House of Commons debates

Monday, 21 November 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • Council House Sales

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many dwellings were (a) sold and (b) completed by local authorities in 1981, 1982 and 1983 at the latest available date.

    • United States Companies

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the companies he visited during his recent visit to the United States of America; and which of those companies are seriously considering...

      Rate Support Grant

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales when he expects to publish the Welsh rate support grant report 1984–85.

      European Regional Development Fund

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the value of the grants allocated to Wales from the European regional development fund in the past 12 months.

      Advance Factories

      12 speeches

      Mr. Mark Robin: asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many advance factories have been (a) built and (b) allocated in Wales since May 1979.

      Wyndham Western Colliery

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will arrange to meet the chairman of the National Coal Board as soon as possible to discuss the proposed closure of the Wyndham western colliery,...

      Regional Aid

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what further discussions have been held concerning regional aid for Wales: what was the outcome; and if he will make a statement.

      Manpower Services Commission

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what subjects were discussed when he last met the chairman of the Manpower Services Commission committee for Wales.

      Rates

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received from local authorities in Wales on his proposals for controlling the level of rates.

      Tourism

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will estimate the total expenditure by tourists in Wales in 1982.

      Secondary Schools (Teaching Standards)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied with the standard of teaching in secondary schools in Wales.

      Road Safety

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he is taking to improve road safety in Wales.

      Housing Stock

      11 speeches

      Mr. Gareth: Wardell asked the Secretary of State for Wales if his Department is undertaking any studies to assess the impact on the quality of Welsh housing stock consequent upon the reduction...

      Bypasses

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what progress has so far been made in bypassing urbanised centres in Wales; what other methods he plans for the diversion of very heavy vehicles from...

      Coal Industry

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give details of local government aid to the coal industry in Wales.

      Building Industry

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the types and numbers of the vacancies for craftsmen in the building industry in Cardiff.

      School Meals

      2 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what information he has as to the extent to which the use of textured vegetable protein has displaced animal meat in school meals in Wales in each of the...

      Chirk and Ruabon (Bypass)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will give urgent priority to the construction and completion of the Chirk and Ruabon bypass on the A5.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons

    • Catering Staff

      8 speeches

      asked the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, as representing the House of Commons Commission, how many members of the House catering staff are chefs, full or part-time; how many are waiters and...

    • Trade Unions

      6 speeches

      asked the hon. Member for Berwick upon Tweed, as representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission will arrange to meet trade union representatives of employees of the House.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts

    • Arts Funding

      14 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts, whether Her Majesty's Government will make it their policy to change the balance of funding for the arts from public to...

    • Elgin Marbles

      17 speeches

      asked the Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts, what reasons the Greek Government have given to Her Majesty's Government in support of their request that the Elgin marbles...

  • Welsh Question Time

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will recollect that though progress with Welsh questions was reasonable today, regrettably, because of other questions on the Order Paper, Welsh questions...

  • Nuclear Waste (Sellafield)

    26 speeches

    (by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the operations of the British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. plant at Sellafield and the terms and...

  • County Armagh (Church Shootings)

    25 speeches

    I shall, with permission Mr. Speaker, make a statement about the shootings at Darkley in county Armagh yesterday evening. At approximately 6.15 pm yesterday, at least three men armed with...

  • Northern Ireland (Terrorism)

    6 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,...

  • Scottish Affairs

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. During last week's statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer I asked about the effect on housing in Scotland, and he said that it was a matter for the...

  • Telecommunications Bill (Allocation of time)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That the following provisions shall apply to the remaining proceedings on the Bill:—

    • Committee

      1. The Standing Committee to which the Bill is allocated shall report the Bill to the House on or before 1st December 1983.

    • Report and Third Reading

      2.—(1) The proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading of the Bill shall be completed in two allotted days and shall be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the second of those...

      Procedure in Standing Committee

      3.—(1) At a sitting of the Standing Committee at which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion under a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee the Chairman shall not...

      Conclusion of proceedings in Committee

      5. On the conclusion of the proceedings in any Committee on the Bill the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

      Dilatory motions

      6. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be moved in the Standing Committee or on an allotted day except by a member of the Government, and the...

      Extra time on allotted days

      7.—(1) On the first allotted day paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 3 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings on the Bill for two hours after Ten o'clock.

      Private business

      8. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      9.—(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or the...

      Supplemental orders

      10.—(1) The proceedings on any Motion moved in the House by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been...

      Saving

      11. Nothing in this Order or Resolution of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee shall— (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order or Resolution applies from being taken or...

      Re-committal

      12.—(1) References in this Order to proceedings on Consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings, at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence...

      Interpretation

      64 speeches

      13. In this Order— 'allotted day' means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the Day provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

      Committee

      1. The Standing Committee to which the Bill is allocated shall report the Bill to the House on or before 1st December 1983.

      Report and Third Reading

      2.—(1) The proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading of the Bill shall be completed in two allotted days and shall be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the second of those...

      (3) Procedure in Standing Committee

      3.—(1) At a sitting of the Standing Committee at which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion under a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee the Chairman shall not...

      Conclusion of proceedings in Committee

      5. On the conclusion of the proceedings in any Committee on the Bill the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

      Dilatory motions

      6. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be moved in the Standing Committee or on an allotted day except by a member of the Government, and the...

      Extra time on allotted days

      7.—(1) On the first allotted day paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 3 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings on the Bill for two hours after Ten o'clock.

      Private business

      8. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      9.—(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or the...

      Supplemental orders

      10.—(1) The proceedings on any Motion moved m the House by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been the...

      Saving

      11. Nothing in this Order or Resolution of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee shall— (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order or Resolution applies from being taken or...

      Re-committal

      12.—(1) References in this Order to proceedings on Consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings, at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence...

      Interpretation

      13. In this Order— 'allotted day' means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the Day provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

  • Opposition Day

    [3rd ALLOTTED DAY] [SECOND PART]

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