House of Commons debates

Monday, 5 December 1977

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions

    1 speech

    I remind the House that briefer supplementary questions and briefer ministerial replies have enabled us to make much better progress recently. I hope that we shall have the same cooperation today.

    • Prices and Consumer Protection

    • Price Commission

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what is the estimated cost of the Price Commission from August 1977 to March 1978; and what is the estimated cost in a full year.

      Retail Price Index

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what has been the average monthly increase in the retail price index since March 1974; and how this figure compares with the...

      Consumer Advice Centres (Manchester)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what discussion he has had with Greater Manchester Council about its consumer advice centres.

      Nationalised Industry Consumers

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what are his policies with regard to the proposals contained in the National Consumer Council's report "Consumers and the...

      Retail Prices

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what is his latest estimate of the probable trend of retail prices over the next 12 months.

      Performing Right Society Limited

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he will refer the activities of the Performing Right Society Limited to the Monopolies Commission.

      Food Prices

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what has been the percentage increase in food prices since February 1974, and how many of the eight other EEC countries have...

      Petrol Prices

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he is satisfied with the price structure in the sale of petrol whereby motorists in rural areas, where car travel is a...

      Price Increases

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what has been the increase in prices since February 1974.

      Prices (Efficiency Criterion)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether he is satisfied with the operation of the criteria for efficiency under Section 2 of the Price Commission Act.

      Price Commission

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection when he will next meet the Chairman of the Price Commission.

      Frozen Chip Potatoes

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he will give the percentage price increase per year for frozen chips, the year 1974 being based at 100, together with the...

      Clip-board Selling

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he has received any representa

      Bread

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what effect import levies on wheat have had upon the price of bread.

      Industrial Pricing Policy

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether he will make a statement on the Price Commission's decision to investigate the pricing policy of those industries operating...

      Rail Fares and Charges

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he will make a statement on the Price Commission investigation into British Railways prices.

      Trade Practices (Inquiries)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what general principles he observes in asking the Office of Fair Trading to undertake inquiries into trade practices.

      Road Haulage Industry

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether he will outline his reasons for directing the Price Commission to carry out a sectoral examination of the road haulage industry.

      International Monetary Fund

      11 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he last met the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.

      Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Engagements)

      17 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list his official engagements for 5th December.

  • Business of the House

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I ask for clarification on the situation that has arisen over today's business? Last Thursday you granted to the hon. Member for Penistone (Mr. Mendelson)...

  • Questions to Ministers

    5 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. A short time ago the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster expressed his willingness in future to answer Questions on small businesses. Is it in order to ask you...

  • Bermuda

    29 speeches

    I will, with permission, Mr. Speaker, make a statement on the situation in Bermuda. The House will be aware of the decision to send British troops to Bermuda following serious disturbances...

  • Rhodesia

    2 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,...

  • Crown Agents

    94 speeches

    4.3 p.m.

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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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