House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 27 July 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two O'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    BRITISH WATERWAYS (NO. 2) BILL [Lords] (By Order)

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Local Government Reform

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any plans for reform of local government in Scotland.

    • Ravenscraig Steelworks

      18 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions have taken place between his Department and the British Steel Corporation concerning the future of the strip mill capacity at...

      Housing Standards

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what consideration he has given to a wider definition and assessment of houses which are below tolerable standard.

      Nurses

      17 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what guidelines he has given to health boards with regard to the regrading of nurses.

      Waiting Lists

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what effect the new Scottish performance indicators package for National Health Service managers is expected to have on waiting lists.

      Rating Reform

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the further advice which his Department is issuing to Scottish poll tax payers in order to facilitate knowledge of...

      Gaelic Language (TV Programmes)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received in favour of increased Gaelic language programmes on television in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Rating Reform

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will meet (a) the Confederation of British Industry (Scotland), (b) the Scottish Council (Development and Industry), (c) Chambers of Commerce and...

      Manufacturing Industry

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the prospects for manufacturing industry in Scotland.

      Type 23 Frigate Order

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the impact on the Scottish economy of the recent order for three type 23 frigates from Yarrow Shipbuilders.

      Regional Development Grant

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he has taken to speed up the process of settling applications and claims for payment of regional grants.

      Scottish Bus Group and CalMac

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has held concerning the privatisation of the Scottish Bus Group and the future of CalMac; and if he will make a statement.

      National Farmers Union

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the president of the National Farmers Union of Scotland to discuss the current state of agriculture in Scotland.

  • Revenue Support Grant (Scotland)

    41 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make an announcement about local authority expenditure and revenue support grant in Scotland for 1989–90. I propose that the provision for local...

  • Personal Statement

    1 speech

    Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a personal statement. There have recently been reports in the press and on television based on a letter written by me to the Chairman of Ways and Means in which I...

  • Points of Order

    4 speeches

    As you, Mr. Speaker, are aware, an ever-increasing number of questions are being tabled for oral answer. The Department of Health and Social Security is being split into separate Departments. As...

  • Fuel and Energy Provision

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the provision of essential fuel and energy to each home, to guarantee appliances, to prevent the entry to premises without prior...

  • Fuel and Energy Provision

    1 speech

    Mr. John Hughes accordingly presented a Bill to require the provision of essential fuel and energy to each home, to guarantee appliances, to prevent the entry to premises without prior recorded...

  • Immigration

    92 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 555), which was laid before this House on 7th July 1988, be disapproved. This is a tawdry little measure, made all the more...

  • Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

    28 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) Order 1988, a copy of which was laid before this House on 13th July 1988, be approved. This is a short debate and...

  • Teachers' Pay and Conditions

    73 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Education (School Teachers' Pay and Conditions) Order 1988 (S.I., 1988, No. 1055), dated 16th June 1988, a copy of which was laid before this House on 17th June, be...

  • Building Societies

    27 speeches

    I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Building Societies (Transfer of Business) Regulations 1988 (S.I., 1988, No. 1153), dated 4th July 1988, a copy...

  • Road Transport

    47 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 6048/88 on social legislation relating to road transport. In December 1985 the EC approved two regulations...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c).

  • Pesticides

    That the draft Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Food) Regulations 1988, which were laid before this House on 12th July 1988, be approved.—[Mr. Alan Howarth.]

  • European Community Documents

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 102 (Standing Committees on European Community documents).

  • Chromium in Water

    That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 4236/86, and the Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Department of the Environment on 11th July 1986 and 4498/88...

  • Electromagnetic Compatibility

    That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 9715/87 and the Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Department of Trade and Industry on 30th June 1988 on...

  • Anti-Dumping

    That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 5017/87 on protection against dumped or subsidised imports and 6358/87 and 5151/88 on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy activities in...

  • Petition

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