House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 1 April 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • European Year of the Environment

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what initiatives his Department is taking to contribute to the European Year of the Environment.

    • Housing Needs Expenditure

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to allow local authorities to spend more than 20 per cent. of their capital receipts from council house sales on housing...

      Fulham Football Club

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to meet the president of the Football League to discuss the future of Fulham football club; and if he will make a statement.

      Private Sector Tenants

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received in respect of security of tenure for private sector tenants.

      Liverpool (Rate Support Grant)

      24 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what rate support grant is to be received by Liverpool city council in 1986–87; and what the comparable figure was for 1981–82 and...

      Homeless Young People

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what further research his Department plans to institute into the issue of homeless young people.

      Unified Business Rate

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent representations he has received from small businesses on his proposal for a unified business rate as a replacement for the commercial rate.

      Rate Support Grant

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the cumulative reduction in the rate support grant since 1979 expressed at 1986–87 prices.

      Countryside Conservation

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the increase in (a) money terms and (b) real terms in expenditure since 1979 by his Department on the conservation of the...

      Community Charge

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the latest total of representations received by him in respect of his proposals for a community charge in England; what proportion was in...

      Rates

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the average rate increase in the current year (a) for councils under Conservative control, (b) for non-rate capped...

      Voluntary Agencies, London

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will meet representatives of the voluntary agencies in London to discuss their funding in the next financial year.

  • Higher Education and Research

    38 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about the Government's policies for higher education. Higher education is crucial to help our nation meet the economic, social and...

  • Higher Education (Scotland)

    35 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement on arrangements for planning and funding of higher education in Scotland announced in today's White Paper on higher education. This...

  • Questions to Ministers

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I shall not complain unduly at the fact that today's was the second environment Question Time when, unfortunately, I failed to catch your eye—[HON....

  • Hon. Member for Ynys Môn

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am raising a matter of which I have informed you. I have also informed the hon. Member concerned. The hon. Member in question, the hon. Member for Ynys...

  • Housebuyers' Protection Bill

    1 speech

    I beg to move, The leave be given to bring in a Bill to ensure the registration for public inspection of the selling prices of all residential properties; and for connected purposes. I shall...

    • Housebuyers' Protection Bill

      Mr. Alfred Dubs accordingly presented a Bill to ensure the registration for public inspection of the selling prices of all residential properties; and for connected purposes: And the same was...

  • Orders of the Day — Criminal Justice Bill

    As amended, (in the Standing Committee), further considered.

  • New clause 1

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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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