Wednesday, 19 January 1983
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Order. Questions and answers have been getting much longer recently. I appeal to the House for briefer questions and therefore briefer answers.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he is satisfied with the speed with which motorway repairs are undertaken.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the progress of trunk road works and compensatory arrangements for those adversely affected in Perivale, Greenford and...
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what investment approval he has given for the replacement of the diesel multiple unit fleet of British Rail.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to improve public transport in rural areas.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the Serpell report.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of non-motorway trunk roads will be resurfaced in the current financial year, following the transfer of another £20 million to the...
asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he next expects to meet representatives of metropolitan county councils to discuss public transport.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has now concluded an agreement with Lloyd's Register on the future of heavy goods vehicles and public service vehicles test stations.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration he is giving to privatisation of any of the services provided by British Rail on passenger trains.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport which sections of motorways have average daily traffic flows in excess of their design standards.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will meet the chairman of the British Railways Board to discuss the future of British Rail Engineering Ltd.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he next intends to discuss British Rail's investment programme with Sir Peter Parker.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the railway trade unions on the report of the Serpell committee on British Rail finances; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what subjects he proposes to discuss at his next meeting with trade union representatives of the Civil Service.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what role the Management and Personnel Office is playing in assisting other Departments in preparing responses to the White Paper on efficiency and...
asked the Minister for the Civil Service when he expects to publish volume II of the survey in Leeds on ethnic monitoring in the Civil Service.
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the meeting of the Council of Agriculture Ministers on 17 and 18 January in Brussels. I represented the United Kingdom, together...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide security of tenure for tenants of agricultural tied cottages in Scotland. A farm worker and his family in Scotland have no legal...
Mr. Gavin Strang accordingly presented a Bill to provide security for tenants of agricultural tied cottages in Scotland: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time...
Before I call the hon. Member for Hackney, South and Shoreditch (Mr. Brown) I must tell the House that I have received a letter from Mr. Ken Livingstone, headed Members Lobby, The County Hall,...
[4th Allotted Day]
I beg to move, That this House, recognising that a competitive exchange rate is essential for Britain's recovery, condemns the gross mismanagement by the Government of its economic policies,...
I beg to move, That the Welsh Rate Support Grant Report 1980 (Supplementary) (No. 2) Report 1982, which was laid before this House on 20th December, be approved.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. David Hunt.]
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