House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 24 February 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Nurses

      20 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many nurses in Scotland have left the National Health Service in each of the last 10 years; and if he will express that number as a percentage of...

    • Hospitals

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many new hospitals are to be built in Scotland within the next five years.

      Domestic Rates

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimates he has of the effect on the percentage increase in domestic rates in Scotland in 1988–89 of restricting the non-domestic rates...

      Cervical Cancer

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the figures for deaths in Scotland caused by cervical cancer for each year since 1975.

      Farmers

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the executive of the Aberdeen and Kincardine branch of the Scottish National Farmers Union to discuss the problems facing farmers in...

      Forestry

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he is taking to amend forestry policy in regard to the protection of areas of ecological importance, and in particular the flow country of...

      Public Expenditure

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will place in the Library a copy of his commentary on Scottish public expenditure; and if he will make a statement.

      Council House Sales

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what were the numbers of applications to buy public sector housing during 1987; and if he will make a statement.

      Education (Strathclyde)

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to improve education facilities in Strathclyde; and if he will make a statement.

      Horse Sales

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to implement in Scotland the recommendations of the Farm Animal Welfare Council on conditions at horse markets and sales; and if...

      Hospital Services

      18 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what responses he has had from health boards to his draft circular on the privatisation of hospital services; and how many were in favour.

  • VAT (European Court Ruling)

    34 speeches

    (by private notice): To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement concerning the decision of the European Court of Justice to require the Government of the United Kingdom to...

  • Points of Order

    12 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will recall that yesterday I raised a point of order about the Prime Minister's reply to my question. The Prime Minister stated that the contract between the...

  • Ballot for Notices of Motions for Friday 11 March

    Members successful in the ballot were:

  • Security Services (Parliamentary Scrutiny)

    9 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to ensure effective Parliamentary scrutiny of the security services. It is not part of my argument that there is no necessity for the...

  • Public Expenditure

    160 speeches

    I have selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition.

  • Housing Support Grant (Scotland)

    62 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 1988, which was laid before this House on 3 February, be approved. It may be for the convenience of the House if we discuss...

    • Housing Support Grant (Scotland)

      2 speeches

      Resolved,That the draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Variation Order 1988, which was laid before this House on 3rd February, be approved.—[Mr. Kenneth Carlisle.]

    • European Legislation

      Ordered,That Mr. Richard Caborn be discharged from the Select Committee on European Legislation, and Mr. George J. Buckley be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Kenneth Carlisle.]

  • Petitions

    • Rating Reform

      1 speech

      Now that the House has dealt with a measure designed by Scotland's minority Tory administration to force up rents in Scotland, I take this opportunity to present a petition signed by 417...

  • Hospital Complex (Downpatrick)

    2 speeches

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

What is this?

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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