, is he aware that the people of Scotland will be astonished at his last remark that he is not aware that the people of Scotland are concerned about crime?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many more teachers will be required in Scotland by 1970–71.
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Will the hon. Lady say whether she is satisfied that she will be able to recruit enough teachers to keep to the decision to raise the school-leaving age in 1970? Can she further say whether any new proposals are being made to attract more teachers?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: First of all, might I say in passing to the Secretary of State—[HON. MEMBERS: "Question."] Might I ask him whether he is aware that his hon. Friend has a very inaccurate memory? Secondly, in view of the fact that the General Election has cut the Bill to which he refers, has he any other proposal to make to local authorities for rent rebate schemes which are fair and just?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Would the Foreign Secretary say whether there has been a request from the United States Government that we should send troops to Vietnam?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: The right hon. Gentleman said that there had been some progress towards disarmament in the talks on the question of a non-proliferation agreement. Was there any change in the Soviet attitude towards the proposed A.N.F. or the Nuclear Committee?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Will the hon. Gentleman say what specific assurances were given by the Rumanian delegation to rectify the adverse trade balance which this country suffers with Rumania? Secondly, did any discussions take place about the proposal for a nuclear-free zone in Europe, which was a prominent part of the Labour Party's last election manifesto?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what reports he has received from the International Control Commission concerning the invasion of Laos by North Vietnamese regular fighting units; and if he will make a statement.
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Did the Prime Minister make any representations to Mr. Kosygin on his recent visit in his capacity as co-Chairman of the Geneva Conference, and, if so, would the right hon. Gentleman say what effect those representations had?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Will the Prime Minister say whether he has now come to a decision on any German position within the nuclear committee of N.A.T.O.?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: My hon. Friend the Member for Walthamstow, East (Mr. John Harvey) said he thought that it was a wise choice to have a different kind of debate from the many which have been overshadowed by Rhodesia, and there I agree with him. I, for one—and I hope that other hon. Members felt the same—was very interested in the constructive speech of my right hon. Friend the Leader of the Opposition...
Lady Grant of Monymusk: If it is a political virus, then, at any rate, it is on the right side and at the right time. The Motion tabled by the right hon. Member seems to me to ignore the fact that peace moves, if they are ill-timed or ill-prepared, give the impression of a search for peace at any price, and if one is not prepared to pay the price one does not get the peace. What gives everyone in this House...
Lady Grant of Monymusk: I think that that is the best compliment I shall ever have from the Prime Minister. I was saying that America has, in a matter of months, shifted to an enormous degree her immense military power from the Atlantic to the Pacific for the containment of Communism in South-East Asia, and, indeed, has far more powerful forces there than have been kept in Europe for a decade in the support of...
Lady Grant of Monymusk: The Foreign Secretary has not been listening with his customary attention. I said that it was an issue of great public policy when there is a Motion on the Order Paper, signed by 35 hon. Members opposite, asking that British support of United States policy in Vietnam should end.
Lady Grant of Monymusk: In view of the apparently general acceptance of the idea in the House, arising from the last supplementary question, does not the right hon. Gentleman think that if he were to make a general statement of intent now it would do away with the misunderstanding which appears to have arisen, namely, that the British Government have a lukewarm attitude on this most important issue?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Will the Home Secretary give the corresponding financial figures for Scotland? What will be the effect on the total number of people who are asked to come forward as volunteers in comparison with the present figure?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Will the Secretary of State say whether there were any specific proposals from these countries he visited for improving relations? Could he say what actual practical achievements he hopes to see secured by his welcome visit?
Lady Grant of Monymusk: Would the Minister of State say what is in the Government's mind about proposals concerning the uniting for peace resolution?