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Written Answers
23 November 1965
Volume 721

Written Answers To Questions

Tuesday, 23rd November, 1965

Ministry Of Power

Gas, Wales (Price)

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asked the Minister of Power, what consultations he has had with the Welsh Gas Board on the subject of prices.

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I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the right hon. Member for Sutton Coldfield (Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd) on 16th November.

Gas And Electricity Supplies

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asked the Minister of Power, whether he will take steps to prevent the lighting of shop windows at a time when fuel cuts are being made.

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asked the Minister of Power, what investigation he has carried out into the causes of recent power cuts, affecting gas and electricity services; and, in view of their consequences for industrial and domestic consumers, what steps he is taking to avoid such power cuts during the winter months.

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I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to a number of Questions this afternoon.

Opencast Mining Site, Coldrife

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asked the Minister of Power, what steps are being taken to develop the Acorn opencast mining site in the Broomhill area of the county of Northumberland; what is the probable life of the project; what annual output is expected; what steps are being taken to protect the Haldane housing estate tenants from the dirt, noise, and inconvenience arising from this working; and whether he will make a statement.

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I understand that the hon. Member has in mind the National Coal Board's opencast site at Coldrife which my right hon. Friend authorised on 4th November. The Board expect to get about two million tons of coal in all from this site over a period of five to eight years. My right hon. Friend is now discussing with other departments concerned the conditions to be included in the authorisation to minimise disturbance and inconvenience to the local residents.

Opencast Mining, Cramlington

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asked the Minister of Power what proposals for opencast mining are in hand for the area of Cramlington, in the county of Northumberland; and whether he will make a statement.

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My right hon. Friend has no application in hand for authorisation for opencast mining in this area.

Mining Apprenticeship Scheme

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asked the Minister of Power what discussions he has had with the National Coal Board on their Craft Apprenticeship Scheme; and if he will make a statement on the results being achieved by the scheme.

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The Chairman informed my right hon. Friend of his proposals before the Mining Apprenticeship Scheme, to which I assume my hon. Friend is referring, was introduced earlier this year. I understand it is too soon yet to assess the results.

Advertising (Cost)

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asked the Minister of Power what was the cost of advertising attributable to the electricity industry in each of the first, second and third quarters of the current year; what is the expenditure budgeted for the fourth quarter; and what the expenditure has been in the last three years.

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The following amounts relate to expenditure on promotional advertising in the Press, on television and by posters. Expenditure by appliance manufacturers and by Scottish Electricity Boards is excluded:

£ thousand
1962918
19631,030
19641,390
1965–1st quarter254
1965–2nd quarter524
1965–3rd quarter421

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asked the Minister of Power what was the cost of advertising attributable to the gas industry in each of the first, second and third quarters of the current year; what is the expenditure budgeted for the fourth quarter; and what the expenditure has been in the last three years.

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The following amounts relate to expenditure on promotional advertising in the Press, on television and by posters. Expenditure by appliance manufacturers is excluded:

£ thousand
19622,000
19631,962
19642,289
1965–1st quarter572
1965–2nd quarter658
1965–3rd quarter686

Overseas Development

Kenya

44.

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development if she will make a statement on her talks with the Kenya Ministers.

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether she will make a statement, following her talks with Kenya Ministers, about the British Government's future financial contribution towards land development and resettlement in Kenya.

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I would invite the hon. Members' attention to the answer which my right hon. Friend gave on 16th November to her right hon. Friend the Member for Derby, South (Mr. Philip Noel-Baker).As she undertook in her answer, my right hon. Friend has now placed in the Library of the House the fuller statement of the background of her talks with the Kenya Ministers. I have nothing to add to that statement.

51.

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development what are the limits she has set to the additional sum above the £18 million that she is prepared to provide to enable the Government of Kenya to deal with the compassionate cases.

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No precise limit has been set on the sum that my right hon. Friend is prepared to provide to the Kenya Government for the purchase of farms of compassionate cases during the four year period beginning in April, 1966. This will depend on the number of cases that are deemed eligible for assistance. The same criteria will apply as in the past.

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development what is the result of her talks with the Kenya Ministerial delegation.

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I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave today to the hon. Member for Haltemprice (Mr. Wall) in answer to a similar Question.

Rhodesia (Loans)

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development what offers of loans have been made to the Rhodesian Government recently for educational development; and what was the response of the Rhodesian Government.

