House of Commons debates

Monday, 25 April 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half past Two o'oclock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    EPSOM AND WALTON DOWNS REGULATION BILL [Lords]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade

    • Insolvency Law Review Committee

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister for Trade what progress he has made towards implementation of the recommendations of the Insolvency Law Review Committee.

    • Motor Industry

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister for Trade if he will make a statement on the overall balance of trade for the motor vehicle industry, including the component sector.

      Hosiery and Knitwear Industries

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister for Trade what were the levels of United Kingdom imports and exports for the hosiery and synthetic and non-synthetic knitwear industries for the last three months for which...

      British Airways

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister for Trade when he expects to receive the accounts of British Airways for the financial year 1982–83.

      Citizens Advice Bureaux

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister for Trade why he has not renewed the normal annual grant to the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux.

      Regional Tourist Boards

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister for Trade whether he has any plans for the reorganisation of the regional tourist boards.

      Merchant Shipping

      16 speeches

      asked the Minister for Trade what responses he has received to his statement in March on the Government's policy towards merchant shipping.

      Spain (Tariffs)

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister for Trade what initiatives he intends to take further to reduce the differentials in tariffs between the United Kingdom and Spain in view of their inhibiting effect on British...

      British Airways

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister for Trade when next he plans to meet the chairman of British Airways to discuss the finances of the airline.

      British Airports Authority

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister for Trade if he has any plans to meet the chairman of the British Airports Authority to discuss the financial performance of the authority.

      Philippines

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister for Trade how many official trade missions visited the Philippines in 1981 and 1982.

      Zimbabwe

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister for Trade if he will make a statement on current trade with Zimbabwe.

      Tourism

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister for Trade if he will now make a statement on the reorganisation of tourism services being studied by his Department.

      Company Liquidations

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister for Trade what representations he has received about companies in liquidation and the problems facing unsecured creditors; and if he will make a statement.

      Origin Marking

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister for Trade when the Government intend to bring forward further proposals for origin marking.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development

    • Falkland Islands

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what has been the total expenditure of his Department in the Falkland Islands over the most recent conveniently available period.

    • Voluntary Aid Agencies

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to meet the leaders of British voluntary aid agencies to discuss the level of central funding of the agencies.

      Aid

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he is satisfied with current methods of planning the levels of aid to developing countries.

      India and Pakistan

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement concerning the current aid programmes to India and Pakistan.

      Brandt Commission Report

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further consideration has been given to Her Majesty's Government's policy towards the proposals contained in the Brandt...

  • Statutory Instruments &C.

    1 speech

    By leave of the House, I shall put together the Questions on the two motions relating to statutory instruments.

  • Antigua and Barbuda (Independence Gift)

    2 speeches

    I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will give directions that there be presented on behalf of this House a gift of a Speaker's Chair to the...

  • Belize (Independence Gift)

    2 speeches

    I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will give directions that there be presented on behalf of this House a gift of a Speaker's Chair to the...

  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

    (Clauses 12, 16, 63, 73 and 88; new Clauses relating to the national insurance surcharge or the rate of value added tax first appearing on the Order Paper not later than 19 April.)

  • Clause 12

  • Marriage Bill [Lords]

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Housing

    Ordered,That the draft Housing Corporation Advances (Increase of Limit) Order 1983, which was laid before this House on 17th March, be approved.—[Mr. Mather.]

  • Reedyford Hospital, Pendle

    2 speeches

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

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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