House of Commons debates

Thursday, 18 February 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department

    • Prisoners (Remand)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners are currently on remand; what proportion this represents of the total prison population; and what steps he has recently...

    • Association of Chief Police Officers

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he last met representatives of the Association of Chief Police Officers; and what was discussed.

      Prison Services

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to publish his response to the fourth report of the Select Committee on Home Affairs, Session 1986–87, on contract,...

      Immigration

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on the proposal to end the right of intervention by hon. Members on immigration cases.

      Salema Begum

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will announce his decision on the request by Salema Begum, daughter of Mr. Gura Miah, to remain with her parents in the United Kingdom.

      Firearms

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of present controls on the import of firearms into the United Kingdom.

      Chorley Forensic Laboratory

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will name the scientists sacked or compulsorily retired from the Home Office laboratory in Chorley since 1979, giving the dates in each...

      Prisons (Riot Costs)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the total cost to Her Majesty's Government, including staff overtime and damage to buildings, of riots in Her Majesty's prisons over...

      Official Secrets Legislation

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give an exact date for the publication of his proposals to change the offical secrets legislation.

      Concessionary Television Licences

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has revised the guidance given by his Department about concessionary television licences for pensioners in the light of recent...

      Crime Prevention

      10 speeches

      Mr. Thurnam: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received about the effects of the operation of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act on the...

      NHS Demonstration (Police Conduct)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will call for a report from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis about the conduct of the police in the area around the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Civil Service Management

    41 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on management in the Civil Service. I asked the efficiency unit to report to me on the progress of management reforms in the Civil...

  • Business of the House

    62 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the business for next week: MONDAY 22 FEBRUARY — Timetable motion on the Local Government Finance Bill. Remaining...

  • Social Fund

    68 speeches

    I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Social Fund (Application for Review) Regulations 1988 (S.I., 1988, No. 34), dated 14th January 1988, a copy of...

  • Rate Limitation

    162 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Rate Limitation (Prescribed Maximum) (Rates) Order 1988, which was laid before the House on 12th February, be approved.The order, which specifies rate limits for 12...

  • Abernant Colliery

    11 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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