House of Commons debates

Monday, 18 April 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Industry

    • Textile Industry

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he has yet studied the report of the British Textile Confederation entitled "The United Kingdom Textile Industry: A Plan for Action", a copy of which...

    • Regional Policy

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement on the progress being made on the Government's review of regional policy.

      Airbus 320

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he has had recent discussions with British Airways or British Aerospace regarding the possibility of an order from the airline for the Airbus A320;...

      Steel Industry

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will arrange to meet the chairman of the British Steel Corporation to discuss future plans for the steel industry in Scotland.

      Industrial Knowledge (Storage)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry what measures have been taken for the secure storage of industrial knowledge in the event of war.

      Manufacturing Industry

      11 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 1974.

      Industrial Assistance

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry what assistance his Department presently offers to industry in Ealing and west London; and if he has any plans to extend the range of this assistance.

      West Cumbria

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will discuss with the Moss Bay Enterprise Trust the regeneration of the local economy in west Cumbria.

      Motor Manufacturers (British Steel)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will initiate talks with leaders of motor manufacturing companies operating in the United Kingdom with a view to impressing upon them the need to...

      Industrial Assistance

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry what estimate he has made of the proportion of public subsidies to industry which will be made available to each sector of industry in 1983–84.

      Manufacturing Industry

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the estimated value of manufacturing output in the United Kingdom for each year from 1978 to 1982 at constant prices.

      Steel Industry

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many persons are employed in the steel industry (a) at the latest date and (b) four years previously.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade

    • Tourist Industry

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister for Trade if he will give the amount of the grants to the tourist industry of Yorkshire and Humberside and Wales in both cases for the last three years.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General

    • Charities

      10 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General in respect of how many charities he has made representations to the Charity Commission that charitable status should be withdrawn.

    • Crown Courts (Trials)

      10 speeches

      asked the Attorney -General whether there has been any reduction in the length of the waiting time before cases are brought to trial in the Crown courts since May 1979; and if he will make a...

      Lynn Siddons

      4 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General what considerations led him to decide that a prosecution for the murder of Lynn Siddons in Derby could not presently be brought; and what steps he plans to take to...

  • Lead in the Environment

    49 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about lead in the environment. The Royal Commission on environmental pollution has today published its report on this subject, and...

  • Visits to Constituencies

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to seek your guidance on a matter of parliamentary etiquette. In the early part of last week I, and I imagine other west midlands Members on both sides of...

  • Bill Presented

    • Coroners' Juries

      Mr. Christopher Price, supported by Mr. Andrew F. Bennett, Mr. George Cunningham and Mr. Ivan Lawrence, presented a Bill to make fresh provision with respect to the qualifications of persons...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    1 speech

    With the permission of the House, I shall put together the Questions on the three motions.

  • The Brandt Commission Report

    89 speeches

    [Relevant document: Fourth Report of the Treasury and Civil Service Committee on International Monetary Arrangements: International Lending by Banks, House of Commons Paper 21–1 of Session...

  • Rosyth Dockyard

    2 speeches

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

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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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