Monday, 9 July 1979
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what proportion of United Kingdom coal production is purchased for use by nationalised industries.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he expects to attend an EEC Energy Council.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what discussions he has had with the chairman of the National Coal Board regarding the future of the coal industry in South Wales.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he plans to meet the chairman of the British National Oil Corporation.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what study he has made of aquapet, mixing petrol with a combination of oxygen and hydrogen, which is claimed to reduce petrol consumption by up to 40 per...
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many extra tons of coal have been produced in the last year as a result of colliery incentive agreements, and whether he is satisfied with present...
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the current situation relating to petrol supplies.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what plans he has to extend the electricity discount scheme to users of other types of fuel.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what further discussions he has had with the oil companies to ensure an adequate and equitable supply of domestic heating oil for the coming winter.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will now publish the Marshall report on combined heat and power.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has received about the level of sulphur emission from coal-fired power stations.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he is now able to make a statement about the turbine generator orders for the advanced gas-cooled reactor power stations at Torness and Heysham.
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he will make an additional statement about Government proposals for the reform of Parliament.
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the present pension system for manual workers employed in the Palace of Westminster.
asked the right hon. Member for Chelmsford, as representing the House of Commons Commission, what progress has been made with the implementation of the report of the committee chaired by the...
asked the Paymaster General what effect he expects tighter cash limits to have on the work of his Department.
asked the Paymaster General what meetings he has held with representatives of the press in his official capacity.
asked the Paymaster General if he will state his engagements for 9 July.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. With the Leader of the House present, may I refer to energy questions and the time that is allocated? Since the previous Parliament we have lost five minutes...
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I will make a statement about industrial action being taken by some staff working in the Palace of Westminster beginning today. The Institution of Professional...
Ordered,That the matter of the report of the Price Commission, " Welsh Water Authority—Water, Sewerage and Environmental Services ", in relation to the activities of the Welsh Authority...
Considered in Committee. [Progress 5 July.]
I beg to move amendment No. 51, in page 4, line 41, leave out ' Service in the armed forces of the Crown or '.
Question proposed. That the clause stand part of the Bill.
I beg to move amendment No. 62, in schedule 3, page 19, line 20, at end insert— ' 4. For Paragraph 17 of the said Schedule there shall be substituted: " 17(1) A claim for Schedule 10 relief...
; I beg to move amendment No. 55, in page 6, line 11, leave out subsection (2) below ' and insert 'subsections (2) and (3A) below '.
Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.
Ordered,That Sir Nigel Fisher, Mr. Grimond, Sir John Langford-Holt, Mr. Alfred Morris, Mr. John Parker and Mr. Albert Roberts, be appointed Managing Trustees of the House of Commons Members' Fund...
Ordered,That Mr. Arthur Bottomley, Sir Nigel Fisher, Mr. Grimond, Mr. Anthony Kershaw, Sir John Langford-Holt, Mr. Alfred Morris, Mr. John Parker and Mr. Albert Roberts, be appointed Managing...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr. Wakeham.)
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