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No recent request has been made by the Rhodesian Government for loans for educational development.

Aid Programme

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development, what order of priorities she proposes to enforce as between different forms of aid, such as Government aid, private aid and technical assistance.

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It is not for my right hon. Friend to lay down priorities in private aid, though I am encouraging the coordination of the voluntary organisations' efforts. Within the official aid programme I give priority to technical assistance which is often a pre-requisite of capital aid.

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development, what changes in the proportions of aid disbursed bilaterally and multilaterally she proposes to make between 1966 and 1970.

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It is the intention of my right hon. Friend to increase the proportion devoted to multilateral aid, but the extent of this must necessarily depend on available resources.

Ministry Of Technology

Computers

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asked the Minister of Technology how many British-made computers, and to what total value, have been ordered by Government Departments and other public authorities since October, 1964.

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Nineteen British computers at a total value of £4·5 million have been ordered by Government Departments including the G.P.O. since October, 1964. The figures for other public authorities are not at present available.

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asked the Minister of Technology what advice Her Majesty's Government has given to Government Departments and other public authorities concerning the purchase of British-built computers in preference to imported computers where specifications are similar.

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The Government's policy is to support the development of the British computer industry, and purchases of computers by the Government will be made from British firms whenever reasonably possible. We are inviting other public authorities to take into account the desirability of supporting the British industry.

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asked the Minister of Technology what share of the total output of the United Kingdom telecommunications and computer industries at the most recent convenient date was accounted for by central Government purchases, local authority purchases, and purchases by the nationalised industries, respectively.

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Precise figures are not available in the detail for which the hon. Member has asked. As regards the computer industry, it is estimated on the basis of unofficial data that purchases by Central Government (including the Universities), Local Authorities (including Hospital Boards) and Nationalised Industries accounted for 11 per cent., 6 per cent. and 5 per cent. respectively of the number of computers delivered in 1964. Purchases by the Post Office of telecommunications equipment amounted to 50 per cent. of output.

Machine Tools

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asked the Minister of Technology what steps he has taken in the last few months to establish advisory services for the machine tool industry.

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My right hon. Friend has now set up the Machine Tool Unit to which he referred in his statement on 14th June. He intends to develop this as rapidly as the staff can be built up to provide a technical advisory service to public and private purchasers of machine tools. He has also recently agreed to increase the financial support available from his Department to the Machine Tool Industry Research Association to help this body to improve still further its services to the industry.

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asked the Minister of Technology what action he is taking to help British manufacturers to replace imports of machine tools and of machine tool equipment.

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The Machine Tool Trades' Association are making a detailed examination of imports of machine tools, in order to try to identify those types which might be manufactured here, as the Economic Development Committee for the industry has recommended. The Ministry of Technology is considering urgently whether it is possible to present to the Industry information about imports in a way which would help them to achieve their object. The measures outlined in my right hon. Friend's statement in the House on 14th June, 1965 should also help the industry to compete more effectively with imports.

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asked the Minister of Technology what steps he is taking through the National Research Development Corporation to inaugurate projects in machine tool design in Scotland.

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I understand that the Corporation have under consideration one machine tool development project which would be undertaken in Scotland and are expecting a further proposal from another firm in Scotland. My right hon. Friend has asked the Corporation to bear the importance of regional problems especially in mind.

Establishment, Chapelcross

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asked the Minister of Technology what further developments which will serve to retain the existing staff will be carried out at Chapelcross.

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I am not yet ready to make a statement on the siting of the prototype fast reactor. As regards other developments which might affect Chapel-cross, this establishment is primarily an electricity generating station, and I understand from the Authority that it has no major proposals at present for additional work there.

Prototype Fast Reactor (Siting)

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asked the Minister of Technology whether he will make a statement on the prototype fast reactor; and if it will be built at Chapelcross.

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As I informed the hon. Member on 16th November, I am not yet ready to make a statement on the siting of the prototype fast reactor.

National Finance

Capital Gains (Calculation)

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will arrange for an explanation of the procedure for calculating capital gains to be sent to all investment clubs.

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I understand that the National Association of Investment Clubs intend to send to their members a circular explaining the details of what is proposed. Full details of the scheme will also be sent to Inspectors of Taxes who will extend the benefits of it to any non-affiliated club which applies for them.

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will call for a report from the Board of Inland Revenue on the difficulties experienced in calculating capital gains.

