House of Commons debates

Monday, 23 June 1986

  • Preamble

    The House met at half past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport

    • Road Safety

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what further proposals he has for increasing road safety; and if he will make a statement.

    • Newark Relief Road

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects work on the Newark relief road to commence; and over how long a period it will last.

      Motorways (Traffic Flows)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he is satisfied with his Department's methods and record of forecasting traffic flows on motorways.

      British Rail

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received concerning the level of maintenance of British Rail rolling stock in the light of the proposed reduction in staff;...

      Vehicle Licence Duty

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to curb the evasion of vehicle licence duty; and if he will make a statement.

      London Buses and Underground

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is his latest estimate of the number of passengers using London buses and the London Underground; what were the comparable figures in each of the...

      Dartford Tunnel

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce his decision as to which contender has won the contract to construct a further crossing at Dartford on the M25; and if he...

      Rural Bus Services

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Development Commission has made any grants for innovation in rural bus services.

      Severn Crossing

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will defer any further development planning in relation to the second Severn crossing until a decision has been taken on the proposed Severn barrage.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General

    • European Assembly (Budget)

      6 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General what progress is being made in the action he has initiated over the illegal budget approved by the European Assembly; and if he will make a statement.

    • Solicitors (Complaints)

      4 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General if he will make a statement on the Law Society's latest proposals for dealing with complaints against solicitors.

      Trespass

      12 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General if he has any plans to seek to consolidate the law relating to trespass; and if he will make a statement.

      Legal Aid

      6 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General when he now expects to publish the results of the review of legal aid funding.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development

    • African Commodity Exports

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to international financial institutions concerning the scope for stabilising the price of the...

    • Aid (Gross National Product)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the proportion of gross national product spent on overseas aid in 1985 compared with 1984.

      Sport Aid

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his officials have had with the organisers concerning the distribution in Africa of funds raised by Sport Aid.

      Africa

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans to cut the amount of aid allocated to Africa; and if he will make a statement.

      Tropical Deforestation

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on the issue of tropical deforestation.

  • Invalid Care Allowance

    31 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about invalid care allowance. Invalid care allowance is intended to help people who care for severely disabled people at home. It...

  • Bedford Commercial Vehicles

    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,...

  • Sheepmeat (Caesium Levels)

    8 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,...

  • Deputy Chief Constable Stalker

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Earlier today I drew to your attention press comments which appeared in the national press yesterday and today concerning certain allegations against the deputy...

  • Early-day Motion

    4 speeches

    On a different point of order, Mr. Speaker. This morning, as a result of the happenings at the Azteca stadium in Mexico last night, I sought to table an early-day motion to the effect that the...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    Ordered,That the draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) (Amendment) Order 1986 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.That the draft Weights and...

  • Opposition Day

  • Rate Support Grant Bill

    89 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Lord Chancellor (Salary)

    64 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Lord Chancellor's Salary Order 1986, which was laid before this House on 3 June, be approved. As the title of the order before us suggests, it is concerned only with...

  • Representation of the People

    25 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Representation of the People Regulations 1986, which was laid before this House on 13th May, be approved.

    • Representation of the People

      Resolved,That the draft Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations 1986, which were laid before this House on 15th May, he approved.—[Mr. Mellor.]

  • Representation of the People

    7 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Representation of the People (Northern Ireland) Regulations 1986, which were laid before this House on 19th May, be approved. I should emphasise that the regulations...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    • Merchant Shipping

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 79(5) (Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments &c.)That the draft Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship Construction and...

  • European Community Documents

    • Definition of Fishing Vessel Characteristics

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 80(5) (Standing Committees on European Community documents.)That this House takes note of European Community Document No....

  • Trade and Industry

    Ordered,That Mr. Bernard Conlan be discharged from the Trade and Industry Committee and Mr. Richard Caborn be added. — [Sir Marcus Fox, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Agriculture

    Ordered,That Mr. Nicholas Baker be added to the Agriculture Committee.—[Sir Marcus Fox, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Education, Science and Arts

    Ordered,That Mr. Sean Hughes be discharged from the Education, Science and Arts Committee and Dr. Mark Hughes be added. — [Sir Marcus Fox, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Environment

    Ordered,That Mr. Michael Stern be added to the Environment Committee.—[Sir Marcus Fox, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Scottish Affairs

    Ordered,That Sir Hector Monro be discharged from the Scottish Affairs Committee and Mr. Alexander Pollock be added.—[Sir Marcus Fox, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Bolton (Hospital Facilities)

    2 speeches

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

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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