House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 16 March 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Haringey Council

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he last met the leader of Haringey council; and what was discussed.

    • Imported Waste

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the most recent annual tonnage of imported waste disposed of in United Kingdom land sites.

      Radioactive Discharges

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list all the non-nuclear industrial sites in England and Wales making authorised discharges of radioactive substances and gas to the air.

      Rent Arrears

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he intends to take to monitor efforts by local councils to reduce rent arrears.

      Residential Areas

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps Her Majesty's Government take to protect the character of residential areas, particularly in the London boroughs.

      Rating Reform

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he has to review the cost of collecting the poll tax in Nottingham, in the light of the estimates prepared by the Association of...

      Estuarine Development Schemes

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to how many estuarine development schemes are presently under consideration for England and Wales.

      Rating Reform

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the number of single pensioners who will be (a) losers or (b) gainers under the poll tax; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing (Maladministration)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will meet members of the local authority associations to discuss the findings of the latest annual report of the Local Government...

      Local Government (Functions and Powers)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he last met representatives of local authority associations to discuss the functions and powers of local government.

      Planning Appeals

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many planning appeals have been decided by him during the last 12 months.

      Homeless Families

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many homeless families there are in England and Wales at present.

      Rating Reform

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has on research into the likely effect of the community charge on voting turnout at local elections.

      Chlorofluorocarbons

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to introduce legislation on chlorofluorocarbons.

      Rent Arrears

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will meet councillors of the London borough of Southwark to discuss the level of rent arrears in the borough.

  • Sharpeville Six

    40 speeches

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reply has been received from the South African Government to the representations made by Her Majesty's Government that...

  • Belfast Funeral (Shooting Incident)

    6 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 consideration, namely, the...

  • Bills Presented

    • School Boards (Scotland)

      Mr. Secretary Rifkind, supported by Mr. Michael Forsyth and Mr. Norman Lamont, presented a Bill to make new provision for the government of public schools in Scotland; and for connected purposes:...

    • Crown Prerogatives (House of Commons Control)

      Mr. Tony Benn, supported by Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, Mr. Bill Michie, Mr. Eric S. Heffer, Mrs. Alice Mahon, Mr. Bernie Grant, Ms. Dawn Primarolo, Mr. Harry Cohen, Ms. Mildred Gordon, Mr. Tony Banks,...

  • Statutory Instruments, &c.

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I shall put together the first five statutory instruments on the Order Paper. I understand that the sixth is not to be moved.

  • Scottish Grand Committee

    8 speeches

    Ordered,That, in the course of its consideration of the matter of Education in Scotland, the Scottish Grand Committee may meet in Edinburgh on Monday 21st March at half-past Ten...

  • Standing Order No. 39

    3 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I refer to Standing Order No. 39, which states: Mr. Speaker or the chairman may, after the lapse of two minutes if in his opinion the division is...

  • Road Traffic (Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit)

    3 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Road Traffic Act 1972 to lower the prescribed blood alcohol concentration limit from 80 milligrammes of alcohol to 100...

  • Orders of the Day — Ways and Means

    Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [15 March].

    • Amendment of the Law

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the natonal debt and public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance; but this...

  • Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

    157 speeches

    [Relevant documents: European Community Document No. 9561/87, Annual Economic Report 1987–88 and the unnumbered document, Annual Economic Report 1987–88 (final version as adopted by...

  • Orders of the Day — Sidbury

    6 speeches

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

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