House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 21 November 1979

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. Speaker in the chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions

    1 speech

    I remind the House that there has been at good response from hon. Members to my request that they ask only one supplementary question. That enables us to make better progress.

    • Scotland

    • School Transport

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many parents are in receipt of assistance for school transport in the constituency of Inverness, the Highland region, and in Scotland as a whole; and...

      Rural Areas

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how people in rural areas in Scotland will be affected by the changes in education and public expenditure which have been announced by the Government.

      Optical Charges

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will be taking action to exempt people with severe visual handicap from payment of optical charges; and if he will make a statement.

      Western Isles (Development Programme)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made in implementing the European Communities proposals for an integrated development programme for the Western Isles.

      Town and Country Planning Act 1972

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he proposes to introduce legislation to repeal sections 44 to 48 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1972.

      Geriatric Beds

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many geriatric beds are presently occupied in the Kirkcaldy constituency area; and how many additional beds for geriatric patients will become...

      Education (Expenditure Cuts)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has made any estimate of the number of primary and secondary schools that will be closed as a result of his decision to reduce expenditure on education.

      School Meals, Milk and Transport

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will indicate the names of those organisations which have advised him of their support for his proposals on school meals, milk and transport.

      Fishing Industry

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent meetings he has had with representatives of the fishing industry.

      School Transport

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has had with regard to changes he proposes in the statutory requirement on local education authorities to provide free school...

      Planning Controls

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made in relaxing planning controls.

      Colleges of Education

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he intends to meet the principals of the colleges of education.

      European Regional Development Fund

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total value of grants made towards projects in Scotland by the European regional development fund since 1975.

      Petrochemical Development

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will report progress on the nature and scope of the hazard audit relating to the planning application for a petrochemical complex at Braefoot Bay...

      Rate Support Grant

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the rate support grant settlement.

      Out-Patients (Ambulance Provision)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement on the provision of ambulances for out-patients attending hospitals in Scotland.

      Lord Justice General

      15 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland when next he plans to meet the Lord Justice General.

      Criminal Cases (Statistics)

      6 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland what was the average length of time from first appearance to final disposal in criminal cases in Scotland in 1978.

  • Zambia

    20 speeches

    asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on the mobilisation of Zambian military forces against Zimbabwe-Rhodesia.

  • National Enterprise Board and Rolls-Royce

    45 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the relationship between the National Enterprise Board and Rolls-Royce. I have had in recent months to consider the...

  • National Enterprise Board

    2 speeches

    I wish 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, the future of...

  • Bill Presented

    • National Heritage

      Mr. Norman St. John-Stevas, supported by Mr. Secretary Heseltine, Mr. Secretary Younger, Mr. Secretary Edwards, Mr. Secretary Atkins and Mr. John Biffen presented (under Standing Order No. 91...

  • Jurors

    3 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to clarify the law governing the conduct of jurors and former jurors outside the courtroom; and for connected purposes.

    • Jorors

      Mr. Christopher Price accordingly presented a Bill to clarify the law governing the conduct of jurors and former jurors outside the courtroom; and for connected purposes: And the same was read...

  • MR. Anthony Blunt

    164 speeches

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

  • Elderly Infirm Persons (Manchester)

    15 speeches

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

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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