House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 27 June 1979

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Rating Revaluation

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has made a decision about the proposed rating revaluation; and if he will make a statement.

    • Housing

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the number of (a) housing starts, (b) improvement grants in England and Wales during 1979– 80 and 1980– 81.

      Sports Council

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with the operation of the Sports Council and the terms of its Royal Charter; whether he has considered recent criticisms of the...

      Local Authority Representatives

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he next expects to meet representatives from the local authority organisations.

      Departmental Circulars

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many circulars his Department has issued since 16 May.

      Water Charges

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with the present basis on which water charges are levied.

      Nature Conservancy

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what additional financial assistance he plans to allocate to the Nature Conservancy.

      Local Authority Expenditure

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he is taking to advise elected representatives of local authorities how best they may assist the Government to implement reductions in...

      Urban Partnership Schemes

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his policy with regard to the urban partnership schemes.

      Private Rented Accommodation

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what measures he proposes to take to make private rented accommodation more freely available; and when these will be introduced.

      Football Hooliganism

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will refer to his working party on football violence the recent problems in connection with the Scotland-England football match.

      Local Government (Transfer of Powers)

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he plans to take to restore the city of Bristol powers transferred to the county of Avon at the time of the last local government...

      Planning Permission

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he intends to introduce a general development (amendment) order to exclude more minor development proposals from the need to require a...

      Northern Economic Planning Council

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from the chairman of the Northern Economic Planning Council about the future role of the council.

      British Olympic Team

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he has regarding the provision of winter training facilities for the British Olympic team.

      Park Lane Council Estate, Bootle

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he is willing to take to ensure implementation of the recommendations in the report produced in his Department on the Park Lane...

      House Building and Improvement

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total underspending by local authorities in England and Wales in 1978 on house building and improvements, respectively; and how many...

  • Wakefield Prison (Incendiary Devices)

    12 speeches

    (by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the discovery of incendiary devices in Wakefield prison.

  • Southall (Demonstrations)

    49 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement to the House on the events that occurred at Southall on 22 and 23 April 1979. I have now received and considered the report from...

  • Bills Presented

    • Abortion (Amendment)

      Mr. John Corrie, supported by Sir Bernard Braine, Mr. Leo Abse, Mrs. Jill Knight, Mrs. Elaine Kellett-Bowman, Mr. Gordon Wilson, Mr. W. Benyon, Mr. James Hamilton, Mr. Michael Ancram, Mr. James...

    • Road Traffic (Seat Belts)

      Mr. Neil Carmichael, supported by Mr. J. D. Concannon, Mr. John Hannam, Mr. John Horam, Mr. Toby Jessel, Miss Joan Lestor, Mr. Kenneth Marks, Mr. Norman Miscampbell, Mr. Austin Mitchell, Mr....

      Affiliation Orders and Aliments (Annual Up-Rating)

      Mr. Robert Taylor, presented a Bill to provide for the annual up-rating of affiliation orders and aliments; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be...

      Protection of Animals (Scientific Purposes)

      Mr. Peter Fry, supported by Mr. James Hill, Miss Janet Fookes, and Mr. William Whitlock, presented a Bill to make provision with respect to live animals used for scientific purposes; and for...

      Social Security (Maternity Grant) (Amendment)

      Mr. Kevin McNamara, presented a Bill to remove the requirement that contribution conditions shall be satisfied in order to entitle women to receive the maternity grant; to update the value of the...

      Licensing etc. (Amendment)

      Sir Nicholas Bonsor, supported by Mr. Alastair Goodlad, Mr. W. Benyon, Mr. David Madel, Mr. Ivan Lawrence, Mr. Hal Miller, Mr. W. R. Rees-Davies, Mr. Archie Hamilton, Mr. Robert Atkins, Mr. John...

      Indecent Displays (Control)

      Dr. Brian Mawhinney, supported by Mr. A. J. Beith, Mr. John G. Blackburn, Mr. Robert Bradford, Mr. Patrick Cormack, Mr. Geoffrey Dickens, Mr. Den Dover, Mr. Ron Lewis, Mr. Christopher Murphy,...

      Youth and Community

      Mr. T. H. H. Skeet, supported by Mr. John Farr, Mr. Sydney Chapman, Mr. Kenneth Marks, Mr. Charles Morrison, Mr. Nicholas Scott, Mr. John Spence, Mr. David Mudd, Mr. Nicholas Winterton, Mr. Robin...

      Tobacco Products (Control of Advertising, Sponsorship and Sales Promotion)

      Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody, supported by Mr. Laurie Pavitt, Mr. Mike Thomas, Mr. John Evans, Miss Jo Richardson, Sir Derek Walker-Smith, Sir Anthony Meyer, Mr. Peter Bottomley, and Mr. Clement Freud,...

