Wednesday, 23 January 1980
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
FORTH PORTS AUTHORITY ORDER CONFIRMATION BILL
Mr. Cryera: asked the Minister of Transport when next he will meet the chairman of the British Railways board.
asked the Minister for Transport how many trunk road schemes listed in the Supply Estimates as starting in 1979–80 are unlikely to start in the current financial year.
asked the Minister of Transport if he will arrange an urgent meeting with the chairman of British Railways.
asked the Minister of Transport when he plans to announce his decision on the standard to which the Oxford to Birmingham section of the M40 is to be built.
asked the Minister of Transport if he will make a statement on the progress of the Armitage inquiry into heavy lorries.
asked the Minister of Transport if he has now decided the site for a service area on the M11 motorway; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Minister of Transport when he expects to receive the report of the Cairncross review of the Channel Tunnel project.
asked the Minister of Transport how many miles of motorways he expects to be opened in 1980.
asked the Minister of Transport if he is satisfied with the provision of facilities for disabled people on trains and in stations.
asked the Minister of Transport if he will make a statement on his policy towards the M25 scheme.
asked the Minister of Transport if, in the light of the recent increases in oil prices, he will review the level of Government support for public transport.
asked the Minister of Transport what further steps he is taking to reduce the number of road accidents.
asked the Minister of Transport when he expects to publish the final report of the steering group on the case for further main line electrification.
Mr. Far: asked the Minister of Transport if he will arrange to make a substantial saving by arranging for the extinguishing of all unnecessary street and motorway lighting between the hours of...
asked the Minister of Transport what action he proposes to avoid wasteful competition in the transport industry.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what is the total number of civil servants at the last date for which figures are available; and what is the number who retired or voluntarily transferred...
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if the Government will accept the principle of fair comparison on the basis of pay research for the settlement of Civil Service pay in the forthcoming...
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what representations he has received from the Civil Service unions following his announcement on 6 December about cuts in manpower.
(by private notice)asked the Lord Privy Seal whether, following the assassination last night in Salisbury of a candidate of one of the main political parties, he will make a statement on the...
I have a short statement to make about the new arrangements for Friday morning sittings. Since the House has agreed that private notice questions and statements should still be taken at the hour...
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about the Council of Agriculture Ministers' meeting in Brussels on 21–22 January, at which I represented the United Kingdom, with my...
POLICE (SPECIAL INQUIRY)
I have selected the amendment in the name of the right hon. Gentleman the Leader of the Opposition.
I beg to move, That the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Multilateral Trade Negotiations) Order 1980, which was laid before this House on 15 January, be approved. This order,...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Boscawen.]
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