House of Commons debates

Friday, 7 December 1984

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Petitions

    • Human Embryos

      1 speech

      Mr. Speaker, I beg leave to present two petitions from residents of the borough of Spelthorne. The first petition was initiated by Mr. Christopher Redding of Ashford, Middlesex, and contains 489...

    • Associated Octel Plant (Closure)

      1 speech

      Mr. Speaker, I beg leave to present a petition on behalf of several thousand electors of the constituencies of Tatton and Eddisbury.

      Torture

      1 speech

      I beg leave to present a petition to the House which has been collected by members of Amnesty International in the Orkney part of my constituency. The petition states that those who have signed...

      Generic Substitution (National Health Service)

      Mr. Laurie Pavitt, supported by Mr. Willie W. Hamilton, Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody, Mr. Terry Davis, Mr. Ken Eastham, Mr. Andrew F. Bennett, Mr. Frank Haynes, Mrs. Renée Short, Mr. Michael...

      Planning Authorities (Restriction of Liability)

      Sir Brandon Rhys Williams, supported by Mr. Martin Stevens and Mr. John Wheeler, presented a Bill to restrict the liability of planning authorities for the payment of compensation under the...

      Tourism

      62 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House recognises the great importance of tourism as a growing industry in this country and in particular the East Midland Region of England; welcomes the significant part...

      Education, Science and Arts

      1 speech

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That Mr. George Walden be discharged from the Education, Science, and Arts Committee and Mr. Malcolm Thornton be added.—[Mr. Fox, on behalf of the...

      Social Services

      1 speech

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That Mr. James Couchman be discharged from the Social Services Committee and Mr. Tony Favell be added.—[Mr. Fox, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

      Unemployment (Special Programmes)

      2 speeches

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

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