House of Commons debates

Friday, 31 July 1981

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • Social Security

      41 speeches

      I beg to move, That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 1981, which was laid before this House on 3rd July, be approved. I think that it will be for the convenience of the House if...

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine): 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....

  • Social Security

    38 speeches

    I suppose that we should be grateful for the fact that the Secretary of State looked in briefly at the beginning of the debate to check on the speech of the Minister for Social Security. He has...

    • Social Security

      Resolved,That the draft Supplementary Benefit Up-rating Regulations 1981, which were laid before this House on 3rd July, be approved.

  • Adjournment Debates

    1 speech

    We now move to the ten Adjournment debates listed on the Order Paper. These are half-hour debates and will continue for five hours. As debate on the six social security orders and regulations has...

  • Local Authority Housing (Heating Charges)

    6 speeches

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

  • Special Constabulary

    2 speeches

    2 pm

  • Amble (Proposed Naval Dock)

    2 speeches

    The vexed question of Amble harbour has occupied me since I was first elected a Member of Parliament. The large file that I have with me starts with a letter that I received in December 1973 from...

  • Social Studies in Schools

    2 speeches

    In this short debate on social studies in schools, I start from the proposition that a number of the shortcomings of our society can be attributed to our schools and that many of the shortcomings...

  • National House Condition Survey

    2 speeches

    The House will soon be rising for the long recess. Most of us will be seizing the opportunity to spend more time in our constituencies than we can normally do, and we shall be holding what, for...

  • Opencast Mining (Forest of Dean)

    2 speeches

    I have asked for this debate to seek to focus attention on the great disquiet felt it the Forest of Dean about the possibility of opencast coal mining in the Cannop valley. Much effort is being...

  • Inequalities in Health (Working Group Report)

    3 speeches

    The research working group on inequalities in health was set up under the chairmanship of Sir Douglas Black by the Labour Government in 1977 to review information about differences in health...

  • Rates (London)

    2 speeches

    Last week Mr. Ken Livingstone, leader of the Greater London Council, announced a 120 per cent. rise in the GLC rate precept. Next year GLC rates will be 54p in the pound, against 25p at present....

  • Local Government Finance (Hackney)

    2 speeches

    It can be argued, I suppose, that there must be something odd about a ballot in Mr. Speaker's office that leads to my debate following immediately on a similar one. I hope that the Minister will...

  • Rate Support Grant System

    7 speeches

    Mr. Deputy Speaker, you will be pleased to see that only one hour and three more speeches after mine stand between you and the Summer Recess. First, I wish to express my support for what my...

  • Gleneagles Agreement

    9 speeches

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

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