Monday, 14 January 1980
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
I regret to have to inform the House of the death of Sir Stephen James McAdden, CBE, Member for Southend, East, and I desire, on behalf of the House, to express our sense of the loss we have...
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is his policy concerning withholding information on nuclear design and safety.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when next he expects to meet his European Economic Community counterparts.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he expects to reply to the report by the Combined Heat and Power Group.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whom he intends to consult about Her Majesty's Government's future nuclear energy policy.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what priorities he will establish in the objectives of the seventh round of North Sea oil exploration licences in terms of future national requirements and...
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is his policy on the use of alternative fuels to petrol for internal combustion engines.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what consideration he has given to the concept of building up a surplus energy capacity, whether electricity, coal, gas or oil in the United Kingdom during...
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether any form of public inquiry will be held before permission is given to include a pressurised water reactor in the nuclear power programme.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he plans next to meet the chairman of the British Gas Corporation.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when last he met the chairman of the Electricity Council.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a further statement on the likely level of gas prices.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what response he proposes to make to representations made on the import of coal and coal products.
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he will publish part 2 of the Boyle report relating to payment of Members' secretaries and research assistants.
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he is satisfied with the way in which this House scrutinises European Economic Community legislation.
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what representations have been received regarding the use of facilities at the House by Members of the European Assembly.
asked the Paymaster-General when he expects to meet representatives of the news media.
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the rearrangement of business for this week. The motion on the Rate Support Grant (Scotland) Order, announced for today, will...
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about the steel strike and its background. First, let me say a word about our objectives for the British Steel Corporation, since I...
I will, with permission, Mr. Speaker, make a statement on Afghanistan. In the view of Her Majesty's Government, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan on 27 December was an unprovoked act of...
I beg to ask leave 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,...
By leave of the House, I shall put together the three Questions on the motions relating to statutory instruments.
Ordered,That the matter of Crown Office Circular No. 1643, being a matter relating exclusively to Scotland, be referred to the Scottish Grand Committee for their consideration.—[Mr. St....
Order for Second Reading read.
I beg to move. That the draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Variation Order 1980, which was laid before this House on 21 December 1979, be approved. I suggest, Mr. Speaker, that it might be...
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