House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 18 June 1986

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Small Firms

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received about his Department's latest plans for reducing the burdens on small firms.

    • Postal Services

      6 speeches

      Mr. Peter Brunivels: asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has any plans to end the Post Office's monopoly for the handling and delivering of mail.

      Computer Research

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is Her Majesty's Government's policy towards the new round of funding for computer research, ESPRIT II, proposed at the recent European...

      Ferguson Ailsa

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proposals he is now considering for the Troon yard of Ferguson Ailsa.

      Westland Helicopters

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what meetings his predecessor, the right hon. and learned Member for Richmond, Yorks (Mr. Brittan) had with officials on the morning of 24...

      Export Statistics

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the combined total value of United Kingdom exports for 1985 to China, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Pakistan, Romania, Saudi Arabia and...

      Oil Prices (Economic Effects)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is his most recent assessment of the impact of lower oil prices on the manufacturing and exporting base of the United Kingdom economy; and...

      Unfair Trade Unit

      17 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement about his Department's new unfair trade unit.

      Japan

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps are being taken to follow up the initiative of the Prime Minister at the Tokyo summit when she pressed the Japanese Prime Minister...

      Manufacturing Industry

      16 speeches

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

      Foreign Goods (Dumping)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his Department is doing about the dumping of foreign goods in the United Kingdom.

      Manufactured Goods

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the most up-to-date state of the United Kingdom balance of trade in manufactured goods.

      Information Technology

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he is satisfied with the present level of encouragement given by the information technology and electronics based industries to...

      Exports (Departmental Assistance)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking to assist British industry to secure major export contracting and other orders.

  • Ministerial Statements

    7 speeches

    Private notice question. Mr. Denzil Davies.

  • Royal Ordnance Factories

    36 speeches

    (by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on his decision to halt the sale of the ROFs.

  • Social Security Benefits (Students)

    33 speeches

    With permission, I should like to make a statement about social security benefits and students. In January the Government published proposals which were a first step to channelling support for...

  • Students (Support)

    59 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on student support. The measures just announced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services mark a return...

  • Supplementary Benefits (Board and Lodging)

    27 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on supplementary benefit arrangements for board and lodging. As the House knows, when the main lines of the present system were...

  • Child Benefit (Upratings)

    2 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State for Social Services, in the event of an increase in the Retail Price Index in any calendar year, to lay...

  • Child Benefit (Upratings)

    Sir Brandon Rhys Williams accordingly presented a Bill to require the Secretary of State for Social Services, in the event of an increase in the Retail Price Index in any calendar year, to lay...

  • Foreign Affairs

    125 speeches

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

  • Business of the House

    Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the Motion in the name of the Prime Minister for the Adjournment of the House may be proceeded with, though opposed, until Twelve o'clock.—[Mr. Donald...

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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