House of Commons debates

Thursday, 17 November 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    BRITISH RAILWAYS BILL (By Order)

  • Autumn Statement 1983

    Ordered,That there be laid before this House Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer's Autumn Statement 1983.—[Mr. Douglas Hogg.]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions

    1 speech

    Before we start questions today, I ask for shorter supplementary questions and answers.

    • Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the Government views on the Commission's proposals for the dairy sector.

    • Straw and Stubble Disposal

      19 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress has been made towards finding alternative methods of disposal of straw and straw stubble.

      Straw and Moorland Burning

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether his Department's work on straw and moorland burning has given any indication of the numbers of wild animals killed by these practices.

      Dairy Products

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is satisfied with the current level of imports of dairy produce from beyond the European Community.

      Oils and Fats (Taxation)

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is Her Majesty's Government's policy towards the proposal made on 21 September 1983 by the European Commission to apply a tax on oils...

      Forest Land Sales

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what area and value of forest land has been sold or is in the process of being sold under the terms of the Forestry Act 1981.

      Dairy Products

      12 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the present level of self-sufficiency in dairy products in the United Kingdom.

      European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the suspension of payments under the EAGGF.

      Fishing Industry

      14 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received on the subject of renewal of the temporary operating aid for the fishing industry.

      Drainage Schemes

      10 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will review the methods used for cost benefit analysis of large drainage schemes.

      Milk

      8 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with the conditions under which raw milk is sold to the public.

      Edible Oil Industry

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the viability of the British edible oil industry.

      Agricultural Levies

      4 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proportion of the food consumed in the United Kingdom in value terms is subject to agricultural levies.

      Milk

      6 speeches

      asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations has received about the threat to the doorstep milk delivery system arising out of European Community imports of liquid milk.

      Prime Minister

      Engagements

      35 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 17 November.

      National Health Service Accounts

      6 speeches

      Mr. Ralph: Howell asked the Prime Minister if, in the light of the information sent to her by the hon. Member for Norfolk, North she has any plans to require the preparation of revised National...

  • Business of the House

    42 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House whether he will state the business for next week?

  • The Economy

    85 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement. As my predecessor did last year, I am laying before the House today an autumn statement which brings together certain matters...

  • Severn Bridge

    38 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the Severn bridge. I told the House on 1 November that I considered it prudent to extend the early morning lane restrictions...

  • Policy Studies Institute (Report)

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. This concerns a matter that I mentioned in questions to the Leader of the House earlier this afternoon. I raise it, Mr. Speaker, because of your oft-stated wish...

  • The Army

    46 speeches

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

  • Prince of Wales Hospital, Tottenham

    4 speeches

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

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