House of Commons debates

Monday, 26 November 1979

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions

    1 speech

    It will be a great help if hon. Members who are called to ask supplementary questions will limit themselves to one question.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Energy

    • Departmental Staff (Technical Qualifications)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether his Department has a need for technically qualified staff who would be seconded from the major oil companies.

    • Energy Saving

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what target he has set for energy saving.

      Oil from Coal

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what financial contribution the Government are making towards the funding of pilot projects to process oil from coal.

      Fuel Supplies

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he is satisfied with the adequacy of fuel supplies to meet all demands in the forthcoming winter.

      Nuclear Safety

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he expects to make a statement on the implications of the Kemeny report on the nuclear accident at Harrisburg.

      Alternative Energy Sources (Research)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy how much was spent in 1978 on research into nuclear energy and how much on research into alternative forms of energy, including solar, wave and wind power.

      Mr. Alan Blackshaw

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the action he has taken in relation to a former senior civil servant, Mr. Alan Blackshaw of Friarsbrae, Linlithgow, West Lothian.

      Energy Policy (Franco-British Co-operation)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will hold discussions with the French Minister of Energy in order to examine the possibility of closer Franco-British co-operation on energy...

      Solar Energy

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he is satisfied with the level of research by his Department into the potential and actual use of solar energy.

      European Community (Energy Policy)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he is satisfied with progress towards the development of an EEC energy policy.

      Oil

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he now expects that the United Kingdom will be a net exporter of oil.

      Mining Industry (New Entrants)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is his estimate of the number of new entrants into the mining industry over the next 10 years which will be needed under the requirements of EEC...

      Depletion Policy

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on oil depletion policy.

      Nuclear Industry

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he expects to be able to make a statement on the organisation of the nuclear industry and further nuclear orders.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons

  • Political Honours

    25 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about honours for political service. Work in the service of political parties is at present the one major area of this country's...

  • Council House Sales (Written Questions)

    23 speeches

    I wish to raise a point of order, Mr. Speaker, of which I have given you notice and which relates to a report in The Guardian newspaper this morning about the leakage of a Government document on...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the motions relating to Agriculture, Defence, Education, Science and Arts, Employment, Energy, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs, Industry and Trade,...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    Ordered,That the Rate Rebate (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1979 (S.R. & O. (NI) 1979, No. 358) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments &c.—[Mr. Cope]

  • Orders of the Day — Supply

    [6TH ALLOTTED DAY]—considered

    • Mortgage Interest Rates

      102 speeches

      I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

    • National Enterprise Board

      65 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House condemns the action of Her Majesty's Government on Rolls-Royce which forced the unanimous resignation of the National Enterprise Board; and deplores the damage done...

      LAW REFORM (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) (SCOTLAND) BILL [Lords]

      Order for Second Reading read,

      Select Committees

      86 speeches

      Order. Before calling the hon. Member for Carlton (Mr. Holland) to move the first of the motions relating to Select Committees, I should say a word about the procedure to be followed in the light...

      Defence

      Ordered,That Sir Frederic Bennett, Mr. John Cartwright, Mr. Bernard Conlan, Mr. Bruce George, Dr. John Gilbert, Sir Timothy Kitson, Sir John Langford-Holt, Mr. Allen McKay, Mr. Michael Mates, Mr....

      Education, Science and Arts

      Ordered,That Mr. Timothy Brinton, Mr. Patrick Cormack, Mr. Harry Greenway, Mr. David Madel, Mr. John McWilliam, Mr. John Osborn, Mr. Christopher Price, Mr. Dafydd Thomas, and Mr. Stan Thorne be...

      Employment

      Ordered,That Mr. Jonathan Aitken, Mr. Andrew Bowden, Mr. Jim Craigen, Mr. John Golding, Mr. John Gorst, Mr. Raymond Powell, Mr. Giles Radice, Mr. John Townend, and Mr. Keith Wickenden, be members...

      Energy

      Ordered,That Mr. Michael Ancram, Mr. David Crouch, Mr. Ednyfed Hudson Davies, Mr. Michael Latham, Mr. Ted Leadbitter, Mr. Mark Lennox-Boyd, Mr. Ian Lloyd, Mr. Arthur Palmer, Mr. Peter Rost, Mr....

      Environment

      Ordered,That Mr. Donald Anderson, Mr. David Atkinson, Mr. Frank Dobson, Mr. Bruce Douglas-Mann, Mr. Jim Marshall, Dr. Brian Mawhinney, Mr. Norman Miscampbell, Mr. Nicholas Scott, Mr. Robin...

      Foreign Affairs

      Ordered,That Miss Betty Boothroyd, Mr. Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler, Mr. Eric Deakins, Mr. Anthony Grant, Mr. Eldon Griffiths, Mr. Frank Hooley, Mr. Anthony Kershaw, Mr. Kevin McNamara, Mr....

      Home Affairs

      Ordered,That Mr. Arthur Davidson, Mr. George Gardiner, Mr. John Hunt, Mr. Robert Kilroy-Silk, Mrs. Jill Knight, Mr. Alexander Lyon, Mr. R. Graham Page, Miss Jo Richardson, Mr. William Waldegrave,...

      Industry and Trade

      Ordered,That Mr. Kenneth Carlisle, Mr. Eric Cockeram, Mr. Stan Crowther, Mr. Peter Emery, Mr. Derek Foster, Sir Donald Kaberry, Mr. Russell Kerr, Mr. Thomas McNally, Mr. Robin Maxwell-Hyslop,...

      Social Services

      1 speech

      Ordered,That Mr. David Ennals, Mrs. Sheila Faith, Mr. Frank Field, Mr. Ralph Howell, Mr. W. R. Rees-Davies, Sir Brandon Rhys Williams, Mrs. Renée Short, Mr. William Whitlock, and Mr....

      Transport

      Ordered,That Mr. Sydney Bidwell, Mr. Tom Bradley, Mr. Neil Carmichael, Mr. Robin F. Cook, Mr. Harry Cowans, Mr. Stephen Dorrell, Mr. Denshore Dover, Mr. Peter Fry, Mr. George Porter, Mr. David...

      Treasury and Civil Service

      Ordered,That Mr. Kenneth Baker, Mr. Anthony Beaumont-Dark, Dr. Jeremy Bray, Mr. Edward du Cann, Mr. Timothy Eggar, Mr. Michael English, Mr. Terence L. Higgins, Mr. Robert Sheldon, Mr. Richard...

      Scottish Affairs

      Ordered,That Mr. Norman Buchan, Mr. Donald Dewar, Mr. Peter Fraser, Mr. Barry Henderson, Mr. Norman Hogg, Mr. John Home Robertson, Mr. Robert Hughes, Mr. Ian Lang, Mr. Albert McQuarrie, Mr....

      Welsh Affairs

      1 speech

      Motion made, and Question put,That Mr. Keith Best be a member of the Committee on Welsh Affairs.—[Mr. Philip Holland.]

      Psycho-Geriatric Services (East Surrey)

      2 speeches

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

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