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House of Commons debates

Monday, 15 December 1980

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • Unemployed Persons

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales by what amount unemployment in Wales has increased since May 1979; what is the current total of unemployed; and if he will make a statement.

    • Hill Farmers

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the latest information he has on the net income of Welsh hill farmers; if he proposes to take any further measures to assist them; and if he will...

      Steam Engines (Woodham Brothers Shipyard, Barry)

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he, or one of his Ministers, will visit Woodham's Scrapyard, Barry, to examine the remaining steam engines still there with a view to providing finance...

      Employment Opportunities

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received on the Government's observations upon the first report from the Committee on Welsh Affairs on "The Role of the Welsh...

      Steel Industry

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of Wales what representations he has made to the chairman of the British Steel Corporation to ensure that in preparing his corporate plan he takes account of the consequences...

      United States-owned Companies

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the second survey of "Operating Conditions in Europe Experienced by United States-owned Companies: Wales" (the Maynard...

      Development Board for Rural Wales

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he has any further plans to give financial aid to the Development Board for Rural Wales; and if he will make a statement.

      Resource Centre

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what further progress he has made in considering the proposal from the Wales TUC for a research study into the feasibility of setting up a resource centre.

      Steel Industry

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he has had any recent discussions with the chairman of the British Steel Corporation concerning reorganisation proposals.

      Cervical Cytology

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many cervical screening tests have been carried out for women in Wales during the period October 1979 to October 1980; and if he will list the age...

      Rate Support Grant

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give an assurance that the rate support grant distribution formula in Wales for 1981–82 will give adequate weighting to the additional cost...

      West Glamorgan

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he has any plans to visit West Glamorgan to examine at first hand the present industrial situation in that area.

      Industrial Archaeology

      8 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he is satisfied with the priority accorded to industrial archaeology within the framework of the national heritage.

      Films

      8 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps he is taking to increase the appreciation of films.

      Information Storage and Retrieval

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement about his duties in the field of informatics and telematics.

      Public Lending Right

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many authors are expected to benefit during the first full year of operation of the public lending right scheme; and what is the average amount...

  • Immigrants (Medical Examination)

    19 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the report of Sir Henry Yellowlees on the medical examination of immigrants. I have today placed copies of the report in the...

  • Housing

    38 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement. I wish to inform the House of a number of housing decisions. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales will be making a...

  • American Synthetic Textiles (Imports)

    50 speeches

    In the absence of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, who is on a trade visit to Spain, I should like to make a statement about textiles and clothing. I need not remind the House of the...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered, That, at this day's sitting, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 6(6), proceedings on Private Members' Notices of Motions shall, if not previously concluded, lapse at...

  • Scotland (Government Policies)

    65 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House deplores the fact that over a quarter of a million people are now registered as unemployed in Scotland; and calls for the implementation of policies which will...

  • Orders of the Day — Anguilla Bill [Lords]

    15 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Prisons

    22 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Imprisonment (Temporary Provisions) Act 1980 (Continuance No. 2) Order 1980, which was laid before this House on 9 December, be approved. The House will recall that...

  • Orders of the Day — Statutory Instruments, &c.

    1 speech

    With the agreement of the House, I propose to put the Question on the motions relating to the 10 statutory instruments together.

  • Orders of the Day — Apple and Pear Development Council

    That the draft Apple and Pear Development Council (Amendment) Order 1980, which was laid before this House on 11 November 1980 in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.

  • Orders of the Day — Harbours, Piers and Ferries (Scotland)

    That the draft Harbours, Piers and Ferries (Scotland) Act (Variation of Financial Limit) Order 1980, which was laid before this House on 24 November, be approved.

  • Orders of the Day — Companies

    That the Companies (Fees) Regulations 1980 (S.I, 1980, No. 1749), a copy of which was laid before this House on 21 November, be approved.

  • Orders of the Day — Fishing Industry

    That the Sea Fish Industry Act 1970 (Relaxation of Time Limits) Order 1980, a copy of which was laid before this House on 26 November, be approved.

  • Orders of the Day — Income Tax

    That an humble Address be presented to her Majesty, praying that the Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Denmark) Order 1980 be made in the form of a draft laid before this House on 24 November.

  • Orders of the Day — Petition

    • Animals (Experiments)

      1 speech

      With your permission, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, and that of the House, I beg leave to present a petition. It reads as follows: To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and...

  • Orders of the Day — Blood Transfusion Service

    2 speeches

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

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