House of Commons debates

Monday, 16 July 1984

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    • Clergy (Pay)

      9 speeches

      asked the hon. Member for Wokingham, as representing the Church Commissioners, what proportion of the Church Commissioners' expenditure last year went to ministerial pay, including national...

    • St. Alban's, Teddington

      4 speeches

      asked the hon. Member for Wokingham, as representing the Church Commissioners, what information the Commissioners now have concerning the current position and the future prospects for the...

      Clergy (Pay)

      16 speeches

      asked the hon. Member for Wokingham, as representing the Church Commissioners, what percentage of clergy stipends for the latest year for which figures are available were paid by direct lay...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts

    • Victoria and Albert Museum

      8 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts what help the Government intend to give to the trustees of the Victoria and Albert museum to deal with the state...

    • Royal Shakespeare Theatre

      8 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts if the Minister for the Arts will assess the consequences for the future of the Royal Shakespeare theatre at...

      East Midlands

      6 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts whether Her Majesty's Government will take steps to encourage the theatre in the east midlands.

      Opera and Ballet (Subsidised Tickets)

      6 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts what was the average public subsidy for each ticket sold for performances of opera and ballet in the United...

      Welsh Arts Council

      4 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts when the Minister for the Arts last met the chairman of the Welsh Arts Council; and what subjects were discussed.

      Temba and CAST Theatre Companies

      4 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts what funds have been made available by the Arts Council to the 7:84, Temba and CAST theatre companies in the last...

      Questions to Ministers

      2 speeches

      On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. My point of order concerns Welsh Question Time, and the linking of six questions on the coal industry—that is 4, 7, 10, 11, 15 and 19. Although these were...

      Ministerial Statement

      2 speeches

      On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will recall that I raised with you on Thursday and again on Friday morning the question of—

  • Business of the House

    39 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a short statement about the business at the end on Wednesday. The business will now be as follows: Motions on the Dairy Produce Quotas...

  • Personal Pensions

    35 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on personal pensions. When I set up the inquiry into provision for retirement, I said that one of its first tasks would be a study...

  • Dock Strike

    63 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the clock strike. Registered dockers are on strike at all ports in the dock labour scheme. Dockers are also on strike at the...

  • Merrel Drug Company

    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,...

  • Dock Strike

    2 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 1Q, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • GCHQ, Cheltenham

    30 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House—

  • Investor Protection (Gower Report)

    108 speeches

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

  • Value Added Tax

    19 speeches

    10 pm

  • Statutory Instruments, &c.

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I shall put motions Nos. 3 to 6 on the Order Paper formally.

    • International Immunities and Privileges

      That the draft International Tropical Timber Organization (Legal Capacities) Order 1984, which was laid before this House on 18th June, be approved.—[Mr. Lang.]

    • Education

      That the draft Education Support Grants Regulations 1984, which were laid before this House on 22nd June, be approved.—[Mr. Lang.]

      Consumer Protection

      That the draft Pedal Bicycles (Safety) (Amendment) Regulations 1984, which were laid before this House on 22nd June, be approved.—[Mr. Lang.]

      Companies

      That the draft Companies Acts (Pre-Consolidation Amendments) (No. 2) Order 1984, which was laid before this House on 25th June, be approved.—[Mr. Lang.]

  • Appointment of Bishops Measure

    53 speeches

    We now come to the Church of England (General Synod) (Measures).

  • Heart Disease

    2 speeches

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

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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