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House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 26 July 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    GREATER LONDON COUNCIL (MONEY) BILL

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services

    • Consultants

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he has revised his plans for an increase in the number of consultants as a result of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's statement on 7 July.

    • Drugs

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the percentage change in the cost of drugs dispensed under the National Health Service in each of the past three years.

      Family Practitioner Services (Costs)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether gross spending on family practitioner services has risen more rapidly than on hospital and community services in the last four years.

      Voluntary Organisations

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much support his Department gives to help voluntary organisations.

      St. Giles Hospital, Camberwell

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will pay an official visit to St. Giles hospital, Camberwell.

      Family Practitioner Services

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether, in the light of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's statement on 7 July, he has any plans to introduce cash limits on family practitioner...

      Voluntary Organisations

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how he proposes to develop his strategy of improving co-operation between voluntary organisations and statutory services.

      Occupational Pension Schemes

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to promote the interests of members of occupational pension schemes.

      Nurses

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he expects the number of whole-time equivalent nurses to fall during the present financial year.

      Maternity Services Advisory Committee

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects the maternity services advisory committee to publish its next report.

      Hospital and Ward Closures (Yorkshire Region)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many hospital and ward closures he expects in the Yorkshire region over the next three years.

      General Practioners (Costs)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to change the rule whereby a general practitioner cannot obtain reimbursement for the costs of employing his wife on his...

      National Health Service (Resources)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will seek to ensure that a higher proportion of Health Service resources goes to direct patient care by achieving savings in the cost of...

      Regional Health Authorities

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many regional health authorities will have net growth in their revenue budgets following the implementation of the proposal announced by the...

      National Health Service (Resources)

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in which areas of National Health Service expenditure he anticipates further reductions in the level of resources available.

      Regional Health Authorities

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services which regional health authorities will have a net growth in capital spending after the implementation of the proposals announced by the Chancellor...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Danish Ships (Subsidies)

    17 speeches

    (by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to halt the payment of subsidies to Danish shipyards until the propriety of Danish local and national subsidies has been...

  • Public Expenditure Plans

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will recall that yesterday you were most helpful in protecting the rights of Back-Bench Members, who persuaded a very reluctant Chancellor of the Exchequer...

  • Public Transport (London)

    72 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement. I am today publishing a White Paper on Public Transport in London. Copies are available in the Vote Office. The White Paper sets...

  • Steel Council

    45 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about yesterday's meeting of the European Community Steel Council. My hon. Friend the Minister of State and I attended the...

  • Central America

    6 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,...

  • Bill Presented

    • Trade Union (Amendment)

      Mr. Jeff Rooker, supported by Mr. Robert Kilroy-Silk, Mr. Andrew F. Bennett, Mr. Frank Field, and Mr. Robin Corbett, presented a Bill to amend the Trade Union Act 1913 in order to provide for...

  • Sir Charles Gordon

    5 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House requests Mr. Speaker to convey to Sir Charles Gordon KCB, on his retirement from the office of Clerk of the House, its deep gratitude for all his devoted work in...

  • Rate Support Grant (England)

    33 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Rate Support Grant Supplementary Report (England) 1983/84 (House of Commons Paper No. 26), which was laid before this House on 4th July, be approved.

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    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: 1. Appropriation (No. 2) Act 1983.2. Finance (No. 2)...

  • Rate Support Grant (England)

    13 speeches

    Question again proposed,

  • Rate Support Grant (Wales)

    58 speeches

    I beg to move That the Welsh Rate Support Grant Supplementary (No. 3) Report 1981/82 (House of Commons Paper No. 12), which was laid before this House on 7th July, be approved.

  • Business of the House

    Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the Motion relating to Members' Salaries and the Motion relating to Car Mileage Allowance may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.—;[Mr....

  • Rate Support Grant (Wales)

    1 speech

    Question again proposed.

  • Ministerial and other Salaries

    5 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Ministerial and other Salaries Order 1983, which was laid before this House on 21st July, be approved. I explained on 19 July that the Government would wish to...

  • Members of Parliament (Salaries)

    10 speeches

    I beg to move, That the following provision about salaries of Members of this House be made—;(1) The salaries of Members of each of the descriptions in column 1 of the following...

  • Statutory Instruments

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, shall put motions 9 to 14 together.

  • Agriculture

    That the Agriculture and Horticulture Grant (Variation) (No. 2) Scheme 1983 (S.I., 1983, No. 923), a copy of which was laid before this House on 30th June, be approved.That the draft Agricultural...

  • Road Traffic

    That the draft International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs Act 1976 (Amendment) Order 1983, which was laid before this House on 5th July, be approved.—;[Mr. Neubert.]

  • Agriculture

    That the draft Sheep and Goats (Removal to Northern Ireland) Regulations 1983, which were laid before this House cn 13th May, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.—[Mr. Neubert.]

  • Industrial Organisation and Development

    That the draft Iron Casting Industry (Scientific Research Levy) (Amendment) Order 1983, which was laid before this House on 22nd June, be approved.—;[Mr. Neubert.]

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

    That the draft Job Release Act 1977 (Continuation) Order 1983, which was laid before this House on 12th May, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.—;[Mr. Neubert.]

  • Fishburn Coke Works, Sedgefield

    5 speeches

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

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