House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 19 December 1984

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    • GREATER LONDON COUNCIL (MONEY) (No. 2) BILL

      Ordered,That in the case of the Greater London Council (Money) (No. 2) Bill, Standing Order 208 (Notice of consideration of Lords amendments) be suspended and that the Lords Amendments be now...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Cocom

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if, following the recent review of the operation of COCOM, he is now satisfied that the COCOM rules apply equitably to British firms.

    • British Leyland (Future Models)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has had any recent representations from British Leyland about the funding of future car models.

      Grain Exports

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether his Department exercises any control over exports of grain which form part of the barter deals.

      Small Firms

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what contacts he has with Ministers responsible for small firms' matters in other countries.

      Libya

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the contribution made by trade with Libya to the United Kingdom's balance of payments during 1983 and in 1984 to...

      European Community (Internal Market)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on progress towards eliminating all barriers to trade in the internal market of the European Community.

      Liverpool

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many applications for selective regional aid have been received from firms having business in Liverpool and by firms intending to set up...

      British Industry (Shareholdings)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has plans to seek to promote wider ownership of shares in British industry.

      Small Businesses

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to encourage greater use of official and commercially collected data in connection with the provision of statistics on...

      Power Engineering Industry

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his Department is doing to assist the power engineering industry.

      Multi-fibre Arrangement

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to be in a position to publish the Silbertson report on the future of the multi-fibre arrangement.

      Child Pushchairs

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied with safety standards relating to child buggy pushchairs.

      Insurance Market

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress he is making together with other European Economic Community Ministers in securing a free market for insurance within the...

      Small Firms (Government Contracts)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what specific steps Her Majesty's Government take to faciltate the access of small firms to Government contracts.

      Telecommunications Equipment

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress he is making on removing barriers to trade in telecommunications' equipment between European Economic Community member states.

      Manufactured Goods

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he proposes to take to seek to ensure that in 1985 the United Kingdom exports more manufactured goods than it imports.

      Nationalised Industries (Accounting Practices)

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied with the accounting practices within the nationalised industries for which he is responsible.

      Manufactured Goods

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the current balance of trade in manufactured goods.

      Soviet Union

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on trade with the Soviet Union.

      Share Ownership

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he has taken to provide encouragement for greater employee participation through share ownership schemes in the enterprises under...

  • RAF Basic Trainer

    12 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,...

  • Teachers (Independent Pay Review) (Scotland)

    6 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish an independent pay review body with powers to fix the annual rates of pay for teachers, their conditions of service and related...

    • Teachers (Independent Pay Review) (Scotland)

      Mr. Archy Kirkwood accordingly presented a Bill to establish an independent pay review body with powers to fix the annual rates of pay for teachers, their conditions of service and related...

  • Local Authority Capital Expenditure

    173 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House do now adjourn. Leave having been given on Tuesday 18 December under Standing Order No. 10 to discuss:The statements made on 18 December relating to local...

  • Adjournment (Christmas)

    43 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed,That this House at its rising on Friday 21 December do adjourn till Wednesday 9 January.—[Mr. Major.]

  • Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund Bill

    Order for Second Reading read. Question, That the Bill be now read a Second time, put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 113 (Consolidated Fund Bills), and agreed to. Bill accordingly read...

  • Nuclear Weapons (Tests)

    4 speeches

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

  • Nuclear Weapons (Tests)

    14 speeches

    I congratulate the hon. Member for Edinburgh, East (Mr. Strang) on securing this debate. I agree with some of what the hon. Member for Stockton, North (Mr. Cook) said. The hon. Member for...

  • Regional Development

    11 speeches

    When the Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry came before the House on 28 November to announce his revised regional areas and regional development aid policy, he dealt a very cruel...

  • National Union of Mineworkers (Sequestration)

    51 speeches

    The cardinal purpose of this debate is to obtain some positive answers from the Government, who so far have failed to answer clearly and definitively the questions raised by the Opposition. The...

  • Water Charges

    5 speeches

    I am pleased to have this chance to raise the question of how we charge for the supply of water. I appreciate that my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment is...

  • Miss Hilda Murrell (Murder)

    10 speeches

    There are several subjects that I care about, such as the financing of the BBC, teachers' pay, service and conditions, Scotland and Ethiopia. So, I shall be rapid and succinct on this subject. I...

  • BBC (Financing)

    35 speeches

    Shortly before 5 o'clock in the morning is perhaps not the happiest time to consider such an important subject. Interest in this subject goes far beyond that of those hon. Members who are able to...

  • Maltby Common

    7 speeches

    I am pleased to have the opportunity to bring to the House the issue concerning the ownership of Maltby far and low common. The Department of the Environment is deciding whether to allow a...

  • Dairy Industry (South-West Wales)

    2 speeches

    In the few minutes that we have at our disposal, Mr. Deputy Speaker, I wish to say that the farmers of south-west Wales—many of them small and some not so small—are facing a rather...

  • Petitions

  • Glasgow Health Board (Housing)

    6 speeches

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

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