House of Commons debates

Monday, 9 May 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Energy

    • Coal Stocks

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the total amount of coal stocks at the latest available date.

    • Privatisation

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what further privatisation he expects to require or hopes to initiate in the energy field.

      Coal Liquefaction

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the Government's present policy on coal liquefaction.

      Acid Rain

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will invite the Central Electricity Generating Board to prepare a report to be laid before the House on the environmental effects of acid rain from...

      OPEC (Price Fixing)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he considers prices fixed by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries a satisfactory criterion for settling North sea reference prices.

      Depletion Policy (North Sea)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will review North Sea oil depletion policy in the light of the world oil surplus.

      Alternative Energy Sources

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the latest estimated Government funding of wind, wave, solar and tidal power, respectively, in 1983–84.

      National Coal Board

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what subjects he expects to discuss at his next meeting with the chairman of the National Coal Board.

      Chile (Nuclear Fuel)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether any nuclear fuel has yet been supplied to Chile.

      Power Generation Costs

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he has now had an opportunity to study the Central Electricity Generating Board's memorandum on the relative costs of power generation.

      Solar Systems

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy how much energy is now produced by solar systems: at what unit cost; what are the comparative figures for 1978 and 1973; and if he will make a statement.

      Marginal Fields (Tax Regime)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether, following the Chancellor of the Exchequer's announcement of changes in the North Sea tax regime, he has evidence of increasing interest in...

      National Coal Board

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what tasks he has set for the new chairman of the National Coal Board.

      Electricity Supply (Coal Generation)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what proportion of the electricity supply in the United Kingdom was coal-generated in the most recent year for which figures are available; and how this...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons

    • Committee of Privileges

      6 speeches

      asked Lord President of the Council how often reports from the Committee of Privileges have been debated in the present Parliament.

    • Members (Salaries)

      12 speeches

      asked the Lord President of the Council if he will make a statement on the Government's proposals on the report of the Top Salaries Review Body.

      European Community

      12 speeches

      asked the Lord President of the Council what are his responsibilities for the dissemination of information about European Community affairs.

      Accommodation

      6 speeches

      asked the Lord President of the Council if he will make a statement in response to the recent report of the Select Committee on House of Commons (Services) about future accommodation of Members...

  • Royal Assent

    3 speeches

    I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Acts:

  • The Clerk of the House

    2 speeches

    I have to inform the House that I have received the following letter from the Clerk of the House: Dear Mr. Speaker,Having completed thirty-seven years in the service of the House, of which...

  • Bills Presented

    • DOG LICENCES (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) (No. 2)

      Sir John Langford-Holt, supported by Mr. Jack Aspinwall and Mr. Peter Bottomley, presented a Bill to require the attachment to collars of dogs of visible indications of the date of issue of dog...

    • Road Traffic Control (Greater London)

      Mr. Harry Greenway presented a Bill to make further provision for the control of road traffic in the Greater London area: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second...

      Business of the House

      5 speeches

      On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I should like to make a brief announcement about business. In view of the Prime Minister's announcement, I think that it would be for the convenience of the...

  • Orders of the Day — Police and Criminal Evidence Bill

    Order read for further consideration of Bill as amended (in the Standing Committee and on Recommittal).

  • Hunger in the World

    37 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 4658/83 containing the Commission proposal for a Council Regulation on the implementation of the Special Programme to...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    • Agriculture

      1 speech

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 79(5) (Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, etc.).That the draft Agricultural and Horticultural Co-operation Grants...

    • Northern Ireland

      That the draft Rates (Amendment No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1983, which was laid before this House on 19th April, be approved.That the draft Property (Discharge of Mortgage by Receipt)...

      Hovercraft

      That the draft Hovercraft (Application of Enactments) (Amendment) Order 1983, which was laid before this House on 21st April, be approved.

      Merchant Shipping

      That the draft Merchant Shipping (Distress Signals and Prevention of Collisions) Regulations 1983, which were laid before this House on 21st April, be approved. — [Mr. Goodlad.]

  • Poland

    4 speeches

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

  • Business of the House

    18 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a business statement on the re-arrangement of business for this week: TUESDAY 10 MAY—Proceedings on the Importation of Milk Bill....

  • Poland (Free Post)

    9 speeches

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

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