Tuesday, 30 January 1979
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Lords amendments agreed to.
The sole object of the Bill is the creation of a charge on public funds. I am advised that such a Bill can proceed only as a Public Bill and not as a Private Bill.
Read a second time and referred to Examiners.
Read a Second time and committed.
Read a Second time and referred to Examiners.
Orders for consideration read.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he last met representatives of the National Union of public Employees to discuss industrial relations in the National Health Service.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total sum paid in supplementary benefit to the families of those on strike during 1978.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the current annual average earnings of a State registered nurse at a mental hospital.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the increase in sickness benefit, unemployment benefit and the death grant, at constant and at current prices, since each of the...
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied that his Department was able to deal satisfactorily with any hardship cases, especially affecting elderly people, caused by the...
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement about his discussions on boarding-out allowances for foster children with the local authorities.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the waiting lists for surgery in the Birmingham area.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will institute an inquiry into the running of Birmingham social services department.
asked the Prime Minister when last he met the TUC.
asked the Prime Minister what suggestions he made at the European summit in December 1978 in relation to the salaries of European Members of Parliament.
asked the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 30 January.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I draw your attention to the fact that we covered only eight meagre questions on social services? Can you do something to ensure that we get more succinct...
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,...
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams accordingly presented a Bill to make further provision for the letting of properties on fixed terms; and for purposes connected therewith; And the same was read the...
Order for Second Reading read.
Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the Estate Agents Bill and the Public Lending Right Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr. Walter Harrison.]
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.
I beg to move amendment No. 2, in page 5, line 31, after 'per son', insert 'has failed to comply with any such obligation as is referred to in section 3(1)(c) above (in this section referred to...
I beg to move amendment No. 12, in page 7, leave out lines 30 to 32.
I beg to move amendment No. 6, in page 12, line 47, at end insert— '(2A) If and so long as any books or documents which have been seized under this section are not required as evidence in...
I beg to move amendment No. 8, in page 18, leave out lines 39 to 46 and insert— '(f) prescribe any matter required to be prescribed for the purposes of subsection (2A) below.(2A) No person...
Not amended (in the Standing Committee), further considered.
I beg to move amendment No. 34, in page 2, line 36 leave out '£2 million' and insert £1 million'.
Amendment made: No. 71, in page 4, line 27, at end insert— '(8) The Secretary of State shall in each year prepare and lay before each House of Parliament a report on the working of the...
I beg to move, amendment No. 53, in page 5, leave out lines 13 to 31.
Amendment made: No. 61, in page 7, leave out lines 30 and 31 and insert— '5.—(1) The Registrar of Public Lending Right shall be by that name a corporation sole, with a corporate...
Ordered,That, notwithstanding the Order made on 2nd November relating to Business of the House, the ballot for Private Members' Notices of Motions which are to have precedence on Friday 16th...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Bates.]
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