House of Commons debates

Monday, 17 June 1985

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    LEICESTERSHIRE BILL [Lords]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • Housing Starts

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the figure for housing starts in the public sector in Wales for the first quarter of 1985.

    • Land Authority for Wales

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will review the functions of the Land Authority for Wales.

      Colliery Closures

      20 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales when he last met the chairman of the National Coal Board to discuss colliery closures.

      Connah's Quay Power Station

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if, when he next meets the chairman of the Central Electricity Generating Board, he will raise the future of Connah's quay power station.

      Welsh Language Education

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied with the co-ordination of Welsh language education at nursery, primary, secondary and higher levels to ensure the best use of resources...

      House Improvement Grants

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many house improvement grants were awarded in Wales (a) between February 1974 and April 1979 and (b) between May 1979 and the latest date for which...

      Primary Schools (Expenditure)

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much was spent per pupil in primary schools in Wales in the most recent year for which figures are available; and how this compares with the figure for...

      Courtaulds (Greenfield Plant)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement about Her Majesty's Government's representations to Courtaulds plc. regarding its proposal to close its plant at Greenfield.

      Labour Statistics

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the level of unemployment in the county of Gwent at the latest available date; and how this compares with the figure in June 1979.

      Countryside Commission

      3 speeches

      Order. Before I call the hon. Member for Meirionnydd rant Conwy (Mr. Thomas) to ask his question, I remind him that it is an open question, and I hope that he will bear in mind my ruling of 14...

      Welsh Development Agency

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much capital was made available by the Welsh Development Agency to industries between 1978 to 1980 and 1981 to 1984, respectively; and what information...

      Owner-occupation

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many dwellings in Wales were owner-occupied at the latest convenient date; and what were the comparable figures for 1955, 1964, and 1979, respectively.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    • Church of England Children's Society

      4 speeches

      asked the hon. Member for Wokingham, as representing the Church Commissioners, what financial help is given to the Church of England Children's Society by the Church Commissioners; and if he will...

    • Staff Hours

      9 speeches

      asked the hon. Member for Wokingham, as representing the Church Commissioners, what are the normal hours of work of employees of the Church Commissioners; and if he will make a statement.

      Pastoral Measure 1968

      16 speeches

      asked the hon. Member for Wokingham, as representing the Church Commissioners, how many new churches have been opened and how many churches have been closed for worship since the Pastoral Measure...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts

    • Regional Arts Associations

      14 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts when the Minister for the Arts next expects to meet representatives from the regional arts association.

    • Fund Allocations

      6 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts what proportion of the budgets of Opera North, the English National Opera, and the Royal Opera House, Covent...

      Business Sponsorship

      6 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts if he will list the most recent examples of major business sponsors of the arts under Her Majesty's Government's...

      Attenborough Report

      6 speeches

      asked the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State answering in respect of the Arts what steps the Minister for the Arts proposes taking to implement the recommendations within his responsibility...

  • British Leyland

    55 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement on the BL 1985 corporate plan. I am making available in the Library of the House and in the Vote Office a report by BL on its recent...

  • Airports Policy

    175 speeches

    We now move to the important debate on airports policy. I remind the House that 38 right hon. and hon. Members have already shown their wish to take part, so I intend to apply the 10-minute limit...

  • Airports Policy

    28 speeches

    I welcome the White Paper and the intention to privatise the British Airports Authority, and I hope that BAA's journey to privatisation will be short and quick. For the air traveller and the air...

  • Darlington (Primary Schools)

    2 speeches

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

What is this?

Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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