House of Commons debates

Monday, 22 February 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • Imprisonment of a Member

      1 speech

      I have received a letter from the resident magistrate of the Belfast petty sessions informing me that Mr. Peter Robinson, the hon. Member for Belfast, East, has been sentenced to a period of...

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport

    • Air Traffic (Safety)

      24 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority on the safety regulations for flights over London, Glasgow and Manchester.

    • Safety Standards

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to review the enforcement of transport safety standards by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Channel Tunnel

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has had any recent meetings with representatives of the Anglo-French Channel tunnel construction consortium.

      Heavy Goods Vehicles

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer of 25 January, Official Report, columns 23–24, what estimate has been made of the percentage of heavy goods vehicles from...

      Merchant Fleet

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received concerning the future of the British merchant fleet.

      Transport Supplementary Grant

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by how much transport supplementary grant will be increased in 1988–89 vis à vis 1987–88.

      Commuter Services

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has commissioned any studies on the economic impact of the provision of rail commuter services; and if he will make a statement.

      Motorway Repairs

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received about the speed with which motorway repairs are undertaken.

      Electrification

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the chairman of British Rail concerning the electrification of the rail network, and other matters; and if he...

      Rail Services (Quality)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he last met the chairman of the Central Transport Consultative Committee to discuss the quality of rail services.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development

    • International Fund for Agricultural Development

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he is planning any meetings with officials from the International Fund for Agricultural Development to discuss...

    • Commonwealth Schools (Textbooks)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has any plans to provide textbooks for schools in Commonwealth developing countries; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Service Pensions

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received asking the Government to rectify the anomaly whereby all public service pensioners receive...

      Ghana

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what United Kingdom contribution will be made to the Ghanaian Government programme of action to mitigate the social costs of...

      Bilateral Aid (Country Programmes)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in adopting the recommendations of the second report from the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs on...

      Comic Relief

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government will match, pound for pound, the money raised by Comic Relief.

      Kampuchea

      5 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received regarding the provision of development assistance for Kampuchea.

  • South of Scotland Electricity Board (Coal Imports)

    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,...

  • Master of the Rolls

    12 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wonder whether you could give the House some advice on the rules in "Erskine May" about hon. Members criticising judges. The matter arises out of an early-day...

  • European Court of Justice

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Moving from judges in the United Kingdom to judges elsewhere, you will be aware that the next business on the Order Paper relates to the appointment of judges to...

  • Local Government Finance Bill (Allocation of Time)

    7 speeches

    rose—

    • Committee

      1. —(1) The Standing Committee to which the Bill is allocated shall report the Bill to the House on or before 24th March 1988. (2) Proceedings on the Bill at a sitting of the Standing...

    • Report and Third Reading

      2. —(1) The proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading of the Bill shall be completed in four allotted days and shall be brought to a conclusion at Ten p.m. on the last of those days;...

      Procedure in Standing Committee

      3. —(1) At a sitting of the Standing Committee at which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion under a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee the Chairman shall not...

      Conclusion of proceedings in Committee

      5. On the conclusion of the proceedings in any Committee on the Bill the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

      Dilatory Motions

      6. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be made in the Standing Committee or on an allotted day except by a member of the Government, and the...

      Motion under Standing Order No. 20: extra time

      7. If an allotted day is one to which a Motion for the adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 20 stands over from an earlier day, paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted...

      Private business

      8. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      9. —(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or...

      Supplemental orders

      10. —(1) The proceedings on any Motion made in the House by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been...

      Saving

      11. Nothing in this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee shall— (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order or Resolution applies from being taken or...

      Recommittal

      12. —(1) References in this Order to proceedings on Consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings, at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence...

      Interpretation

      103 speeches

      13. In this Order— allotted day" means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the Day provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

      Committee

      1. — (1) The Standing Committee to which the Bill is allocated shall report the Bill to the House on or before 24th March 1988. (2) Proceedings on the Bill at a sitting of the Standing...

      Report and Third Reading

      2. — (1) The proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading of the Bill shall be completed in four allotted days and shall be brought to a conclusion at Ten p.m. on the last of those days;...

      Procedure in Standing Committee

      3.—(1) At a sitting of the Standing Committee at which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion under a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee the Chairman shall not...

      Conclusion of proceedings in Committee

      5. On the conclusion of the proceedings in any Committee on the Bill the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

      Dilatory Motions

      6. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be made in the Standing Committee or on an allotted day except by a member of the Government, and the...

      Motion under Standing Order No. 20: extra time

      7. If an allotted day is one to which a Motion for the adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 20 stands over from an earlier day, paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted...

      Private business

      8. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      9. —(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or...

      Supplemental orders

      10.—(1) The proceedings on any Motion made in the House by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been the...

      Saving

      11. Nothing in this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee shall— (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order or Resolution applies from being taken or...

      Recommittal

      12. — (1) References in this Order to proceedings on Consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings, at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence...

      Interpretation

      13. In this Order— allotted day" means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the Day provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

  • Aircraft (Near Miss)

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. It has come to my knowledge in the past 10 minutes or quarter of an hour that there has been a reported near miss off the east coast of Aberdeen over the...

  • Orders of the Day — Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Bill

    As amended (in the Select Committee and on recommittal in the Standing Committee), considered.

  • Orders of the Day — Little Campaign

    4 speeches

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

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