Thursday, 9 July 1981
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Order for Third Reading read.
Mr. Secretary Younger presented a Bill to confirm a Provisional Order under section 7 of the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to Ullapool Pier: And the same was read...
Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to bring forward his proposals for the compilation of a register of those entitled to enter the United Kingdom for settlement as...
Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to provide additional means of compensation for victims of violent crime.
Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to make a statement on the application to increase the television licence.
Secretary of State for the Home Department what institutional arrangements exist for the detection of illegal immigrants.
Secretary of State for the Home Department if there is any evidence that courts have imposed prison sentences so far in the current year shorter than those imposed during the same period in 1979...
Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ask the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis to issue guidance to police divisions on policing methods in conditions of potential racial...
Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any plans to repeal the provisions of the Vagrancy Act dealing with begging, sleeping rough and being found on enclosed premises.
Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to change the functions of coroners' courts.
Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the prison population in England and Wales on 25 June.
Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the statutory provisions which govern the sale of replica firearms.
Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to improve security at Royal palaces.
Secretary of State for the Home Department by what percentage crimes of violence have increased since 1960.
Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for 9 July.
May I ask the Leader of the House to state the business for next week?
With permission, I will make a statement. On 29 June I informed the House that I had accepted the view of seven out of eight members of the group of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission and had...
[27TH ALLOTTED DAY]—considered.
The defence review and the White Paper entitled "The Way Forward" provide a natural background for the debate. The Army has suffered relatively few immediate casualties compared with the massacre...
Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the Supreme Court Bill [Lords] may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr. Thompson.]
As amended, considered.
Amendment made: No. 1, in page 13, line 4, at end insert 'which are by law left to the discretion of the court Or tribunal'.—[The Solicitor-General.]
I beg to move amendment No. 2, in page 25, line 35, leave out 'legal advisers' and insert 'solicitors'.
I beg to move amendment No. 8, in page 27, line 5, leave out '(2)'.
I beg to move amendment No. 11, in page 48, line 17, leave out from 'so' to end of line 19 and insert 'would tend to expose that person, or his or her spouse, to proceedings for a related offence...
I beg to move amendment No. 23, in page 98, leave out from 'Court' in line 20 to 'on' in line 21
Amendments made: No. 31, in page 109, line 18, leave out 'Courts Act 1971' and insert 'Criminal Appeal Act 1966'.
In section 10(1), for the definition of "matrimonial cause" substitute— matrimonial cause" means an action for divorce, nullity of marriage, judicial separation, or jactitation of marriage...
In section 37 for the words "no court other than a county court shall" substitute the words "the High Court shall not".'.
Amendment made: No. 34, in page 120, line 59 [Schedule 7], at end add—
I understand that it will be for the convenience of the House if we take the five orders together.
Resolved,That the Merseyside Development Corporation (Vesting of Land) (British Railways Board) Order 1981, a copy of which was laid before this House on 14 April, be approved.That the Merseyside...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 73A (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.)That the draft Meat and Livestock Commission Levy (Variation)...
Ordered,That during proceedings on the matter of the Welsh Development Agency, the Welsh Grand Committee have leave to sit twice on the first day on which they shall meet; and that,...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Berry.]
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