House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 23 October 1985

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Steel Industry

      23 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received on the British Steel Corporation's corporate plan; and if he will make a statement.

    • Merseyside

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to bring new industry to Merseyside.

      European Regional Development Fund

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the value of the grants allocated to England from the European regional development fund since its inception.

      Steel Industry

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the present position in regard to the privatisation of the special steels capacity of the British Steel Corporation; and if he will...

      Competition and Retailing

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on Government policy following the Director General of Fair Trading's report on competition and retailing.

      Cars (Imports)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received from BL about the report by Dan Jones on import penetration of cars.

      The City (Regulatory Framework)

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has so far been made in establishing the regulatory framework for the City.

      Company Donations

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will now encourage companies to ballot their shareholders and employees before making donations for political purposes.

      Aid and Trade Contingency Provision

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied with the operation of the aid and trade contingency provision; and if he will make a statement.

      Regional Policy

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the results to date of his regional policy.

      Cars (Overseas Components)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information he has as to which motor vehicles, by name, although seemingly British-made, have over 40 per cent. and over 50 per cent.,...

      Diesel Engines (Exports)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the exports prospects for British-made diesel engines of all kinds.

  • Nuclear Power (Inquiries)

    5 speeches

    I beg to move That leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable persons desiring to give evidence or make representations to public inquiries concerning or relating to the nuclear power industry...

    • Nuclear Power (Inquiries)

      6 speeches

      Mr. James Wallace accordingly presented a Bill to enable persons desiring to give evidence or make representations to public inquiries concerning or relating to the nuclear power industry to...

    • House of Commons (Jurisdiction)

      6 speeches

      On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. It concerns the interpretation of the proper jurisdiction of this House. I refer to the motion on the Order Paper for debate this afternoon, the crisis in...

      Southern Africa

      93 speeches

      I have to inform the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. I have a long list of speakers. It is only a half-day debate and I have no authority to control...

      Urban Disturbances

      48 speeches

      We now move to the second debate. which is on an independent judicial inquiry into the recent urban disturbances. I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. I appeal for...

      Nursing Homes and Nursing Agencies (Northern Ireland)

      4 speeches

      I beg to move. That the draft Nursing Homes and Nursing Agencies (Northern Ireland) Order 1985, which was laid before this House on 11 th July, be approved. I am aware that the right hon. Member...

      Representation of the People

      6 speeches

      I beg to move, That the draft Parliamentary Constituencies (England) (Miscellaneous Changes) Order 1985, which was laid before this House on 5th March, be approved. The Boundary Commission for...

      South Africa

      4 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.–[Mr. Archie Hamilton.]

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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