House of Commons debates

Thursday, 3 December 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department

    • Community Service Orders

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the use of community service orders, with particular regard to their effectiveness and appropriate application.

    • Prisons

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those currently held in Her Majesty's prisons are on remand.

      Police Manpower

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he next intends to review police manpower.

      Prisons (Crown Immunity)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to remove the Crown immunity of Her Majesty's prisons; and if he will make a statement.

      Television Violence

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement about his recent discussions with members of the broadcasting authorities to discuss violence in television.

      Obscene Publications Act

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to seek to amend the Obscene Publications Act; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has completed his consideration of the third report of the Home Affairs Committee on the state and use of prisons; and if he will...

      Nazi War Crimes

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on what action he intends to take in regard to those living in the United Kingdom who are alleged to have...

      Autocrime

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will indicate the degree to which autocrime features in the overall crime statistics; and what steps his Department is taking to combat...

      Firearms

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on the present legal restrictions on the possession and use of firearms; and if he will make a statement.

      Shoplifting

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) men and (b) women have been charged with and convicted of shoplifting during the most recent 12 months for which records are...

      Risley Remand Centre

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will hold an inquiry into the management of Risley remand centre in the light of recent deaths at the centre.

      Police (Nottinghamshire)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reach a decision on the applications he has received from Nottinghamshire police authority regarding the strengthening of...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    • Engagements

      14 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 3 December.

    • Westland

      9 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if she will arrange for the early release of non-classified records in relation to the Westland affair.

      Engagements

      6 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 3 December.

      Answers to Questions

      6 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if she will take steps to seek to alter the current practice of Ministers at Question Time reading from prepared briefs.

      Engagements

      10 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 3 December.

  • BCal-SAS (Negotiations)

    26 speeches

    asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the Government's policy in the light of the latest developments in the negotiations between British Caledonian Airways...

  • British Steel Corporation (Privatisation)

    74 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the British Steel Corporation. The corporation today announced its half-year results for 1987–88. These show a bottom line...

  • Business of the House

    62 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the business for next week. MONDAY 7 DECEMBER—Second Reading of the Health and Medicines Bill. Motion on the British...

  • Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Bill

    1 speech

    I have a short statement to make about arrangements for the debate on the motion for the Adjournment that will follow the passing of the Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Bill on Tuesday, 8 December....

  • Postal Services

    4 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,...

  • Parliamentary Questions

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Today, 122 questions were put down for the Prime Minister and there were two specific questions requiring specific answers that were not general or constituency...

  • Bills Presented

    • Housing (Scotland)

      Mr. Secretary Rifkind, supported by Mr. Ian Lang, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Mr. Secretary Ridley and Mr. John Major, presented a Bill to establish a body having functions relating to housing;...

    • Local Government Finance

      Mr. Secretary Ridley, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Walker, Mr. Secretary Baker, Mr. Kenneth Clarke, Mr. Secretary Rifkind, Mr. Secretary Channon, Mr. John Major, Mr. Michael...

  • Public Accounts

    50 speeches

    I must announce to the House that I have not been able to select the amendment on the Order Paper in the names of the hon. Members for Nottingham, North (Mr. Allen) and for Norwich, South (Mr....

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, & c.

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

  • Housing

    That the draft Grants by Local Housing Authorities (Appropriate Percentage and Exchequer Contributions) (No.2) Order 1987, which was laid before this House on 18th November, be...

  • Road Traffic

    That the draft Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Regulations 1987, which were laid before this House on 10th November, be approved.—[Mr. Lennox-Boyd.]

  • Weights and Measures

    That the draft National Metrological Co-ordinating Unit (Transfer of Functions and Abolition) Order 1987, which was laid before this House on 13th November, be approved. —[Mr. Lennox-Boyd.]

  • Medicines

    That the draft Pharmaceutical Qualifications (EEC Recognition) Order 1987, which was laid before this House on 27th October, be approved.—[Mr. Lennox-Boyd.]

  • Customs and Excise

    That the Customs Duties (ECSC) (No.2) (Amendment No. 11) Order 1987 (S.I., 1987, No. 1902), dated 6th November 1987, a copy of which was laid before this House on 9th November, be...

  • Scottish Penal System

    8 speeches

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

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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.

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