House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 6 July 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Message from the Queen

    QUEEN'S SPEECH (ANSWER TO ADDRESS)

  • New Writ

    For the county constituency of Penrith and the Border, in the room of the right hon. William Stephen Ian Whitelaw, CH, MC, called up to the House of Peers.—[Mr. Wakeham]

  • Private Business

    LLOYDS BOWMAKER BILL [Lords] (By Order)

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Council Houses

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on the building and improvement of council dwellings.

    • Rating

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will now consider replacing the present rating system by a poll tax.

      Derelict Land

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with the clearance of derelict land in the northern region; and if he will make a statement.

      Rates

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the average rate increases in 1983–84 for each class of authority.

      Lead-free Petrol

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects lead-free petrol to be available in the United Kingdom.

      Home Improvement and Repair Grants

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with the take-up of home improvement and repair grants at the enhanced rate of 90 per cent.; and if he will make a statement.

      House Purchase

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce measures to assist council tenants and families on council house waiting lists to buy houses in the private sector.

      River Thames

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he intends to meet the chairman of the Thames water authority to discuss the flows of water along the river Thames.

      House Building

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total of public sector housing starts in inner London in 1978–79; and what is the expected figure for 1983–84.

      Greater London Council (Abolition)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, when considering the proposed legislation to abolish the Greater London council and the metropolitan counties, if he will endeavour to ensure...

      Refuse Tipping

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with existing provisions and their operation for the control of tipping, especially in green belt areas.

      Inner Cities

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has any plans to review his policy towards the inner cities; and if he will make a statement.

      House Improvement Grants

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will increase the finance available to St. Helens borough council for house improvement grants.

      Rates

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he proposes to introduce legislation to reform the rating system.

      Shared-ownership Housing

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many people are in shared-ownership housing.

      Rates

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment in what respects he intends to seek the improvement of the domestic rating system.

      Local Authorities (Expenditure)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of total local authority spending planned for in 1983–84.

      Ballot for Notices of Motions for Friday 22 July

      Members successful in the Ballot were:Mr. John WhitfieldMr. Michael KnowlesMrs. Angela Rumbold

  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

    144 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Merchant Shipping

    13 speeches

    I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination) Regulations 1983 (S.I., 1983, No. 808), dated 1 June 1983, a copy of...

  • Queen's Park Hospital, Blackburn

    2 speeches

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

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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.

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