House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 24 November 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services

    • Thames Regions (Cash Reductions)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what advice he has given to the four Thames regions regarding the specific services to be cut in order to meet their cash reduction over the next...

    • Flu Vaccines

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the state of supplies of flu vaccines within the National Health Service.

      Qualified Medical Laboratory Scientific Staff

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what reports he has received on the problem of retaining qualified medical laboratory scientific staff within the National Health Service; and if...

      Community Care

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the progress of community care programmes undertaken by district health authorities.

      Housing Benefits

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many claimants of housing benefit will receive lower benefit in April 1988.

      Redundancy Arrangements (NHS)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his policy towards redundancy arrangements in the National Health Service in the light of the decision of the employment appeal tribunal...

      Family Income Supplement

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many families currently in receipt of family income supplement will receive an increase in benefit following the introduction of family credit.

      AIDS

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many children have been born suffering from AIDS in the last three years.

      Occupational Pension Schemes

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people are in occupational pension schemes.

      North West Region

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what proportion of the increases in the National Health Service budget announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer for 1988–89 and...

      Care in the Community

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received on the question of care in the community in the last month.

      Health Authorities (Budgets)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received concerning actions taken by health authorities to balance their 1987–88 revenue budgets.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • British Rail Engineering Ltd

    43 speeches

    As the House knows, British Rail Engineering Ltd. is one of the main suppliers of railway rolling stock to British Rail. It is also a wholly owned subsidiary of BR. BREL has been extensively...

  • Written Answers

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Are you aware that there have been no written answers since last Friday's Hansard, which contained answers for Tuesday 17 November, and that yesterday's Hansard...

  • Statutory Instruments, &c.

    1 speech

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

  • Concessionary Television Licences for State Retirement Pensioners

    9 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for concessionary television licences for state retirement pensioners. Many people outside the House would assume that there...

  • Concessionary Television Licences for State Retirement Pensioners

    13 speeches

    Miss Marjorie Mowlam accordingly presented a Bill to provide for concessionary television licences for state retirement pensioners: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a...

  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency Bill

    24 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency Bill [Money]

    Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

  • Common Agricultural Policy

    35 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 8250/87 on Common Agricultural Policy reform, 8761/87 and ADD 1 to ADD 4, and 9066/87, on implementation of...

  • Statutory Instruments, &c.

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I shall put together the Questions on motions 4 to 9 on the Order Paper.

  • Income Tax

    That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Bulgaria) Order 1987 be made in the form of the draft laid before this House on 21st...

  • Select Committees

    • Agriculture

      3 speeches

      Question proposed,

    • Defence

      Question proposed,

      Education, Science and Arts

      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. Jack Thompson, Mr....

      Employment

      That Mr. Simon Coombs, Mr. Ken Eastham, Sir Philip Goodhart, Mr. Greville Janner, Mr. Ron Leighton, Mr. Iain Mills, Mr. James Paice, Mr. Ernie Ross, Mr. Andrew Rowe, Mr. Lewis Stevens and Mr....

      Energy

      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, Mr. Alex Salmond...

      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

      1 speech

      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

      Resolved,

      Welsh Affairs

      1 speech

      Question proposed,

  • Petition

    • Poll Tax

      1 speech

      With your permission, Mr. Deputy Speaker, and that of the House, I beg leave to submit this humble petition against the poll tax on behalf of the people in my constituency. They reject the...

    • Mental Health (Special Hospitals)

      11 speeches

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

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