House of Commons debates

Thursday, 31 March 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

    • Fish Farms (Pollution)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if his Department has commissioned any studies to examine the extent of pollution caused by fish farms; and if he will make a statement.

    • Foodstuffs (Radioactivity)

      11 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has any plans to change the levels of radioactivity permitted in foodstuffs exported from, and imported into, Britain and the EEC.

      Sheepmeat

      10 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what consultations he will be holding with British sheep producers in advance of the next round of negotiations on the community sheepmeat...

      Nitrates

      4 speeches

      Mr. Alan W. Williams: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give figures for the amount of nitrates applied to land in Britain in each of the years (a) 1960, (b)...

      National Farmers Union

      17 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he last met the president of the National Farmers Union; and what matters were discussed.

      Forestry

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a further statement on measures to stimulate tree planting.

      Research and Development

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement about the financial resources currently available for agricultural research.

      Bees

      5 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has any proposals to hive off the responsibilities of his Department's bee officers; and if he will make a statement.

      Green Pound

      6 speeches

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

      Coastal Protection

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received from coastal authorities on his proposed changes in the capital allocation for coastal protection works.

      Forestry

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what consultations were held concerning the proposed new grant arrangements for forestry; and if he will make a statement.

      British Produce (Marketing)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has any further plans to promote the marketing of British produce; and if he will make a statement.

      Forestry

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has received about his Department's policy towards the encouragement of the planting of deciduous trees in England...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Business of the House

    58 speeches

    Will the Leader of the House state the business for the week in which we return after the recess?

  • Light Aircraft (Safety)

    4 speeches

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

  • AIDS

    4 speeches

    It is hardly possible to exaggerate the seriousness of the threat of AIDS to our society. It is undoubtedly the biggest crisis in public health for over half a century. It is true that, according...

  • Rover Group

    3 speeches

    I should make it plain at the start that this is in no sense an attempt to pre-empt the debate that is to come. I applied for this Adjournment debate before the statement on Tuesday was public...

  • Community Care

    8 speeches

    Community care is in crisis. The plight of the elderly, the mentally ill, the mentally handicapped, the physically disabled and the frail, and the millions—mainly women—who care for...

  • East Yorkshire Health Authority

    4 speeches

    1 pm

  • Crown Prosecution Service

    2 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to initiate this Adjournment debate and I am grateful to the Attorney-General for attending to respond to it. It is unusual for me to be able to debate legal...

  • Exercise Fire Focus

    9 speeches

    2 pm

  • The Executive (Powers)

    12 speeches

    I welcome the Minister of State, Privy Council Office. I understand that there has been some difficulty in rustling up a Minister to respond to the debate and that the buck has been back and...

  • Planning in Towns and Cities

    4 speeches

    I am very pleased to have the opportunity to introduce a short debate on the subject of planning in towns and cities. I am delighted that my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for the...

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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.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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