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House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 26 February 1986

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Rural Schools

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will introduce legislation to allow independent local public inquiries to be held when education authorities seek to close small rural schools and...

    • Teachers' Dispute

      38 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received about the effects of the teachers' action in support of their campaign for an independent pay review; and if he will...

      Drug Addiction

      6 speeches

      Mr. Ron Brown: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about progress of Government measures to seek to counter drug addiction in Scotland.

      Scottish Assembly

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will introduce legislation to establish an elected Scottish Assembly.

      Highlands and Islands Airports

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much subisdy was paid to the Civil Aviation Authority for the running of the highlands and islands airports for each of the last 10 years.

      Student Grant

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received recently from the National Union of Students (Scotland) concerning the level of the student grant.

      Highlands and Islands Development Board

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total revenue value of equity realised by the Highlands and Islands Development Board in the financial year 1984–85.

      Afforestation

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about how the economics of new afforestation schemes on upland areas are assessed by him.

      Dunblane Bypass

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now announce the line of route of the Dunblane bypass; and if he will indicate the proposed starting date for construction (a) if there is no...

      Teachers' Dispute

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on meetings between his office and the Churches in Scotland on the current dispute in Scottish schools.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General for Scotland

  • Philippines

    37 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement on the position in the Philippines. The House will be aware of the dramatic development yesterday in the Philippines which led to Mrs....

  • Official Report (Standing Committee Proceedings)

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am very grateful to you, Mr. Speaker, for allowing me to raise this point of order as I think it will be of great assistance to the House and its proceedings....

  • Severe Weather Payments

    6 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,...

  • Ballot for Notices of Motions for Friday 14 March

    Members successful in the ballot were:Mr. Steve NorrisSir Bernard BraineMr. Tony Favell

  • Noise Abatement

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to compel employers to provide adequate protection for employees and the public by reducing sound levels at work and by preventing exposure...

    • Noise Abatement

      Mr. Don Dixon accordingly presented a Bill to compel employers to provide adequate protection for employees and the public by reducing sound levels at work and by preventing exposure to harmful...

  • Royal Air Force

    111 speeches

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

  • Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland)

    3 speeches

    10 pm

  • Members' Interests

    Ordered,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 Ashdown and Mr. Gregor...

  • Select Committees

    1 speech

    Motions 4 to 11 inclusive are on behalf of the Committee of Selection. With the agreement of the House, I shall put them together.

    • Welsh Affairs

      That Dr. John Marek and Mr. Peter Hubbard-Miles be discharged from the Welsh Affairs Committee and Mr. Allan Rogers, Mr. Geraint Howells and Mr. Ian Grist be added.

    • Employment

      That Mr. Gordon Brown and Mr. Gerrard Neale be discharged from the Employment Committee and Mr. Frank Cook and Mr. Eric Forth be added.

      Energy

      That Mr. Kevin Barron be discharged from the Energy Committee and Mr. William O'Brien be added.

      Foreign Affairs

      That Mr. Norman St. John-Stevas be discharged from the Foreign Affairs Committee and Mr. David Howell be added.

      Trade and Industry

      That Sir John Stradling Thomas be added to the Trade and Industry Committee.

      Treasury and Civil Service

      That Mr. Roger Freeman be discharged from the Treasury and Civil Service Committee and Mr. John Watts be added.

      Home Affairs

      That Mr. Robin Corbett be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Mr. David Clelland be added.

      Environment

      That Mr. Andrew MacKay be discharged from the Environment Committee and Mr. Richard Holt be added.—[Sir Michael Shaw on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Employment (Nuneaton)

    2 speeches

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

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