House of Commons debates

Monday, 14 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

    I hope that those who are called for supplementary questions will ask one question. In any case, I hope that the Minister will feel obliged to answer only one supplementary question.

    • Trade

    • Milk

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will refer the price of milk to the Director General of Fair Trading under the Competition Act.

      Japan

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what representations he has made to the Government of Japan concerning their non-tariff barriers to British exports.

      Steel Industry

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what are the implications for the United Kingdom's external trade of the threatened antidumping suits by the United States of America against European...

      Small Independent Garages

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what progress the Director General of Fair Trading has made in considering the representations from the Motor Agents' Association and others about the...

      European Economic Community

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade by how much United Kingdom exports to the European Economic Community grew in the most recent year for which figures are available; and how this compares...

      Textile Industry

      17 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what discussions he intends to have with both sides of the textile industry regarding the future of the multifibre arrangement.

      Manufacturing Industry

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will give further consideration, in view of the decline in manufacturing industry, to introducing selective import controls.

      Exports (Delivery Dates)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what advice he gives to British manufacturers whose overseas customers have to wait a long time before they can get delivery of the goods they wish to buy.

      Civil Aviation

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he has made any study of the effects of United States deregulation policies to assess the effects of such policies on United Kingdom civil aviation.

      European Economic Community

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what assessment he has made of how the export-import ratio for the United Kingdom's trade with the European Economic Community has varied over the past decade.

      Exports (Japanese Comparison)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the current comparison between the level of exports per capita by the United Kingdom and Japan.

      Product Liability

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade when he anticipates the Council of Ministers will conclude its consideration of the revised draft of the European Economic Community directive on product...

      British Airways Crews (Moscow)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what steps he proposes to take on behalf of British Airways' pilots and crews in view of the restrictions imposed upon them when in Moscow compared with the...

      Exports (Departmental Promotion)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will make a statement on his Department's activities in promoting exports of British goods and services.

      Overseas Development

      Zimbabwe

      10 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal how the £75 million being allocated for development in Zimbabwe over the next three years is to be spent; and if he will make a statement.

      Strategic Aid

      6 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal what aid is given from the funds for which he is responsible for strategic reasons.

      Third World

      8 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will take action to assist in increasing food production in the Third world.

      Commonwealth Development Corporation

      4 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal what progress he is making with his review of the work of the Commonwealth Development Corporation.

      Guyana

      4 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the number and value of current British aid projects in Guyana.

      Jamaica

      4 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he now proposes to consider a programme loan to Jamaica.

      Children's Band Contest (Kirkby in Ashfield)

      4 speeches

      On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In view of the Government's failure to have a spokesman here today to make a report on the children that were fainting, sick and vomiting at Kirkby in Ashfield...

  • British Railways (Subsidiary Companies)

    60 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the future of British Rail's subsidiaries. I told the House on 17 March that I intended to find ways to involve private risk...

  • Terrorism (BBC Broadcast)

    4 speeches

    This is the first application of this kind that I have made for 10 years. I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 9, for the purpose of discussing a...

    • Bill Presented

    • Food Premises

      Mr. John Fraser, supported by Mr. John Tilley, Mr. Arthur Davidson, Mr. R. C. Mitchell and Mr. James Well-beloved, presented a Bill to amend the Food and Drugs Act 1955 and the Food and Drugs...

      STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c

      1 speech

      By leave of the House, I shall put together motions Nos. 1, 2 and 4 relating to statutory instruments.

  • Orders of the Day — Supply

    [26TH ALLOTTED DAY]—considered

    • Unemployment

      168 speeches

      I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. Before I call the right hon. Member for Chesterfield (Mr. Varley), I fear that I have to warn the House that such a large number...

    • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      1 speech

      Mr. Speaker: I understand that only the statutory instrument on agriculture is to be moved.

      Agriculture

      That the draft Agricultural and Horticultural Co-operation (Variation) Scheme 1980, which was laid before this House on 25 June, be approved.—[Mr. Cope.]

      Sea Defences (Walton on the Naze)

      7 speeches

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

What is this?

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.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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