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Public Houses (Assessment For Rating)

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in view of the fact that valuation officers are now using barrelage, a form of trading potential, as a means of assessing public houses for rating purposes, if he will publish the index or formula on which such assessment is based.

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There is no such index or formula. Valuation officers have regard not only to barrelage but to all factors which may affect the rental value, such as the character, age and position of the premises and the class of trade carried on.

Computers (Government Departments)

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the estimated capacity utilisation of computers in use for office purposes operated by all Government Departments.

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The average utilisation in a recent four-week period expressed as a percentage of serviceable time was 90·5 per cent.

Scientific Officers (Moving Expenses)

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the difficulty in obtaining the services of sufficient senior scientific officers, he will, as an added inducement, pay moving expenses to applicants for posts in this class; and if he will make a statement.

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It is a general principle common to all classes in the Civil Service that the expenses involved in taking up the first appointment are the responsibility of the individual, and it would be inequitable to apply this principle to some classes but not to others. It has been recognised, however, that the public interest may sometimes justify an exceptional arrangement in the case of candidates recruited overseas, and the House will already be aware that Departments may pay the fares back to the United Kingdom of scientists engaged in North America by the interviewing board on which the Civil Service Commission is represented.

Housing

Old Houses (Improvement Works)

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what steps he is taking to encourage and require local authorities to undertake major improvement works on old houses with an estimated life of 10 years or more.

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My right hon. Friend is reviewing the whole system for house improvement to see how it can be made more effective. He will take into account the point raised by my hon. Friend's Question.

Slum Clearance And Comprehensive Development Areas

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what steps he proposes to take to speed up the introduction of slum-clearance areas and comprehensive development areas.

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The rate at which substandard houses can be dealt with, whether under housing or planning powers, depends on new houses being available for the people living in them. This is one of the reasons why my right hon. Friend is determined to expand the public sector housing programme.The various procedures involved are continually under review and he is speeding them up wherever possible.

Rent Act (Publicity Campaign)

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is the cost of the publicity campaign designed to explain the provisions of the Rent Act.

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The cost in England and Wales will be about £12,700 made up as follows:

£
Free leaflets600
Mobile cinemas, including film4,600
Information vans7,500
The cost of the question-and-answer booklet is expected to be recovered from the proceeds of sales.

Pre-Fabricated Bungalows, Birmingham

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what representations he has received from the Birmingham City Council to retain prefabricated bungalows scheduled to be cleared before the end of the year; and what reply he has sent.

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These bungalows stand on public open space. The power to keep them there expires at the end of this year. The Council has asked for general legislation to allow the bungalows to remain after that date. They have been informed that this would not be justified for a purely local problem. They were advised that if they wished to retain the bungalows a private Bill would be the appropriate way of obtaining the necessary power.

Discretionary Grants

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government (1) how many housing authorities are not at present using their powers to make discretionary grants for improvements, and how many are; and how many of the latter are fixing a maximum lower than that laid down by statute;(2) how many housing authorities have, during the past 12 months, suspended the payment of discretionary improvement grants entirely, or reduced their maxima; and how many of these have later resumed these payments.

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It is the essence of the discretionary scheme that authorities are free to decide whether to pay grant or not, and how much to pay within the permissible maximum. My right hon. Friend has not asked them all to inform him exactly how they are operating the scheme and the hon. Member's Questions cannot be answered entirely in the form he has put them. I know, however, that 60 authorities never use their power to pay discretionary grants; that 208 who normally make these grants have not done so in the last 12 months; and that 1,200 have made grants in that period. The average discretionary grant paid to private owners in the first nine months of 1965 was slightly higher than in the same period of 1964, £277 compared with £271.

Local Government

Manchester Draft Water Order, 1965

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government when he will announce his decision on the report of the public inquiry into the City of Manchester's Draft Water Order 1965.

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As yet I have nothing to add to the answer given in reply to my hon. Friend's Question on 29th October.

Commonwealth Relations

Remembrance Sunday (Rhodesian Dead)

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asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations why Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, in view of their responsibility for Rhodesia, did not arrange, in accordance with precedent, for the laying of a wreath on the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday in London in rememberance of the Rhodesians of all races killed in two world wars.

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On Remembrance Sunday wreaths were laid in remembrance of all Commonwealth dead of the two wars. There is no precedent for a representative of an illegal regime to participate in this ceremony, but a wreath was laid by the Colonial Secretary on behalf of all British Territories.

