House of Commons debates

Monday, 31 October 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • Pupil-Teacher Ratios

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the pupil-teacher ratio in primary schools in Wales at the most recent count; and how this compares with the ratio in 1978.

    • Redundancies

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many redundancies have been registered in Wales since 30 July.

      Youth Training Scheme

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of places available on the youth training schemes in Wales during 1983–84 will be funded under mode A.

      National Health Service

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will increase the level of funding for the National Health Service in Wales and in particular for the Clwyd area health authority.

      Welsh Lamb (Marketing)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what progress has been achieved in 1983 in the marketing of Welsh lamb; and whether he is satisfied with progress to date.

      Labour Statistics

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the ratio in Wales of the number of unemployed to the number of employment vacancies at the latest available date.

      Regional Aid

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if any changes are proposed in regional aid for Wales; and if so, what will be the likely effect of such changes.

      School Leavers

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many persons left school at the end of the summer term; and, of these, how many are now in (a) full-time permanent employment, (b) full-time education,...

      Labour Statistics

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales by how much unemployment in Clwyd, the Deeside travel-to-work area and Wales has increased since May 1979.

      School Meals

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of school meals consumed by pupils in each county in the Principality is provided free of charge.

      South Gwent (Trunk Roads)

      24 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales which major trunk road improvement schemes now have priority in south Gwent.

      National Health Service

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received from Clwyd area health authority regarding the level of National Health Service funding.

      Industrial Assistance

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is his estimate of the total value of Government assistance to industry in Wales in the current financial year; and if he will ensure that this level...

      Mentally Handicapped Persons

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what progress has been made on his initiative in Wales to help the mentally handicapped.

      Slate Industry

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what were the total numbers employed in the slate industry in Wales in the latest year for which figures are available.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    • Staff Statistics

      9 speeches

      asked the hon. Member for Wokingham, as representing the Church Commissioners, how many persons were employed by the Church Commissioners in 1953, 1963, 1973 and 1983; and what was the overall...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts

    • Arts Council

      19 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts what consultations regarding future funding he has had recently with the chairman of the Arts Council.

    • Hambledon Iron Age Harness

      4 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts, pursuant to his answer on 18 July, Official Report, c. 16, if the Minister for the Arts has yet considered the implications of...

      European Year of Music

      6 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts what support he proposes to give to the European Year of Music; and if he will make a statement.

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    Ordered,That the Sheep Variable Premium (Protection of Payments) (Amendment) Order 1983 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Garel-Jones.]

  • Intermediate Nuclear Forces

    178 speeches

    Before we start this important debate, I must inform the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the leader of the Liberal party. Furthermore, I have received a large number of...

  • Petitions

    • Contraception (Under-age Girls)

      2 speeches

      I have the honour to beg leave to present a petition signed by a large number of my constituents. I also have eight identical petitions addressed to right hon. and hon. Members which, for the...

    • Hong Kong

      10 speeches

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

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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