House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 21 April 1982

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKERin the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Wandsworth Borough Plan

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he has taken following the publication of his inspector's report on the inquiry into the Wandsworth borough plan.

    • Derelict Land

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek to increase the amount of grant to be made available to local authorities for the clearance of derelict land; and if he will make...

      Planning Applications

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is satisfied with the speed with which planning applications are being dealt with.

      Improvement Grants

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress is being made in increasing the level of improvement grants that are approved, following the new grant levels announced in the...

      House Building

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with the numbers of local authority housing starts and completions.

      World Cup

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what matters he intends discussing at his next meeting with the football authorities about arrangements for the World Cup.

      New Town Development Corporations (Housing Assets)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the present position regarding the transfer of housing assets from new town development corporations to local authorities, including the...

      Water Authorities

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received about local government links with the water authorities; and if he will make a statement.

      Greater London (Rate Support)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to review the level of rate support to Greater London.

      Rating Reform

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many submissions were received on the Government's Green Paper "Alternatives to Domestic Rates".

      Private Sector Homes (Sales)

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce a system to facilitate voluntary arrangements for house or flat purchase by private sector tenants; and if he will make a...

      London Docklands Development Corporation

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to review the progress of London Docklands Development Corporation.

      Local Authorities (Repair and Maintenance Work)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he has made of the additional administrative costs to local authorities arising from the requirement that repair and maintenance...

      Wildlife and Countryside Act

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for West Lothian on 17 February,Official Report, c. 279, what contact he has had with the Nature...

      Council House Sales

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total amount of funds realised by, and available to, local authorities through sales of local authority houses to sitting tenants; and...

      Rates

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make a statement on the average percentage rate rise for 1982–83 compared with 1981–82.

      Homeless Persons

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is able to make any estimate of the number of persons previously homeless who are now housed in privately rented accommodation.

      Wildlife and Countryside Act

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he now expects the sections of the Wildlife and Countryside Act relating to footpaths to come into effect.

  • Falkland Islands

    48 speeches

    With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I will make a statement on the Falkland Islands. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister told the House yesterday that I would be travelling to Washington...

  • Organisation of American States

    10 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 9, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, the...

  • Walkers (Access to Countryside)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for improved access for walkers and other persons to the countryside. Perhaps, in short, one could call the Bill a walkers'...

    • Walkers (Access to Countryside)

      1 speech

      accordingly presented a Bill to provide for improved access for walkers and other persons to the countryside: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon...

  • Public Expenditure

    140 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of the White Paper on the Government's Expenditure Plans 1982–83 to 1984–85, Cmnd. 8494. The White Paper is the third full public expenditure...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered, That, at this day's sitting, the Industry Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr. Lang.]

  • Orders of the Day — Industry Bill

    40 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Industry [Money]

    Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

  • Orders of the Day — Chief Constables (Powers)

    4 speeches

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

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