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House of Commons debates

Monday, 17 February 1986

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Energy

    • Coal Industry Dispute

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he has any plans to meet the chairman of the National Coal Board to discuss representations on behalf of miners who are still dismissed as a result...

    • Wind Energy

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the objectives of his Department's policy on wind energy.

      Alternative Energy Supplies

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement about recent increases in public funds for research into alternative forms of energy; and what have been the results therefrom.

      Coal Industry (Private Investment)

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy which Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries permit the investment of private sector capital in major deep mined coal operations.

      Gas Flaring

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy how much gas was flared from offshore fields on the United Kingdom continental shelf during 1985; and how this compares with 1979.

      Gas Industry (Privatisation)

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what recent representations he has received about the implications for safety in the gas industry of the legislation to privatise the British Gas...

      NCB (Enterprise) Ltd.

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on his policy towards the level of resources available to NCB (Enterprise) Ltd. in the light of the document "Communities in...

      Union of Democratic Mineworkers

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he last met the leaders of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers; and what matters were discussed.

      Coal Industry (Colliery Review Procedure)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of Stale for Energy when he next proposes to meet the chairman of the National Coal Board to discuss the working of the modified colliery review procedure.

      Oil Production

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy what was the total United Kingdom oil production in 1985; and what is the total forecast for 1986.

      Energy Efficiency

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the progress of the Monergy campaign.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons

    • Members' Facilities

      12 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he has any plans to increase the current range and level of support facilities for hon. Members; and if he will make a statement.

    • Palace of Westminster (Cleaning)

      8 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal what representations he has received about the results of the programme for cleaning the exterior of the Palace of Westminster.

      Anglo-Irish Parliamentary Tier

      10 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will now make a statement on the establishment of an Anglo-Irish parliamentary tier.

      Members' Offices

      8 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on the progress made in improving office accommodation for hon. Members.

      Press Accommodation

      4 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will list the accommodation made available specifically for the use of members of the press accredited to the Palace of Westminster; and what proportion this...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service

  • British Leyland

    52 speeches

    (by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on BL subsidiary companies in view of the increasing number of rival...

  • Exceptionally Severe Weather Payments

    40 speeches

    (by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if in the light of the recent decision of the Social Security Commissioners he will make a statement about fuel payments in...

  • Colliery Review Procedure

    9 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will recall that during Question Time the hon. Member for Langbaurgh (Mr. Holt) said that of the three Members of Parliament who had been to see Mr....

  • Conventions of the House

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to refer to the behaviour of the hon. Member for Littleborough and Saddleworth (Mr. Dickens) last week. Was it in order for him to pass on information...

  • News International Plant, Wapping

    4 speeches

    Mr. Speaker, I gave notice last night that I would beg leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 10, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that...

  • British Leyland

    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,...

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    I have to inform the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified Her Royal Assent to the following Acts: 1. Education (Amendment) Act 19862. Australia Act...

  • Gas Bill (Allocation of Time)

    61 speeches

    I beg to move, That the following provisions shall apply to the remaining proceedings on the Bill:—

    • Committee

      1. — (1) The Standing Committee to which the Bill is allocated shall report the Bill to the House on or before 6th March 1986.

    • 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 Seven 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 to the House without putting any Question.

      Dilatory Motions

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

      Extra time on allotted days

      7.—(1) On an 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 made in the House by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been the...

      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...

      Recommittal

      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...

  • Orders of the Day — Animals (Scientific Procedures) Bill [Lords]:

    79 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Business of the House

    67 speeches

    Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the Motion relating to the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Bill [Lords] and the Ways and Means Motion may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any...

  • Orders of the Day — ANIMALS (SCIENTIFIC PROCEDURES) BILL [Lords] [MONEY]

    Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

  • Orders of the Day — ANIMALS (SCIENTIFIC PROCEDURES) BILL [Lords] [WAYS AND MEANS]

    Resolved,That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise the charging of fees payable into the Consolidated...

  • Orders of the Day — STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 79(5) (Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments &c.)

  • Orders of the Day — Agriculture

    That the Agriculture and Horticulture Grant (Variation) Scheme 1986 (S.I., 1986, No. 57), dated 15th January 1986, a copy of which was laid before this House on 24th January, be...

  • Orders of the Day — Members' Interests

    1 speech

    Motion made, and Question proposed,That the Standing Order of 16th December 1983 relating to the nomination of the Select Committee on Members' Interests be amended, by leaving out Mr. Paddy...

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