House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 3 November 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science

    • Higher Education

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what recent representations he has received about the funding of higher education; and if he will make a statement.

    • City Technology Colleges

      19 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he is able to announce any further progress towards the establishment of a pilot network of city technology colleges; and if he will...

      Education Reform

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will place in the Library a copy of those representations he has received in relation to his consultative proposals to devolve...

      Professional Standards

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will bring forward proposals to improve professional standards in education; and if he will make a statement.

      School Buildings

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will set up an inquiry into the state of school buildings; and if he will make a statement.

      Polytechnics

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what response he has had from directors of polytechnics to his proposed reform of polytechnic control and organisation.

      Her Majesty's Inspectors (Report)

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received on Her Majesty's inspectors' 1987 annual report; and if he will make a statement.

      Education Reform

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will place in the Library a copy of those representations he has received in relation to his consultative paper, "Admission of...

      University Grants Committee

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what subjects he discussed at his last meeting with the University Grants Committee.

      School Discipline

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what measures the Government are taking to improve standards of pupil behaviour and discipline in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Surplus School Places

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what guidance he gave the delegates from Suffolk county council in July on removing surplus places in schools in non-metropolitan areas: and...

      Nursery Education

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has any plans to extend the provision of pre-five education; and if he will make a statement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Autumn Statement

    77 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement. I am laying before the House today an autumn statement which, as usual, contains first, the Government's outline public...

  • Electricity Industry (Financial Targets)

    75 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement. As the House knows, it has been the policy of successive Governments to agree targets for the nationalised industries which set...

  • Ministerial Statements

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Will you reconsider your practice of taking points of order that arise out of statements at the end of all the statements, rather than at the end of each...

    • Bill Presented

    • Right of Privacy

      Mr. William Cash presented a Bill to establish a right of privacy, to make amendments to the law of evidence, and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be...

      European Community Documents

      Ordered,That European Community Document No. 4105/87 on the pricing of medicinal products for human use be referred to a Standing Committee on European Community Documents.—[Mr. Maclean.]

  • Orders of the Day — Employment Bill

    136 speeches

    Order for Second reading read.

    • Business of the House

      Ordered,That at this day's sitting the Ways and Means Motion may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr. Lightbown.]

  • Orders of the Day — Employment Bill [Money]

    9 speeches

    Queen's recommendation having been signified—Motion made, and Question proposed,That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Employment Bill, it is expedient to authorise the...

    • Employment Bill [Ways and Means]

      Resolved.That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Employment Bill, it is expedient to authorise the making of provision for the manner in which payments made in pursuance of...

  • Orders of the Day — Data Protection

    27 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Social Work) Order 1987, which was laid before this House on 21st October, be approved. It will, I hope, be for the...

    • Data Protection

      Resolved,That the draft Data Protection (Subject Access Modification) (Health) Order 1987. which was laid before this House on 21st October, be approved.That the draft Data Protection (Regulation...

    • House of Commons (Services)

      Ordered,That Mr. John Blackburn. Mr. Patrick Cormack, Mr. Don Dixon, Mr. Frank Dobson, Mr. Andrew Faulds, Mr. Geraint Howells, Mr. David Hunt, Mr. Charles Irving, Sir Ian Lloyd, Mr. Michael...

  • Orders of the Day — Petition

    • Rating Reform

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition from Mr. Bill Greig of 182 Gilmerton Dykes drive, Edinburgh, Mr. Jimmy Lawrie of 25 Ferniehill place, Edinburgh, and members of the Scottish Old Age Pensioners...

  • Orders of the Day — Woolley and Redbrook Collieries

    15 speeches

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

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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