Monday, 16 February 1981
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the chair]
Mr. Jesse1: asked the Secretary of State for Trade what action he intends to take this year to reduce the nuisance from aircraft noise to people living and working near Heathrow.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the surplus or deficit on visible trade with the European Economic Community in January; and how this compared with the position in January 1980.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the current state of trade between the United Kingdom and the non-OPEC industrialising countries; and if he is satisfied with the trend in recent years.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what representations he has received about the distribution of unsolicited advertising material through the post.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what plans he has to improve and strengthen the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's decision to permit the new air transport services on the London-Hong Kong route.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he will list the countries he has visited since May 1979, the costs of the visits and his estimate of the effects on British trade with with those...
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will refer the proposal of Associated Newspapers to obtain full control of the Bristol Evening Post and the Western Daily Press to the Monopolies and...
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what action he is taking to maximise the effectiveness of the new general agreement on trade subsidies code, especially with regard to loans at belowmarket...
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what recent assessment he has made of formal and informal trade barriers erected by other countries which are encountered by United Kingdom exporters of...
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement about the collision which occurred on the River Thames on the evening of Friday 30 January in the vicinity of Greenwich.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what are the main exports from the United Kingdom to the countries comprising the Southern Africa Development Co-ordination Conference (SADCC); and what...
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he is satisfied with the trend since 1970 for the United Kingdom to have a greater share of its total trade with the European Economic Community and a...
asked the Secretary of State for Trade to what extent the various measures imposed by the United States of America to protect domestic industry known as the Buy American Act constitute an...
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he is satisfied the United Kingdom trade with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics does not include components produced by either forced or slave labour.
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he has yet received the report on the Commonwealth Development Corporation; and when he will make a statement.
asked the Lord Privy Seal what special contribution Her Majesty's Government have made towards the Special United Nations Campaign to bring clean water and sanitation to poor countries.
asked the Lord Privy Seal why there has been a one-third reduction in United Kingdom bilateral aid to India.
asked the Lord Privy Seal when he expects to meet the United Nations target of 0.7 per cent. gross national product for overseas aid.
The following questions stood upon the Order Paper:
Sir Ronald Bell, supported by Sir Charles Fletcher-Cooke, Mr. Nick Budgen and Mr. Michael Shersby, presented a Bill to exempt certain persons having objections of principle to compulsion in the...
I beg to move, That this House, having regard to the importance of adult education in providing opportunities for re-entry into the education system, urges local authorities to make appropriate...
Order for Second Reading read.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Goodlad.]
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