Monday, 16 February 1987
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what was the peak demand for electricity met by the Central Electricity Generating Board during the recent cold weather.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he expects to meet the chairman of the Central Electricity Generating Board to discuss the ordering of new coal-fired stations.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the prospects for the expansion of coal burn in power stations in Britain.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he expects to complete and place in the Library the list of organisations and individuals to be consulted in connection with studies into the proposed...
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what proportion of electricity supply in 1986 came from nuclear power.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has received concerning the implications for energy policy of the report of the Layfield committee into the proposed Sizewell B...
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what further plans he has to improve energy efficiency in 1987.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he has received any applications from the Central Electricity Generating Board for a new power station other than that relating to Sizewell.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he next proposes to have discussions with the European Commission about alternative sources of energy.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what lessons his Department has drawn from the recent cold spell about energy conservation.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement about the activities of British Coal Enterprise Ltd.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what was the value of capital investment made by British Coal in 1986; and how much of that was devoted to the western area.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is his current estimate of the number of people employed directly and indirectly in the development of North sea oil and gas.
asked the Minister for the Arts what representations he has received about the development and extension of the Royal Opera House.
asked the Minister for the Arts when he last met with the Association of County Councils to discuss the future of the Public Library Service.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what action he is taking to improve staff reporting and appraisal throughout the Civil Service.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what is his estimate of improvements in productivity in the Civil Service as a result of management reform and other changes since 1979.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what recent initiatives he has taken to encourage exchanges between civil servants and industrialists, other than full-time secondments.
asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will provide more information on the work and achievements of the Management and Personnel Office.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In a debate on nuclear waste disposal last Monday I paid tribute to what I believed to be the courage of the hon. Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Dalyell) for saying...
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
Order for Second Reading read.
Postponed proceeding resumed.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Portillo]
On 18, 19 and 20 February 1975, almost exactly 12 years ago to the day, a public inquiry was held into the proposed Mold bypass. On 25 July 1977 the then Secretary of State for Wales made the...
Mr. Deputy Speaker, I know that Mr. Speaker deprecates Adjournment debates of which notice has not been given, but before I open on the subject of the police raid—
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