House of Commons debates

Monday, 2 February 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    1 speech

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport

    • Thames Crossing (Dartford)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what estimates he has of the numbers of people who will be employed in the construction of the proposed third Thames crossing at Dartford.

    • Traffic Congestion (London)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions his Department has had with local government officials concerning the effect of deregulation in London on traffic congestion.

      Channel Tunnel

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what estimates he has of increases in the amount of freight carried by rail which will result from the Channel tunnel project.

      Drink-Drive Offences

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what further proposals he has to deal with drink-drive offences.

      Minibus Services

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what estimates he has for the number of minibus services now in operation.

      Freightliner Network

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport if, when he next meets the chairman of British Rail, he will raise with him the proposed cutbacks in the freightliner network; and if he will make a...

      Guisborough Bypass

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport by what date it is anticipated that financing will be available for work to commence on the Guisborough bypass.

      Roads (Construction and Repair)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what measures have been taken to improve efficiency in road construction and repair.

      Pension Rights

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any intention to make regulations regarding any diminution of emoluments or pension rights under section 84 of the Transport Act 1985; and if...

      Regional Airports

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what has been the total level of investment in regional airports in the north of England since 1979.

      Speed Limits

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will consider introducing a campaign for the strict observance by the public of road speed law.

      Channel Tunnel

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the security provisions being planned for the Channel tunnel.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General

    • Wright Case

      24 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General when he first became aware that Sir Robert Armstrong had offered inaccurate evidence in the Wright case in Australia concerning the Attorney-General's alleged role in...

    • Diplock Courts

      6 speeches

      s asked the Attorney- General what views he has exchanged with the Attorney- General of the Republic of Ireland, within the framework of the Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Conference, and also...

      High Court Cases

      4 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General if he has any plans to seek to change the speed with which cases come to trial in the Queen's Bench division of the High Court.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development

    • Southern Africa (Front-line States)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he intends to increase aid to the front line states which are members of the Southern African Development Co-ordination...

    • Afghan Refugees

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the level and type of British assistance to Afghan refugees in Pakistan.

      India (Gujarat)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the level of aid being directed to Gujarat in India.

      International Debts

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with the World Bank methods of ensuring that developing countries are able to repay their international debts...

      Unicef

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on his visit to UNICEF.

  • BBC (Special Branch Raid)

    51 speeches

    (by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the special branch raid on the premises of the BBC in Scotland and the seizure of material from those...

  • Special Branch Activities

    2 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 20, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely...

  • Ministerial Responsibility

    5 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. This has relevance to my position as a Back Bencher, if you recall the events of last week. Two important matters have emerged today and they require answers....

  • The Royal Navy

    102 speeches

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

    • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    • Northern Ireland

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101 (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.). That the draft Agriculture and Fisheries (Financial...

      Weights and Measures

      1 speech

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101 (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.) That the draft Weights and Measures (Carriage of Solid Fuel...

      Defence

      Ordered, That Sir Humphrey Atkins be discharged from the Defence Committee and Sir Hector Monro be added.—[Sir Marcus Fox, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

      Energy

      Ordered, That Mr. James Pawsey be discharged from the Energy Committee and Mr. Robert Jackson be added—[Sir Marcus Fox, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

      Treasury and Civil Service

      Ordered, That Mr. Tony Banks be added to the Treasury and Civil Service Committee—[Sir Marcus Fox, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • School Building (Lancashire)

    11 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Peter Lloyd.] 10.1 pm

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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