Monday, 30 June 1980
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the chairman of the Welsh Development Agency regarding the level of advance factory construction in Wales.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much aid the European Economic Community has given in loans and grants to Wales in the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received about the reduction in the work force in the textile industry in East Flint.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he has any further plans to increase the guaranteed price for lamb in the current year; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he has completed his consultations with the Welsh Joint Education Committee and other educational bodies regarding the place of Welsh in the school...
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the current position on advance factory letting in Wales.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he has had any recent discussions with representatives of the British Steel Corporation to discuss the scale of redundancies in works in Gwent.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what estimates are available to his Department of public sector and housing association housing starts in Wales for the three years 1980–81,...
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what proposals he has submitted to the European Economic Community for Wales to be designated as a special action area; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions or other contact he has had with Welsh local authorities concerning over-spending; and what sanctions he has in mind to ensure compliance...
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the average rent for local authority dwellings in Wales; and by what percentage he expects it to increase by 1981.
asked the Secretary of State for Wales when he expects unemployment in Wales to exceed 100,000.
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps he is taking to promote the appreciation of films.
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on his discussions with leading figures in the City of London on the financing of the arts.
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will now consider the introduction of charges for admission to museums and galleries so as to preserve standards in times of economic difficulty.
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,...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That the matter of the Welsh language, being a matter relating exclusively to Wales, be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for their...
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.
"Pursuant to the powers vested in him by section 3 to this Act the Secretary of State shall retain at least 51 per cent. of the issued shares".—[Mr. Clinton Davis.]
The Secretary of State shall not nominate for the purposes of this Act a successor company unless the memorandum and articles of association of that company shall have been
Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine): I have to notify the the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified Her Royal Assent to the following Acts:...
As amended (in the Standing Committee), again considered.
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 2, line 19, after first "section" insert and section 4(1) of this Act".
Amendments made: No. 8, in page 3, line 33, leave out 'On' and insert 'As a consequence of'.
Amendment made: No. 10, in page 4, line 28, leave out subsection (1) and insert: '(1) Subject to paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to this Act, any entitlement of the Secretary of State and any liability...
I beg to move amendment No. 11, in page 5, line 29, after 'into', insert: 'or carry rights to subscribe for'.
I beg to move amendment No. 22, in page 6, line 32, after 'may', insert '(a)'.
I beg to move amendment No. 29, in page 9, line 9, leave out 'and the Treasury' and insert 'the Treasury and the trade unions which are recognised as representing their employees by the Board.'...
I beg to move amendment No. 53, in page 23, line 34, leave out 'by virtue of section 2 of this Act'.
30 (b) the Authority may exercise any of its powers under that section in relation to aerodromes or persons outside Great Britain through a body corporate in which it has a direct or indirect...
In section 17 of the Airports Authority Act 1975 (which deals with the acquisition by the British Airports Authority of land and rights over land), the following subsection shall be inserted...
'(1) Section 4 of the Civil Aviation (Eurocontrol) Act 1962 (charges for air navigation services) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this section.
'For section 8 of the Act of 1971 (borrowing powers) there shall be substituted the following section— 8.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this section the Authority shall...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Berry.]
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