House of Commons debates

Monday, 23 February 1981

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER In the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Energy

    • Energy Conservation Division

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he proposes any changes in the functions of his Department's energy conservation division.

    • Energy Prices

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on his consideration of measures to assist industrial high energy users whose energy costs compare unfavourably with their...

      North Sea Oil Industry

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will make a statement about his investigations into allegations that certain employers in the North Sea oil industry are exploiting cheap...

      Coal Industry

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he next proposes to meet the chairman of the National Coal Board to discuss future investment in the coal industry,

      Energy Prices

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what consultations he has had during the last month with leaders of British industry on energy pricing policy.

      House Insulation

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if his Department will negotiate with the gas boards with a view to their including a leaflet when sending out gas bills advising consumers how to obtain...

      Oil Prices

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what progress is being made towards international adherence to the Venice summit commitment to economic pricing of oil.

      Places of Worship (Electricity Tariff)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will issue a general direction to electricity supply boards that places of worship should be classified as domestic premises for the purposes of...

      Energy Conservation

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he is satisfied that his policies in relation to energy conservation are fully understood by the general public.

      Combined Heat and Power

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many local authorities have expressed interest in developing experimental combined heat and power schemes.

      Private Electricity Generation

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he has any plans to introduce legislation which will make possible the private generation of electricity as a main business.

      Cross-Channel Cable

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy why he asked the Central Electricity Generating Board to investigate an alternative cable route across the Channel for the 2,000 megawatts cross-Channel...

      North Sea Oil (Taxation)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he is satisfied that the present regime of taxation of North Sea Oil producers is optimally suited to the needs of United Kingdom energy policy.

      Energy Conservation

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has received from the insulation industry concerning the effectiveness of the conservation programme; and if he will make a statement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons

  • Rosyth Dockyard

    13 speeches

    asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the disappearance of radioactive material from the Royal Naval dockyard at Rosyth.

  • The Hon. Member for Liverpool, Toxteth

    1 speech

    I have a brief statement to make. On Friday last, 20 February, the hon. Member for Liverpool, Toxteth (Mr. Crawshaw) submitted to me his resignation as Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means,...

  • Ministerial Statements

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. On previous occasions I have complained that the House appears to be the last place where information is given. Yesterday the Secretary of State for Trade made...

  • Courtaulds, Aintree

    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

What is this?

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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