House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 9 July 1980

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions

    1 speech

    Once again, I remind the House that long supplementary questions are unfair. I hope that Ministers will feel obliged to answer only one supplementary question.

    • Scotland

    • Highlands and Islands (Agricultural Development Scheme)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what study he has made of the National Farmers Union of Scotland's paper on an agricultural development scheme for the Highlands and Islands in which the...

      Unemployment

      20 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received about the level of unemployment in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Teachers (Training)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what conclusions he has reached on the future arrangements for the training of teachers in Scotland.

      Regeneration of Industry

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on progress in regenerating Scottish industry in order to reduce the total number out of work.

      Teachers (Pay and Conditions of Service)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any plans to set up a permanent teachers' review body to determine teachers salaries and other related matters.

      Local Authority Expenditure

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when next he will discuss the shortfall in cash limit cover for inflation with representatives of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities.

      Job Creation (Strathclyde)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he intends to take to increase employment prospects in the Strathclyde region.

      Unemployment

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many unemployed people there are in Scotland; and how many are under 25 years of age.

      Petrochemical Plants

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will establish national planning guidelines or locational priorities for the further development of petrochemical plants in Scotland; and if he...

      Education (Administrative Staff)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what the estimated cost of the additional administrative staff in Scottish education has been since 3 May 1979; and if he will make a statement.

      Unemployed School leavers

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the latest number of school-leavers in Scotland who are unemployed.

      Devolution

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many of his Department's officials were involved in the discussions about the future government of Scotland.

      Unemployment Forecasts

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the likely trend of unemployment in Scotland in one and two years time, respectively, given the continuation of present...

      Stated Case Procedure

      2 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland what study he Las made of the case of ex-Police-Sergeant William Jamieson of Bo'ness, with a view to possible changes in the stated case procedure.

      Suicides

      6 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland what measures are adopted to identify the body of a person who commits suicide; and what steps are taken to guarantee the authenticity of any handwritten...

      Evidence (Admissibility)

      10 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland what consultations he has had with the Lord Justice General regarding the present rules on the inadmissibility of evidence.

      Travelling People

      7 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland what action has been taken by his Department to restrict the procurator fiscal of Perth and Kinross in prosecuting travelling people.

      MR. Thomas Docherty (Prosecution)

      4 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland what was the total cost to public funds of the prosecution of Mr. Thomas Docherty for murder.

      Offenders (Warnings in Lieu of Prosecution)

      8 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland whether he has issued any new instructions to procurators fiscal regarding the circumstances in which it might be appropriate to give warnings to persons...

      Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

      2 speeches

      On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. There is a strong rumour that, following his speech to the Tory Reform Group, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has resigned in protest against the...

  • Law and Order (Overseas Offenders)

    3 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable United Kingdom citizens who are engaged in civil disturbances overseas to be subject to prosecution for those offences in the...

  • Law and Order (Overseas Offenders)

    Mr. John Farr accordingly presented a Bill to enable United Kingdom citizens who are engaged in civil disturbances overseas to be subject to prosecution for those offences in the United Kingdom:...

  • Northern Ireland (Government)

    139 speeches

    Before we begin the debate on Northern Ireland, I must inform the House that a large number of hon. Members have told me that they hope to speak. Quite clearly it is impossible for me to confine...

  • Northern Ireland (Government)

    Resolved,That the draft Northern Ireland Act 1974 (Interim Period Extension) Order 1980, which was laid before this House on 12 June, be approved.—[Mr. Humphrey Atkins.]

  • Textile Industry (Flint)

    6 speeches

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

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