House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 22 July 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Health Care

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to improve health care in Scotland.

    • Rating Reform

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any plans to bring forward modifications to the community charge scheme in Scotland in the proposed legislation introducing a similar tax in...

      Scottish Assembly

      22 speeches

      Mr. Doran asked: the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will hold discussions with a view to setting up a Scottish Assembly with legislative powers.

      Youth Unemployment

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland by how much the percentage level of youth unemployment in Scotland increased between May 1979 and the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Economic Growth

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the sectors of the Scottish economy which have experienced improvements since 1979.

      Industrial Production and Construction

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the index of industrial production and construction for Scotland in each of the most recent four quarters for which figures are available...

      Local and Health Authority Contracts

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has as to how many local and health authority contracts have been put out to competitive tender in Scotland.

      Steel Industry

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the future of the steel industry in Scotland.

      NHS (Pay)

      24 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has now revised his Department's estimate of the share of the cost of meeting the recent National Health Service pay awards payable by health...

  • Polytechnics and Inner London

    70 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement. In our White Paper on higher education, we gave notice of our intention to legislate to re-establish the polytechnics and certain...

  • Scottish Business

    42 speeches

    I shall now take points of order.

  • State Security

    2 speeches

    On an entirely different point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I raise at the first opportunity a matter relating to proceedings in Parliament ? I tabled a written question to the Prime Minister today...

  • Statutory Instruments (Consideration)

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. The eighth item on the Order Paper relates to the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity...

  • Bill Presented

    • Scottish Development Agency

      Mr. Secretary Rifkind, supported by Mr. John Major, Mr. Ian Lang, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton and Mr. Michael Forsyth, presented (under Standing Order No. 48 (Procedure upon bills whose main...

    • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS &c.

      Ordered,That the draft Welfare of Calves Regulations 1987 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Lord James Douglas-Hamilton.]

      Social Security

      45 speeches

      I beg to move, That the draft Pensioners' Lump Sum Payments Order 1987, which was laid before this House on 7 July, be approved. I understand that it will be for the convenience of the House if...

      Supplementary Benefit

      Resolved, That the draft Supplementary Benefit (Requirements and Resources) Amendment Regulations 1987, which were laid before this House on 9th July, be approved. — [Mr. Lennox-Boyd.]

      Hovercraft

      3 speeches

      I beg to move, That the draft Hovercraft (Civil Liability) (Amendment) Order 1987, which was laid before this House on 9th July, be approved. I am sure that the House would like to know that I am...

      Telecommunications Technology

      53 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Document Nos. 5876/85, 5876/85 Add 1, and the Department of Trade and Industry's Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum of 30th...

      Statutory Instruments

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.).

      Agriculture

      That the draft Meat and Livestock Commission Levy Scheme (Confirmation) Order 1987, which was laid before this House on 27th April, in the last Session of Parliament, he approved.

      Housing

      That the draft Grants by Local Housing Authorities (Appropriate Percentage and Exchequer Contributions) Order 1987, which was laid before this House on 8th April 1987, in the last Session of...

      Consumer Protection

      That the draft Bunk Beds (Entrapment Hazards) (Safety) Regulations 1987, which were laid before this House on 7th July, be approved.—[Mr. Durant.]

      European Community Document

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 102(5) (Standing Committees on European Community documents).

      Treaties

      That the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (International Convention on the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System) Order 1987, which was laid before this House on...

      CONSOLIDATION, &c., BILLS (JOINT COMMITTEE)

      Ordered, That Mr. David Ashby, Sir Richard Body, Sir Nicholas Bonsor, Mr. Nicholas Brown, Dr. Charles Goodson-Wickes, Mr. Robert Litherland, Mr. William Cash, Mr. Barry Porter, Mr. Gary Waller....

      Members' Interests

      Ordered, That Mr. Robert Adley, Mr. Graham Allen, Mr. John Bowis, Mr. W. M. Campbell, Mr. D. N. Campbell-Savours, Dame Peggy Fenner, Mr. Peter Griffiths, Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Mr. Michael...

      Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration

      Ordered, That Mr. David Ashby, Mr. Jack Aspinwall, Sir Anthony Buck, Mr. Ronald Fearn, Mr. Frank Haynes, Mr. George Howarth, Mr. James Pawsey, Mr. Michael Irvine and Mr. Ron Campbell be members...

      House of Commons Commission

      5 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That Mr. A. J. Beith, Sir Barney Hayhoe and Mr. Peter Shore be appointed members of the House of Commons Commission under the House of Commons (Administration)...

      Availability for Work Test

      10 speeches

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

      Tourism

      12 speeches

      I am very grateful for this opportunity to raise a matter that I consider very important — tourism, particularly in industrial cities in the north of England. However, for the benefit of...

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