Mr Leo Baron

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asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what information he has concerning the whereabouts of Mr. Leo Baron since the declaration of independence in Rhodesia; and what contacts are available to him to ascertain the safety of detainees under the emergency regulations.

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My latest information is that Mr. Leo Baron is in Que Que prison. We will naturally do what is possible to safeguard the rights of individuals and it is the objective of British Government policy to secure a full return to the rule of law which will ensure the safety of all those who live in Rhodesia.

Rhodesia

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asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what contacts he has, or proposes to have, with Rhodesian citizens which are aimed at getting a quick settlement of the present difficulties; and if he will make a statement.

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There can be no question of our having contact with the illegal regime. We are, however, always prepared to meet responsible Rhodesian citizens who may be able to contribute to the restoration of Constitutional Government in Rhodesia.

Home Department

Homosexuality

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in view of the public opinion against lessening the force of the law against homo- sexuality, if he will give an assurance that he will not introduce such legislation in the current Session; and if he will make a statement.

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My right hon. and learned Friend has no plans to introduce such legislation in the current Session.

Fireworks

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department which local authorities have requested him to give them powers under their byelaws to restrict the sale of fireworks except to organised societies.

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Board Of Trade

Efta Countries (Exports)

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what proportion of United Kingdom exports to European Free Trade Association countries in the latest 12-month period for which figures are available consisted of goods on which the recipient country's most-favoured-nation tariff is zero.

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I regret that this information is not available.

United Nations Trade And Development Board (Ministerial Representation)

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what Ministerial representation there was at the meeting of the United Nations Trade and Development Board at Geneva in August and September.

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Of the 55 member countries, Ministers from five developing countries were present for part of the session and the delegations of six East European countries were led by Deputy Ministers of foreign trade.

Redundant Coal Miners (Alternative Employment)

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will take steps to see that employment is available, near their homes, for miners who are made redundant by pit closures.

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I understand that a large proportion of the men affected by pit closures will be offered jobs by the National Coal Board in other coal mines most of which are within daily travelling distance. As I informed my hon. Friend the Member for Fife, West (Mr. William Hamilton) on 18th November, the Government are taking vigorous action, including the building of advance factories and the scheduling of wider areas as Development Districts, to provide other employment in areas of need.

Scotland

Electricity Supply, Irvine Area

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps are taken by Her Majesty's Government, before continuing to locate new industry in the Irvine area, to ensure that sufficient power will be available to meet the future needs of industrial and domestic users there.

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I have been assured by the South of Scotland Electricity Board that sufficient electrical power can be made available to meet all needs expected to arise in the Irvine area.

Police Dogs

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland which Scottish police authorities have police dogs; what is the number of dogs; and what facilities there are for training.

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At the beginning of 1965 the numbers were as follows:—

Aberdeen3
Dundee2
Edinburgh6
Glasgow24
Inverness1
Kilmarnock1
Motherwell1
Paisley2
Dumbarton2
Fife6
Lanarkshire4
Lothian and Peebles3
Renfrew and Bute2
Stirling and Clackmannan1
In addition, one dog in Renfrew and Bute and 11 dogs in Stirling and Clackmannan are owned by members of these forces and carry out police work.Scottish police forces make use, as required, of police training centres in England for the training of dogs and of the officers who handle them. There is no proposal at present for such a centre in Scotland.

Milk In Schools (Cost)

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, what was the cost of the Milk in Schools Scheme in each of the past five years.

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Information for the financial years 1960–61 to 1963–64 is given in Appendix 2 of the "Education in Scotland in 1964" (Cmnd. 2600). The expenditure in 1964–65 was £1,839,000.

Ministry Of Labour

Steel Industry (Redundancies)

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asked the Minister of Labour what information he has about redundancies in the steel industry; which are the individual firms affected by this; what are the numbers involved; and if he will make a statement.

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My local officers have been informed of two current redundancies in the steel industry. One is at Johnson's Iron and Steel Mill, West Bromwich, where 30 men became unemployed on 22nd November; the other is at Richard Thomas and Baldwin's works at Ebbw Vale, where 250 men are likely to be affected.My officials will do everything they can to assist those who need help in finding other work.

Television (Political Discussion Programmes)

Q6.

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asked the Prime Minister on how many occasions Ministers of Her Majesty's Government have made official representations to the Independent Television Authority and/or to a programme contractor in connection with the composition of a political discussion programme.

