House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 27 July 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Director General of Fair Trading (Referrals)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on how many occasions he has made referrals to the Director General of Fair Trading in accordance with section 13 of the Competition Act.

    • Management Skills and Training

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to improve the level of management skills and training, particularly in small businesses.

      Small Businesses

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is preparing any new proposals to help small businesses.

      Exports

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the value of British exports for the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available.

      Tourism

      17 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on his conclusions of the review of tourism's statutory bodies.

      Airbus A320

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether his Department has participated in discussions between Rolls-Royce and Pratt and Whitney on a new engine to power the Airbus A320;...

      Manufactures (Statistics)

      19 speeches

      Mr. Bob Edwards: asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what are the latest available 1983 figures for the United Kingdom's imports and exports of manufactures; and if he will make...

      Employee Ownership Schemes

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he now plans in order to implement the policy set out by him on 24 June, Official Report, c. 266, to continue to encourage employee...

      Small Firms

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied with the outcome of the recent small firms publicity campaign.

      Metrication

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement about progress towards metrication and its effect on trade abroad and within the United Kingdom.

      Insolvency (Cork Committee Report)

      17 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made in his review of the proposals in the Cork committee report; and whether he will make a statement.

      Spain (Import Duty)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make representations to the Spanish Government to reduce further their import duty on cars.

      Small Engineering Firms Investment Scheme

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many offers of assistance have been made under the small engineering firms investment scheme.

      Export Statistics

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of United Kingdom exports went to other member states of the European Community in the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Development Assistance Scheme

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will consider establishing a new rural development area status as part of the development assistance scheme.

      Ceramic and Pottery Industry

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the future prospects for the ceramic and pottery industry.

      Greater Manchester

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will reintroduce assisted area status for Greater Manchester.

  • Statements

    3 speeches

    As the House knows, there are no fewer than four statements to be made this afternoon, all of which are of great importance. I ask right hon. and hon. Members to be brief with their supplementary...

  • Rate Support Grant (Scotland)

    40 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make an announcement about the rate support grant settlement for Scotland for 1983–84 and for 1984–85. Scottish local authorities' planned...

  • Stock Exchange

    57 speeches

    4 pm

  • Public Expenditure

    41 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the measures to be taken to implement the decisions announced by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 7 July...

  • Gibraltar Dockyard

    30 speeches

    5 pm

  • Rating Reform

    8 speeches

    Mr. Gerald Kaufman, on a point of order.

  • Overseas Development Administration (Scientific and Special Units)

    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,...

  • Bill Presented

    • 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

    2 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed,That, at this day's sitting, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 3 (Exempted business) and Standing Order No. 4 (Prayers against statutory...

  • Social Security

    99 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 1983, which was laid before this House on 5th July, be approved.

  • Benefit

    54 speeches

    I beg to move That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Housing Benefits Amendment Regulations 1983 (S.I., 1983, No. 1014), dated 14thJuly 1983, a copy of which was...

  • Cyprus

    8 speeches

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

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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