House of Commons debates

Thursday, 20 December 1984

  • Prayers

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department

    • Civil Defence

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many local authorities have started recruiting civil defence volunteers since December 1983.

    • Disaster Planning

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he considers that potential peace time major disasters require emergency plans for limited evacuation and relocation of population.

      Broadcasting (Political Balance)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has plans to seek to amend the statutory provisions governing political balance in broadcasting.

      Entry Clearance Applications

      28 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the operation of the primary purpose rule in relation to application for entry clearance by husbands of British...

      Civil Defence College, Easingwold

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much time he expects the principal of the Civil Defence college, Easingwold, to spend on co-ordinating civil defence volunteers.

      Crime Prevention

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will provide financial assistance to those local authorities wishing to introduce crime prevention schemes.

      "Civil Defence — The Basic Facts"

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he intends to publish an updated version of "Civil Defence—The Basic Facts".

      Metropolitan Police (Code of Conduct)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to put before the House of Commons his new code of professional conduct for the Metropolitan police.

      Visitors (Entry Statistics)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of visitors refused entry to the United Kingdom have been granted temporary admission between January 1984 and the latest...

      Coal Industry Dispute

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will instigate a public inquiry into the policing of the mining dispute.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Animal Experiments (Petition)

    7 speeches

    May I ask for your advice, Mr. Speaker? This morning at noon, three hon. Members of this House presented a petition signed by 300,000 members of the public against animal experiments outside the...

  • Questions to Ministers

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Prime Minister's Questions today consisted of 108 questions, 105 of which were exactly the same. I thought that a lot of time was wasted, first, by the Leader of...

  • Business of the House

    2 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House to state the business for the week after the recess?

  • Civil Aviation Bill

    55 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a short statement about the Civil Aviation Bill. The House gave the Bill a Second Reading on 21 November, by a majority of 78, and committed...

  • Select Committee Reports

    5 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to raise with you the question of the use of uncirculated Select Committee reports. As you may know, the Public Accounts Committee recently took evidence...

  • Sub Judice Rule

    10 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to draw the attention of the House to a breach of the sub judice rule. During this morning's debate on the BBC the hon. Member for Knowsley, North (Mr....

  • Stansted Airport

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. During the Business Statement the Leader of the House quite properly invited an hon. Member who asked him about the debate on Stansted to await the statement of...

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified Her Royal Assent to the following Acts: 1. Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Act 1984.2. Friendly...

  • Bills Presented

    • Shipbuilding

      Mr. Secretary Tebbit, supported by Mr. Secretary Hurd, Mr. Secretary King, Mr. Secretary Younger, Mr. John Moore, Mr. Norman Lamont, and Mr. John Butcher, presented, under Standing Order No. 111...

    • Water (Fluoridation) Bill

      Mr. Secretary Jenkin, supported by Mr. Secretary Edwards, Mr. Secretary Younger, Mr. Kenneth Clarke, and Mr. John Patten, presented a Bill to make provision with respect to the fluoridation of...

      Tobacco Products (Sports Sponsorship) Bill

      Mr. Roger Sims, supported by Mr. George Foulkes, Mr. Nigel Forman, Mr. Laurie Pavitt, Mr. Toby Jessel, Mr. Clement Freud, Mr. Robert Sheldon, and Sir Anthony Meyer, presented a Bill to provide...

      Statutory Instruments, &c.

      1 speech

      By leave of the House, I shall put together the Questions on the two motions relating to statutory instruments.

      Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978

      114 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House takes note of the Review of the Operation of the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978; accepts the continuing need for temporary emergency powers;...

      Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978 (Continuance)

      66 speeches

      I beg to move, That the draft Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978 (Continuance) (No. 2) Order 1984, which was laid before this House on 27th November, be approved. We have just...

      STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      Agriculture

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 79(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments &c.)That the draft Hill Livestock (Compensatory Allowances)...

      Sea Fisheries

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 79(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments &c.)That the Fishing Vessels (Acquisition and Improvement)...

      Terms and Conditions of Employment

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 79(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments &c.)That the draft Unfair Dismissal (Increase of of Limits of...

  • Petitions

    • Human Embryos

      6 speeches

      I beg to ask leave to present to the House a petition from the residents of the town of Southport, which I have the honour to represent. It is signed by 2,150 persons. It was raised by members of...

    • Myasthenia Gravis

      2 speeches

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

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