House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 15 February 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services

    • Health Education

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the current effectiveness of health education as undertaken by local authorities, the Health Education Council and Her...

    • Pensions Uprating

      17 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he expects to bring forward legislation to adjust the 1983 pensions uprating.

      Trent Regional Health Authority (Hospital Standards)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will increase the resources available to the Trent regional health authority in order that the Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley health...

      Family Practitioner Committees (Expenditure)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the percentage increase in expenditure on family practitioner committees during the past five years; and how this compares with the...

      Lead in Petrol

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the latest evidence he has on the deleterious effects on the health of children of lead in petrol.

      Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on progress towards implementing the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982.

      Specialist Services (Privatisation)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has further to encourage health authorities to privatise specialist services.

      Leicester (Health Services)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to improve health services in the Leicester area.

      Retirement Pension

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people are currently receiving the state retirement pension.

      Social Security Budget

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the latest estimate of the savings on the social security budget for 1982–83 as a result of measures taken since May 1979.

      Supplementary Allowance

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many persons in the United Kingdom were in receipt of supplementary allowance, excluding supplementary pensioners, in (a) May 1979 and (b) the...

      Falklands Campaign (War Pension Claims)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Rooker) on 18 October 1982, Official Report, c. 64, he will make a...

      TUC (Health Service Committee)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has any plans to invite the Trades Union Congress Health Service committee to discuss the future National Health Service programme.

      Operation Major

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make it his policy not to undertake further actions such as Operation Major which took place in Oxford on 2 September.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • New Urban Initiatives

    59 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about three important measures to improve the older industrial areas of our country. First, I have reviewed the list of local authorities...

  • Boundary Commission Report

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to raise a matter concerning the rights of this House and the propriety of the Government's behaviour when laying before it the report of the Boundary...

  • International Monetary Fund (Interim Committee)

    2 speeches

    Some may say that the most important meeting on international affairs last week was that of the interim committee of the International Monetary Fund. Have you noticed, Mr. Speaker, that today,...

  • Draft Parliamentary Constituencies (Wales) Order 1983

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I should like to draw your attention to the fact that tomorrow night there will be a debate on the draft Parliamentary Constituencies (Wales) Order 1983. May I...

  • Rating (Caravan Sites) (Scotland) (Amendment)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Rating (Caravan Sites) Act 1976 so as to give Scottish caravan sites parity with those in England and Wales. My reason for...

    • Rating (Caravan Sites) (Scotland) (Amendment)

      Mr. Bill Walker accordingly presented a Bill to amend the Rating (Caravan Sites) Act 1976 so as to give Scottish caravan sites parity with those in England and Wales: And the same was read the...

  • MR. Speaker's Absence

    Ordered,That Mr. Speaker have leave of absence to-morrow, Wednesday 16th February, to attend the funeral of Michael Roberts, Esquire, formerly Member for Cardiff North-West.— [Mr. David Hunt.]

  • Immigration

    146 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (H.C., 982–83, No. 169), a copy of which was laid before this House on 9th February, be disapproved. The Opposition will...

  • Education

    40 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I draw your attention to the note on the Order Paper that the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments has not yet completed its consideration of the...

  • Environment

    Ordered,That Mr. John Sever be discharged from the Environment Committee and Mr. Alec Woodall be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Philip Holland, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Industry and Trade

    Ordered,That Mr. Derek Foster be discharged from the Industry and Trade Committee and Mr. Michael Martin be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Philip Holland, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Malvern Water

    3 speeches

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

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