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Agriculture, Fisheries And Food

Egg Marketing Board (Accounting Arrangements)

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has had from egg producers on the subject of the Egg Marketing Board's proposals to change its method of payment from a weekly to a monthly basis.

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We have received certain representations from producers about the Egg Marketing Board's proposals to centralise the arrangements for accounting and make the payments at monthly intervals. As my right hon. Friend made clear in his statement to the House on 19th May, responsibility for this and other detailed arrangements for operating the new contract marketing scheme for eggs lies with the Board, but I understand the Board is at present considering the various views that have been put forward.

Wood Pigeons

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what research is being undertaken to develop an effective means of controlling wood pigeons.

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Research is being concentrated on the development of a selective baiting technique which would make it possible to do more field work on the use of stupefying baits, and of any other controlling agents that may be developed, with negligible risk to protected species and game birds.

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what estimate he has of damage to farm crops from wood pigeons.

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The estimated population of wood pigeons in Great Britain and their known feeding habits suggest that the cost of damage to farm crops is of the order of £2-£3 million a year.

Ministry Of Aviation

Prestwick Airport (Concord Operations)

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asked the Minister of Aviation whether he will make a statement concerning the use of Prestwick Airport as a terminal for the Concord airliner.

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Prestwick Airport has excellent facilities and could readily serve as a terminal for Concord services. There is no question, however, of any special "designation" of this airport for Concord operations as stated in some recent Press reports.

Ministry Of Defence

Submarine Service (Cost)

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the estimated expenditure in respect of the Submarine Service for this year and each of the years up to and including 1970.

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Excluding the Polaris force, the cost of the submarine service, in the current financial year is expected to be about £30 million. It would not be in the public interest to give detailed figures used for planning purposes for the years ahead.

Regular Army Reserve

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what are the estimated numbers expected to be serving in the Regular Army Reserve in each of the years 1965 to 1970.

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The estimated numbers are as follows:

196527,980
196628,390
196729,940
196834,600
196940,400
197043,350

Education And Science

Colleges Of Education (Shortened Courses)

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many students were admitted to colleges of education at the beginning of the current session to undertake a shortened course of less than the normal three years duration.

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The provisional figure is 1,775.

Technical Colleges (Teacher Training)

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many technical colleges undertake teacher training; and if he will make a statement.

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At present no technical colleges offer courses of initial training. As however my hon. Friend knows, I believe the technical colleges can make a valuable contribution to this work. I have been examining some of the problems involved and I hope soon to invite a number of authorities to establish education departments in a few of the leading colleges.

Ministry Of Health

Dwellings Without Baths And Indoor Toilets

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asked the Minister of Health when he intends to hold a further census of housing in England and Wales to show the number of dwellings without baths arid inside toilets.

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This information will be obtained from the sample census of population to be taken on 24th April, 1966.

Second Medical Opinions

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asked the Minister of Health to what extent the responsibility for obtaining a second medical opinion by a medical practitioner, thereby taking advantage of specialist services, is provided for in his regulations con

Highway AuthorityScheme
REMAINDER OF 1965–66
London Area
Greater London CouncilA.501—Old Street/City Road.
A.41—Finchley Road.
A.501—Marylebone Road.
A.40—Western Avenue Extension
West Cross Route.
A. 3—Tibbets Corner.
A.1203—The Highway West of Butchers Row.
A.1205—Millwall Lock Bridge.
A.23— Streatham Hill Station.
A.25—Westminster Bridge Road (Central Island) (York Road Bridge).
A.205—Streatham Place (New Park Road).
A.3036—St. Johns Hill.
A.3212—Millbank at Holloway's Site.
A.1—Holloway Road (Jackson Road/Hornsey Road).
A.206—North End Road, Crayford.
Merseyside
Birkenhead C.B.CA.41—Mersey Tunnel Approach.
Lanes. C.CPrescot By-pass.
Liverpool C.B.C.Tunnel Relief Flyovers.
Breeze Hill/Rice Lane.
West Derby Road.
Aigburth Road.
South-East Lancashire and North-Eest Cheshire
Bolton C.B.CInner Relief Road.
Bolton C.B.C. and Lanes. C.C.Farnworth and Kearsley By-pass.
Lanes. C.CKing Street, Stretford.
Crompton Inner By-pass.
Manchester C.B.CStyal Road Diversion.
Princess Road dualling.
Salford C.B.CBroad Street.
Stockport C.B.CEast-West Diversion, Stage II.

cerning the terms of service in the National Health Service, and if he will make a statement.

