Monday, 7 November 1983
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will take steps to bring United Kingdom energy price levels into line with current levels in the European Community.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if his Department will study the potential for the production of methane gas from disused pits.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what subjects he expects to discuss at his next meeting with the chairman of the British Gas Corporation.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what are the estimated maximum savings per year arising from the energy efficiency campaign announced by his Department.
asked the Secretary o f State for Energy what proposals his Department has for a balanced fuels policy.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will take action to increase the use of coal in industry.
asked the Secretary of State for energy if he will give estimates for the current level of production of oil and gas for the United Kingdom sector of the continental shelf.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will state the total increase in the price of domestic gas since May 1979.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what were the total energy savings by sector attributable to energy conservation policy for each year from 1979 to the latest available date.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has recently received concerning holdings of obligatory oil stocks.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what are the expected levels of oil imports for electricity generation in the next five years.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many National Coal Board pits have closed in the last 12 months.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he proposes to have discussions with the European Community Council of Ministers about alternative sources of energy.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will meet the chairman of the Central Electricity Generating Board to discuss the disposal of power stations that are no longer needed.
asked the Secretary of Stale for Energy what is the current level of coal stocks; and what was the level on the same date five years ago.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he has contingency plans for alternative supplies of energy in the event of disruption of oil imports.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what progress has been made by his Department in discussions with the Association of United Kingdom Oil Independents on the effects of the Petroleum Stocks...
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what was the average output per man-shift in the National Coal Board in each of the last five years.
asked the Lord Privy Seal how many visits to Hong Kong, by Select Committees, were made in the last three years; and how many hon. Members participated.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what subjects he expects to discuss at his next meeting with trade union representatives of the Civil Service.
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,...
By leave of the House, I shall put together the Questions on the motions relating to statutory instruments.
I hope that the House will permit me to take the opportunity before another important debate today to say a word about the length of speeches. Several hon. Members have written to me to express...
Order for second Reading read.
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
I beg to move, That the Sheep Variable Premium (Protection of Payments) (Amendment) Order 1983, a copy of which was laid before this House on 15th July, be approved. This order enables us to give...
With the leave of the House I shall put together the Questions on the next four motions on the Order Paper.
That the draft Inter-American Development Bank (Sixth General Increase) Order 1983, which was laid before this House on 8th July, be approved.
That the draft Maximum Number of Judges Order 1983, which was laid before this House on 24th October, be approved.—[Mr. Douglas Hogg.]
That the Value Added Tax (Horses and Ponies) Order 1983 (S.I., 1983, No. 1099), a copy of which was laid before this House on 27th July, be approved.—[Mr.Douglas Hogg.]
With your permission, Mr. Deputy Speaker, and that of the House, I beg leave to present a petition signed by Mrs. Francis C. Campbell, the area chairman of the North Staffordshire Catholic...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Mr. Douglas Hogg.]
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