House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 12 March 1986

  • 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

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has any plans to meet the chairman of the British Steel Corporation to discuss future investment in the industry; and if he will make a...

    • Manufacturing Industry

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the most recent figure for output in manufacturing industry; and how this compares with the figure for the same month six years ago.

      Airbus

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has yet been approached by British Aerospace for financial assistance in the development of the proposed new Airbus project known as A330...

      Manufacturing Industry

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is his forecast for manufacturing output in 1986.

      Cornish Tin Mining Industry

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a further statement on the future of the Cornish tin mining industry.

      German Insurance Market

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he is satisfied with United Kingdom firms' access to the German insurance market.

      Fleet Support Vessels

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with British Shipbuilders about its Fleet Support King design of fleet support vessels.

      British Design Talent

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to what extent his Department is encouraging British companies to make better use of Britain's design talent.

      Inner City Areas

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on his policies for the regeneration of industries in inner city areas.

      European Community (Internal Market)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress is being made towards removing the barriers to trade in goods and services within the European Community?

      Electronics Industry

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what financial assistance the Government are providing to the electronics industry for capital investment and product development in the...

      Leyland Vehicles Ltd.

      20 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the current position of Leyland Vehicles Ltd.

      European Community (Trade Deficit)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will initiate an inquiry into the reasons for the level of the deficit in manufacturing trade with the EEC; and if he will make a statement.

      Manufactured Goods

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the latest balance of trade in manufactured goods.

      Research and Development

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has any plans to increase the research and development budget of his Department.

  • Indecent Displays (Newspapers)

    8 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make illegal the display of pictures of naked or partially naked women in sexually provocative poses in newspapers. This is a simple but...

    • Indecent Displays (Newspapers)

      Ms. Clare Short accordingly presented a Bill to make illegal the display of pictures of naked or partially naked women in sexually provocative poses in newspapers: And the same was read the First...

  • Opposition Day

    [10TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • City of London

      97 speeches

      I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. I draw the attention of the House to the fact that references to proceedings on a Bill in Standing Committee, particularly...

  • Student Support

    101 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House deplores the Government's announcement of only a two per cent. increase for next year in the student grant, which is a further cut in real terms in addition to the...

  • Fulham By-election

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. During the Division in the Aye Lobby, an hon. Member held up a notice which read, "Your help is urgently required at the Fulham by-election". Is it in order for...

  • European Community (Coal and Steel)

    49 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 8293/85, a communication by the Commission to the Council concerning the organisation of the steel market after...

  • Petitions

    • Sunday Trading

      3 speeches

      With your permission, Mr. Deputy Speaker, I beg leave of the House to present a petition from residents of my constituency in which they refer to the shops Bill, now before Parliament, and seek...

  • Elderly Persons (Rest Homes)

    2 speeches

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

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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