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House of Commons debates

Monday, 24 February 1986

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    • Felixstowe Dock and Railway Bill

      Ordered,That the Committee on the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Bill have leave to visit and inspect the site of the proposed works, provided that no evidence shall be taken in the course of such...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport

    • Flightpaths (Developments)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to seek to extend his powers to control or influence major developments of public or private buildings under existing flightpaths.

    • Dartford Tunnel

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce a decision on future plans for the Darford tunnel complex.

      Rushden and Higham Ferrers Bypass

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is his latest estimate for the commencement date for the A6 bypass of Rushden and Higham Ferrers in Northamptonshire.

      Bus Lanes (London)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for the operation of bus lanes on trunk roads in London following the abolition of the Greater London council.

      Oil Tankers (Sea Routes)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what further consideration he has given to the designation of sea routes for large crude oil carrying tankers west of the Hebrides and clear of the...

      Aviation (Liberalisation)

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with British airlines about the liberalisation of aviation.

      Road Humps

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the proposed draft amendments to the Highways (Road Humps) Regulations 1983 to be put before the House.

      Channel Tunnel

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has yet made any estimate of the number of jobs that will be created in the north-east as a result of building the Channel fixed link; and if he...

      Safety Cones

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the implications for traffic flows on motorways and major trunk roads undergoing repairs and maintenance of the numbers...

      Stansted Airport

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has held with the British Airports Authority about disposal of land in the safeguard area around Stansted airport.

      Coaches (Tachographs)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will introduce measures to enable tachographs fitted to coaches to be used for on-the-spot speed checks.

      Road Accidents

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will state the number of people killed on the roads in the years 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985, respectively; and if he will make a statement.

      M25 (Lighting)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has received any representations in favour of lighting all remaining sections of the M25; and what offers he has received from lighting...

      British Rail (Capital Equipment)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he next intends to meet the chairman of British Rail to discuss the procurement of capital equipment.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General

    • Law Officers (Advice)

      8 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General what steps he has taken to ensure that, in future, advice from the Law Officers remains confidential.

    • Westland plc

      4 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General if he considered granting immunity from prosecution to any other civil servant involved in the disclosure of the Solicitor-General's letter to the then Secretary of...

      Law Centres (Funding)

      8 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General if he will make it his policy to take over the funding of law centres currently funded under the urban aid programme when the funding under that programme expires.

      Legal Aid

      6 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General whether it will be open to the legal aid review committee to propose savings in expenditure; and whether he has any particular areas in mind.

      Solicitors (Rights of Audience)

      4 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General what conclusions have been reached by the Lord Chancellor's Department on the rights of audience of solicitors in the higher courts in the course of its consideration...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development

    • Rapid Disbursement Funds

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what money from the Overseas Development Administration budget has become available, either from slippage or because emergency...

    • Kenya

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department provides for rural development in Kenya.

      Aid and Trade

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is his estimate of the likely balance in the Vote for the aid and trade appropriation at the end of March.

      Advancement of Women

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the implications for his Department's policy on development of the conclusions of the United Nations Nairobi conference...

      Crown Agents

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commowealth Affairs if he is satisfied that the service provided by the Crown Agents to other governmental organisations presents, in all cases, good...

      Falkland Islands

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has any new plans for land purchase in the Falkland Islands; and if he will make a statement.

      Philippines

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will state the level of overseas aid to the Philippines in each of the last three years.

  • Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd.

    20 speeches

    (by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the Department of Trade and Industry's decision to cancel the decision to extend the...

  • Social Security Benefits (Uprating)

    57 speeches

    With permission. Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the uprating of social security benefits. As the House knows, benefits were increased only three months ago at the end of...

  • Bill Presented

    • Common Ownership of Land

      Mr. Tony Benn, supported by Mr. Tony Banks, Mr. Gerald Bermingham, Mr. Dennis Canavan, Mr. Eric S. Heffer, Mr. Terry Fields, Mr. Martin Flannery, Miss Joan Maynard, Mr. Bob McTaggart, Mr. Max...

  • Children in Care

    44 speeches

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

  • Bishops (Retirement) Measure

    11 speeches

    Queen's Consent, on behalf of the Crown, signified.

  • British Railways (Stansted) Bill (By Order)

    88 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Business of the House

    Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the Agricultural Holdings Bill [Lords] may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour. —[Mr. Neubert.]

  • Bishops (Retirement) Measure

    17 speeches

    Question again proposed,That the Bishops (Retirement) Measure, passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, be presented to Her Majesty for Her Royal Assent in the form in which the said...

  • Ecclesiastical Fees Measure

    4 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Ecclesiastical Fees Measure, passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, be presented to Her Majesty for Her Royal Assent in the form in which the said Measure...

  • Agricultural Holdings Bill [Lords]

    2 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Mr. Dennis Foskett

    4 speeches

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

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