Monday, 15 July 1985
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Lords amendments agreed to.
Read the Third time, and passed.
Order for Third Reading read.
As amended, considered.
Amendment made: Page 5, line 42, leave out "purpose" and insert "event"—[Mr. Armstrong.]
Amendment made: page 8, line 34, leave out 'for" and insert "or"—[Mr. Armstrong.]
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a further statement on the employment situation in the Scottish coalfield.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he last met the chairman of the Electricity Council to discuss the results of trials on the introduction of remote meter reading for electricity...
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he proposes to include in the legislation for the privatisation of the British Gas Corporation provisions covering safety standards for the installation...
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he last met the chairman of the National Coal Board to discuss future prospects for the industry.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will take steps to allocate funds for the installation of wind turbines for agriculture.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the resources he proposes to allocate for the promotion of Energy Efficiency Year 1986.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what reply he has sent to West Lothian district council, as a result of the evidence sent to him, following West Lothian district council's inquiry into...
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what requests for information have been received by the Energy Efficiency Office from local authorities regarding capital investment in energy-saving measures.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he will next meet the chairman of the National Coal Board to discuss future investment in the industry.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what research is being carried out to develop the use of straw as an energy producing fuel.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what plans he has to investigate cases of alleged intimidation and victimisation of miners who continued to work during the recent coal mining dispute; and...
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what funding has been made available for research into alternative energy sources since 1979.
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will bring forward proposals to require that written questions are tabled either by the hon. Member in person or personally written and signed by the hon. Member.
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he will take steps to seek to restrict the access of research assistants to the House facilities.
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on the reasons for the decision to purchase a new telephone exchange system for the Palace of Westminster and the criteria which were used to...
asked the Minister for the Civil Service when he nexts expects to meet the Civil Service trade unions; and what matters he expects to discuss.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards encouraging contacts between senior civil servants and leading City business men.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will make a statement on the progress in introducing merit pay into the Civil Service.
asked the Lord Privy Seal how many teas were served on the Terrace of the House of Commons in the summers of 1955, 1965, 1975 and 1984, respectively; and if he will make a statement.
(by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government will urgently make available additional lorries to famine relief organisations in Ethiopia...
I wish to;raise with you, Mr. Speaker, a point of order of which I have given you cursory preliminary notice about the Trustee Savings Banks Bill, which is due to be debated this evening. The...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. My point of order is brief. I am sure that you are aware that the facilities of the House have been severely interfered with today because of the presence of...
By leave of the House, I shall put together the Questions on the motions relating to draft statutory instruments.
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From one argumentative Scot to another I beg to move, That this House believes that district health authorities and Scottish health boards should not be expected to find the extra resources in...
On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Have you been asked by the Secretary of State for Transport for permission to come to the House and make a statement on the findings of Mr. Justice...
As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 2, line 18, at end insert— `(1A) In managing on behalf of the Crown pipelines and storage installations the Agency shall prepare a plan to design and...
I beg to move amendment No. 2, in page 2, line 18 at end insert— '(1A) Agreements entered into under subsection (1) above shall include the provision that the Agency shall lift royalty oil...
Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the Oil and Pipelines Bill and the Lords Amendments to the Trustee Savings Banks Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr....
Question again proposed, That the Bill be now read the Third time.
Lords amendments considered.
Ordered,That Mr. Nicholas Soames be discharged from the Select Committee on European Legislation and Mr. William Cash be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Durant.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Durant.]
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