House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 4 July 1984

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Textiles (Import Penetration)

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the level of import penetration in textiles for 1983.

    • Computer Devices (COCOM Approval)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether agreement has yet been reached with the United States of America and other COCOM countries about the details of computer devices...

      Alvey Programme (Information Technology)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many collaborative projects have received approval under the Alvey programme for advanced information technology.

      Computer-aided Design and Test Equipment Support Scheme

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will ensure the continuation of the computer-aided design and test equipment support scheme after August.

      British Telecom

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he intends to publish the prospectus for the sale of shares in British Telecom plc.

      Regional Industrial Development

      29 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he will place in the Library a list of all submissions received in response to the White Paper on regional industrial development.

      Telecommunications Equipment

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he intends to take to ensure that British telecommunications equipment manufacturers are not discriminated against in countries...

      Coal Industry Dispute

      26 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give an estimate of the effect on trade and current national industrial performance of the present coal industry dispute.

      School Technology

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his Department is doing to secure the co-operation of the Department of Education and Science in promoting British school technology.

      Merseyside (Industrial Contribution)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will provide figures indicating the contribution made by industry on Merseyside to the current level of British exports and gross...

      Export Competitiveness

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether British membership of the European Economic Community has affected the competitiveness of British exports to markets outside the...

      Works of Art (Security)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will instruct the reviewing committee on the export of works of art to take into consideration the physical security of the proposed...

      Small Businesses

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied with the present assistance given to small businesses.

  • Scottish Development Agency

    61 speeches

    (by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether an investigation or review of the overseas operations of the Scottish Development Agency is presently in progress and if he...

  • Foreign Secretary(Moscow Visit)

    39 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about my visit to Moscow. On 1 and 2 July, I had five hours of talks with Mr. Gromyko and a substantial discussion with Mr....

  • Locate in Scotland

    4 speeches

    rose——

  • Statements

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I raise this matter as a Scot and am not referring adversely to the fact that we had a prolonged period on a Scottish question—35 minutes, I believe. We...

  • Prevention of Intimidatory Picketing

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to place upon police authorities the duty to reclaim as a civil liability from the union involved any additional costs incurred in...

  • Prevention of Intimidatory Picketing

    Mr. Tony Baldry accordingly presented a Bill to place upon police authorities the duty to reclaim as a civil liability from the union involved any additional costs incurred in consequence of...

  • Estimates Day

    [2nd ALLOTTED DAY]—considered

    • Estimates 1984–85

    • Class IX, Vote 8

      28 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That a further sum not exceeding £342,548,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to defray the charges which will come in course of...

      Class VIII, Vote 5

      39 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That a further sum not exceeding £95,152,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to defray the charges which will come in course of...

      Class IX, Vote 8

      Resolved, That a further sum not exceeding £342,548,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to defray the charges which will come in course of payment during the year...

      Class VIII, Vote 5

      Resolved, That a further sum not exceeding £95,152,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to defray the charges which will come in course of payment during the year...

      Class VII, Vote 1

      Resolved, That a further sum not exceeding £1,087,420,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to defray the charges which will come in course of payment during the year...

      Class VIII, Vote 1

      Resolved, That a further sum, not exceeding £16,325,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to defray the charges which will come in course of payment during the year...

      Class VIII, Vote 2

      Resolved, That a further sum not exceeding £73,696,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to defray the charges which will come in course of payment during the year...

      Class VIII, Vote 4

      Resolved, That a further sum not exceeding £59,956,000 be granted to Her Majesty out of the Consolidated Fund to defray the charges which will come in course of payment during the year...

      Business of the House

      Ordered, That, at this day's sitting, the Repatriation of Prisoners Bill [Lords] may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour. —[Mr. Neubert.]

  • Orders of the Day — Repatriation of Prisoners Bill [Lords]

    As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.

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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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