House of Commons debates

Monday, 17 January 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Industry

    • Manufacturing Industry

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry what are the latest figures available for the output of British manufacturing industry; how these figures compare with the corresponding figures in...

    • Synthetic Fibres

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will consult the trade unions in the United Kingdom synthetic fibres industry before finalising his response to the proposed agreement among...

      Video Recorders and Tapes

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will take steps to encourage the manufacture of television video recorders and tapes in the United Kingdom.

      London Borough of Ealing

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry how much in total grant he is making available to industry in the London borough of Ealing; and if he will make a statement.

      Steel Industry

      22 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement about the future prospects for the British Steel Corporation.

      West Midlands

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry when he now expects an improvement in the industrial position in the west midlands; and what increase in industrial activity is to be expected.

      Manufacturing Industry

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the most recent figure for output in manufacturing industry; and how this compares with the figure for the same month in 1979.

      Steel Castings

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry to what extent heavy manufacturing industry uses steel castings made in the United Kingdom.

      British Aerospace

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry what recent discussions he has had with the chairman of British Aerospace; and whether the future work programme was discussed.

      Companies (Equity Purchases)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry what advice and assistance are available from his Department for managers purchasing the equity of a company which previously employed them.

      East Midlands

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry what steps he is taking to improve the industrial position of the east midlands; and what increase in activity he expects thereby.

      British Leyland

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will place an edited copy of BL's corporate plan for 1983 in the Library.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General

    • Legal Aid

      8 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General if the Lord Chancellor is satisfied with the working of the legal aid scheme.

    • Prosecution Policy

      10 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General if he will make it his practice to seek from the Director of Public Prosecutions the reasons why, in answer to complaints referred to him, he concludes that the...

      Prosecutions

      6 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General how many prosecutions he has conducted personally since May 1979.

      Tape Recorders

      4 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General on how many occasions tape recorders have been allowed to be used in judicial proceedings since the coming into force of the Contempt of Court Act 1981; and on how many...

  • Business of the House

    3 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a short business statement. The business for 18, 19, and 20 January has now been rearranged as follows: TUESDAY 18 JANUARY—Remaining...

  • Shooting Incident (Kensington)

    51 speeches

    On the evening of Friday 14 January, officers of the Metropolitan Police, charged with the pursuit and recapture of an escaped suspect, shot and seriously injured Mr. Stephen Waldorf. The...

  • Timex (Redundancies)

    2 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, namely,...

  • Metropolitan Police (Accountability)

    2 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, namely,...

  • House of Commons (Demonstration)

    12 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am seeking your guidance about a peaceful demonstration this afternoon at 3.30 by a number of supporters of the Greenham Common women's peace camp. Amongst the...

  • Bill Presented

    • Dog Licences (Miscellaneous Provisions)

      Sir Anthony Fell, supported by Sir John Langford-Holt, presented a Bill to require the attachment to collars of dogs of visible indications of the date of issue of licences; and to increase the...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    Ordered,That the draft Statutory Sick Pay Up-rating Order 1982 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Cope.]

  • Transport Bill (Allocation of Time)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That the following provisions shall apply to the remaining proceedings on the Bill:

    • Committee

      1. The Standing Committee to which the Bill is allocated shall report the Bill to the House on or before 25th January 1983.

    • Report and Third Reading

      2.—(1) The proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading of the Bill shall be completed in one allotted day and shall be brought to a conclusion at one hour after midnight on that day; and...

      Procedure in Standing Committee

      3.—(1) At a sitting of the Standing Committee at which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion under a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee the Chairman shall not...

      Conclusion of proceedings in Committee

      5. On the conclusion of the proceedings in any Committee on the Bill the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

      Dilatory motions

      6. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be moved in the Standing Committee or on an allotted day except by a member of the Government, and the...

      Extra time on allotted day

      7. (1) On an allotted day paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 3 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings on the Bill for three hours after Ten o'clock.

      Private business

      8. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      9.—(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or the...

      Supplemental orders

      10.—(1) The proceedings on any Motion moved in the House by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been...

      Saving

      11. Nothing in this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee shall (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order or Resolution applies from being taken or...

      Re-committal

      12.—(1) References in this Order to proceedings on Consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings, at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence...

      Interpretation

      98 speeches

      13. In this Order— allotted day" means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the Day provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

      Committee

      1. The Standing Committee to which the Bill is allocated shall report the Bill to the House on or before 25th January 1983.

      Report and Third Reading

      2.—(1) The proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading of the Bill shall be completed in one allotted day and shall be brought to a conclusion at one hour after midnight on that day; and...

      Procedure in Standing Committee

      3.—(1) At a sitting of the Standing Committee at which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion under a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee the Chairman shall not...

      Conclusion of proceedings in Committee

      5. On the conclusion of the proceedings in any Committee on the Bill the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

      Dilatory motions

      6. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be moved in the Standing Committee or on an allotted day except by a member of the Government, and the...

      Extra time on allotted day

      7. —(1) On an allotted day paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 3 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings on the Bill for three hours after Ten o'clock.

      Private business

      8. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      9.—(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or the...

      Supplemental orders

      10.—(1) The proceedings on any Motion moved in the House by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been...

      Saving

      11. Nothing in this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee shall— (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order or Resolution applies from being taken or...

      Re-committal

      12.—(1) References in this Order to proceedings on Consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings, at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence...

      Interpretation

      13. In this Order— allotted day" means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the Day provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

  • Local Government (Scotland)

    60 speeches

    The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. George Younger): I beg to move,: That the Rate Support Grant (Scotland) (No. 2) Order 1982, a copy of which was laid before this House on 15th December,...

  • Housing (Scotland)

    40 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Variation Order 1983, which was laid before this House on 17 December, be approved.

  • Housing (Scotland)

    Motion made, and Question proposed,That the draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 1983, which was laid before this House on 17th December, be approved [Mr. Allan Stewart.]

  • Falkland Islands (Franks Report)

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. May I, in the presence of the Leader of the House, ask for the protection of the House on a House of Commons issue? In the last few minutes it has become...

  • Orders of the Day — Currency Bill

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Civil Aviation (Eurocontrol) Bill

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS &c.

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

    • Sea Fisheries

      That the Fishing Vessels (Temporary Financial Assistance) Scheme 1982 (S.I., 1982, No. 1686), a copy of which was laid before this House on 1st December, be approved—[Mr. David Hunt.]

  • Orders of the Day — Corby Community Hospital

    2 speeches

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

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