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Tuesday, 9 December 1980
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Read the Third time and passed.
Among the Private Bills for which petitions were deposited on 27 November was one promoted by the Society of Lloyd's to establish a Council of Lloyd's, to define the functions and powers of the...
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will state the latest number of registered unemployed in the United Kingdom.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will increase the materials allowance under the short-term employment programme and the youth opportunities programme in the European Coal...
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what additional steps he proposes to take to ensure that young people have sufficient skills for industry's future needs.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total number of unemployed people in the United Kingdom; and how many are under the age of 25 years.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what steps he is taking to encourage occupational mobility among the unemployed.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the present percentage rates of unemployment for(a)Blackburn,(b)the North-West; and what were the corresponding rates in May 1979.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what discussions he has had with his European Economic Community counterparts on unemployment in the Community.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is satisfied with the present level of employment opportunities for the disabled in industry and commerce during the current recession.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what effects he estimates the measures announced in the statement of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the House on Monday 24 November will have on...
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what calculation he has made of the numbers of people, in particular women, who, although unemployed, are not registered as such.
To ask the Prime Minister if she will arrange to meet with the Prime Minister of Canada to discuss the patriation of the British North America Acts.
asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 9 December.
On a point of order—
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker—
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the arrangements for paying social security benefits. The House will recall that last February we debated arrangements for...
Mr. Speaker: Does the hon. Member for Liverpool, Scotland Exchange (Mr. Parry) wish to pursue his point of order, which I must warn him in advance will be very thin?
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I have given you notice of the point of order that I wish to raise. I appreciate the difficulties that you face in this area. You will recall that on yesterday's...
Mr. Michael English (Nottingham, West) rose—
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,...
Mr. Speaker: By leave of the House, I shall put together the Questions on the five motions relating to Statutory Instruments.
I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will give directions that there be presented on behalf of this House a gift of a clock and gavel set to...
I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will give directions that there be presented on behalf of this House a gift of a Speaker's Chair to the...
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
I beg to move, That the draft Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1980, which was laid before this House on 28 October 1980 in the last Session of Parliament, be approved. Before I describe the...
OrderedThat, in respect of the Anguilla Bill [Lords].notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the 3ill has...
Motion made, and Question proposed. That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Cope.]
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