House of Commons debates

Thursday, 3 March 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

    • Church Land

      12 speeches

      Mr. Alan W. Williams: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received from the secretary general of the General Synod of the Church of England on his...

    • Abattoirs

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to assist island communities that lack an abattoir.

      Cereals

      8 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made of the potential of the United Kingdom pig industry to absorb surplus cereal crops.

      Biscuits

      8 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give the volume and value of United Kingdom production of chocolate-coated and non-chocolate-coated biscuits for the most recent...

      Agricultural Stabilisers

      14 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his latest estimate of the impact of the recent provisional agreement on agriculture stabilisers on the level of intervention stocks...

      Green Pound

      10 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what recent representations he has received concerning the devaluation of the green pound; and if he will make a statement.

      Pig Industry

      9 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the competitive position of the pig industry.

      Church Land

      15 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will meet representatives of the Church of England to discuss the implications for rural areas of Her Majesty's Government's...

      Marginal and Hill Areas

      10 speeches

      Dr. Thomas: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the implications of recent European Commission decisions for United Kingdom farmers in marginal...

      Tree Planting

      10 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what discussions he is having with environmental organisations about tree planting.

      Dairy Industry

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the current state of the dairy sector.

      Alternative Land Use

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he next intends meeting representatives of the National Farmers Union to discuss the operation of the Economic Community set-aside...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Business of the House

    60 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House whether he will state the business for next week?

  • Consolidated Fund (No.3) Bill

    1 speech

    I have a short statement about arrangements for the debate on the motion for the Adjournment which will follow the passing of the Consolidated Fund (No. 3) Bill on Thursday 10 March. Hon....

  • Points of Order

    25 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate the presence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Yesterday, I received a letter dated 29 February, a copy of which I gave to your secretary last...

  • Estimates

    Resolved,That this House agrees with the Report [1st March] of the Liaison Committee.—[Mr. Alan Howarth.]

  • The Royal Navy

    138 speeches

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

    • Business of the House (Estimates)

      Ordered,That, at the sitting on Tuesday 8th March, paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 53 (Questions on voting of estimates, etc.) shall apply to the Motions in the name of Mr. Secretary Younger...

    • Business of the House

      Ordered,That, at the sitting on Thursday 10th March, the provisions of paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 54 (Consolidated Fund Bills) shall apply to proceedings on the Consolidated Fund (No. 3)...

  • Petition

    • Turner Memorial Hospital, Keith

      1 speech

      I have the honour to present a petition to the House on behalf of more than 3,200 of my constituents in the communities of Keith and Grange in Banffshire. The petition relates to the desire of my...

  • Profoundly Mentally Handicapped (Scotland)

    7 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Mr. Maclean.] 10.1 pm

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