Tuesday, 19 February 1980
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
I remind the House that long supplementary questions are very unfair to other hon. Members who have questions on the Order Paper.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received from employers' organisations on the need to introduce flexible retirement schemes.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the unemployment and job vacancy figures for the latest available date; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment when last he met Professor Hugh Clegg.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people have entered unemployment since the beginning of the current year.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment in how many disputes the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service has been involved since the beginning of January.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what decision he has now made on the future of the temporary short-time working compensation scheme for the textile industry.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will estimate how many jobs will be lost in the period immediately following the closure of British Steel Corporation plants in each part of...
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement concerning the Government's current policy regarding secondary picketing.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he has any specific proposals to assist young people with training opportunities in urban areas where there has been a rundown of existing industry.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what steps he has taken to identify the extent of voluntary unemployment; and what is his latest estimate of the numbers involved.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what further representations he has received over trade union legislation.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage of employees and what percentage of employers are represented by lawyers, by union officials or by other industrial relations advisors,...
asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 19 February.
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I will make a statement on the criminal law on picketing. The recent events outside the private steel firms have renewed public anxiety about the law on picketing...
I wonder whether you, Mr. Speaker, would take under advisement the events of yesterday. After some discussion the House resolved that you should have the power to decide that between 7 pm and 9...
Ordered,That the draft Export Guarantees (Extension of Period) (No. 2) Order 1980 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Wakeham.]
I beg to move That leave be given to bring in a Bill to remove the effect of certain exclusion clauses on insurance policies; to remove the right of insurers to avoid liability under policies for...
Mr. Greville Janner accordingly presented a Bill to remove the effect of certain exclusion clauses on insurance policies; to remove the right of insurers to avoid liability under policies for...
I beg to move, That this House, recognising the importance of the sub-post office network in the life of urban and rural communities, is against any moves by the Government which could weaken the...
Order for consideration of Lords reason for disagreeing to a Commons amendment read.
Order for Third Reading read.
I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community documents 6995/79 and 7735/79 concerned with draft EEC Directives on water pollution by aldrin, dieldrin and endrin and by mercury,...
Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the Reserve Forces Bill [Lords] and the Residential Homes Bill [Lords] may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr Waddington.]
Question again proposed.
Order for Second Reading read.
Considered in Committee.
I beg to move amendment No. 2, in page 10, line 13, at end insert— '(2) In section 128(1) of that Act (sexual intercourse with patients) for the words "Part III of this Act" there shall be...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Cope.]
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