House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 16 November 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Agricultural Machinery

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the surplus in 1979 of the value of agricultural machinery exports over imports; and what is the position at the latest available date.

    • Girobank

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proposals he has for the future of the Girobank.

      Regional Policy

      22 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has completed his review of regional policy.

      Manufactured Goods

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is his preferred index of the competitivenes of British manufactured goods.

      Manufacturing Industry (Output)

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the most recent figure for output in manufacturing industry; and how this compares with the figure for the same month in 1979.

      Iraq

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement about the level of trade with Iraq.

      Balance of Trade

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give the current balance of trade in manufactures for the past 12 months with the rest of the European Community.

      Oriental Countries (Trading Malpractices)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with his fellow Ministers in the European Community about joint action to curb dumping and other trading...

      Regional Development Grants

      17 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is yet in a position to say when he will publish the Government White Paper on regional development grants.

      Colombia and Venezuela

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the Minister of Trade's recent visit to Colombia and Venezuela.

      Electric Traction Units (Exports)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the value of United Kingdom exports of electric traction units in each of the past three years.

      Film Industry

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the future of the British film industry.

      Public Companies (Political Donations)

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has any plans to amend the law relating to donations to political parties from public companies.

      Tourist Boards

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied with the present structure and operation of the tourist boards; and if he will make a statement.

      Monopolies and Mergers

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is his policy towards monopolies and mergers.

  • Redundancies (Trafford Park)

    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,...

  • Prevention of Delays of Trials

    2 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish the maximum period spent in custody pending trial; and for connected purposes. It is unfortunate that one has to raise this...

  • Prevention of Delays of Trials

    Mr. Gerald Bermingham accordingly presented a Bill to establish the maximum period spent in custody pending trial; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to...

  • Opposition Day

    [3RD ALLOTTED DAY] [FIRST PART]

  • Improvement Grants (Cuts)

    78 speeches

    Before we move to the important Opposition day debate on the effect on householders of Government improvement grant cuts, I should tell the House that I have a long list of hon. Members who wish...

  • Milk

    144 speeches

    I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Milk-based Drinks (Hygiene and Heat Treatment) Regulations 1983 (S.I., 1983, No. 1508), the Milk and Dairies...

  • Milk (Northern Ireland)

    Motion made, and Question put pursuant to the Order [11 November],That, in the opinion of this House, the Importation of Milk Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1983 (S.R.(N.I.), 1983, No. 338) ought...

  • Pharmacists (Discount Arrangements)

    11 speeches

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

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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