House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 11 February 1981

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions

    4 speeches

    Before I answer the first question tabled to my right hon. Friend I should mention—as the right hon. Member for Glasgow, Craigton (Mr. Millan) and other hon. Members know—that my...

    • Scotland

    • International Year of Disabled People

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received urging further provision to mark the International Year of Disabled People.

      Public Inquiries (Malpractice)

      7 speeches

      Mr. Ron Brown: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many public inquiries authorised by him were held in Scotland during 1980 to examine alleged malpractices by local authorities.

      Pay Beds

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many pay beds currently exist in National Health Service hospitals in Scotland; and what he intends to do about this facility in the future.

      Unemployment (Glasgow)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the latest numbers and percentage rates of unemployed (a) adults and (b) young people in the Parkhead area of Glasgow.

      Scottish Exhibition Centre

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what consultations he has had on the siting of the Scottish Exhibition Centre; and if he will make a statement.

      Hamilton College of Education

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on further progress regarding his intention to close Hamilton college of education.

      Local Government Reorganisation

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, following the publication of the Stodart report, if he is now prepared to look again at local government reorganisation with a view to introducing a...

      Rating System

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to introduce any amendments to the rating system in Scotland.

      River Pollution

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, pursuant to section 1(1) of the Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) (Scotland) Act 1951, he will seek to prevent further pollution of Scottish rivers...

      Maternity Beds

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on plans for provision of extra maternity beds in Glasgow following the reduction in the number of beds which will be...

      Unemployment

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the latest unemployment figures in Scotland.

      Fishing Industry

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the latest situation in the fishing industry.

      Dundee

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make special provisions for the economic regeneration of the city of Dundee.

      High Court Sittings (Edinburgh)

      6 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland what increase there has been in the number of High Court sittings in Edinburgh in the last 12 months.

      Police (Establishment)

      8 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland to what extent the increase in police strength has affected the reporting of crime to Procurators Fiscal.

      Crown Office (Staff)

      6 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland what is the present number of administrative staff employed by the Crown Office.

      Offensive Weapons

      4 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland how many cases on indictment were pending in December 1980 involving the use of offensive weapons.

      Terrorism

      7 speeches

      Mr. Ron Brown: asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland how many of those people charged with an offence under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1976 in Scotland during 1980...

  • Talbot (Linwood)

    29 speeches

    (by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement about today's announcement that the Talbot factory at Linwood will be closed in June?

  • British Steel Corporation (Finance)

    71 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I will make a statement on borrowing powers of the British Steel Corporation. I will be introducing today the Iron and Steel (Borrowing Powers) Bill 1981, which will...

  • Anglo-Canadian Relations

    2 speeches

    In view of the important business that is to follow, I shall be brief. I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 9, for the purpose of discussing a...

  • Talbot (Linwood)

    2 speeches

    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,...

  • Bill Presented

    IRON AND STEEL(BORROWING POWERS)

  • Air Accidents (Compensation)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to remove limits on compensation payable to the dependants of those who lose their lives or are injured in accidents involving aircraft...

  • Housing and the Building industry

    131 speeches

    Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

  • Northern Ireland (Legal Aid)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That the draft Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981, which was laid before this House on 28 January, be approved. The order consolidates the law relating...

  • Northern Ireland (Weights and Measures)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That the draft Weights and Measures (Northern Ireland) Order 1981, which was laid before this House on 13 January, be approved. The purpose of the order is to consolidate the...

  • All-night Parties

    17 speeches

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

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Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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