House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 11 February 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Prison Accommodation

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total cell accommodation in Scottish prisons; how many are currently out of use; for what reasons; and when he expects additional cells to...

    • Travel-to-Work Areas

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any plans to review the assisted area status of the Blairgowrie Pitlochry Aberfeldy travel-towork area.

      Western Isles

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on progress on an extension of the integrated development programme in the Western Isles.

      AIDS

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps have been taken to ensure that all necessary provisions have been made to assist the Scottish medical profession in its assessment and...

      Education Classes (North of Scotland)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what support he intends to give to maintain the provision of extra-mural studies and adult education classes in the north of Scotland.

      Forestry Commission (Planting Policy)

      28 speeches

      Mr. John Mark Taylor: asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to ensure that the Forestry Commission acts upon the conclusions of the National Audit Office regarding the...

      Severe Weather (Financial Assistance)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what additional financial help he intends to give local authorities as a consequence of extra expenditure incurred during the exceptional cold snap in...

      Prosperity

      24 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the relative prosperity of Scotland compared with the rest of Great Britain.

      Agricultural Production

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to sustain the rural economy in the light of policies aimed at reducing agricultural production.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Solicitor-General for Scotland

    • Procurator Fiscal Service

      16 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland whether he has any plans to review the resources available to the procurator fiscal service; and if he will make a statement.

    • North and South Courts (Glasgow)

      4 speeches

      asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland on how many days the north and south courts in Glasgow were used for High Court prosecutions in 1956, 1966, 1976 and 1986; and if he will estimate trends...

  • Privilege

    3 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. At 10.14 pm last night the right hon. Member for Chesterfield (Mr. Benn)—I have obviously given him notice of this—purported to raise with you what...

  • Questions to Ministers

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am extremely sorry to raise this matter, but you will recall that when we considered Question No. 6 on the Order Paper you would not allow my question to...

  • Division Lists

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will be concerned to ensure the accuracy of Hansard, for history and for our own benefit. I think that there must be a mistake in today's Hansard, which...

  • State Security

    37 speeches

    Further to my earlier point of order, Mr. Speaker. Arising out of questions it will be in your recollection that I came to see you, at your request, on this subject on Monday, at 2 pm in your...

  • Parental Leave

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to introduce a statutory right to a period of parental leave for working parents of young children; to make provision for the establishment...

    • Parental Leave

      2 speeches

      Mr. Harry Cohen accordingly presented a Bill to introduce a statutory right to a period of parental leave for working parents of young children; to make provision for the establishment of a...

  • Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Bill (Allocation of Time)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That the following provisions shall apply to the remaining proceedings on the Bill:

    • Committee

      1.—(1) The Standing Committee to which the Bill is allocated shall report the Bill to the House on or before 19th February 1987.

    • Report and Third Reading

      2.—(1) The proceedings on consideration and Third Reading of the Bill shall be completed in two allotted days and shall be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the second of those...

      Procedure in Standing Committee

      3.—(1) At a sitting of the Standing Committee at which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion under a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee the Chairman shall not...

      Conclusion of proceedings in Committee

      5. On the conclusion of the proceedings in any Committee on the Bill the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

      Extra time on first allotted day

      7.—(1) On the first allotted day paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings on the Bill for two hours after Ten o'clock.

      Private business

      8. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      9—(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or the...

      Supplemental orders

      10.—(1) The proceedings on any Motion made in the House by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been the...

      Saving

      11. Nothing in this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee shall— (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order or Resolution applies from being taken or...

      Re-committal

      12.—(1) References in this Order to proceedings on Consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings, at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence...

      Interpretation

      118 speeches

      13. In this Order—

      Committee

      1.—(1) The Standing Committee to which the Bill is allocated shall report the Bill to the House on or before 19th February 1987.

      Report and Third Reading

      2.—(1) The proceedings on consideration and Third Reading of the Bill shall be completed in two allotted days and shall he brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the second of those...

      Procedure in Standing Committee

      3.—(1) At a sitting of the Standing Committee at which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion under a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee the Chairman shall not...

      Conclusion of proceedings in Committee

      5. On the conclusion of the proceedings in any Committee on the Bill the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

      Extra time on first allotted day

      7.—(1) On the first allotted day paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings on the Bill for two hours after Ten o'clock.

      Private business

      8. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      9.—(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or the...

      Supplemental orders

      10.—(1) The proceedings on any Motion made in the House by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been the...

      Saving

      11. Nothing in this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee shall— (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order or Resolution applies from being taken or...

      Re-committal

      12.—(1) References in this Order to proceedings on Consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings, at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence...

      Interpretation

      13. In this Order

  • Petroleum Bill

    As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.

  • Housing (Scotland)

    107 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Variation Order 1987, which was laid before this House on 14th January, be approved.

    • Housing (Scotland)

      Resolved,That the draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 1987, which was laid before this House on 14th January, be approved.—[Mr. Ancram.]

    • Housing Revenue Account (Scotland)

      It being one and a half hours after proceedings on the first motion were entered upon, MR. DEPUTY SPEAKER proceeded, pursuant to the Order [6 February], to put the Question on the remaining motion.

  • Settle-Carlisle Railway Line

    9 speeches

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

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