House of Commons debates

Monday, 4 February 1980

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade

    • Statistical Information

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade to what extent he has alleviated the burden of providing information for statistics for which his Department is responsible.

    • Import Regulations

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will now reconsider the early introduction of multilateral import regulations as a means of assisting world-wide growth in manufacturing industries.

      Hairdressing Council

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will seek an early meeting with the chairman of the Hairdressing Council, in view of the withdrawal of part of the membership of that body.

      Trade and Development Programmes

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what initiatives are being taken in the negotiation of individual or collective trade and development programmes to absorb an increased share of the...

      Inflation

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the latest annual increase in the rate of price inflation.

      Ussr

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the current balance of trade between the United Kingdom and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; and whether Her Majesty's Government have yet...

      Reports (Deletions)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what are his criteria for determining the public interest regarding major deletions from official reports.

      Air Traffic (South-East)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will seek to regulate the operation of charter and part-charter air traffic to and from Heathrow and Gatwick as part of his plans to control the...

      Footwear (Exports)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what action is being taken to counter the effect of Canadian import controls which restrict opportunities for British exports such as footwear.

      Price Commission

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade when he expects the Price Commission to have been wound up.

      Civil Aviation Authority

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade when he expects next to meet the chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority.

      Price Restraint (Competition)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will undertake a study to measure the effectiveness of competition in restraining prices.

      South Korea (Imports)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will forbid the import of dangerous dolls from South Korea.

      Japan

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what progress he made in his recent meetings in Tokyo with regard to developing trade between the United Kingdom and Japan; and if he will make a statement.

      Inflation

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade when he expects the price inflation rate to return to single figures.

      Multi-fibre Arrangement

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade when he intends next to meet the Council of Ministers with regard to the renewal of the multi-fibre arrangement.

      Second-hand Cars

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he has considered the suggestions of the Office of Fair Trading for dealing with the fraudulent practice of second-hand car salesmen who...

      Airports Policy

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what representations he has received since his statement on airports policy.

      World Commodities Centre

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of Trade whether there have been any further developments concerning the proposed world commodities centre: and if he will make a statement.

      Provincial Airports

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what assessment he has made of the extra employment opportunities which result from the operation of provincial airports.

  • Steel Industry

    30 speeches

    (by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will make a statement on the effects of the extended dispute in the steel industry.

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    Ordered,

  • Welsh Affairs

    202 speeches

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

  • European Community (Construction Products)

    44 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Documents R/3289178 and 9056/79 containing a proposed EEC Directive and Resolution on the approximation of the laws of the member...

  • Coal Industry (South Wales)

    11 speeches

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

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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