House of Commons debates

Monday, 19 November 1984

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Trade

    Resolved,That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of Statistics relating to...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • Elderly Population Migration

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will take steps to ensure that there is adequate recognition in deciding on the allocation of finance to area health authorities in Wales of sparsity...

    • National Museum of Wales (Purchasing Policy)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he is satisfied that the procedures adopted by the National Museum of Wales for purchasing major works of art, such as the Rubens' cartoons, are...

      Mid-Wales Development

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he has any proposals for increasing the funds available to mid-Wales development for the purpose of industrial development in mid-Wales; and if he...

      British Steel Corporation

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he has had any recent discussions with the chairman of the British Steel Corporation about the corporation's activities in Wales.

      Labour Statistics

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many unemployed people there are in Wales compared with 1979 as a total and as a percentage of the total; and how many are long-term unemployed.

      Public Transport Development

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with local authorities regarding public transport developments.

      Textbooks (Expenditure)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the expenditure on books per pupil in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in West Glamorgan, Mid-Glamorgan and South Glamorgan in 1983–84;...

      Mid-Glamorgan (Employment and Training)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the number of people covered by the Government's special employment and training measures in Mid-Glamorgan.

      Stage Carriage Bus Services

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the quality of stage carriage bus services in Wales if Her Majesty's Government's plans for deregulation are implemented.

      Health Authorities (Laundry and Catering Services)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales in which health authorities in Wales laundry and catering services have been put out to open tender.

      New Factory Units

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many new factory units and how many square feet of factory space have been built by the Welsh Development Agency since its inception.

      Home Improvement Grants

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give the amount in constant prices spent on home improvement grants during (a) the last year for which figures are available and (b) 1978–79.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — The Church Commissioners

    • Beneficed Clergy

      6 speeches

      asked the hon. Member for Wokingham, as representing the Church Commissioners, what is the value of current pay and emoluments of beneficed clergy in the Church of England.

    • Redundant Churches

      18 speeches

      asked the hon. Member for Wokingham, as representing the Church Commissioners, how many redundant churches there are in the diocese of Durham.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts

    • English National Opera

      8 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts how many times the Minister for the Arts met the chairman of the English National Opera prior to the commencement...

    • Museums and Galleries (Entrance Charges)

      10 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts if he will encourage individual museums and galleries which wish to make entrance charges.

      Arts Council (Funding)

      4 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts if he will give the level of funding for the Arts Council in Wales for each of the last six years.

      Hayward Gallery

      6 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts if, following legislation on local government in Greater London, the Government still intend that the Hayward...

      Private Sponsorship

      4 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts what is the current level of private sponsorship of the arts; and if he will make a statement.

  • Confectionery (Poisoning)

    40 speeches

    (by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the poisoning of confectionery by members of the Animal Liberation Front.

  • Films Bill

    99 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

    • Business of the House

      Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the motion relating to Ways and Means may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr. Archie Hamilton.]

    • Films Bill [Money]

      Queen's recommendation having been signified

      Ways and Means

      Films

      Resolved,That, in connection with any Act resulting from the Films Bill ("the Act")— (a) charges to income tax and corporation tax may be imposed by provisions made by or under the Act and...

  • Consumer Protection

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That the draft Gas Catalytic Heaters (Safety) Regulations 1984, which were laid before this House on 22 October, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved. The regulations...

  • Legal Aid and Advice

    19 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Legal Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) Regulations 1984, dated 16th October 1984. a copy of which was laid before this House on 31st October, in the last...

    • Legal Aid and Advice

      Resolved,That the Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) Regulations 1984, dated 16 October 1984, a copy of which was laid before this House on 31st October, in the last Session of Parliament, be...

  • Legal Aid and Advice (Scotland)

    16 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Legal Advice and Assistance (Scotland) (Financial Conditions) Regulations 1984, dated 24th October 1984, a copy of which was laid before this House on 31st October, in the...

    • LEGAL Am AND ADVICE (SCOTLAND)

      Resolved,That the Legal Aid (Scotland) (Financial Conditions) Regulations 1984, dated 24th October 1984, a copy of which was laid before this House on 31st October, in the last Session of...

  • Coal Industry Dispute

    28 speeches

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

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