House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 1 July 1981

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport

    • Heavy Lorries

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what new measures are being examined by his Department following the publication of the Armitage report to reduce the effects on road surfaces of heavy...

    • A564 (Stoke — Derby Link)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he is satisfied with the progress of the preparatory work for the Blythe Bridge to Uttoxeter section of he A564 Stoke to Derby link.

      British Railways (Manpower)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has discussed with the chairman of the British Railways Board the future manpower requirements of British Railways.

      British Railways (Operating Costs)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of British Railways' operating costs is represented by Government subsidies.

      Commercial Vehicles (Accidents)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to reduce the high percentage of accidents involving commercial vehicles.

      National Bus Company

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects on the vehicle mileage run by the National Bus Company as stage carriage services which may result from the...

      Channel Link

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received about planning for a Channel link.

      Trunk Road Programme

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he is satisfied with the progress of schemes in the trunk road programme.

      Railways (Electrification)

      17 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made in considering the recommendations of the Department of Transport/British Railways Board joint review of main line...

      Rail Bus

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made by British Railways on the introduction of the rail bus on rural branch lines; and if he will make a statement.

      Motor Cycle Test

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what response he has so far had to consultations on the introduction of a two-part motor cycle test.

      Road Signs (Small Businesses)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will seek to amend the law relating to the posting of road directional signs for small businesses on verges of bypasses and motorways; and if he...

      National Bus Company (Subsidy)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what subsidy is paid to the National Bus Company annually.

      Road Accidents

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what was the number of fatal and serious road accidents, respectively, in 1980.

      Concessionary Fares

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made by his Department in assisting the co-ordination of concessionary fares schemes on a local basis.

      Civil Service

      Dispute

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister for the Civil Service if she will make a statement on the latest position of the Civil Service pay dispute.

      Appointments (Clerical Assistant and Clerical Officer)

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many appointments were made in 1980 in the Civil Service to the posts of clerical assistant and clerical officer; and how many of these were (a) women...

      Union Recognition

      7 speeches

      Mr. Ron Brown: asked the Minister for the Civil Service, how many unions are officially recognised by the Civil Service.

  • European Council (Luxembourg Meeting)

    43 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I will make a statement on the meeting of the European Council in Luxembourg on 29 and 30 June, which I attended with my right hon. and noble Friend the Foreign and...

  • Statutory Instruments

    3 speeches

    I undertook yesterday to give a considered reply to the point of order raised by the hon. Member for Keighley (Mr. Cryer) arising from replies given to him and to the hon. Member for Easington...

  • National Health Service Act 1977 (Amendment)

    2 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to improve the availability of terminations of pregnancy within the National Health Service. The House will not need to be reminded that the...

  • Orders of the Day — Supply

    [25TH ALLOTTED DAY]—considered

  • Orders of the Day — Motor Vehicle Industry

    131 speeches

    I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. Before I call the right hon. Member for Salford, West (Mr. Orme), I appeal to hon. Members who are fortunate enough to catch my...

  • London Docklands Development Corporation

    37 speeches

    I beg to move, That the London Docklands Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 1980, a copy of which was laid before this House on 27 November, be approved.

    • Local Government

      Resolved,That the London Docklands Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) (Amendment) Order 1981, a copy of which was laid before this House on 18 June, be approved.—[Mr. King.]

    • Urban Development

      Resolved,That the London Docklands Development Corporation (Vesting of Land) (Port of London Authority) Order 1981, a copy of which was laid before this House on 9 April, be approved.—[Mr....

      Urban Development

      Resolved,That the London Docklands Development Corporation (Vesting of Land) (Port of London Authority) Order 1981, a copy of which was laid before this House on 9 April, be approved.—[Mr....

  • Agricultural Land

    5 speeches

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

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