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Monday, 1 December 1980
The House met at half past Two o'clock
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what effect he estimates the current £ sterling exchange rate is having on the level of the United Kingdom's exports.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade, in view of the difficulties of the United Kingdom textile industry arising from unfair foreign competition; if he will bring forward proposals for changes...
asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many examples of grossly misleading advertisements concerning the costs of manufacture of cutlery have been brought to the attention of his Department...
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what recent made talks he has had with Indonesia.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what steps he proposes to take to increase trade with Taiwan.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what further plans he has to impose tariff or quota restrictions on those imports of textiles and clothing which cause severe disruption to home productions.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what has been the deficit on visible trade with the European Economic Community so far in 1980; and how this compares with the deficit during the same...
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the value of imports of motor cars from Japan in 1979, and to the latest available date in 1980; and what were the corresponding figures for...
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if, in order to mark the successful State visit of the King of Nepal, he will take special steps to promote additional trade with Nepal.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what representations he has received from consumer organisations about the re-negotiation of the multi-fibre arrangement.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what further proposals will be brought to increase competition.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will take steps to ensure that origin marking is accurate, even if voluntary, and in particular that goods produced in East Germany are not...
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he is proposing to introduce legislation to amend the Merchant Shipping Act 1894.
asked the Lord Privy Seal if Her Majesty's Government are still committed to the target of 0·7 per cent. of gross national product for its overseas aid; and by what date it hopes to review this.
asked the Lord Privy Seal with which countries Her Majesty's Government have negotiated new aid agreements during the past year.
asked the Lord Privy Seal what representations he has received from the General Synod of the Church of England on the United Kingdom overseas aid programme; and what reply has been made.
On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I wish to seek your advice and, if appropriate, provoke the Leader of the House. At business questions last week, the right hon. Gentleman made certain...
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,...
With the leave of the House, I shall put the Question on the seven motions relating to statutory instruments.
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Boscawen.]
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