House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 17 February 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • New Writ

    For Truro, in the room of David Charles Penhaligon, Esquire, deceased.—[Mr. Alton.]

  • Private Business

    BRIGHTON MARINE PALACE AND PIER BILL [Lords]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science

    • AIDS

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what guidance his Department has given to education authorities about educating young people on the dangers of AIDS.

    • Pupil-Teacher Ratios

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the average pupil-teacher ratio in junior and secondary schools, respectively, at the most recent date for which figures are...

      11-plus Selection

      20 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he has any plans to reintroduce selection at 11-plus years.

      Brain Drain

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he is taking to seek to stop the brain drain from higher education institutions in the United Kingdom.

      North-West Region

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what recent representations he has received about the arrangements for further education in the north-west; and if he will make a statement.

      Student Grants

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on recent progress in the review of student grants.

      Maintained Schools

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will bring forward proposals for the greater independence of maintained schools from central and local government.

      Local Education Authorities (Capital Allocations)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received about the capital allocations made to local education authorities for 1987–88.

      16-plus Students

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of young people aged 16-plus years have remained in full-time education in each of the last five years.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Tamils (Removal)

    30 speeches

    (by private notice)asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his proposals to remove a number of recently arrived Tamils.

  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

    4 speeches

    On a point of order arising out of Question Time, Mr. Speaker. I waited, as you instructed last week, Sir. You will recollect, that during Question Time the Prime Minister refused to answer a...

  • Adjournment Debates

    39 speeches

    On a point of order, of which I have given you notice, Mr. Speaker. Last night, at about half-past nine, I infringed the courtesies and conventions but not, as the patient and courteous Deputy...

  • Refugees (Members' Representations)

    4 speeches

    I wish to raise a point with you, Mr. Speaker, concerning the rights of hon. Members, which arises from exchanges on the private notice question. I would ask that you look at the record and...

  • Local Government (Empty Council Houses)

    11 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to oblige local authorities to make their vacant housing stock available for letting or sale. The Bill I am presenting to the House outlines...

    • Local Government (Empty Council Houses)

      Mr. John Powley accordingly presented a Bill to oblige local authorities to make their vacant housing stock available for letting or sale: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be...

  • Opposition Day

    [8TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Disabled People

      36 speeches

      We now come to the Opposition day, the first part of which will he a debate on the problems and needs of disabled people. I must tell the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of...

  • Women in the Community

    63 speeches

    Before I call the hon. Member for Barking (Ms. Richardson), I have to tell the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister and other Ministers.

  • Tamils (Removal)

    7 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will recall that earlier today there was a private notice question to the Home Secretary about the removal of applicants for refugee status in Britain. You...

  • Social Security

    16 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Social Security (Payments on Account, Overpayment and Recovery) Regulations 1987, which were laid before this House on 4th February, be approved. These regulations...

  • Breast Cancer Screening (Bolton)

    2 speeches

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

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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