House of Commons debates

Monday, 29 March 1982

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • Royal Assent

      1 speech

      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. Agricultural Training Board Act 1982.2....

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade

    • Works of Art (Export Licences)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will state, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Isle of Ely, Official Report, 10 March, column 406, what other information it is his...

    • Foreign Trade Balance

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether it remains his policy to seek a balance in United Kingdom foreign trade on a multilateral rather than a bilateral basis.

      "The Times"

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he is satisfied with the observance of the undertakings as to editorial independence that were given to him on the acquisition of The Times

      Laker Airways (Allocation of Routes)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement about the allocation of route licences formerly held by Laker Airways

      Exports

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he is satisfied with the level of exports.

      European Community (Exports)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he anticipates a continuation of the trend of increasing trade in United Kingdom exports to other European Economic Community countries through 1982.

      Lodge Road Builders (Newspaper Report)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he is sending any reply to the Birmingham Evening Mail in connection with its article on the activities of Lodge Road Builders, which was sent to...

      Air Travel (Indemnity Scheme)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he has completed his consideration of an indemnity scheme for loss of advance payments by scheduled air travel passengers.

      British Airways

      26 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement on his consideration of the Price Waterhouse report on British Airways.

      European Community (Balance of Trade)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement on the latest balance of trade figures between the United Kingdom and other European Community countries.

      Textile and Clothing Products

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the total value of imports of textiles and clothing products for the latest available month and for the same period 12 months before.

      Consumer Services (Information)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will introduce legislation to improve the accuracy of the information provided for the public by estate agents, holiday sellers and other similar...

      British Airways

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade when he expects British Arways to be in profit after interest payments.

      Civil Aviation Policy

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will set out the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards civil aviation in the form of a White Paper.

      China

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what are the amounts of exports and imports to China over each of the past four years.

      Textile and Clothing Products (Imports)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade what steps he has taken so far to monitor possible surges in imports of textiles and clothing products in 1982.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development

    • East Caribbean Islands

      8 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement about the level of development assistance to the East Caribbean islands.

    • Costa Rica

      4 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal on what projects the United Kingdom is currently assisting in Costa Rica.

      Overseas Students

      8 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal how many overseas students are currently being assisted by funds from his Department.

      Zimbabwe

      8 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal what has been the total official development assistance disbursed to Zimbabwe since that country's independence; and how much has been spent on the land transfer scheme.

      Aid Statistics

      4 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on the current proportions of United Kingdom overseas aid allocated through bilateral agreements, through United Nations agencies and through...

      STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS &c.

      Ordered, That the draft Grants by Local Authorities (Appropriate Percentage and Exchequer Contributions) Order 1982 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments,...

  • United Kingdom Trident Programme

    175 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am sorry that I have to raise this matter as a point of order. Perhaps it will help hon. Members who hope to take part in the debate to know that in the Vote...

  • Wool Textile Industry

    37 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Wool Textile Industry (Export Promotion Levy) (Amendment) Order 1982, which was laid before this House on 2nd March, be approved.

  • Industrial Organisation and Development

    Resolved, That the draft Wool Textile Industry (Scientific Research Levy) (Amendment) Order 1982, which was laid before this House on 2nd March, be approved.—[Mr. MacGregor.]

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 73A (Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.)

  • Rating and Valuation

    That the draft British Railways Board (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Amendment Order 1982, which was laid before this House on 23 February, be approved.—[Mr. Brooke.]

  • European Communities

    That the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (International Railway Tariffs Agreements) Order 1982, which was laid before this House on 4 February, be approved.—[Mr. Brooke.]

  • Fluoridation (West Midlands)

    15 speeches

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

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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