House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 20 July 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Chlorofluorocarbons

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement outlining the Government's response to the recommendations from the Government-appointed ozone review group of...

    • Rating Reform

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent estimate he has made of the number of people liable to pay the poll tax in Lewisham.

      Lead-free Petrol

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if the Government are to consider the banning of two-star leaded petrol as part of their campaign to promote the use of lead-free petrol.

      New Towns (Planning Applications)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many planning applications for new towns he is aware of; and if he will make a statement.

      Derelict Land

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what policies he is considering to encourage the development of derelict land.

      Unused Public Land

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received on the draft planning circular regarding the development of unused public land.

      Local Authority Amenities

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authority swimming pools, sports halls and playing fields there are in England.

      Building Societies Association

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he last met the chairman of the Building Societies Association; and what was discussed.

      Rating Reform

      23 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received concerning his latest estimate of the level of poll tax that would be payable in Coventry under the terms of...

      Sports Facilities

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list for each year since 1974 the annual amount of capital spending on sports facilities by (a) English local authorities, and (b) the...

      Simplified Planning Zones

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many simplified planning zones have been established in England and Wales since their introduction; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Water Supplies (Aluminium)

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has recently received regarding the current levels of aluminium contained in public water supplies; and if he will make a...

  • Question Time

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. During the middle of Question Time about four weeks ago, the hon. Member for Stockton, North (Mr. Cook) raised a point of order, which was conceded by Mr....

  • Welsh Language (Ministerial Statement)

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. We are given to understand that a statement has been made by the Secretary of State for Wales. He visited my constituency earlier today and left to make a...

  • Conventions of the House

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Is it not a convention of the House that an hon. Member dealing with another hon. Member's constituency should give the hon. Member due notice that he...

  • Supplementary Questions

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. During Question Time I tried to ask a supplementary question on question No. 10. There was some hub-bub in the House—not least from the hon. Member...

  • Housing Action Trusts

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. As a housing action trust notice has been served on one of the council estates in my constituency, and since both the town clerk and the members concerned...

  • Bills Presented

    • Health Authorities (Direct Elections)

      Mr. Tony Lloyd, supported by Mr. Jim Cousins, Mr. Peter L. Pike, Mr. Ken Eastham and Ms. Joan Walley, presented a Bill to make provision for the direct election of members of regional and...

    • Caravan Sites Act 1968 (Amendment)

      Mr. Graham Bright, supported by Mr. John Carlisle, presented a Bill to amend the Caravan Sites Act 1968 by empowering local authorities or police officers to require the removal of caravans...

      Railway Termini (Privatisation)

      4 speeches

      I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to privatise railway termini. I am much encouraged in this respect by the remarks of my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer,...

      Local Government Finance Bill (Allocation of Time)

      1 speech

      I beg to move, That the Order of the House [22nd February], as varied by the Order of the House [13th April], be supplemented as follows:

      Lords Amendments

      1.—(1) The proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments shall be completed at this day's sitting.

      Supplemental

      41 speeches

      6.—(1) Mr. Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the appointment and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons.

      Lords Amendments

      1.—(1) The proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments shall be completed at this day's sitting.

      Supplemental

      6.—(1) Mr. Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the appointment and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons.

  • Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance Bill

    Lords amendments considered.

  • Clause 13

    • Relief for Students

      16 speeches

      Lords amendment: No. 22, in page 10, line 3, at end insert— ( ) If a person is undertaking a course of nursing education on each day of that period, the amount he is liable to pay under...

  • Clause 116

  • Schedule 2

  • Clause 49

  • Schedule 15

    • Amendments

      51 speeches

      Lords amendment: No. 335, in page 139, line 25, leave out from beginning to end of line 44.

    • Local Authority Publicity

      134 speeches

      I beg to move, That the draft Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity, which was laid before this House on 30th June 1988, be approved. Section 4 of the Local Government Act...

  • Petitions

    • Rating Reform

      1 speech

      I am pleased to present the petition. It is fitting that I should do so on the day that consideration of the poll tax Bill has been concluded. Over 1,000 citizens have signed the petition, which...

    • Nuclear Waste

      1 speech

      I beg to ask leave to present a petition signed by 17,000 constituents from my constituency and that of my constituency neighbour, my hon. Friend the Member for Holland with Boston (Sir R. Body)....

      Ravenscraig Steelworks

      7 speeches

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

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