House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 2 July 1980

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Water Authorities (Budgets)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what response he has received from the water authorities in answer to his appeal for restraint in their budgets.

    • House Building

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will bring forward new measures for increasing the level of house building.

      Local Authority Expenditure

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he proposes to take against local authorities which fail to re-examine their expenditure plans and do not make fresh returns to his...

      Olympic Games

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent discussions he has had with representatives of British sports organisations to discuss participation in the Moscow Olympic Games; what...

      Housing Starts

      32 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what, in his estimate, will be the number of public sector and housing association starts in the years 1980–81, 1981–82 and...

      Allerdale District Council

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what consultations he has had with the Allerdale district council regarding the operations of the Government's strategy on housing by those local...

      Homeless Families

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the latest annual figures of the number of homeless families housed by local authorities under the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act.

      Domestic Water Supply (Metering)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to receive the review the National Water Council is carrying out in connection with the problems associated with the extension of...

      Land Registers

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he proposes to announce a further list of local authorities which are to be required to publish land registers.

      Rate Support Grant

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will now make a statement on the discussions he is having with local authorities on the rate support grant for the current year and...

      Mortgage Repayments

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what evidence his Department has of owner-occupiers applying to council housing departments for rehousing as a result of inability to meet...

      Bison Wallframe Building System

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from the hon. Member for Uxbridge concerning the repair of flats constructed under the Bison wallframe...

      Local Authority Manpower

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is planning to introduce legislation to limit the number of people employed by local authorities.

      Public Land (Transfer)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will take steps to encourage the transfer of public land to private builders on a leasehold basis, similar to the scheme recently...

      Planning Applications

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on progress in accelerating the speed of determining planning applications.

  • Northern Ireland (Government)

    46 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I will make a statement on Northern Ireland. The Government have today published a Command Paper entitled "The Government of Northern Ireland—Proposals for...

  • The Hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr

    7 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Following the publication today of the report from Rolls-Royce on the outcome of its investigations into allegations of corruption against one of my...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered, That, at this day's sitting, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 4 (Prayers against statutory instruments, &c. (negative procedure)), the Motion relating to...

  • Mental Patients (Right to Vote)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend and repeal section 4(3) of the Representation of the People Act 1949 which prevents mental patients resident in psychiatric...

  • Mental Patients (Right to Vote)

    Mr. Barry Sheerman accordingly presented a Bill to amend and repeal sec- tion 4(3) of the Representation of the People Act 1949 which prevents mental patients resident in psychiatric hospitals...

  • European Community (Budget)

    228 speeches

    [Note: Document 8073/80, updating documents 5437/80 and 7767/80, is also relevant.]

  • Schools

    47 speeches

    I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Education (Publication of School Proposals) (No. 2) Regulations 1980 (S.I., 1980, No. 658), dated 8 May 1980, a...

  • Home Ownership

    4 speeches

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

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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.

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