House of Commons debates

Monday, 9 November 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at halfpast Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport

    • RAF St. Mawgan

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to give financial assistance to the building of an air terminal at the St. Mawgan Royal Air Force air base.

    • Cabotage

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received about the eventual introduction in the United Kingdom of cabotage in the road haulage and road passenger transport...

      M40 Extension

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give the date for the completion of the M40 extension.

      Air Traffic Control

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he next plans to meet the chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority to discuss the problems of air traffic control in British airspace.

      Bus Services (Deregulation)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he is having with London Regional Transport as to the policies to be followed in relation to the deregulation of London bus services.

      Transport Supplementary Grant

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will reconsider the guidelines for transport supplementary grant to enable more schemes costing less than £1 million to be supported.

      Road Safety

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what further efforts are being made by the Government to reduce road casualties.

      Network SouthEast

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action he proposes to take on the findings of the inquiry conducted by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission into Network SouthEast.

      Bus Services (Deregulation)

      17 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is his latest information on the effect of deregulation on buses.

      British Rail

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he last met the chairman of British Rail; and what issues were discussed.

      Driving Test

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has received the report on the future of the driving test; and if he will make a statement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General

    • "Spycatcher"

      6 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General whether he is considering bringing any prosecutions under the Official Secrets Act arising from the "Spycatcher" episode.

    • Project Zircon

      6 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General when he expects to reach a decision on the possible prosecution of Mr. Ducan Campbell for alleged breaches of the Official Secrets Act in relation to Project Zircon;...

      "Spycatcher"

      8 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General how much in total Her Majesty's Government have allocated for future expenditure on trying to prevent the publication of the book "Spycatcher".

      Actions for Discovery (Immunity)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will introduce legislation to confer immunity from actions for discovery in criminal and civil cases upon all correspondence between Members of Parliament and...

      Judges

      4 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General how many High Court judges and circuit judges, respectively, there are currently in England and Wales; if the Lord Chancellor has any proposals for increasing their...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development

    • Overseas Aid

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he intends to reach the United Nations target for aid of 0·7 per cent. of GNP.

    • Immunisation

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about progress in the UNICEF global immunisation project and the United Kingdom contribution to it.

      Overseas Aid

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of public expenditure was devoted to overseas aid in 1979 and in 1986.

      Sri Lanka

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the present level of aid given by Her Majesty's Government to Sri Lanka.

  • Terrorist Attack (Enniskillen)

    45 speeches

    I will, with permission, Mr. Speaker, make a statement on yesterday's terrorist attack at the war memorial in Enniskillen. This occurred shortly before the parade arrived for the formal...

  • Northern Ireland (Terrorism)

    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,...

  • European Community Documents

    Ordered,That European Community Document No. 8845/87 on toy safety be referred to a Standing Committee on European Community Documents.That European Community Document No. 11063/86 (Part 3) on...

  • Orders of the Day — Licensing Bill

    188 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Food Aid

    37 speeches

    I must announce to the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition.

    • European Community Documents

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

    • Legal Expenses Insurance

      That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 5156/82 on legal expenses insurance and the Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Department of Trade and Industry on...

      Credit Insurance

      That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 7194/82 on credit insurance and the Supplementary Explanatory Memoranda submitted by the Department of Trade and Industry on 16th...

      STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      Customs and Excise

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

      Agriculture

      1 speech

      Question proposed,That Mr. Tim Boswell, Mr. John Carlisle, Mr. David Curry, Mr. Martyn Jones, Mr. Calum A. Macdonald, Mr. Seamus Mallon, Mr. Paul Marland, Mr. Eric Martlew, Mr. Elliot Morley, Mr....

      Defence

      1 speech

      Question proposed,That Mr. John Cartwright, Mr. Churchill, Mr. Dick Douglas, Mr. John Evans, Mr. Bruce George, Sir Barney Hayhoe, Mr. John McWilliam, Mr. Michael Mates, Mr. Jonathan Sayeed, Mr....

      Education, Science and Arts

      1 speech

      Question proposed,That Mr. David Evennett, Mr. Martin Flannery, Mr. Harry Greenway, Mr. Win Griffiths, Mrs. Maureen Hicks, Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson, Mr. Timothy Raison, Mr. Gerry Steinberg, Mr....

      Employment

      2 speeches

      Question proposed,That Mr. Simon Coombs, Mr. Ken Eastham, Sir Philip Goodhart, Mr. Greville Janner, Mr. Ron Leighton, Mr. lain Mills, Mr. James Paice, Mr. Ernie Ross, Mr. Andrew Rowe, Mr. Lewis...

      Energy

      Questions proposed,That Mr. Michael Brown, Dr. Michael Clark, Mr. Geoffrey Dickens, Mr. Eric Illsley, Mr. Ted Leadbitter, Sir Ian Lloyd, Mr. Geoffrey Lofthouse, Mr. Rhodri Morgan, Mr. Peter Rost,...

      Environment

      That Mr. Henry Bellingham, Mr. Paul Boateng, Mr. John Cummings, Mr. Richard Holt, Mr. Andrew Hunter, Mr. Robert B. Jones, Mr. Keith Mans, Mr. Tom Pendry, Mr. Peter Pike, Sir Hugh Rossi and Mr....

      Foreign Affairs

      That Mr. Dennis Canavan, Mr. Michael Jopling, Mr. David Howell, Mr. Ivan Lawrence, Mr. Jim Lester, Mr. Ted Rowlands, Mr. Peter Shore, Mr. Ian Taylor, Mr. Peter Temple-Morris, Mr. Bowen Wells and...

      Home Affairs

      That Mr. David Ashby, Mr. Gerald Bermingham, Mr. David Clelland, Miss Janet Fookes, Mr. Roger Gale, Mr. John Greenway, Mr. Ivor Stanbrook, Mr. Keith Vaz, Mr. John Wheeler and Mr. Tony Worthington...

      Social Services

      That Mr. Jerry Hayes, Dr. Lewis Moonie, Marjorie Mowlam, Mr. Terry Patchett, Sir David Price, Mrs. Gillian Shephard, Mr. Roger Sims, the Reverend Martin Smyth. Audrey Wise, Mr. Nicholas Winterton...

      Trade and Industry

      That Mr. Joe Ashton, Mr. Malcolm Bruce, Mr. James Cran, Mr. Stan Crowther, Dr. John Gilbert, Sir Anthony Grant, Dr. Keith Hampson, Mr. Doug Hoyle, Mr. Robin Maxwell-Hyslop, Mr. Barry Porter and...

      Transport

      That Mr. David Gilroy Bevan, Mr. Sydney Bidwell, Mr. Jim Callaghan, Mr. Derek Conway, Mr.Terry Dicks, Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody, Mr. Peter Fry, Mr. David Marshall, Mr. David Mudd and Mr. Neville...

      Treasury and Civil Service

      That Mr. Anthony Beaumont-Dark, Mr. A. J. Beith, Mr. Nicholas Budgen, Mr. Neil Hamilton, Mr. Terence L. Higgins, Ms. Joyce Quin, Mr. Giles Radice, Mr. Brian Sedgemore, Mr. John Townend, Mr. John...

      Welsh Affairs

      1 speech

      That Mr. Nicholas Bennett, Sir Raymond Gower, Mr. Gwilym Jones, Mr. Richard Livsey, Sir Anthony Meyer, Mr. Paul Murphy, Mr. Keith Raffan, Sir John Stradling Thomas, Mr. Dafydd Elis Thomas, Mr....

  • Orders of the Day — Petition

  • Orders of the Day — Smoke Detectors

    12 speeches

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

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