House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 22 February 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science

    • Cypriot Students

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations his Department has received concerning the fees to be charged to students from Cyprus who are undergoing courses in the...

    • Primary Schools (Expenditure)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much was spent in real terms per pupil in primary schools in England in the most recent year for which figures are available; and how...

      School Voucher Scheme

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what discussions he or his Department has had with the Sefton metropolitan district council about a proposed school voucher scheme.

      Open University (Degree Course Costs)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what has been the average cost of obtaining a degree course at the Open University to a student commencing (a) now, (b) in 1979 and (c) in 1975.

      Teacher Education and Training (North-East)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress he has made with his plans to establish a significant centre of teacher education and training in the north-east of England.

      Religious Education

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is satisfied with the operation of the religious education provisions of the Education Act 1944; and if he will make a statement.

      Croxteth Comprehensive School

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the present situation in Liverpool's Croxteth comprehensive school.

      Unemployed Teachers

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many unemployed teachers there were 10 years ago, five years ago and last year in (a) primary education, (b) secondary education and (c)...

      Continuing Education

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the future remit for a national body for continuing education, following the termination of the present...

      Mid-career Education and Training

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what importance he attaches to the provision of mid-career education and training opportunities.

      Ethnic Minority Children (Swann Committee)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he expects to receive a further report from the Swann committee on the education of ethnic minority children.

      University Expenditure

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he next expects to meet the University Grants Committee to discuss priorities for university expenditure.

      Catering Advisers

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many catering advisers his Department employs; and at what cost to public funds.

      Research Fellowships

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of the new research fellowships in science and technology he announced in December are going to universities and to research...

      Peace Studies and Defence

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will issue guidance to local education authorities as to appropriate teaching material relating to peace studies and defence.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Mentally Handicapped Persons (Report)

    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,...

  • Housing

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for people living in industrialised and semi-industrialised built housing. My purpose in introducing the Bill is to try to...

    • Housing

      Mr. Joseph Dean accordingly presented a Bill to make provision for people living in industrialised and semi-industrialised built houses: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be...

  • Opposition Day

    [8TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Unemployment (West Midlands)

      63 speeches

      Before I call the first hon. Member to speak to the first motion, may I say that there is a great deal of difficulty? Every hon. Member for a constituency both in the west midlands and in...

  • Unemployment (Yorkshire and Humberside)

    44 speeches

    Before we begin the debate, I must tell the House that it was a great help in the last debate when hon. Members imposed upon themselves a time limit of 10 minutes, which enabled the Chair to call...

    • Business of the House

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

  • Nuclear Material (Offences) Bill

    28 speeches

    Not amended (in the Standing Committee), considered; reported without amendment.

    • House of Commons (Services)

      Ordered,That the Standing Order of 15th June 1979 relating to the Select Committee on House of Commons (Services) be further amended, by leaving out Mr. John Stradling Thomas and inserting Mr....

  • Forestry Commission

    4 speeches

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

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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