House of Commons debates

Monday, 18 July 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • Serpell Report

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his reply to the right hon. and learned Member for Aberavon, (Mr. Morris) Official Report, 27 June, c. 334, whether he has now completed his...

    • House Renovation Grants

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many house renovation grants, including repair grants, were approved by local authorities in Wales in the last financial year; and whether he is...

      Labour Statistics

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of persons aged 18 to 21 years are in full-time employment in Wales.

      Cardiothoracic Services

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the future of cardiothoracic services in the Principality.

      Rhydlafar Hospital

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales why work on the heating system at Rhydlafar hospital will not commence before the winter.

      Mid-Glamorgan and Gwent (Hospital Building Programme)

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is to be the percentage difference between 1983–84 and 1984–85 in the centrally funded capital finance allocation for the hospital building...

      Housing Stock (Repair)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will provide additional resources to local authorities in Wales to ensure that their housing stock is kept in a good state of repair.

      Labour Statistics

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the current unemployment rate for the Shotton travel-to-work area.

      Prince of Wales Hospital, Rhydlafar

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what proposals he has received from the South Glamorgan health authority regarding the Prince of Wales hospital, Rhydlafar.

      Local Government Employees

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what are the latest figures available for the number of local government employees in Wales; what actual and percentage reduction this constitutes from May...

      Labour Statistics

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the number of people in full employment in Wales at the latest available date and in May 1979.

      High Technology Industry

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what recent efforts have been made by his Department to attract high technology industry to south Wales.

      South Cardiff (Redevelopment)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what responses he has received, particularly from the local authorities, in respect of the initiative he launched on 10 February for the redevelopment of...

      Welsh-Irish Ferries Ltd.

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement about the failure of the freight services of Welsh-Irish Ferries Ltd.

      Aerospace Industry

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many jobs exist in the aerospace industry in the Principality.

      Public Expenditure

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will estimate the effects of the decision of the levels of public expenditure announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 7 July on the Welsh economy.

      Hospital Building Programme

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether the new capital financing programme for Welsh hospitals will prejudice the completion of the Royal Gwent hospital at Newport and the new...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    • Buildings (Admission of Public)

      6 speeches

      asked the hon. Member for Wokingham, as representing the Church Commissioners, how many buildings in the ownership of the Church Commissioners are open to the public; and if he will make a statement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons

    • Trade Union Talks

      6 speeches

      asked the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, answering for the House of Commons Commission, what subjects he expects to be discussed at the next meeting between the Commission and trade union...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts

    • Sponsorship

      12 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the arts what steps are planned to promote arts sponsorship by companies and individuals.

    • Arts Council

      6 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the arts what subjects he expects to discuss at his next meeting with the chairman of the Arts Council.

      Theatre Support

      6 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the arts, pursuant to the reply to the hon. Member for Cambridgeshire, North-East (Mr. Freud), Official Report, 27 June, c. 343, if he...

      Sponsorships

      6 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the arts if he will list the incentives being given by Her Majesty's Government to sponsors of the arts, both in respect of private...

      Royal Opera House and Royal Shakespeare Company

      4 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the arts when he expects to complete his scrutiny into the finances of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

      Arts Funding (Report)

      10 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the arts when he intends to reply to the report from the Education, Science and Arts Committee on the public and private funding of the arts.

  • Helicopter Accident (Isles of Scilly)

    14 speeches

    (by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will make a statement on the helicopter accident off the Isles of Scilly.

  • Hadfields Steelworks

    2 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under standing order No. 10, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I shall put together the two questions relating to statutory instruments.

  • European Community Documents

    Ordered,That European Community Documents Nos. 4579/83, 4094/83 and 5544/83 concerning Research and Development Programmes, be referred to a Standing Committee on European Community...

  • Orders of the Day — Telecommunications Bill

    149 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Business of the House

    Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the Motion relating to Ways and Means may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour. —[Mr. Lang.]

  • Telecommunications [Money]

    Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

  • Ways and Means

    • Telecommunications

      Resolved,That any Act of the present Session to provide for the appointment and functions of a Director General of Telecommunications, to abolish British Telecommunications' exclusive privilege...

  • Local Government (Direct Labour)

    34 speeches

    I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Local Government (Direct Labour Organisations) (Competition) Regulations 1983 (S.I., 1983, No. 685), dated 5th...

  • British Shipbuilders

    28 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft British Shipbuilders Borrowing Powers (Increase of Limit) Order 1983, which was laid before this House on 22nd June, be approved. Under section 11 of the Aircraft...

  • Car Tax Bill [Lords]

    Ordered,That in respect of the Car Tax Bill [Lords], notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has...

  • Medical Bill [Lords]

    Ordered,That in respect of the Medical Bill [Lords], notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the Bill has...

  • Value Added Tax Bill [Lords]

    Ordered,That in respect of the Value Added Tax Bill [Lords), notices of Amendments, new Clauses and new Schedules to be moved in Committee may be accepted by the Clerks at the Table before the...

  • Statutory Instruments, &c.

    1 speech

    To save the time of the House, I shall put the Question on the remaining four motions together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 79(5) (Standing Committee...

    • Sex Discrimination

      That the draft Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (Amendment of Section 20) Order 1983, which was laid before this House on 22nd June, be approved.

    • Weights and Measures

      That the draft Weights and Measures Act 1963 (Wine and Grape Must) Order 1983, which was laid before this House on 28th April, in the last Session of Parliament, he approved.

      International Immunities and Privileges

      That the draft International Jute Organisation (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1983, which was laid before this House on 29th June, be approved.—[Mr. Garel-Jones.]

  • Inmos

    2 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Garel-Jones

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