House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 2 December 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Urban Regeneration Grant

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many applications he has received from private sector companies for the urban regeneration grant.

    • Council Housing

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to introduce legislation to change the system of repairs and maintenance of council properties.

      River Pollution

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he is taking to reduce the levels of nitrate and nitrite pollution in Britain's rivers.

      London Docklands

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to publish a report on the London Docklands Development Corporation's work on regeneration of the London Docklands.

      Rating Reform

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what response he has had to his plans for safety netting the poll tax in the metropolitan districts of the west midlands; and if he will make a...

      Water Meters

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the cost of installing water meters in every household.

      Water Charges

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what research is being undertaken on alternative methods of charging for water if rates are abolished.

      Severn-Trent Water Authority

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he next plans to meet the chairman of the Severn-Trent water authority; and what subjects will be discussed.

      Rating Reform

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from businesses in the north of England concerning his proposals for a unified business rate.

      Royal Docks

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to announce his decision concerning the public inquiry in respect of planning applications for the redevelopment of the royal docks.

      Urban Development Corporation

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received relating to his plans for the establishing of mini urban development corporations; and whether the urban...

      National Rivers Authority

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to announce his decision on the size and scope of the National Rivers Authority.

      Housing Investment Programme

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment why his invitation to local authorities to bid for extra housing investment programme allocations in 1987–88 permits the purchase of...

      Nirex

      13 speeches

      Dr. Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he next hopes to meet the chairman of Nirex; and what matters will be discussed.

      Empty Residential Property

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation which obliges public or private owners of empty residential property to accept proposals for its use presented...

      Shared Ownership

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what specific encouragement he is proposing to give to housing associations, building societies and other financial institutions to develop...

      Housing Investment Programme

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the percentage reduction in the housing investment programme allocation for 1988–89.

      Urban Development Corporations

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what will be the locations of the first mini urban development corporations; and if he will make a statement.

      County Structure Plans (Housing)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy, when the number of houses actually built in a given area represents a substantial increase in the projected...

  • Firearms White Paper

    67 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the Government's proposed new controls on firearms. Those are described in the White Paper entitled "Firearms Act 1968:...

  • St. Mary's Hospital, Manchester

    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,...

  • Post Ofiice (Dispute)

    14 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,...

  • Questions to Ministers

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Today I have had a bit of a disappointment because I wanted to ask a supplementary question on question 13, standing in the name of the hon. Member for Tottenham...

  • Scottish Grand Committee

    14 speeches

    Last night, for the second day running, Liberal Whips blocked the motion calling for a meeting of the Scottish Grand Committee in Edinburgh on Monday to discuss the important matter of education....

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    Ordered,That the Coypus (Prohibition on Keeping) Order 1987 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.That the Mink (Keeping) Order 1987 be referred to a Standing...

  • Telecommunications (Premium Services) (Regulation)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a statutory regulatory body responsible for licensing telecommunication premium service providers: for regulating the content of...

  • Telecommunications (Premium Services) (Regulation)

    Mr. Terry Lewis accordingly presented a Bill to establish a statutory regulatory body responsible for licensing telecommunication premium service providers: for regulating the content of material...

  • Opposition Day

    [6TH ALLOTTED DAY]

  • The Real Economy

    87 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House condemns the high level of real interest rates, the proposal to make large increases in electricity charges and the other burdens already inflicted, or to be...

  • Health and Safety

    74 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House, noting that Government policies of deregulation and continual cutbacks in the Health and Safety Inspectorate have contributed to an increase in the death and major...

  • Select Committees

    87 speeches

    I beg to move, 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....

    • Agriculture

      Ordered,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. Jerry...

    • Defence

      Motion made, and 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....

      Education, Science and Arts

      Motion made, and Question put,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...

      Employment

      Motion made, and Question put,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,...

      Energy

      Motion made, and Question put,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....

      Environment

      Motion made, and Question put,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...

      Foreign Affairs

      2 speeches

      Motion made, and Question put,That Mr. Dennis Canavan, Mr. David Howell, Mr. Michael Jopling, Mr. Ivan Lawrence, Mr. Jim Lester, Mr. Ted Rowlands, Mr. Peter Shore, Mr. Ian Taylor, Mr. Peter...

      Home Affairs

      Motion made, and Question put,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...

      Social Services

      2 speeches

      Motion made, and Question put,That Mr. Frank Field, Mr. Jerry Hayes, Dr. Lewis Moonie, Mr. Terry Patchett, Sir David Price, Mrs. Gillian Shephard, Mr. Roger Sims, the Reverend Martin Smyth, Mr....

      Trade and Industry

      Motion made, and Question put,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...

      Transport

      Motion made, and Question put,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....

      Welsh Affairs

      Motion made, and Question put,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,...

  • Petition

    • Rating Reform

      1 speech

      I have the honour of presenting a petition to the honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled on behalf of Park community council,...

  • Mr. John Baker (Overtime)

    2 speeches

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

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