      Deer

      Mr. John Farr, supported by Mr. Patrick McNair-Wilson, Mr. Peter Hardy, Mr. Cranley Onslow, Mr. Ben Ford, Mr. A. J. Beith, Mr. Stephen Ross, and Mr. W. Benyon, presented a Bill to repeal and...

      Representation of the People

      Mr. Cranley Onslow, presented a Bill to make a further provision with respect to the registration for electoral purposes of wives and husbands of members of the armed forces and the correction of...

      Coroners

      Mr Nick Budgen, supported by Ivan Lawrence, Mr. Tony Marlow, Mr. Robert Rhodes James, Mr. Barry Porter, Mr. David Knox, and Mr. David Waddington, presented a Bill to abolish the obligation of...

      Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Amendment)

      Mr. Stanley Orme, supported by Mr. Alfred Morris, Mr. Lewis Carter-Jones, Mr. Edwin Wainwright, Mr. Jack Ashley, Mr. Ioan Evans, Mr. Frank McElhone, Mr. Alec Woodall, and Mr. David Ennals,...

      Housing (Houses in Multiple Occupation)

      Mr. Joe Dean, supported by Mr. A. W. Stallard, Mr. Harry Cowans, Mr. Thomas Cox, Mr. Charles Irving, Mr. David Knox, Mr. Allan Roberts, Mr. George Foulkes, Mr. Jack Straw, Mr. John Sever, and Mr....

      Domestic Rating (Abolition)

      Mr. Richard Shepherd, supported by Mr. Jonathan Aitken, Mr. John Heddle, Mr. Tony Durant, Mr. R. Graham Page, Mr. Richard Needham, Mr. John Blackburn, Mr. Stephen Ross, and Mr. Frank Field,...

      Concessionary Travel for Mentally Handicapped Persons (Scotland)

      Mr. Ian Campbell, supported by Mr. James White, Mr. Bruce Millan, Mr. Donald Stewart, Mr. Hugh McCartney, and Mr. David Lambie, presented a Bill to enable local authorities in Scotland to provide...

      Licensed Premises (Exclusion of Certain Persons)

      Mr. James Hill, supported by Mr. Anthony Grant, Sir Bernard Braine, Mr. Tom Ellis, Mr. Ralph Howell, Mr. John Browne, Mr. Clement Freud, Mr. W. E. Garrett, Sir Donald Kaberry, Mrs. Jill Knight,...

      Highways (Road Humps)

      Mr. Michael Shaw, on behalf of Mr. Anthony Grant, supported by Mr. James Johnson, Mr. Andrew Faulds and Mr. Clement Freud, presented a Bill to make provision with respect to the construction in...

      Ground Game

      Mr. Michael Morris, on behalf of Mr. Tom Hooson, supported by Mr. Michael Morris, Mr. Geraint Howells, Mr. Marcus Kimball, Mr. Colin Shepherd, Mr. Peter Temple-Morris, Dr. Roger Thomas and Mr....

      Representation of the People (Amendment)

      Mr. Peter Griffiths, supported by Mr. Cranley Onslow, Mr. David Madel, Mr. Robert Adley, Mr. David Knox, Sir Anthony Meyer, Mrs. Peggy Fenner, Mr. Peter Viggers, Mr. John Blackburn, Mr. Peter...

      Highlands and Islands Land Development

      Mr. Robert Maclennan, supported by Mr. Hugh D. Brown, Mr. Norman Buchan, and Mr. William Hamilton, presented a Bill to make further provision for the Highlands and Islands Development Board to...

      Hypnotism

      Mr. David Crouch, supported by Mr. Patrick Cormack, Mr. Peter Bottomley, Mr. Frank Allaun, Mr. Mike Thomas, Mrs. Sheila Faith, Miss Janet Fookes, Mr. Albert Roberts, Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody, Mr....

      Mineral Rights

      Mr. David Alton, on behalf of Mr. David Penhaligon, presented a Bill to amend the Law relating to royalty payments for mineral rights; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First...

      Married Women's Policies of Assurance (Scotland) (Amendment)

      Mr. William McKelvey, supported by Mr. Ernie Ross, presented a Bill to amend the Married Women's Policies of Assurance (Scotland) Act 1880, and for connected purposes: And the same was read the...

  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

    85 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Pool Competitions

    5 speeches

    10.40 p.m.

  • Orders of the Day — Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors

    2 speeches

    10.55 p.m.

  • Orders of the Day — Industrial Training Levy

    6 speeches

    11.4 p.m.

  • Orders of the Day — Privileges

    Ordered,That the Committee of Privileges do consist of Seventeen Members.

  • Orders of the Day — Hazeldene Residential Nursery, Ayrshire

    8 speeches

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

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