House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 10 February 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Message from the Queen

    • Income Tax

      1 speech

      The Vice-Chamberlain of the Household: The Vice-Chamberlain of the Household reported Her Majesty's Answer to the Addresses, as follows: I have received your Addresses praying that the Double...

  • Private Business

    BRIGHTON MARINE PALACE AND PIER BILL [Lords]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services

    • Dental Charges

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether his Department has studied the effect of the current level of dental charges upon patients seeking dental treatment.

    • Consultants (Merit Awards)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the annual cost of merit award payments to National Health Service consultants; and if he has any plans to review the system.

      Housing Benefit

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many responses he has had from local authorities to his consultation document on housing benefit; and if he will make a statement.

      Chemical Weapons

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information and training is available to his Department's staff on the properties of chemical weapons and protective measures.

      Abortions (Minors)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in what circumstances minors may be invited to give written consent to an abortion and to a general anaesthetic for such abortion, without...

      South-East Thames Regional Health Authority

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will intervene in the dispute within the South-East Thames regional health authority regarding the location for new radiotherapy equipment;...

      Occupational Deafness

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has any plans to extend the availability of industrial disablement benefit for occupational deafness.

      Community Care

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what financial provision he is making for community care in 1987–88; and if he will make a statement.

      Community Health Councils

      10 speeches

      Mr. John Mark Taylor: asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement about the intended role of community health councils and the experience of their activities in...

      Royal College of Nurses

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when last the Minister for Health met Mr. Trevor Clay, the general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing; and what subjects were discussed.

      Hong Kong and Singapore

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a ministerial visit to Hong Kong and Singapore to observe Government policies on smoking.

      Unemployment Benefit

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he intends to introduce regulations to uprate the level of £35 a week of occupational pension above which unemployment benefit starts to...

      Speech Therapists

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what recent representations he has received about establishing improved salaries for speech therapists.

      Matrons

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has any plans to reintroduce the role of matron into hospitals; and if he will make a statement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    • Disabled People

      14 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister when Her Majesty's Government intend to implement in full the Disabled Persons (Services Consultation and Representation) Act which was given Royal Assent on 8 July 1986.

    • Engagements

      27 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 10 February.

  • Rural Economy

    55 speeches

    (by private notice)asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the planning implications of the Government's newly announced policy on the rural economy.

  • Points of Order

    9 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I refer to the Prime Minister's reply earlier this afternoon to myself and to my right hon. Friend the Leader of the Opposition. In view of the unsatisfactory...

    • Bills Presented

    • Companies (Audit Committees)

      Sir Brandon Rhys Williams, supported by Mr. Sydney Bidwell, Mr. Hugh Dykes, Mr. Robert Edwards, Sir Anthony Grant, Mr. Jeremy Hanley, Mr. Robert McCrindle, Mr. Tom Normanton, Sir David Price, Mr....

  • Statutory Instruments &c.

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I will put together the eight motions relating to statutory instruments.

  • Law of Property (Amendment)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to eliminate gazumping. This is a simple five-clause Bill designed to outlaw the practice known as gazumping. Gazumping is a horrible word...

    • Law of Property (Amendment)

      Mr. John Heddle accordingly presented a Bill to eliminate gazumping: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 3 April and to be printed. [Bill 68.]

  • Housing and Homelessness

    214 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House believes that it is an obligation for any responsible and caring Government to ensure that there is a fit home available to buy or rent for every household in the...

  • Privilege

    2 speeches

    I rise on a point of privilege, Mr. Speaker, about which I have given you private notice, to seek your advice on a statement that appeared on the tapes of which I had given you a copy. The...

  • Prevention of Terrorism

    68 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1984 (Continuance) Order 1987, which was laid before this House on 27th January, be approved. The effect of this...

  • Planning Decisions (Northern Ireland)

    4 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.-[Mr. Lennox-Boyd.]

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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