House of Commons debates

Monday, 14 November 1977

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Energy

    • Reserves

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what are the latest estimates of the United Kingdom reserves of oil, gas and coal and the proportion of the European Community's indigenous energy reserves...

    • Coal Production

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what increases in production and productivity have been achieved over the last three years in the coal mines since the signing of the tripartite agreement...

      Electricity Grid (Cross-Channel Link)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what proposals he is considering for linking the British and French electricity grid systems; and if he will make a statement.

      Save It Campaign

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what plans he has for improving the Save It campaign.

      Power Station Construction

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Eneregy what discussions he has had with the Chairmen of the Electricity Council and the CEGB about future power station construction.

      Solar Heating

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if Her Majesty's Government intend to provide grants towards the cost of installation of solar heating.

      British National Oil Corporation

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he next hopes to meet the Chairman of the British National Oil Corporation.

      Coal Industry

      19 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he next expects to meet the National Union of Mineworkers' leaders; and if he will make a statement.

      North Sea Oil Exports

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will give details of the quantity and value of North Sea oil which was exported to other countries during the past 12 months; and what percentage...

      Renewable Sources

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is his latest estimate of the contribution to be expected from renewable sources of energy to total energy consumption by 1982.

      Fuel Bills

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what consideration he has given to extending the scheme for assistance for certain consumers with electricity bills to cover other types of fuel.

      Electricity Production

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will give a higher priority in his Department's policy to promoting energy savings changes in the production of electricity.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development

    • Kenya

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Overseas Development what was the level of aid provided by the United Kingdom to Kenya in 1976; and what are the projected figures for 1977 and 1978.

    • Paraguay

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Overseas Development what sums remain outstanding of the 1971 loan to the Government of Paraguay.

      Falkland Islands

      13 speeches

      asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether feasibility studies into sheepskin processing, mutton freezing and local television have yet been authorised for the Falkland Islands.

      Malawi

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Overseas Development what conclusions she has now reached about British funding of the Viphya forestry project in Malawi.

      Mozambique

      17 speeches

      asked the Minister of Overseas Development what is the total amount of Government assistance to Mozambique during the current year; and for what purposes that assistance has been given.

  • Fire Service (Dispute)

    3 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 9, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • Scotland Bill (Long Title)

    19 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to raise a point of order in connection with the validity or otherwise of the Scotland Bill, which is on the Order Paper for Second Reading today. The...

  • Hon. Members (Register of Interests)

    5 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I should like to draw your attention to exchanges which took place last Thursday between my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Rooker), the...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    1 speech

    To save the time of the House, unless there is objection I shall put the Question on Motions Nos. 1 to 6 and 8 and 9 together.

  • Scotland Bill

    199 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Scotland [Money]

    Queen's Recommendation having been signified.—

  • European Community (Cigarettes Excise Duty)

    65 speeches

    Mr. Robert Sheldon.

  • Finance (Income Tax Reliefs) Bill

    Ordered, That in respect of the Finance (Income Tax Reliefs) Bill, notices of Amendments, new Clauses, and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before...

  • Cider Industry (Herefordshire)

    4 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Frank R. White.]

What is this?

Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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