House of Commons debates

Thursday, 9 March 1978

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland

    • Labour Force

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimates are available to him of the likely variations of the labour force in Northern Ireland for the next 10 years; and by how much he...

    • Security Services

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the total amount of central Government aid to security service's other than those provided by police and the Ministry of Defence.

      Rents

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, in the light of the fact that sitting tenants of properties acquired by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for the purposes of housing...

      Republic of Ireland

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Northern. Ireland when he next intends to meet Ministers from the Republic of Ireland.

      Government

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will consider proposals for improving the machinery of the Government of Northern Ireland.

      Armed Forces

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many armed men are currently deployed by her Majesty's Government in Northern Ireland, inclusive or armed auxiliary elements; and what were...

      General Election (Postal Votes)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what conclusions he draws from the high level of votes cast by postal vote in the Mid-Ulster and the Fermanagh and South Tyrone parliamentary...

      Security

      25 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will make a statement about the present state of law and order.

      Local Government

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proposals he has for improving the quality and public accountability of local government in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Area Boards

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he is satisfied with the make-up and working of the area boards.

      Short Brothers Limited

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the future prospects of Short Brothers Limited; and, in particular, whether the five-year rolling programme...

      Fuel Policy

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he is planning any change of policy regarding the use of other fuels in place of coal in Northern Ireland.

      Political Parties (Talks)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will make a further statement about the progress of his talks with political leaders in Northern Ireland.

      Border Incidents

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on frontier incidents in Northern Ireland.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister (Engagements)

    22 speeches

    asked the Prime Minister if he will state his public engagements for 9th March.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Adlington

    13 speeches

    asked the Prime Minister if he will pay a visit to Adlington.

  • Business of the House

    67 speeches

    May I ask the Lord President to state the business of the House for the period up to Easter?

  • Merseyside

    2 speeches

    Mr. Heller: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I should like your advice. On a number of occasions many of my hon. Friends from Merseyside have made requests for debates on the Floor of the House...

  • CONSOLIDATED FUND (No. 2) BILL

    1 speech

    For the debate on Monday 20th March on Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Bill, hon. Members may hand in to my office by 9 a.m. on Thursday 16th March their names and topics that...

  • Rhodesia

    2 speeches

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

  • Business of the House (Supply)

    Ordered,That this day, as soon as the House has entered upon the Business of Supply, Mr. Speaker shall put forthwith the Questions which, under the provisions of paragraph (11) of Standing Order...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, proceedings on the British Railways (Selby) Bill, set down for consideration at Seven o'clock by direction of the Chairman of Ways and Means, shall, instead...

  • Defence Estimates, 1978–79 (Navy), Vote A

    Question,That during the year ending on 31st March 1979 a number not exceeding 78,000 Officers, Ratings and Royal Marines be maintained for Naval Service.

  • Defence Estimates, 1978–79 (Army), Vote A

    Question,That during the year ending on 31st March 1979 a number not exceeding 183,500 all ranks be maintained for Army Service, a number not exceeding 65,000 for the Regular Reserve, a number...

  • Defence Estimates, 1978–79 (Air), Vote A

    Question,That during the year ending on 31st March 1979 a number not exceeding 88,900 all ranks be maintained for Air Force Service, a number not exceeding 10,775 for the Royal Air Force Reserve...

  • Civil and Defence Estimates, Supplementary Estimates, 1977–78

    Question,That a further Supplementary sum not exceeding £786,995,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund, to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during...

  • Civil and Defence Estimates, Excesses, 1976–77

    Question,That a sum not exceeding £18,620,295·71 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to make good excesses on certain grants for Civil and Defence Services for the...

  • CONSOLIDATED FUND (No. 2)

    Mr. Denzil Davies accordingly presented a Bill to apply certain sums out of the Consolidated Fund to the service of the years ending on 31st March 1977 and 1978; And the same was read the First...

  • British Steel Corporation

    240 speeches

    I have selected the Government amendment to the motion on the Order Paper. Before we begin the debate I should like to make a brief statement. I am in difficulty. There are 15 hon. Members who...

  • British Railways (Selby) Bill

    109 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Expenditure

    Ordered,That the Standing Order of 18 November 1974 relating to the nomination of the Select Committee on Expenditure be amended, by leaving out Mr. Frank Hooley and Mr. Eric Moonman and...

  • Public Accounts

    8 speeches

    Ordered,That the Standing Order of 18 December 1974 relating to the Public Accounts Committee be amended, by leaving out Dr. Oonagh McDonald and Mr. Caerwyn Roderick and inserting Mr. John Evans...

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