House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 18 November 1986

  • Preamble

    The House met at hall-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment

    • Labour Statistics

      12 speeches

      asked the Paymaster General what were the numbers of persons unemployed for one year and two years, respectively, at May 1979 and the numbers at the latest available date.

    • Restart Programme

      8 speeches

      asked the Paymaster General if he will make a statement on the Restart programme.

      New Workers Scheme

      10 speeches

      asked the Paymaster General whether he will estimate the contribution likely to be made in employment in tourism by the new workers scheme.

      Work Test

      10 speeches

      asked the Paymaster General by what amount he expects the unemployment figures to fall as a result of the new availability for work test.

      MSC (Adult Training)

      8 speeches

      asked the Paymaster General how much the Manpower Services Commission has spent on adult training during the current fiscal year: and how many adults have benefited from training funded by these...

      Job Release Scheme

      8 speeches

      asked the Paymaster General what would be the current cost of reducing the age of qualifications of the job release scheme to 60 years; and how many jobs would be saved thereby.

      Labour Statistics

      8 speeches

      asked the Paymaster General how many people are currently employed in manufacturing industries; and how many were employed in manufacturing in June 1979.

      Restart Scheme

      8 speeches

      asked the Paymaster General what figure he has for the destination of people who have been on a restart scheme.

      Labour Statistics

      8 speeches

      asked the Paymaster General what the estimated effect has been on the unemployment figures as a result of the changes made in the method of counting since 1979.

      Tourism

      12 speeches

      asked the Paymaster General when he next expects to meet the chairman of the English Tourist Board to discuss prospects for tourism in England.

      Labour Statistics

      6 speeches

      asked the Paymaster General if he will list (a) the latest monthly figure for people registered as unemployed in the Greater London area, both as a total and as a percentage of the total number...

      Community Programme

      6 speeches

      asked the Paymaster General how many of those taking up employment from the community programme are currently in the same employment after 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    • Engagements

      20 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 18 November.

    • Westland plc.

      14 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister when she first became aware that the Solicitor-General had agreed to write to the then Secretary of State for Defence alleging material inaccuracies in his letter to the...

      Engagements

      65 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 18 November.

  • Prime Minister (Visit to Washington)

    59 speeches

    With permisssion, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on my visit to the United States on 14 and 15 November for talks with President Reagan at Camp David. I also had separate meetings...

  • New Members

    The following Member took and subscribed the Oath: George Howarth Esq., for Knowsley, North.

  • Arts Council (Budget)

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I do not want to delay the House very long. We have just had an important statement, but some statements these days are of the "small fire in a chip pan"...

  • Bill Presented

    • Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

      Mr. Secretary Ridley, supported by Mr. Secretary Hurd, Mr. Michael Jopling, Mr. Kenneth Clarke, Mr. John MacGregor, Mr. Secretary Channon, Mr. Secretary Moore and Mr. William Waldegrave,...

  • Welsh Affairs

    Ordered,That the matter of the Queen's Speech and its effect on Wales, being a matter relating exclusively to Wales, be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration.—[Mr....

  • Statutory Instruments, &c.

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House I shall put together the six motions to approve the statutory instruments.

    • Traffic Wardens

      That the draft Functions of Traffic Wardens (Scotland) Amendment Order 1986 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

    • Judges (Scotland)

      That the draft Maximum Number of Judges (Scotland) Order 1986 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

      Food Protection

      That the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (No. 8) (Amendment No. 6) Order 1986 (S.I., 1986, No. 1900) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

      Building Standards (Scotland)

      That the Building Standards (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1986 (S.I., 1986, No. 1278) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

      New Towns

      That the New Towns (Suspension of Loan Repayment) Order 1986 (S.I., 1986, No. 1436) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

      Civil Aviation Authority

      That the Civil Aviation Authority (Economic Regulation ofAirports) Regulations 1986 (S.I., 1986, No. 1544) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr....

      European Community Documents

      1 speech

      With the leave of the House I shall put together the two motions relating to European Community documents.

      Motorcycle Noise

      That European Community Documents Nos. 9184/84 and 6766/85 on motorcycle noise be referred to a Standing Committee on European Community Documents

      Domestic Appliances (Noise)

      That European Community Documents Nos. 4293/82 and 10998/83 on noise emitted by domestic appliances be referred to a Standing Committee on European Community Documents.—[Mr. Portillo]

  • Orders of the Day — Debate on the Address

    • Fifth Day

      Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [12 November]:That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows: Most Gracious Sovereign,We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and...

    • Industry and Employment

      200 speeches

      Before we start this debate I must tell the House that a large number of right hon. and hon. Gentlemen have indicated a wish to take part in this the fifth day of the Debate on the Address. I...

      Welsh Grand Committee

      Ordered,That, during the proceedings on the matter of the Queen's Speech and its effect on Wales, the Welsh Grand Committee have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it shall meet; and...

  • Mr. Mordechai Vanunu

    22 speeches

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

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