House of Commons debates

Monday, 11 February 1985

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • Limited List Prescribing

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the proposals to limit the range of drugs prescribed under the National Health Service.

    • Heath Hospital, Cardiff

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales why the details of the settlement between the Welsh Health Services Technical Organisation, S. W. Milburn and Partners and W. S. Atkins and Partners...

      Cigarette Smoking

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he has taken to discourage cigarette smoking (a)in his Department and (b) amongst the general public in Wales since 1979.

      Local Authorities (Capital Expenditure)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will ensure that Government measures to restrict capital expenditure by local authorities in Wales take full account of the loss of assisted area...

      Cynon Valley (Housing Survey)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what response he has made to the findings of the Cynon Valley housing survey.

      River Dee (Pollution)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what steps are proposed to minimise the further risk of pollution of the River Dee.

      Labour Statistics

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many people are unemployed in (a) Clwyd and (b) Wales compared with 1979, as a total and as a percentage; and, of the total unemployed, how many are...

      Council House Sales

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many council houses have been sold to sitting tenants in Wales since May 1979.

      Labour Statistics

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what are the male, female, youth and total unemployment rates for Mid-Glamorgan for the latest available date.

      East Dyfed Health Authority

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will provide additional finances to the East Dyfed health authority to enable the completed intensive care unit to receive patients.

      Nuclear Burst

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what effect a megaton nuclear burst at a height of 300 miles overhead would have on the equipment and resources in his charge.

      Labour Statistics

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what were the male unemployment figures in Swansea at the latest available date; and what were the figures for the equivalent months since 1978.

      Nuclear Burst

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what action he is taking to harden vulnerable equipment in his charge against the effects of nuclear electromagnetic pulse.

      Labour Statistics

      5 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the total number of unemployed in Wales in 1979 and at the latest date; and what is the change, expressed as a percentage of the 1979 figure.

      AIDS

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what recent representations he has received asking him to take early steps to make acquired immune deficiency syndrome a notifiable disease in Wales.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts

    • National Theatre

      22 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts what representations Her Majesty's Government have had regarding future funding for the National Theatre; and if...

    • Public Libraries

      4 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts what representations Her Majesty's Government have received on his planned expenditure on public libraries in...

      The Arts (Private Sector Funds)

      4 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts what representations he has received with regard to tax advantages to private sector fenders of the arts.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Mr. Speaker's Letters to Members

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. The Secretary of State for Wales, whose capacity for getting things wrong seems to be unlimited, said in a supplementary answer at Question Time that it was...

  • Haringey Borough Council

    20 speeches

    Dr. John Cunningham(by private notice): asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about meetings and other contacts between his Department and Councillor...

  • Mr. Clive Ponting (Trial)

    10 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. It may be of assistance to the House if I say now that it is the Government's intention for an oral statement to be made tomorrow concerning the Ponting case.

  • Sleipner Gas

    31 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement on the proposed purchase of gas from the Norwegian Sleipner field. As the House is aware, major negotiations have been in progress for...

  • Atomic Energy Authority

    21 speeches

    With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the future of the Atomic Energy Authority. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Energy told Parliament on 28...

  • NHS (Theft and Corruption)

    2 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,...

  • Coal Industry Dispute

    2 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,...

  • Mr. Clive Ponting (Trial)

    4 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,...

  • Abortion

    88 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House notes with concern the continuing high numbers of abortions in the United Kingdom, particularly the number of late abortions highlighted by the recent study group...

  • Local Government Bill (Allocation of Time)

    1 speech

    7 pm

    • Committee

      1. The Standing Committee to which the Bill (except Clause 1) is allocated shall report the Bill (except Clause 1) to the House on or before 7th March 1985.

    • Report and Third Reading

      2. — (1) The proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading of the Bill shall be completed in two allotted days and shall be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the second of those...

      Procedure in Standing Committee

      3. —(1) At a sitting of the Standing Committee at which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion under a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee the Chairman shall not...

      Conclusion of proceedings in Committee

      5. On the conclusion of the proceedings in any Committee on the Bill the Chairman shall report the Bill (or such of its provisions as were committed or re-committed to that Committee) to the...

      Dilatory Motions

      6. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be moved in the Standing Committee or on an allotted day except by a member of the Government, and the...

      Extra time on first allotted day

      7.—(1) On the first allotted day paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 3 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings on the Bill for two hours after Ten o'clock.

      Private business

      8. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      9. —(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or...

      Supplemental orders

      10. —(1) The proceedings on any Motion moved in the House by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been...

      Saving

      11. Nothing in this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee shall— (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order or Resolution applies from being taken or...

      Re-committal

      12. — (1) References in this Order to proceedings on Consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings, at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence...

      Interpretation

      142 speeches

      13. In this Order— allotted day" means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the Day provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

      Committee

      1. The Standing Committee to which the Bill (except Clause 1) is allocated shall report the Bill (except Clause 1) to the House on or before 7th March 1985.

      Report and Third Reading

      2. — (1) The proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading of the Bill shall be completed in two allotted days and shall be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the second of those...

      Procedure in Standing Committee

      3.—(1) At a sitting of the Standing Committee at which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion under a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee the Chairman shall not...

      Conclusion of proceedings in Committee

      5. On the conclusion of the proceedings in any Committee on the Bill the Chairman shall report the Bill (or such of its provisions as were committed or re-committed to that Committee) to the...

      Dilatory Motions

      6. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be moved in the Standing Committee or on an allotted day except by a member of the Government, and the...

      Extra time on first allotted day

      7.—(1) On the first allotted day paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 3 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings on the Bill for two hours after Ten o'clock.

      Private business

      8. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      9.—(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or the...

      Supplemental orders

      10. —(1) The proceedings on any Motion moved in the House by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been...

      Saving

      11. Nothing in this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee shall— (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order or Resolution applies from being taken or...

      Re-committal

      12. — (1) References in this Order to proceedings on Consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings, at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence...

      Interpretation

      13. In this Order— allotted day" means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the Day provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

  • Health and Safety

    38 speeches

    I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Control of Industrial Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1984 (S.I., 1984, No. 1902), dated 4th December 1984,...

  • Teachers (Scotland)

    21 speeches

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

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