House of Commons debates

Thursday, 19 November 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

    • Intervention Stocks

      11 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the current totals of intervention stocks held in store in the United Kingdom, broken down by commodity.

    • Pollution

      8 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will recommend a date for the termination of burning waste at sea, ocean incineration, as agreed by delegates at the sixth...

      Dairy Industry

      16 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what impact on the dairy industry he expects as a result of capital gains tax from the sale of milk quotas being given roll-over relief.

      Pollution

      12 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what research his Department is currently sponsoring into North sea pollution.

      Environmentally Sensitive Areas

      8 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what has been the take-up in the first series of environmentally sensitive areas.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      12 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what recent meetings he has had with other EEC Agriculture Ministers regarding the common agricultural policy; and if he will make a statement.

      Veal Crates

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress there has been on the abolition of veal crates.

      Rhizomania

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what action his Department is taking to ensure that there are no further outbreaks of rhizomania in the United Kingdom.

      Beef

      8 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the present state of the beef sector.

      Agricultural Surpluses

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the latest progress being made within the European Community to reduce agricultural surpluses.

      Alternative Land Use

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he expects to bring forward detailed proposals for the set aside of agricultural land.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • King's Cross (Fire)

    29 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about the fire last night at King's Cross station. At about 7.40 pm last night a fire broke out at King's Cross underground station on an...

  • Business of the House

    69 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the business for next week. MONDAY 23 NOVEMBER—Opposition Day (4th Allotted Day). Debate on a motion in the name of...

  • Curriculum and Assessment (Scotland)

    55 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I would like to make a statement. Scottish education has a deservedly high reputation, which we are determined to maintain. There is, particularly in the primary...

  • Felixstowe Dock and Railway Bill

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I put to you on Monday that on the Third Reading of the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Bill an error of procedure occured. Will you confirm that you have written to...

  • Bill Presented

    • Housing

      Mr. Secretary Ridley, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Walker, Mr. Secretary Moore, Mr. John Major and Mr. William Waldegrave, presented a Bill to make further provision with...

    • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      1 speech

      I understand that the first statutory instrument is not to be moved. With the leave of the House, I propose to put together the questions on the two motions to approve the other two statutory...

      Housing Benefit

      108 speeches

      I beg to move, That the draft Housing Benefit (General) Regulations 1987, which were laid before this House on 3rd November, be approved. This debate is a sequel to the debate last week on the...

      STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

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

      Companies

      Ordered, That the draft Companies (Mergers and Divisions) Regulations 1987, which were laid before this House on 9th April, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved. —[Mr. Kenneth...

      Supreme Court

      Ordered, That the draft Maximum Number of Judges Order 1987, which was laid before this House on 26th October, be approved.—[Mr. Kenneth Carlisle.]

      Public Accounts

      Ordered, That Sir Peter Hordern be discharged from the Committee of Public Accounts and Mr. Tim Smith be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Kenneth Carlisle.]

      Gipsies (South Leeds)

      9 speeches

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

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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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