House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 26 October 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Waltham Forest

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many new housing starts there have been in the London borough of Waltham Forest in each of the past four years.

    • Local Government Reorganisation

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the main benefits to ratepayers from his proposals for further reorganisation of local government.

      Local Government Manpower

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has made any forecast of the change in the total number of employees in local government service in England and Wales between the...

      Rating Reform

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received on the White Paper on rating reform.

      Timber Frame Housing

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects the Building Research Establishment's report on timber frame housing to be published.

      Homelessness

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he intends to take to tackle the problem of homelessness.

      Pressure Groups (Grants)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce measures to restrict the power of local authorities to give grants to pressure groups.

      Conservation and Environmental Protection

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list those bodies he has met during the summer adjournment regarding conservation and environmental protection matters.

      Metropolitan Green Belt

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he intends to propose any changes to the metropolitan green belt areas.

      Falkland Islands

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give the lastest cost estimates for the construction of the runway and the associated housing for air facilities in the Falkland Islands.

      System Building

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will recompense tenants in local authority-owned houses built by the Bison group of companies for problems of dampness from which they suffer.

      Wessex Water Authority

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will hold a meeting with the chairman of the Wessex water authority to discuss capital expenditure by the authority.

      Gipsy Sites

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what criteria he follows in designating official gipsy sites; and if he will make a statement.

      Woodlands and Green Space

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if his Department will take steps to encourage the provision of additional woodlands and green space in the inner city areas.

      Council Rents

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the increase in money and in percentage in the average level of council rents since May 1979.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Bills Presented

    • PROHIBITION OF FEMALE CIRCUMCISION (No. 2)

      Mr. Clement Freud presented a Bill to prohibit female circumcision: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time upon Friday 25 November and to be printed. [Bill 42.]

    • Police and Criminal Evidence

      Mr. Secretary Brittan, supported by Mr. Secretary Prior, Mr. Secretary Heseltine, Mr. Secretary Younger, Mr. Secretary Edwards, Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. Douglas Hurd and Mr. Barney Hayhoe...

      Trade Union

      Mr. Secretary King, supported by Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Brittan, Mr. John Biffen, Mr. Secretary Tebbit, Mr. Secretary Younger, Mr. Secretary Edwards, Mr. John Selwyn...

  • Control of Dog Nuisance

    2 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to protect the public from some aspects of dog nuisance by the introduction of limited controls. May I say how appropriate it is that I...

  • Control of Dog Nuisance

    Mr. Tony Marlow accordingly presented a Bill to protect the public from some aspects of dog nuisance by the introduction of limited controls: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to...

  • Unparliamentary Expressions

    1 speech

    I have a short statement to make to the House about a breach of order that occurred yesterday. There was a good deal of noise and disturbance during Question Time and I did not myself hear what...

  • Grenada (Invasion)

    100 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House do now adjourn. When I asked your permission yesterday, Mr. Speaker, to move this motion, I said that the invasion of Grenada appeared to be a violation of the...

  • Civil Defence

    83 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Civil Defence (Grant) (Amendment) Regulations 1983, which were laid before this House on 12th July, be approved.

  • 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. Sainsbury.]

  • Civil Defence

    45 speeches

    Question again proposed.

  • Ways and Means

    • Oil Taxation

      4 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That provision may be made for and in connection with—(a) varying the reliefs available for certain expenditure incurred (before as well as after the...

    • Oil Taxation

      Mr. John Moore accordingly presented a Bill to vary the reliefs available for certain expenditure incurred in connection with assets used or to be used in connection with oil fields; to bring...

      Ground Consolidation (Glasgow)

      12 speeches

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

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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