House of Commons debates

Monday, 2 July 1979

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade

    • Tourism (Grants and Subsidies)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he is satisfied with the present distribution of grant and subsidies for tourism.

    • Small Businesses

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what representations he has received from small businesses about the effect on them of the Budget proposals.

      Hazardous Cargoes

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether the sum of £1·5 million mentioned in his Department's publication "Improved arrangements to combat pollution at sea" covers specialised...

      Film Industry

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what proposals he has concerning financial assistance to the British film industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Third London Airport

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will pay an official visit to the site for a possible third London airport near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

      Denationalisation

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement on his proposals for denationalisation of British Airways and other bodies of which his Department is the sponsoring Ministry,...

      United States (Anti-trust Legislation)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what representations have been made by the Government to the United States Government in the light of the United States grand jury decision to indict...

      British Airways

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade when he last met the chairman of British Airways.

      Nigeria

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make an official visit to Nigeria.

      Retail Trade (Hypermarkets)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement on the Government's plans to promote competition in the retail sector by favouring development of hypermarkets.

      UNCTAD Conference

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what action he proposes to take to follow up the results of the UNCTAD conference in Manila.

      Balance of Trade

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade by how much in money terms imports exceeded exports in the first five months of this year.

      Insider Dealing

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he is satisfied with the present status of insider dealing within the law: and if he intends to introduce legislation to outlaw it.

      Hotels

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what proposals he has for the regulation of hotels in order to control their admission and pricing policies.

      British Textiles Confederation

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade when next he expects to meet representatives of the British Textiles Confederation.

      Anti-dumping Applications

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he is satisfied with the current procedures for dealing with antidumping applications.

      Tourism (Petrol Supplies)

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what representations he has received from the tourist industry concerning cancelled bookings in United Kingdom holiday areas this summer; and if he will...

      Civil Air Transport (Competition)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will instruct the Civil Aviation Authority to implement the recent recommendations of the Commission of the European Communities on deregulation...

      Retail Price Index (Budget Proposals)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what he estimates to be the total effect on the retail price index of the recent increases in VAT and minimum lending rate and the termination of the Price...

      European Community Trade Ministers

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade when next he expects to meet the EEC Trade Ministers.

      Non-voting Shares

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he intends to deal with the position of non-voting shares in the forthcoming companies Bill.

      Fishing Vessels (Radio Communications)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement on the open line radio channel for use by fishing vessels.

      Bureaux de Change

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will investigate the existing facilities available to tourists visiting the United Kingdom for exchanging their currency into £ stering; and if...

  • Petroleum Prices

    26 speeches

    (by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the increase in the price of petroleum products and on their distribution.

  • Divisions (Conduct of Members)

    2 speeches

    On Friday morning last I made a statement to the House concerning incidents in the Aye Lobby on Thursday night. The exchanges that followed my ruling caused me to make further inquiries. I have...

  • Postal Services

    41 speeches

    With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement. In the middle of last week the Post Office had a backlog of one and a third days' mail—about 40 million letters. This was the...

  • Bills Presented

    • Urban Areas (Disposal of Vacant Public Land)

      Mr. Anthony Steen, supported by Sir Brandon Rhys-Williams, Dr. Brian Mawhinneny, Mr. Michael Neubert, Mr. Robert Rhodes James, Mr. Mr. Donald Thompson, Mr. Charles Morrison, Mr. Hal Miller, Mr....

    • Hearing Aid Council Act 1968 (Amendment)

      Mr. Laurie Pavitt, supported by Dr. M. S. Miller, Mr. Clement Freud, Mr. Donald Stewart, Mr. Joan Evans, Mr. Leslie Spriggs, Mr. Ted Fletcher and Mr. W. A. Stallard, presented a Bill to amend the...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    1 speech

    By leave of the House, I shall put together the Questions on the motions relating to statutory instruments.

  • Northern Ireland Act 1974

    84 speeches

    Mr. Secretary Atkins—

  • Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978

    Motion made, and Question put, That the draft Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978 (Continuance) Order 1979, which was laid before this House on 14 June, be approved.—[Mr....

  • Public Accounts

    1 speech

    Motion made,That Mr. Joel Barnett, Mr. A. P. Costain, Dr. John Cunningham, Mr. W. W. Hamilton, Mr. Peter Hordern, Mr. Barry Jones, Sir Timothy Kitson, Mr. James Lamond, Mr. Nigel Lawson, Mr....

  • Public Accounts

    Ordered,That Standing Order No. 86 (Committee of Public Accounts) be amended in line 10 by leaving out the word "five" and inserting the word "four".—[Mr. John Stradling Thomas.]

  • EUROPEAN LEGISLATION, &c.

    Ordered,That there shall be a Select Committee to consider draft proposals by the Commission of the European Communities for legislation and other documents published for submission to the...

  • EUROPEAN LEGISLATION, &c

    Ordered,That Mr. Peter Archer, Mr. Ronald Bell, Mr. John Cartwright, Mr. Tam Dalyell, Mr. Hugh Dykes, Sir John Eden, Mrs. Peggy Fenner, Mr. Robert Hicks, Mr. Mark Hughes, Mr. Daxid Knox, Mr....

  • European Communities

    Ordered,That any Member requested by the Committee appointed by the Lords on the European Communities to attend as a witness before them or before any Sub-committee appointed by them shall have...

  • MRS. Sarah Campins

    4 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, that this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. John Stradling Thomas.]

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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