Monday, 27 July 1981
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
As amended, considered; to be read the Third time.
Ordered,That the Promoters of the Lloyd's Bill shall have leave to suspend proceedings thereon in order to proceed with the Bill, if they think fit, in the next Session of Parliament, provided...
Ordered,That there be laid before this House a return of the report of an Inquiry by the Deputy Director-General of the Prison Service into the escape of three prisoners from Her Majesty's...
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what was the balance of trade in manufactured goods between the United Kingdom and the rest of the European Economic Community during the first six months...
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what proportion of total British exports were exports to the European Economic Community in the most recent 12-month period; and what was the proportion in...
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he has yet come to a decision upon the Monopolies and Mergers Commission's recommendations on credit card surcharges.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will state by what percentage bankruptcies and insolvencies, respectively, in the United Kingdom have increased since May 1979.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement on the progress of the multi-fibre arrangement renewal negotiations.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many foreign tourists have visited London in the current year compared with last year.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what are the latest figures available for the balance of trade with Japan; what steps he is taking to improve this balance; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what were the levels of imports and exports to and from the United Kingdom of engineering products in the last 12 months.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what representations he has received following the announcement of the disposal of retail gas showrooms.
asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many meetings he has attended in his capacity as president of Eurocontrol.
asked the Lord Privy Seal what progress has been made in international discussions in considering proposals implementing the Brandt report recommendations.
asked the Lord Privy Seal what extra money has so far been allocated to the Third world countries to help the disabled in those countries in the International Year of Disabled People.
asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the current expenditure on overseas aid in the field of the use of biomass for energy purposes; and how many projects are being currently financed.
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified Her Royal Assent to the following Acts: 1. Finance Act 19812. Town and Country Planning...
Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 4 (Prayers against statutory instruments, &c. (Negative procedure)), the Motion relating to gas...
I have not selected the amendment in the name of the right hon. Member for Plymouth, Devonport (Dr. Owen).
Ordered,That, at this day's sitting the Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Armed Forces Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour. [Mr. Thompson.]
Lords amendments considered.
Lords amendment: No. 1, in page 9, line 24, leave out from "section" to "shall" in line 26.
Lords amendment: No. 6, after clause 26, insert— A. Orders in Council made under the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865 (which regulate the payment of such pay and pensions) shall...
Lords amendment: No. 7, in page 25, line 28, at end insert subject, in the case of the repeals included in Part I, to the saving at the end of that Part.
Lords amendment: No. 10. in page 31, line 31, at end insert— 8A. In section 2(1) of the Marriage (Registration of Buildings) Act (Northern Ireland) 1967, in paragraph (a) for the words...
Lords amendment: No. 11, in page 33, line 23, at end insert—
Lords amendment: No. 12, in page 34, leave out lines 23 to 34.
I beg to move, That the British Gas Corporation (Disposal of Wytch Farm Oilfield Interests) Direction 1981, a draft of which was laid before this House on 26th June, be not made. In issuing this...
I beg to move, That the draft Coal Industry (Limit on Grants) Order 1981, which was laid before this House on 2nd July, be approved.
To save the time of the House, I propose to put together the Questions on the two motions to approve statutory instruments.
That the draft Export Guarantees (Limit on Foreign Currency Commitments) Order 1981, which was laid before this House on 22nd June, be approved.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Lord James Douglas Hamilton.]
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