Wednesday, 21 May 1980
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
asked the Minister of Transport what capital programmes for London Transport he has approved over the last 12 months.
asked the Minister of Transport what was the total amount of money spent in each of the last five years on traffic education by each county in England and Wales.
asked the Minister of Transport whether contracts were awarded for all of the following trunk road schemes in the financial year 1979–80 for which provision was made in the Supply Estimates...
asked the Minister of Transport if he will make a statement on the future of the road construction units.
asked the Minister of Transport what steps he has taken to ensure that the priorities of his road programme are acknowledged and, where practical, aided by the European Economic Community.
asked the Minister of Transport what is his estimate of the current amount of paid annual vehicle excise duty; and what action he is taking to collect unpaid amounts.
asked the Minister of Transport what studies have been carried out by his Department into the social consequences of rail closures.
asked the Minister of Transport what was the total number of employees of British Railways at the latest available date; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Minister of Transport when he expects to receive the inspector's report following the public inquiry into the Blythe Bridge to Uttox eter section of the A564 Stoke to Derby link.
asked the Minister of Transport how many public service vehicles are currently licensed by the traffic commissioners.
asked the Minister of Transport what reduction in the injury rate on Great Britain's roads occurred between 1970 and the latest available year.
asked the Minister of Transport if he will make a statement on his recent discussions concerning violence on transport undertakings.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what is the lowest figure for the Civil Service since the war; and if he will take steps to bring down the service to a figure near to this amount.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he is satisfied with the operation of the Pay Research Unit.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what proposals he has for a Civil Service manpower policy for the rest of this Parliament.
Mr. Broce-Gardyne: asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he has yet concluded his review arrangements for independent reviewing of the Government Actuary's computation of the value of...
asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will meet representatives of Civil Service trade unions to discuss staffing levels in the Civil Service.
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Leader of the House of Commons Norman St. John-Stevas): With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a short business statement. The...
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,...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for the holding of a Referendum on whether the United Kingdom should continue to be a member of the European Economic Community....
Ordered, That the Report [15 May] from the Business Committee be now considered.—[Mr. Patrick Jenkin.]
Mr. Stanley Orme (Salford, West): I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 1, line 5, leave out Clause 1.
I beg to move amendment No. 11, in page 3, line 27, leave out clause 3.
I beg to move amendment No. 16, in page 4, line 24, leave out Clause 4. Some of my hon. Friends hope to speak to amendment No. 17 as well, which deletes clause 5. If it is convenient to the...
I beg to move amendment No. 18, in page 6, line 36, leave out clause 6. I shall be brief, as I know that many of my hon. Friends want to speak—not least those with an interest in clauses 7...
I beg leave to present a petition, Mr. Deputy Speaker, and ask that you direct the Clerk at the Table to read it.
I have the honour and the privilege to present a petition, a similar one to which has attracted 50,000 signatures. I should like to pay tribute to Mrs. Judy Woods and Miss Jacquie Boucherat for...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Boscawen.]
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