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A general practitioner is obliged under the regulations containing his terms of service to take all necessary steps to enable a patient to receive treatment available through the hospital and specialist services if the patient needs such treatment and wishes to have it.

Roads

Classified Road Schemes (Urban Areas)

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will list the larger road schemes in urban areas to be considered for grant in each of the three years up to 1967–68.

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Classified road schemes in urban areas estimated to cost £100,000 or more which are expected to be considered for grant during the remainder of 1965–66, in 1966–67 and in 1967–68 are listed below.

Highway Authority

Scheme

Tyneside

Northumberland C.C.A.1058—Coast Road.
A. 193—Seaton Sluice Bridge.
South Shields C.B.CA. 19—Through Road.
Central Area Stage I.
Tynemouth C.B.C.A.695—Wallsend Road Improvement.

West Midland

Wolverhampton C.B.C.Inner Ring Road, Part 3.
Dudley C.B.C.A.461—Borough Boundary to A.4036.
West Bromwich C.B.C.Newton Road A.4041.
Borough Boundary to Stone Cross—A.4031.
Birmingham C.B.CInner Ring Road—St. Chad's Circus.
A.45—Clay Lane to Boundary.
A.34—High Street, Aston, Part I.

West Riding

Wakefield C.B.C.A.636/A.61—Ings Road, Kirkgate and Grove Road gyratory system.
West Riding C.CStanningley By-pass.
A.639—Haigh Cottages to Oulton.
A.642—Horbury By-pass.

Rest of England

Surrey C.C.A.244—Sunbury By-pass and Upper Halliford By-pass.
Southampton C.B.CDorset Street Link.
Surrey C.C.A.308—Staines Road between Sunbury Cross and Ford Bridge.
A.31—Extension of Farnham By-pass, Stage I.
Bristol C.B.CA.4044/A.420—Inner Circuit Road, Stage IV.
Old Market Street underpass.
Somerset C.C.Long Ashton By-pass.
Coventry C.B.C.A.414—Binley Road.
Staffs. C.CEtruria Bridge, Newcastle under Lyme.
Stafford C.B.CA.5013—Eccleshall Road.
Bootle C.B.C.A.5058—Balliol Road and Millers Bridge (Derby Road to Breeze Hill).
Middlesbrough C.B.C.A. 171—North Ormesby level crossing.
Nottingham C.B.C.A.612—London Road from Station to Canal Street.
Stockton C.B.C.Stockton Northern Ring Road.
West Hartlepool C.B.C.A.689—Brenda Road to Stranton.
North Riding C.C.Link to Lackenby Dock (continuation of proposed Teesside Parkway).
1966–67

London Area

Greater London CouncilA.23—Streatham High Road.
A.2—Bricklayers Arms.
A.21/A.205—Catford Road/Bromley Road Stage I
A.503—Seven Sisters Road.
A.2—Blackheath Hill.
(Maidenstone Hill/Hyde Vale).
A.206—Woolwich Church Street.
(Kingsman Street/W. Ferry).
A.301—Waterloo Road.
(Lower Marsh/Alaska Street).
A.234—Beckenham Road.
Railway Bridge.

Merseyside

Birkenhead C.B.CRock Ferry By-pass
Liverpool C.B.C.Roe Street/Hood Street
Low Hill/Myrtle Street

South-East Lancashire and Nurth-East Cheshire

Bolton C.B.C.Trinity Street Railway Bridge.
Bury C.B.C.Inner Relief Road.
Cheshire C.C.Altrincham level-crossing By-pass.
A. 538—Diversion, Ringway
Cheshire C.C, Lanes. C.C. and Manchester C.B.C.Sale Eastern and Northenden By-pass.
Lanes, C.CWhite City, Stretford, gyratory system.
Edge Lane, Stretford.
Manchester C.B.C.Chorlton Road extension.
Princess Parkway/Wythenshawe Road junction.
Princess Parkway/Barlow Moor Road junction.

Highway Authority

Scheme

Oldham C.B.C.Southern Internal By-pass.
Bottom o' th' Moor widening.
Rochdale C.B.C.A.627—Diversion.
Inner Relief Road.

Tyneside

Durham C.C.A. 185—Bill Quay Bridge Felling.
South Shields C.B.C.A. 19—Through Road.
Central Area Stage II.

