House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 6 May 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Homelessness

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the present level of homelessness and the cost of the use of bed-and breakfast accommodation.

    • Green Belt (Planning Policy)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he intends to revise his guidance on planning policy in the green belt; and if he will make a statement.

      Nitrogen Fertilizers

      19 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from water authorities concerned about the excessive use of nitrogen fertilizers.

      Land Use

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when, following consultation, he intends to publish a circular on planning and agricultural land.

      Radioactive Waste (Hinkley Point)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment where the low-level and the intermediate-level radioactive waste from Hinkley Point power station is held at present; what plans have been made...

      Council House Sales

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many council houses have been sold to sitting tenants in England since May 1979.

      Community Charge

      40 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received as w the minimum level of community charge to be paid by those on low incomes.

      Homelessness

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the rate of homelessness (a) in 1978 and (b) at the latest available date for which figures are available.

      Tree Planting

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total cost of all the tree planting funded directly or indirectly by his Department in 1985; what percentage of the trees have...

      Housing Expenditure (Leicester)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much money from central Government funding was provided for the city of Leicester to spend on housing in 1979 and 1986, respectively.

  • State Security

    45 speeches

    (by private notice)asked the Prime Minister if she will make a statement in response to the statement made this morning by the right hon. Member for Cardiff, South and Penarth (Sir J. Callaghan)...

  • Freedom of Information

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to repeal section 2 of the Official Secrets Act and institute a right of access for citizens to information related to the workings and...

    • Freedom of Information

      Mr. Chris Smith accordingly presented a Bill to repeal secion 2 of the Official Secrets Act and institute a right of access for citizens to information related to the workings and decisions of...

  • Northern Ireland (Security)

    149 speeches

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

  • Northern Ireland (Police)

    39 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. We are about to debate one of the two items of legislation that ought to have been brought before the House as Bills rather than by Order in Council. The hon....

  • Glasgow Airport (Strip-search Procedures)

    2 speeches

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

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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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