House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 16 July 1985

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services

    • Care in the Community

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people he estimates have or will come out of long-stay sub-normality hospitals under the care in the community policy in 1984, 1985 and...

    • Private Mental Health Facilities

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the criteria for registering private mental health facilities with the National Health Service.

      "The Reform of Social Security"

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what further representations he has received regarding the Green Paper "The Reform of Social Security".

      Nurses (Pay)

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on nurses' pay and the representations made to him on the recent proposals of Her Majesty's Government in response to...

      Single Homeless Persons

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received about the provisions for the single homeless in west central Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Limited List Prescribing

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress is being made in setting up the review committee on the selected list of National Health Services drugs.

      Drug Misuse

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is yet in a position to formulate a national policy for the prevention of drug misuse.

      Mental Health Act 1983

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a further statement on progress in implementing the Mental Health Act 1983.

      Children in Care

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has to seek to reduce the need to receive children into care.

      Homeless Families

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he last visited a bed-and-breakfast establishment used for homeless families.

      Ambulance Services, Merseyside

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received concerning cuts in ambulance services on Merseyside; and if he will make a statement.

      Unemployed Persons

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he estimates that the relative financial position of the unemployed will improve in the two years after the implementation of the social...

      Limited List Prescribing

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has yet received the reply of the British Medical Association to his proposals for an appeals procedure on the limited list.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • "Lifting the Burden"

    87 speeches

    I wish to make a statement on the White Paper "Lifting the Burden". One of the major objectives of this Government is to make sure that the right conditions exist for enterprise to flourish....

  • 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. Road Traffic (Production of Documents) Act...

  • Lorries (GLC Ban)

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I shall be grateful if you will confirm that it is impossible to discuss the arrogant bungling of the Secretary of State for Transport since he has appealed to...

    • Bill Presented

    • International Fair Trading

      Mr. Michael Latham, supported by Mr. Greville Janner, Mr. Peter Thomas, Mr. Robert C. Brown, Mr. Geraint Howells, Mr. Ian Wrigglesworth, Mr. Roy Beggs, Sir Geoffrey Finsberg, Mr. Ian Mikardo, Mr....

      STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      Ordered,That the Inshore Fishing (Prohibition of Fishing and Fishing Methods) (Scotland) Order 1985 (S.I., 1985, No. 962) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments....

      Rent Acts (Amendment)

      11 speeches

      I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Rent Acts to make new provision in relation to the supply of private rented accommodation. I hesitate to suggest new legislation...

      Rate Support Grant (England)

      130 speeches

      I beg to move, That the Rate Support Grant Supplementary Report (England) (No. 3) 1982/83 (House of Commons Paper No. 504), which was laid before this House on 11th July, be approved. It may be...

      Rate Support Grant (Wales)

      59 speeches

      I beg to move, That the Welsh Rate Support Grant Supplementary (No. 2) Report 1983–84 (House of Commons Paper No. 448), which was laid before this House on 4th July, be approved. I hope...

      Lloyd's

      7 speeches

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

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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