House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 16 March 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport

    • Serpell Report

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce his formal decisions on the recommendations contained in the Serpell report.

    • Manchester Airport

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is his policy towards the provision of a rail transport link to Manchester airport.

      Rural Bus Services

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received about the future of rural bus services in the United Kingdom.

      British Rail

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will discuss moves towards public and worker shareholding and participation in a developing range of British Rail activities with the...

      "The Future of the Bus"

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what conclusions he has reached on the report of the Bus and Coach Council entitled "The Future of the Bus" submitted to him in November 1982; and if he...

      British Rail

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what payments to British Rail under section 20 of the Transport Act 1968 have been made in Scotland in each of the last three years.

      Cycle Ways

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many cycle ways have been created using old railways.

      HS125 Train

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what proposals he has received from British Rail regarding the financing of the development of an electric version of the HS125 train.

      Cycling Policy

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will convene a meeting of interested organisations to discuss the Government's cycling policies.

      Passenger Services

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what information he has on the effect on traffic resulting from the replacement of outdated rolling stock on passenger lines.

      M1 Motorway

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport why sections of the M1 motorway are frequently unlit at night between the area of the Watford Gap service station and the M45 intersection.

      Greater London

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he will give the Government's response to the Transport Committee's report, "Transport in London".

      Concessionary Fares

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many local authorities have now established schemes providing for concessionary travel on public transport for retirement pensioners; and how many...

      Accidents (Insurance Details)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will seek to amend the Road Traffic Acts so that it is compulsory for a party who is alleged to have caused accidental damage to give details to...

      British Rail

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the chairman of British Rail about the use of the British Rail network by organisations other than British Rail.

      Serpell Report

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings he has had since the publication of the Serpell report with the chairman of the British Rail,ways Board.

      Transport Expenditure

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport to what extent he is able to break down the figure of £880 million estimated total expenditure on local transport in 1985–86 into expenditure...

      Greater London

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he will be giving the Government's reply to the report of the Transport Committee on Transport in London.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service

    • Senior Staff (Re-employment)

      9 speeches

      asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many civil servants at permanent secretary level who have retired during the past 12 months have been re-employed by the Civil Service on short-term...

  • Transfer of Questions

    3 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Can you protect me, as a Back-Bench Member, against the Chancellor of the Exchequer? I received a note from the Chancellor's parliamentary clerk saying that he...

  • Social Security and Housing Benefits

    Mr. Secretary Fowler, supported by Mr. Secretary Prior, Mr. Secretary Younger, Mr. Secretary Edwards, Mr. Leon Brittan, Mr. Secretary Tebbit, Mr. Hugh Rossi and Mr. Tony Newton, presented a Bill...

  • Housing Associations Tenants' Rights (Scotland)

    2 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Tenants' Rights etc. (Scotland) Act 1980 so as to extend the right to purchase to secure tenants of certain types of Housing...

  • Orders of the Day — Ways and Means

    Order read for resuming debate on Question [15 March].

    • Amendment of the Law

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance; but...

  • Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

    126 speeches

    [Relevant European Community Documents: Nos. 10337/82, Annual Economic Report 1982–83, together with the final version as adopted by the Council, and 10480/82, Annual Economic Review...

  • Laurel Way Housing Society

    4 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Sir George Young.]

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