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Monday, 12 January 1981
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Order. I remind the House that the length of supplementary questions decides the number of questions that can be called.
asked the Secretary of State for Industry when he next expects to meet the chairman of the British Steel Corporation to discuss the consequences of the review of steel-making capacity.
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he has any new proposals to assist British manufacturing industry.
asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will make a statement on the state of the engineering industry.
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what plans he has to increase industrial expansion in West Yorkshire.
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what recent representations he has received about the position of the United Kingdom paper and board industry.
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make special assistance available to the textile industries and the areas of the United Kingdom significantly affected by the sharp reduction...
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will introduce legislation to abolish the National Enterprise Board.
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what are the latest figures available for the level of productivity in British industry; how this productivity has changed since May 1979; and what steps...
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what steps he has taken to encourage industry to innovate and expand into new areas of operation.
asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he is yet in a position to make a statement on the British Leyland corporate plan.
asked the Attorney-General if he will set out the criteria used to determine whether or not a case of contempt is considered possibly to interfere with the administration of justice.
asked the Attorney-General if he has recently received any representations concerning shoplifting; and what has been the gist of these letters.
asked the Attorney-General when it is next proposed to uprate eligibility limits for legal aid and advice and assistance.
(by private notice)asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement on the strike called by the National Union of Seamen.
I wish to give a brief ruling. On 18 December 1980 I undertook to answer a query raised by the hon. Member for Caithness and Sutherland (Mr. Maclennan) regarding the appropriateness of the Bill...
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. — [Lord James Douglas-Hamilton.]
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