House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 3 June 1986

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services

    • Geriatric Services

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has any plans to increase resources for hospital, nursing and ancillary geriatric services for Leicestershire; and if he will make a statement.

    • Mobility Allowance

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what recent representations he has received about mobility allowances for blind people; and if he will make a statement.

      Residential Accommodation

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what recent representations he has received about the disposal of National Health Service residential accommodation for nurses and others.

      Benefits (Students)

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to conclude his consideration of the report of Social Services Advisory Committee on students' eligibility to benefits.

      NHS (Staffing Levels)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with administrative staffing levels in the National Health Service.

      Departmental Offices (Staff)

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what recent representations he has received regarding staff levels at Department of Health and Social Security offices.

      Social Security Act 1985

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in respect of which provisions of the Social Security Act 1985 draft regulations are still to be published.

      St. James's Hospital

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will meet members of Wandsworth district health authority to discuss his proposal to close St. James's hospital.

      Personal Pensions

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the response of financial institutions to the personal pensions proposals in the Social Security Bill.

      Breast Cancer

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on current steps being taken to provide screening facilities for breast cancer.

      Departmental Staff (Ernst and Whinney Report)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has now received the Ernst and Whinney report on his Department's manning levels necessary to implement the provisions of the Social...

      NHS (Expenditure)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what percentage of the gross domestic product was spent on the National Health Service in the most recent year for which figures are available;...

      Drugs (Parallel Importing)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what estimate he has made of the latest extent of parallel importing of drugs prescribed under the National Health Service.

      Psychiatric Patients

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he proposes to establish the procedures provided for in the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Bill for assessment...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    • Engagements

      24 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 3 June.

    • F111 Aircraft

      14 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if she will list those characteristics of F111 aircraft based in the United Kingdom which rendered their use essential for the United States' attack on Libya.

      Engagements

      10 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 3 June.

  • Hippy Convoy (New Forest)

    30 speeches

    (by private notice),asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the chief constable of Hampshire about the hippy convoy currently occupying Crown land...

  • Geevor Tin Mine

    24 speeches

    (by private notice)asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the Geevor Tin Mine.

  • Swan Hunter (Redundancies)

    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,...

  • Sunday Times (Report)

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. It is within your knowledge that yesterday I raised with your office a possible point of order arising out of a report in the Sunday Times that the debate on...

  • Privilege

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to raise a point which concerns your responsibilities as against those of the Liaison Committee. Today, at midday, I gave a copy of PAC 185 to Mr....

    • Education (No. 2) Bill

      Ordered,That the Education (No. 2) Bill be referred to a Second Reading Committee.—[Mr. Malone.]

  • Accomplice Evidence (Northern Ireland)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide with certain exceptions for a mandatory requirement that an accused person in Northern Ireland shall not be convicted on the...

    • Accomplice Evidence (Northern Ireland)

      Mr. Seamus Mallon accordingly presented a Bill to provide with certain exceptions for a mandatory requirement that an accused person in Northern Ireland shall not be convicted on the...

  • Opposition Day

    [14TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Economic Policies and Unemployment

      63 speeches

      I must announce to the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. I must also tell the House that many hon. Gentlemen wish to take part in the debate, and I...

    • Mr. Victor Paige

      17 speeches

      On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am wondering whether the Secretary of State for Social Services has sought your permission to make a statement on the precipitate resignation this afternoon of...

      Harwich Parkeston Quay Bill

      90 speeches

      Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question—(28 April]—That the Bill be now read a Second time.

      British Railways (Stansted) Bill

      56 speeches

      Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question—[24 February]—That the Bill be now read a Second time.

      Business of the House

      Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the Motion relating to the Channel Tunnel Bill (Procedure) may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr. Durant.]

      Channel Tunnel Bill (Procedure)

      46 speeches

      Before I call the Lord Privy Seal to move the motion, I should inform the House that I have not selected either of the amendments on the Order Paper. May I also remind the House that the motion...

      Mr. Keith Mulcahy

      2 speeches

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

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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