House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 9 December 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Urban Development Corporations

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take powers to establish urban development corporations in areas of dereliction in major conurbations in Scotland; and if he will make a...

    • Shop Premises (Amusements)

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will introduce legislation to regulate the growth of fruit machines, slot machines and video machines in shop premises and the number of amusement...

      Maternity Services (Grampian Region)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received about the future of maternity services in the rural areas of Grampian region.

      Nuclear Waste

      8 speeches

      Mr. Welsh: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what consultations he has had and proposes to have with Nirex regarding nuclear waste disposal.

      Rail Services (Strathclyde)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received from Strathclyde regional council on the effect on Strathclyde's economy of the proposed reduction in rail services.

      Rating Reform

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on consultations that have taken place between his Department and local authorities with regard to the appropriate training...

      Nuclear Waste

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when officials of his Department will next meet Nirex to discuss plans for nuclear waste disposal in Scotland.

      European Regional Development Fund

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total value of grants Scotland has received from the European regional development fund in each of the past three years.

      Secondary School Pupils

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimates he has made of the number of pupils in secondary schools in Scotland for each of the next five years.

      Schools Management

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what extra resources will be made available for the implementation of the schools management proposals.

      Housing Associations (Rents)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate the increase in rents for housing association dwellings arising from immediate enactment of the proposals in the Scottish housing...

      Further Education (Funding)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next expects to meet representatives of regional authorities to discuss the funding of further education.

      Unemployment and Health

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will commission a study on the effects of long-term unemployment on health in Scotland.

      Earnings

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent figures he has available for average weekly earnings in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      State Security

      19 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if the Lord Advocate will now authorise Strathclyde police and the procurator fiscal of Glasgow to return to BBC Scotland all tapes, recordings,...

      Foreshore Pollution

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has received representations from Edinburgh district council about his policy towards controlling pollution of the foreshore; and if he will make...

      Regional Aid

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on current regional aid to industry in Scotland.

      School Boards

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many officials in his Department are currently engaged in assessing the merits of the response to his consultative document on school boards; and if...

  • Public Expenditure (Scotland)

    53 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I will make a statement about the allocation of my public expenditure provision in the next three years. I plan to raise net expenditure on the services for which I...

  • State Security

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I refer to question No. 16, on the Zircon affair. I contend that it was an orderly question, otherwise the Table Office would not have allowed it. There was no...

  • Local Government Bill

    7 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wonder whether you can give the House some guidance. The Local Government Bill, as amended by Standing Committee A, was printed today. I understand that it is...

  • BBC (Injunction)

    18 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I inquire whether there has been an application from the Prime Minister or the Attorney-General to make a statement on the Government's litigation in the...

  • Companies (Political Donations)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to ensure that shareholders in public companies are balloted before a company assumes political objects. In the first six months of 1987,...

    • Companies (Political Donations)

      Mr. Derek Fatchett accordingly presented a Bill to ensure that shareholders in public companies are balloted before a company assumes political objects: And the same was read the First time; and...

  • Orders of the Day — Rate Support Grant (England)

    152 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Rate Support Grant Report (England) 1988–89 (House of Commons Paper No. 163), a copy of which was laid before this House on 30th November, be approved. I announced...

  • Fisheries

    27 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of the un-numbered Explanatory Memoranda submitted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on 30th November and 3rd December 1987 on total...

  • Petitions

    • The Arts

      2 speeches

      I have pleasure in presenting a petition on the arts, signed by 76,000 men and women. I associate myself with the hon. Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks) and the hon. Member for Orkney and...

  • Gillian Smallwood

    10 speeches

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

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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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