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Monday, 8 December 1980
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether any studies are being made by his Department and the Central Electricity Generating Board to see what financial savings can be made by re-planting...
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what discussions he is having with the Post Office in seeking the sale in main post offices of gas and electricity stamps.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has received from British industry regarding energy costs.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has received about the number of electricity disconnections that have taken place in the current year.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he will be in a position to announce the full list of successful applicants for the seventh round of licensing of exploration in the North Sea.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a further statement on the need for energy conservation measures in the home.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has had from the National Union of Mineworkers concerning the damaging effects which Government economic policies are having on the...
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he is satisfied with his Department's progress in encouraging maximum energy conservation.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he expects to announce a decision to go ahead with the two pilot plants for extraction of oil from coal at Point of Ayr colliery in North Wales.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what has been the increase in labour productivity in the coal mining industry over the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on relevant European Economic Community discussions on differential pricing of gas, in the light of the resulting unfair...
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he expects to meet the chairman of the National Coal Board to discuss the external finance limit for the industry for this financial year.
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many oral statements have been made by Ministers to the House during the current Session.
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what consideration the Services Committee is currently giving to the provision of extra parliamentary facilities.
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if, in view of the long queues in St. Stephen's, Members' difficulty in getting tickets, and the usual significant number of empty places in the...
asked the Paymaster General what is the total amount paid out by him through the Intervention Board general deposit account during the first six monthe of 1980.
asked the Paymaster General if he is satisfied with the current state of Government public relations.
asked the Paymaster General when he intends next to meet the press to explain the economic and social policies of the Government.
asked the Paymaster General what measures have been initiated by him to improve the image of the Common Market in the United Kingdom, and why.
Order for Second Reading read.
Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the Motion relating to Ways and Means may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour. —[Mr. Wakeham.]
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Document Vo. 6873/80 the Department of the Environment's Explanantory memorandum of 4 June 1980 and the Supplementary Memorandum of...
I beg to move, That the draft Employment Protection (Variation of limits) Order 1980, which was laid before this House on 1 December, be approved. The draft order has been laid in accordance...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Berry.]
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