House of Commons debates

Monday, 16 November 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • Children's Hospital, Cardiff

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received in opposition to the closure proposed for 1988–89 of the Children's ear, nose and throat hospital, Ely, Cardiff;...

    • Low-flying Aircraft

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received from farmers in Wales concerning the disturbance caused to livestock in Wales by low-flying aircraft.

      Hospital Waiting Lists

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he expects hospital waiting lists in Gwent to fall.

      Education Reform

      17 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received about the inclusion of Welsh in the core curriculum.

      Enterprise Agencies

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he is taking to ensure the future security and success of enterprise agencies in Wales, particularly the Cardiff and Vale enterprise.

      Labour Statistics

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what are the latest unadjusted figures for unemployment in (a) Newport, (b) Gwent and (c) Wales; and if he will give the equivalent figures for 1979 on the...

      Good Old Age Initiative

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will indicate the number and total value of schemes that have now been approved under the good old age initiative.

      Wildlife Appeal

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he next intends meeting representatives of conservation groups in Wales to discuss the progress of the Welsh wildlife appeal; and if he will make a...

      Regional Aid

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many regional selective assistance and regional development grants have been made or offered for projects in Wales in the last 12 months; and if he...

      Rechem International

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if, in the light of Mr. Justice Garland's support for further investigation, he will reconsider his decision not to initiate an inquiry into the activities...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    • Private Health Scheme

      6 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissioners, what facilities the Church Commissioners offer those on their payroll for contributions to private health schemes...

    • Storm Damage

      6 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissioners, if any estimate has been made of the damage to property for which the Church Commissioners are responsible,...

      Churches (Funds)

      10 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissioners, what funding the Church Commissioners have made available in the last year for which figures are available to...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons

    • Newspapers

      6 speeches

      To ask the Lord Privy Seal if he will take steps to ensure that the Library stocks the Caribbean Times, the Asian Times, the African Times, the Voice, the Gleaner and the New Life newspaper; and...

    • Select Committees

      6 speeches

      To ask the Lord Privy Seal if he has any proposals to change the arrangements for the setting up of Select Committees.

      Mineral Waters

      6 speeches

      To ask the Lord Privy Seal what progress has been made in selecting British mineral waters for the House; and if he will make a statement.

      Select Committees

      8 speeches

      To ask the Lord Privy Seal what progress is being made with the establishment of Select Committees.

  • Haemophiliacs (Financial Assistance)

    53 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about haemophiliacs who have become infected with the AIDS virus as a result of treatment with infected blood products. I should explain...

  • The Grove Hospital, Ilkley

    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,...

  • Felixstowe Dock and Railway Bill

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Will you look at what happened on the Third Reading of the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Bill last week? As I understand it, no Privy Councillor moved the motion...

  • Question Time

    3 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. As you know, question hour is a cherished, if limited, period in which Back Benchers can question Cabinet Ministers. The session on Welsh questions lasts only 35...

  • Statutory Instruments, &c.

    1 speech

    By leave of the House, I shall put together the Questions on the motions relating to statutory instruments.

  • Welsh Grand Committee

    Ordered,That the matter of Economic, Industrial and Commercial Development of Wales, being a matter relating exclusively to Wales, be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its...

  • Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund Bill

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Immigration Bill

    261 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. Kenneth Carlisle.]

  • Orders of the Day — Immigration Bill [Money]

    10 speeches

    Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

    • Immigration Bill [Ways and Means]

      Resolved,That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Immigration Bill ("the Act"), it is expedient to authorise— (a) the charging of fees for applications under the Immigration Act...

  • Orders of the Day — Food Protection

    51 speeches

    I remind the House that, in accordance with the order of the House on 12 November, the Chair must put the Question on each of the motions relating to public health not later than one and a half...

    • Food Protection

      Resolved,That the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (No.4) Order 1987 (S.I., 1987, No. 1888), dated 3rd November 1987, a copy of which was laid before this House on 4th November, be...

    • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

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

      Representation of the People

      That the draft Parliamentary Constituencies (Wales) (Miscellaneous Changes) Order 1987, which was laid before this House on 9th July, be approved.

      Building Societies

      That the draft Building Societies (Limited Credit Facilities) Order 1987, which was laid before this House on 21st October, be approved.—[Mr. Dorrell.]

      European Community Documents

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

      Pricing of Medicinal Products

      That this House takes note of European Community Document Number 4105/87 on the pricing of medicinal products for human use; and supports the Government's intention to ensure that the adoption of...

      Price Indicators for Foodstuffs and Non-Food Products

      That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 4083/84, 4687/84 8599/85, 5808/86 and 6213/87 on consumer protection in respect of the indication of prices of foodstuffs and...

      Knitting Yarns

      That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 11063/86 (Part 4) on standard sizes for knitting yarns and the Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Department of...

      Hazardous Imitation Products

      That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 9592/86 on hazardous imitation products; agrees that legislation in this area is desirable; and supports the adoption of an...

      Toy Safety

      That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 10443/86 and the Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Department of Trade and Industry on 30th March 1987, and...

      Pre-Packaged Liquids (Bottle Sizes)

      That this House takes note of European Community Document 11063/86 (Part 3) on the making up by volume of certain pre-packaged liquids, and the Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum submitted by...

      Welsh Grand Committee

      Ordered,That during the proceedings on the matter of Economic, Industrial and Commercial Development of Wales, the Welsh Grand Committee have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it shall...

  • Orders of the Day — Petition

    • Anna Chertkova

      1 speech

      With your permission, Madam Deputy Speaker, and that of the House, I beg to ask leave to present a petition on behalf of members of the Church in Wales in Holyhead. This petition relates to the...

  • Orders of the Day — North Sea Cod Quota

    7 speeches

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

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And sometimes to shout at each other.

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