Monday, 30 July 1984
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Amendments agreed to.
Ordered, That the Committee on Unopposed Bills have leave to visit and inspect the site of the works proposed in the London Transport (Tower Hill) Bill [Lords] provided that no evidence shall be...
asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce his decision relating to the Whitebirk-Blackburn to M6–M61 section of the M65 motorway.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport which organisations the Civil Aviation Authority consulted in the process of preparing its review of airline competition policy; and, in particular,...
asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he next plans to meet the chairman of British Airways.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to prevent the foreign ownership of British Rail Sealink.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what are the terms of reference he has given to the new chairman of London Regional Transport; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will issue a general warning to the public concerning the hazards of motorway driving during the summer holiday period.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the Government's policy towards the introduction of bus lanes.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has now given consideration to whether the Ribblehead viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle line qualifies for heritage funds; and if he will make a...
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what encouragement he is giving to district councils to take over the running of passenger transport services in metropolitan areas.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if the full figures are now available for the first year of compulsory seat belt wearing to indicate the effects on car occupant casualty rates; and if...
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made by British Rail in securing productivity gains.
asked the Attorney-General when he proposes to raise the eligibility level for civil legal aid.
asked the Attorney-General how many charges of grievous bodily harm have been considered by the Director of Public Prosecutions for the most recent convenient period.
asked the Attorney-General when he last instigated proceedings under the law on riotous assembly.
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will restore official development assistance to the 1979 level and set a date by which Her Majesty's Government will...
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he makes of the effect of current interest rates on the development problems facing the Third world and of the...
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the outcome of the Minister for Overseas Development's visit to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural...
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to visit recipient countries during the summer adjournment.
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the renegotiation of the Lomé convention to be concluded.
The following Question stood upon the Order Paper.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. During the exchange on Question No. 5 the hon. Member for Twickenham (Mr. Jessel) invited the Secretary of State for Transport to remove the posters on the back...
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the vote by the European Parliament on Friday 27 July to reject the rebate for Britain.
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,...
Lords amendments considered.
Lords amendment: No. 1, in page 2, line 8, leave out order shall be made under subsection (2) above and insert such order shall be made
Lords amendment: No. 2, leave out clause 2 and insert the following new clause— 2.—(1) No ordinary elections of councillors of the Greater London Council or for a metropolitan county...
Lords amendment No. 5 agreed to.
Lords amendment: No. 8, in page 7, line 18, leave out subsection (2).
Lords amendment: No. 9, after clause 8, insert the following clause— '(4B) Before exercising his power under this section to grant or refuse consent, the Secretary of State shall specify...
Lords amendment: No. 10, after clause 8, and after the clause last inserted, insert the following new clause:—
(Control of disposals of land) and (Control of contracts)
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