West Midland

Birmingham C.B.C.Inner Ring Road-Paradise Circus.
A.38—Bristol Street, Horse Fair.
Outer Ring Road, Stretford.
A.34—Aldridge Road-Walsall Road.
Lionel Street to Summer Lane.
Middle Ring Road-Ledsam Street to Spring Hill.
Aldridge U.D.C.Bosty Lane.
Staffs C.CDudley to Lye A.4036.
West Bromwich C.B.C.Northern Loop.
Smethwick C.B.C.B.4168—Roebuck Lane.
Walsall C.B.C.A.454—Motorway junction to Ring Road.
Tipton T.CDudley Port Aqueduct.
Stourbridge T.C.Central Green.

West Riding

Bradford C.B.C.A.650—Wakefield Road, Stage I.
Dewsbury C.B.C.A.652—Webster Hill to Wellington Road Railway Station.
Halifax C.B.CA.58—Cow Green and Upper Broad Street.
Huddersfield C.B.C.A.640—from Tan Yard Road to Motorway system at Outlane.
A.62—Union Street-St. Andrew's Road.
Leeds C.B.CInner Ring Road, Stage II.
Leeds C.B.CStanningley By-pass.
Wakefield C.B.C.A.61—Cricket Ground near Agbrigg Lane-Stanbridge Lane.
West Riding C.C. and Wakefield C.B.C.A.636—Approaches to M.1.
West Riding C.C.A.639—Rothwell Railway Bridge.
A.653—Leeds Boundary to Tingley Interchange on M.62.

Rest of England

Kent C.CA.21—Tonbridge By-pass.
East Sussex C.C.A.26—Lewes Relief Road, Stage I.
Hampshire C.CA. 32—Fareham Eastern By-pass.
Portsmouth C.B.C.Potential: Class I Extension of Dockyard Loop to Anglesey Road.
Southampton C.B.C.A.35—Redbridge Road, Stage III.
Southampton C.B.C.Docks Road Extension.
St. Mary's Place-Queens Park.
Berkshire C.CA.404—Marlow and Bisham By-pass.
(Roadworks in Berks and new river bridge)
BuckinghamshireA.404—Marlow and Bisham By-pass.
(Roadworks in Bucks.)
Berkshire C.CFaringdon relief road.
Buckinghamshire C.C.Aylesbury Inner Ring Road (S.W. Section).
Bristol C.B.CA.4044/38—Stokes Croft, Stage I.
Reading C.B.CPotential: Class I Inner Ring Road West Side (Castle Street to Caversham Road).
Gloucester C.B.C.Class III Inner Ring Road, Station Road/Barton Street.
Reading C.B.CA.33—Bridge Street Underpass.
Somerset C.CA.37 Axbridge By-pass.
Cornwall C.CA.39—Truro relief road.
Exeter C.B.CA.30—River Exe Bridge.
Plymouth C.B.C.A.374/386—Crownhill Junction.
Stoke-on-Trent C.B.C.B.5038—Trentham Road.
Warwickshire C.C.A. 444—Bed worth By-pass.
Coventry C.B.C.Potential: Class I Inner Ring Road Stage 5.
Warrington C.B.C.A.57—Liverpool Road Division.
St. Helens C.B.C.A.570—Marshalls Cross Road.
Lancashire C.C.Thornton-Clevelys By-pass Stage I.
Preston C.B.CA.6—Park Road.
Wigan C.B.CA.49—Marus Bridge northwards beyond Little Lane.
Darlington C.B.C.Inner Ring Road Stage I.
Inner Ring Road Stage II.
West Riding C.C.A.6023—Mexborough relief road.
A.633—Rawmarsh, High Street.
Doncaster C.B.C.A.60/A.630—Cleveland Street-Balby Road.
Rotherham C.B.C.Inner By-pass Section I.

Highway Authority

Scheme

Grimsby C.B.C.A.16—Cleethorpes Road Level Crossing.
Derby C.B.C.Inner Ring Road, Section I.
Derbyshire C.C.A.615—Alfreton-South Normanton By-pass.
Leicester C.B.C.St. Margrets Way and Ravensbridge Drive.
Northampton C.B.C.A.45—Wellingborough Road.
Nottingham C.B.CA.6008—Theatre Square.
Norwich C.B.C.Inner Ring Road (part).
Essex C.C.A. 130—Chelmsford inner relief road, Stage 2.
B.1335—Aveley By-pass.
Luton C.B.CInner relief road, Stage 1.

