House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 14 January 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General for Scotland

    • Murder Trials

      4 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland if he will make it his policy that bereaved relations of murder victims are informed in advance of the date of the commencement of the trial.

    • Classified Information (Legal Proceedings)

      6 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland how, in considering possible legal proceedings arising from alleged breaches of confidentiality in relation to classified information, the Lord Advocate...

      Salmon Act 1986

      8 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland if he has had discussions with procurators fiscal on the implementation of the poaching clause in the Salmon Act 1986; and if he will make a statement.

      Dangerous Driving

      12 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland what is the average length of time which elapses between charges being made for dangerous driving and an appearance in court.

  • Television Licence Fees

    65 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about decisions on certain parts of the Peacock report on broadcasting which the House debated on 20 November 1986. We accept the...

  • Guinness plc

    5 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will recall that some weeks ago I endeavoured to draw the attention of the House to the number of job losses in my constituency arising from the Guinness...

  • Members' Correspondence

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I have received many letters regarding my Bill on Friday, some of which have been dealt with by my secretary and some by the Library. This is part of the support...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS &c.

    Ordered, That the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (No. 10) Order 1986 (S.I., 1986, No. 2248) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Durant.]

  • Late Payment of Debts

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a legally enforceable system of penalties on late payment of debts. The problems created by the late payments of debts,...

    • Late Payment of Debts

      Mr. Allan Stewart accordingly presented a Bill to establish a legally enforceable system of penalties on late payment of debts; And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a...

  • Opposition Day

    [4TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Severe Weather Payments

      256 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House, recognising that the Government deliberately chose such a low threshold as—1·5° Centigrade for the Exceptionally Severe Weather Payments Scheme so...

    • Industrial Training

      36 speeches

      I beg to move, That the draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 1987, which was laid before this House on 8th December, he approved. The order requires parliamentary approval...

      Liaison Committee

      Ordered,That Sir Humphrey Atkins be discharged from the Liaison Committee and Mr. Michael Mates be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Sainsbury.]

      Mr. Alexander Ogorodnikov

      5 speeches

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

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