House of Commons debates

Monday, 23 February 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport

    • European Air Services

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made, following discussions with his French counterpart, to encourage the further liberalisation of European air services.

    • Channel Tunnel

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what information he has been given on the levels of employment in Scotland and the north of England which will result from the construction of the...

      British Airways

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what information he has about the total value of British Airways shares sold in foreign markets.

      Coaches (Speed Governors)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will report progress on the consultations about fitting of speed governors to coaches.

      Cycling (Safety)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State For Transport if he will convene and attend a meeting of representatives of cycling organisations to discuss safety and related matters; and if he will make a statement.

      Light Dues

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is his estimate of the cost to the shipping and ports industries as a consequence of the 14 per cent. increase in light dues he announced on 5 February.

      London Underground

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport if, when he next meets the chairman of London Regional Transport, he will raise with him the level of services on the London Underground; and if he will...

      M6-M61 (M65 Link)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give the projected date for commencement of construction work on the M65 link to the M6-M61.

      Business Aviation

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what facilities exist for business aviation in the south-east area, particularly around London.

      London Regional Transport (Fares)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport what was the latest fares increase on London Regional Transport undertakings; what was the increase in 1981; and if he will make a statement.

      Bus Deregulation

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to receive the first report of the research he has commissioned into the effects of bus deregulations in rural areas; and if he proposes...

      Midlands, Regional Airport

      4 speeches

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General

    • Official Secrets Act

      8 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General what recent discussions he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions regarding investigations of suspected infringements of section 2 of the Official Secrets...

    • BBC Scotland (Police Raid)

      8 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General on what date, and at what time, he first became aware of the police search of the British Broadcasting Corporation offices at Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow, as part of...

      Sentencing Policy

      9 speeches

      asked the Attorney-General what representations he has received about the use of his proposed powers under clause 29 of the Criminal Justice Bill to refer cases to the Court of Appeal for a...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development

    • Sub-Saharan Africa

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures he is taking to seek to prevent the re-emergence of famine in sub-Saharan Africa.

    • Women's Health

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what impact he estimates the appointment of a women's health specialist at his Department will have on project work on women and...

      Medically Qualified Personnel

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many medically qualified personnel are responsible to him in relation to his overseas development responsibilities; and what...

      Women

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on his Department's policy towards the role of women in development.

  • Leyland Trucks — Daf

    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,...

  • Personal Statement

    2 speeches

    I wish, Mr. Speaker, to withdraw my remarks critical of you which I made last Friday outside the House. I realise now how seriously I have offended you and the House. I wish most sincerely to...

  • Points of Order

    33 speeches

    On a point of order Mr. Speaker. On Friday I sought to table the following early-day motion—

  • Sizewell Nuclear Power Station

    103 speeches

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

  • REME Workshop, Chilwell

    2 speeches

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

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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