House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 25 May 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Health Boards

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what allowance was made for inflation and growth, respectively, in his provisional allocation of resources to Scottish health boards for 1988–89.

    • Scottish Development Agency

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the chairman of the Scottish Development Agency; and what matters were discussed.

      Scottish Assembly

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received regarding a Scottish Assembly since 5 May.

      Rating Reform

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the progress of registration for the community charge.

      Electricity Industry

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last discussed the proposals for privatisation of the electricity industry with the chairmen of the Scottish electricity boards.

      Earnings

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the most recent average weekly earnings figures for Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospital Building

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many major hospital building projects are under construction and at what cost; and what were the comparable figures for 1978–79.

      District General Hospital (Motherwell)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what consideration he has given to proposals for the building of a district general hospital on the site of Strathclyde hospital in Motherwell.

      Single European Market (Cecchini Report)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has assessed the likely impact on Scotland of the Cecchini report on the single European market; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing Statistics

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the latest estimates of the number of Scottish houses which are (a) damp and (b) below tolerable standard.

      Labour Statistics

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people were unemployed in Scotland in June 1983 and March 1988; and if he will make a statement.

      Scottish and Newcastle Breweries

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what categories of assistance or grant his Department has paid to Scottish and Newcastle Breweries in respect of its Scottish operations since 1979.

      Coal Imports

      10 speeches

      Mr. O'Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has as to how many tons of coal have been imported by the South of Scotland Electricity Board since 1 April.

      Secondary School Pupils

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was spent per pupil in secondary schools in Scotland in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what was the comparable...

      Housing Stock

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if his Department has prepared an analysis of the likely effects on the administration of the Scottish public sector housing stock of the number of...

      Scottish Bus Group

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representatives he has received on the privatisation of the Scottish Bus Group.

  • Rowntree plc

    44 speeches

    (by private notice): To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the decision not to refer the Nestlé bid for Rowntree to the Monopolies and Mergers...

  • Property Services Agency

    47 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the future of the Property Services Agency. The Government have decided that the PSA should become a commercial organisation....

  • Local Authority Searches and Enquiries, Etc.

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to expedite local authority searches and enquiries and for other purposes. There are two types of information which potential house...

    • Local Authority Searches and Enquiries, etc.

      Mr. Malcolm Ross accordingly presented a Bill to expedite local authority searches and enquiries and for other purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time...

  • Adjournment (Spring)

    66 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed,That this House, at its rising on Friday 27th May, do adjourn until Tuesday 7th June, and that the House shall not adjourn on Friday 27th May until Mr. Speaker...

  • Firearms (Amendment) Bill (Allocation of Time)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That the following provisions shall apply to the remaining proceedings on the Firearms (Amendment) Bill:

    • Report and Third Reading

      1.—(1) The remaining proceedings on Consideration and the proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed at this day's sitting and, if not previously concluded, shall brought to a...

    • Dilatory motions

      2. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, the proceedings shall be made except by a member of the Government, and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

      Motion under Standing Order No. 20: extra time

      3. If the proceedings are interrupted by a Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 20 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      4.—(1) For the purpose of bringing the proceedings on the Bill to a conclusion at the time required by this Order, Mr. Speaker shall put forthwith the following Questions (but no...

      Recommittal

      5.—(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 of...

      Supplemental orders

      46 speeches

      6. The proceedings on any Motion made in the House by a member of the Government for supplementing the provisions of this Order shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one...

      Report and Third Reading

      1.—(1) The remaining proceedings on Consideration and the proceedings on Third Reading shall be completed at this day's sitting and, if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a...

      Dilatory motions

      2 No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, the proceedings shall be made except by a member of the Government, and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

      Motion under Standing Order No. 20: extra time

      3.If the proceedings are interrupted by a Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 20 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration),...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      4.—(1) For the purpose of bringing the proceedings on the Bill to a conclusion at the time required by this Order, Mr. Speaker shall put forthwith the following Questions (but no...

      Recommittal

      5.—(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 of...

      Supplemental orders

      6. The proceedings on any Motion made in the House by a member of the Government for supplementing the provisions of this Order shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one...

  • Orders of the Day — Firearms (Amendment) Bill

    As amended (in the Standing Committee) further considered.

  • Orders of the Day — Takeover Bids

    5 speeches

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

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