House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 20 January 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Hazardous Waste

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will indicate the extent of the importation of hazardous wastes into Greater Manchester for treatment or disposal in the last two years,...

    • Local Authorities (Land Holdings)

      10 speeches

      Mr. John M. Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received regarding the introduction of a compulsory requirement for local authorities to...

      Planning Policy

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will bring forward proposals for reform of the planning system.

      Legal Services

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to privatise legal services provided to his Department.

      Water Meters

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the estimated cost of installing water meters in multi-storey flats and in properties on a common supply pipe.

      Homelessness

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what sums he has allocated to local authorities for the relief of homelessness in the current financial year and the next.

      Rating Reform

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from Leicester city council about the effect of the poll tax on the residents of Leicester.

      Sports and Leisure Facilities

      22 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what responses he has received to the consultation exercise on competition in the management of local authority sports and leisure facilities ;...

      Property Fraud

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he is taking to combat property fraud within the areas of development corporations; and if he will make a statement.

      Rating Reform

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will estimate the average poll tax bill in England and Wales that is likely to be faced by a young single person with an annual income of...

      Vacant Land

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many acres of land are currently in the Government land register of public vacant land; and how many acres of public land have been removed...

      Radioactive Waste

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received about the management of nuclear waste.

      Nirex

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he last met the chairman of Nirex; and what matters were discussed.

  • Radio Broadcasting (Written Answer)

    25 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. It concerns the rights of the House and the Government's conduct of business in the House. Yesterday, the Home Secretary gave a written answer — No....

  • Hong Kong

    63 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of the White Paper on the Annual Report on Hong Kong 1987 (Cm. 293) and endorses the policies which the Government is pursuing to maintain Hong Kong's...

  • British Railways (London) Bill [Lords] (By Order)

    133 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Hong Kong

    Postponed proceeding resumed.

  • Food Protection

    28 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) Order 1988 (S.I., 1988, No. 11), dated 7th January 1988, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11th January, be approved....

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    • Fees and Charges

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101 (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.),That the draft Department of Trade and Industry (Fees) Order...

  • Exhaust Emission Control

    2 speeches

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

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