House of Commons debates

Friday, 22 May 1981

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKERin the Chair]

    • De Lorean Motor Company

      1 speech

      On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to draw your attention and that of the House to a question that has been tabled for written answer today by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. I...

  • Petition

    • M54

      1 speech

      I beg to ask leave to present a petition which has been signed by 1,500 persons both in my constituency and outside it by those concerned with the preservation of the countryside, the importance...

    • Scottish Estimates

      Ordered,That the Estimates set out hereunder be referred to the Scottish Grand Committee: Class XV, Vote 3, Regional and General Industrial Support, Scotland.Class XV, Vote 4, Manpower Services...

      Coal Liquefaction

      6 speeches

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

      British Transport Police

      10 speeches

      I raise the subject of the complaints procedure in the British Transport Police not lightly but after deep thought. In a sense, I wish that I did not need to raise it. It arises out of a...

      Swine Vesicular Disease

      7 speeches

      I am grateful to have the opportunity to raise the problem of swine vesicular disease, with special reference to a serious outbreak that occurred in my constituency last yeear. In 1979 there...

      People's March for Jobs

      4 speeches

      Unemployment now stands at more than 2½ million, and everyone expects the number to continue to rise substantially. The other day the Secretary of State for Employment admitted that the...

      Airliners (Safety)

      2 speeches

      I am grateful for the chance to raise the subject of safety standards in airliners. Before I turn to the main burden of my speech, perhaps I should declare an interest, to the extent that I am...

      Mr. G. E. Mariner (Old Bailey Trial)

      6 speeches

      In seeking to draw the attention of the House—but more particularly that of the Home Office—to the conduct of the Metropolitan Police in the case of Mr. Geoffrey Mariner, I am...

      Heavy Lorries (London)

      3 speeches

      I am very grateful for this opportunity to raise the subject of heavy lorries in London in this Adjournment debate. The matter is of great importance to all who live and work in our capital city....

      Animal Health Bill [Lords]

      Ordered,That, in respect of the Animal Health Bill [Lords], notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the...


      2 speeches

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

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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