House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 29 June 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Ferry Companies (Subsidies)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many ferry companies in Scotland receive subsidies from public funds.

    • Court of Session (Appeals)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the number of cases on appeal dealt with by the Inner House of the Court of Session in the last five years for which information is...

      Greater Glasgow Health Board

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make resources available to Greater Glasgow health board enabling the board to provide geriatric hospital services for all of Cambuslang and...

      Rating Reform

      17 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assumptions on the likely evasion rate for the poll tax local authorities will be allowed to make when setting a budget.

      Electricity Industry

      22 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a further statement on the future of the electricity industry in Scotland.

      Nurses (Pay)

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the cost of the recent pay award to nurses in each health board area.

      Regional Industrial Policy

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the implementation of regional industrial policy since the abolition of regional development grants on 31 March.

      Higher Education

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the provision of higher education in Scotland.

      Student Nurses

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the figure for the number of student nurses in Scotland; and how that figure is expected to change over the next three years.

      Rating Reform

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what further representations he has received from England on the poll tax.

      Lotteries

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has any plans to raise money for health boards by means of a lottery.

      Scottish Financial Enterprise

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the executive director of Scottish Financial Enterprise; and what matters were discussed.

      Labour Statistics

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the Scottish unemployment figures for May 1987 and May 1988; and if he will make a statement.

      Rating Reform

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps his Department is taking to encourage local authorities to seek the prompt payment of poll tax as a lump sum.

      Bus Fares

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been, in percentages and for each year since 1974, the average increase in bus fares in Scotland.

      Mr. Bandur Singh

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress he has made in his inquiries into the treatment in Her Majesty's prison Barlinnie of the late Mr. Bandur Singh; and if he will make a...

  • Official Secrets Act 1911

    61 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about reform of section 2 of the Official Secrets Act 1911. In a debate in this House on 15 January, I explained that the Government had,...

  • Furniture (Fire Resistance)

    53 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the fire safety of furniture. On 11 January 1988 my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Corporate...

  • Housing (Scotland)

    9 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. A statement was made to the House on 29 March by the Minister responsible for housing in Scotland. That statement affected 800,000 tenants in Scotland who fear...

  • Points of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I draw to your attention the conduct of a Conservative Member earlier today. When I asked a question in my Scottish accent during Scottish Question Time, this...

  • Tenancies of Brewery Companies (Regulation)

    4 speeches

    We come now to the presentation of a Bill. Second Reading what day?

  • Business of the House

    Ordered, That, at this day's sitting, Standing Order No. 93 (Public bills relating exclusively to Scotland) shall apply to proceedings on the Electricity (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Bill...

  • Child Benefit (Forfeiture)

    3 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for child benefit to be forfeited by or suspended from parents of persistent truants and vandals. I thought that I was in grave...

  • Northern Ireland Act 1974

    138 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Northern Ireland Act 1974 (Inteim Period Extension) Order 1988, which was laid before this House on 7th June, be approved. This is the fourteenth time that such an...

  • Northern Ireland (Appropriation)

    15 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988, which was laid before this House on 26th May, be approved. The order has been made under paragraph 1 of...

  • Orders of the Day — Electricity (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Bill

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I shall put together the Questions on motions 4 to 11.

    • Agriculture

      That the draft Agriculture Improvement (Amendment) Regulations 1988, a copy of which was laid before this House on 16th June, be approved.

    • Rating and Valuation

      That the draft British Waterways Board (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Amendment Order 1988, which was laid before this House on 7th June, be approved.

      Urban Development

      That the Wolverhampton Urban Development Area Order 1988, dated 24th March 1988, a copy of which was laid before this House on 30th March, be approved.

  • Orders of the Day — United States Domestic Waste (Dumping)

    5 speeches

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

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