London Area

1967–68
Greater London CouncilA. 1203—The Highway-remainder.
A.102—Blackwall Tunnel S. Approach.
A.217—Wandsworth Bridge S. Approach.
A. 1203—East Smithfield.
A.1—Archway Intersection and Subway.
A.107—Cambridge Heath Road (Darling Row/Mile End Road).
A.21/A.205—Catford Road/Bromley Road, Stage II.
A.3—London Bridge Footbridge.
A.200—Duke Street Hill.
A. 1000—Barnet Hill Railway Bridge.
A.4020—Uxbridge Central Area diversion (Stage I).

Merseyside

Birkenhead C.B.C.Borough Road.
Bootle C.B.C.Hornby Road.
Liverpool C.B.C.Great Homer Street dualling.
Wallasey C.B.C.Hoylake Road.
In addition, loans may be considered for the following schemes over this period:
Birkenhead C.B.C.Approaches to existing tunnel.
Liverpool C.B.C. and Wallasey C.B.C.Second Mersey Tunnel.

South East Lancashire and North-East Cheshire.

Programme for 1967–68 still to be agreed.

Tyneside

Gateshead C.B.C.A.1 Link.
Northumberland C.C.Earsdon to West Monkseaton.
Tynemouth C.B.C.A. 19—New York Road Improvement.
South Shields C.B.C.A. 19—Through Road, Stage III.

West Midland

Staffs. C.C.A.461—Lichfield-Aldridge Road.
Wolverhampton C.B.C.A.460—Stafford Street.
Inner Ring Road, Part 4.
Birmingham C.B.C.A.456—Five Ways.
Inner Ring Road—Bath Street to Loveday Street.
Inner Ring Road—Great Charles Street.
Inner Ring Road—Suffolk Street.
Inner Ring Road—Lancaster Place.
A.34—Birchfield Road.
Walsall C.B.C.Hatherton Ring Road.

West Riding

Programme for 1967–68 still to be agreed.

Rest of England

Canterbury C.B.C.Potential: Class I Ring Road (Wincheap Green to St. Georges Gate).
Buckinghamshire C.C.Potential: Class I, Slough, Wellington Street.
Worcestershire C.C.Potential: Class I, Kidderminster Inner Ring Road, Stage II (Coventry Street-Comberton Hill).
Hereford C.B.C.Potential: Class I East-West road (ii) and (iii) Newmarket Street and Bath Street (north end).
Worcester C.B.C.A.38—High Street and College Street.
Potential Class I—City Walls Road.
Cheshire C.C.A.34—Alderley Edge By-pass.
Lancashire C.C.A.582—Lostock Hall By-pass.
Sunderland C.B.C.Inner Ring Road, Stage I.
Carlisle C.B.CPotential Class I—Civic Centre roundabout and link to Victoria Place.
Sheffield C.B.C.Rotherham By-pass (city centre—A.57).
Lincoln C.B.C.Brayford Head Bridge.
Derby C.B.C.Inner Ring Road, Sections 9 and 10.
Norwich C.B.C.A.1024—Inner link road (Chapel Field Road to Finkelgate).
West Hartlepool C.B.C.A.689—Stockton Street (Stranton to Church Street).

Highway Authority

Scheme

1965–68

London Area

Greater London Council. (Other schemes expected to be considered for grant in the three years 1965–68.)A.1009—Hatch End B.160/B.146.
A.212—Northend/Wellesley Road.
Courtney Avenue Extension.
Romford Ring Road Part I.
Romford Ring Road Part II.
A.233—North Cray Road (Stage I).
B.274—Wellesley Road/Lansdowne Road A.121.
Hornchurch Ring Road (Southern Loop).
Class III—Vigo Street.
B.119—Roman Road (Cranbrook Terrace/Totty Street).
A.11—Grove Road (Mill End Road/Murdoch Cottages).
A.402—Goldhawke Road (Wells Road/Paddenswick Road).
Route 11—Aldgate High Street, Stage I.
B.l32—Upper Thames Street (Bush Lane/Arthur Street).
Southern Route—St. Mary at Hill/Byward Street.
Route 11—Blomfield Street/Old Broad Street.
Aldersgate Street (London Wall/Barbican).
Aldersgate Street (Barbican/Fawn Street).