Monday, 16 June 1986
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he is satisfied wth the arrangements made for the promotion of energy efficiency by British Gas and the area electricity boards.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on progress with Energy Efficiency Year initiatives.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will report on his Department's initiatives in the light of the agreement reached at the Tokyo economic summit recommending that an international...
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the effect of the current fall in oil prices on the demand for coal, with particular regard to the proportion of coal output...
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement about progress on combined heat and power schemes.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he plans to brief local authority associations on the work of his energy efficiency office in Energy Efficiency Year.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what plans he has to promote the development of energy audits targeted on low income households.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the University of Manchester Institue of Science and Technology's project to convert refuse into oil.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will estimate the latest figure of annual savings in energy costs which have been achieved by industry and commerce energy efficiency schemes.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether further resources will be made available for domestic energy saving.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the ending of the scheme for making refunds on standing charges for gas and electricity.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he plans to raise the question of safety standards in the nuclear power industry with the European Council of Ministers.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what recent representations he has received about proposals for a Severn tidal barrage.
asked the Minister for the Arts what progress the Arts Council is making in directing 4 per cent. of its expenditure to Afro-Caribbean and Asian arts.
asked the Minister for the Arts what he estimates the outturn expenditure of his office will be for the current year.
asked the Minister for the Arts if he will make a statement on the future funding of Sadler's Wells theatre.
asked the Minister for the Arts if he will indicate the main achievements of Her Majesty's Government with respect to the Arts in the last seven years.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will initiate a comparative study of the pressure of work on civil servants in the various Government Departments; and what information is already...
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will list the organisations, membership of which precludes employment either in the Civil Service as a whole or in particular posts.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service when he last met the Civil Service unions; and what matters were discussed.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what discussions have taken place with the relevant Civil Service unions concerning the future of the Admiralty research establishment at Teddington.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he will make a statement on the operation of Civil Service recruitment schemes in 1985.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what were the savings to the Civil Service in the last financial year attributable to the Rayner reviews.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. With the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary in Luxembourg, we understand why it has not been possible for a statement to be made today, but I take this...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I should like to raise a matter that affects the rights of the House of Commons and the attitude of the Government towards those rights. On Saturday, the press...
Ordered,That the matter of the oil industry in Scotland, being a. matter relating exclusively to Scotland, be referred to the Scottish Grand Committee for its consideration. — [Mr. Malone.]
Ordered,That the Estimates set out hereunder be referred to the Scottish Grand Committee:— Class XVI, Vote 3, Regional and General Industrial Support, ScotlandClass XVI, Vote 4, Manpower...
[15TH ALLOTTED DAY]—considered
I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.
Considered in Committee.
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 1, line 13, after `Communities)', insert 'but not Article 4 of Chapter I thereof'.
Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the European Communities (Amendment) Bill and the Ways and Means Motion may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour."—[Mr. Maude.]
Again considered in Committee.
As this is a Committee stage I think that it would be appropriate for me to intervene briefly from the Opposition Front Bench.
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
Resolved,That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Education (No. 2) Bill, it is expedient to authorise the recovery from any authority of sums in respect of any amount by which the...
Order for Second Reading read.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 79(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments &c.)
That the draft Education Support Grants (Amendment) Regulations 1986, which were laid before this House on 12th May, be approved.
Ordered,That Mr. Ray Ellis he discharged from the Select Committee on the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and Mr. Alex Carlile be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Cope.]
Ordered,That, in the course of its consideration of Scottish Estimates, the Scottish Grand Committee may meet in Edinburgh on Monday 30th June at half-past Ten o'clock. —[Mr. Archie Hamilton]
Ordered,That, in the course of its consideration of Scottish Estimates, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 67 (Meetings of Standing Committees), the Scottish Grand Committee...
Resolved,That it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons he appointed to examine the processes of enacting Private Legislation and to consider whether: (a) there are any matters...
Motion made, and Question proposed That this House do now adjourn—[Mr. Archie Hamilton.]
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