Monday, 7 July 1986
The House met at hull-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE BILL [Lords]
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the present position in respect of onshore oil exploration in the Merseyside area.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what are the latest available figures of imports of coal into the United Kingdom and from what sources.
Mr. Andy Stewart: asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is his estimate of energy efficiency savings so far achieved by Government Departments; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what are the latest productivity figures for British Coal; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the progress so far of Energy Efficiency Year.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether his Department has had any discussions on the privatisation of the electricity industry.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement about the terms on which he expects shares in British Gas to be made available to the corporation's customers.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he next expects to have a meeting with the chairman of British Gas to discuss gas prices.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he last met the chairman of the British Gas Corporation to discuss the terms of the privatisation of the corporation.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he remains satisfied that the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate has the staff and the resources to fulfil the responsibilities in respect of which it...
asked the Minister for the Arts what recent discussions he has had with the Arts Council about funding of the arts on Merseyside; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Minister for the Arts what recent representations he has received from his Greek counterpart on the future of the Parthenon marbles.
asked the Minister for the Arts if he has any plans to introduce legislation to require local authorities to introduce charges for the loan of books from public libraries; and if he will make a...
asked the Minister for the Civil Service when he last met representatives of the Civil Service unions; and what was discussed.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if, pursuant to his answer of 16 June, Official Report, column 743, to the lion. Member for Leicester, East, he will list the groups regarded as...
asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many permanent secretaries and deputy secretaries at the present time are members qualified by examination of a United Kingdom chartered...
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what are the cost implications of negotiations to facilitate early retirement from the Civil Service.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many non-departmental public bodies have been (a) abolished or (b) reformed since May 1979.
(by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether it remains his intention to visit South Africa, and if so what are his plans.
Ordered,That the Local Authorities' Cemeteries (Amendment) Order 1986, be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.That the draft Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1986,...
Ordered,That European Community Documents No. 4092/85 and 4058/86, a proposal for a Regulation laying down measures to discourage the release for free circulation of counterfeit goods, and a...
Ordered,That the Public Trustee and Administration of Funds Bill [Lords] be referred to a Second Reading Committee — [Mr. Malone.]
I beg to move, That this House agrees that manufacturing industry has a central part to play in the future prosperity of the United Kingdom, and, that, in order to succeed in a fiercely...
On a point of order Mr. Speaker. I have been sitting here throughout the debate. As hon. Members we are often criticised by the press for not being in our places. Throughout this important debate...
Before I call the Secretary of State to move the Prime Minister's motion, I must announce to the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition.
Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the Latent Damage Bill [Lords] and the Education (No. 2) Bill may he proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour. [Mr. Lennox-Boyd.]
Not amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.
I beg to move amendment No. I, in page 2, line 14 leave out `any potential plaintiff first had' and insert 'the plaintiff or any person in whom the cause of action was vested before him first had...
Mr. Peter Thurnham (Bolton, North-East): I beg to move amendment No. 8, in page 4, line 19, leave out 'subsection' and insert 'subsections'.
Amendments made: No. 12, in page 6, line 8, after 'above', insert 'sections 1 and 2 of'.
As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.
Ordered,That, notwithstanding the practice of the House as to the intervals between stages of Bills brought in upon Ways and Means Resolutions, more than one stage of the Finance Bill may he...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Peter Lloyd.]
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