House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 29 April 1980

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    GREATER MANCHESTER PASSENGER TRANSPORT BILL [Lords]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions

    1 speech

    Question No. 1, Dr. Mawhinney. Question No. 2, Mr. Dormand—[Interruption.] Order. The hon. Member for Peterborough (Dr. Mawhinney) explained that he would not be here for question No. 1....

  • European Council (Luxembourg Meeting)

    45 speeches

    With permission, I will make a statement on the meeting of the European Council in Luxembourg on 27 and 28 April, which I attended with my noble Friend the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary....

  • Business of the House

    Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 3

  • Northern Ireland

    • Fair Employment Agency

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 72A (Northern Ireland Committee),That the matter of the Third Annual Report of the Fair Employment Agency, being a matter...

  • Scotch Whisky (Export Control)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to control the export of Scotch whisky. The Scotch whisky industry is one of the most important industries in Scotland. It is directly...

    • Scotch Whisky (Export Control)

      Mr. Dennis Canavan accordingly presented a Bill to control the export of Scotch whisky: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 4 July and to be...

  • Defence Estimates 1980

    78 speeches

    Order read for resuming adjourned debate on amendment to Question [28 April]: That this House approves the Statement on the Defence Estimates 1980, contained in Cmnd. 7826—[Mr. Pym.]

  • Census Order 1980

    55 speeches

    Before calling upon the Secretary of State for Social Services to move the motion, I should inform the House that the debate on it does not extend to the order as a whole. It is limited to those...

  • Welsh Grand Committee

    Ordered,That during the proceedings on the matter of the Effect of the Budget on Wales, the Welsh Grand Committee have leave to sit twice on the first day on which they shall meet; and that...

  • Ross Foods Limited (Grimsby Factory)

    2 speeches

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

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