House of Commons debates

Thursday, 20 October 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    BRITISH RAILWAYS (NO. 2) BILL

    • Birmingham City Council Bill

      Ordered,That notwithstanding that the Birmingham City Council Bill was taken into consideration by the Committee on the Bill before a report from the Attorny General on the Bill had been...

    • Barlow Clowes

      Return ordered,of the Report of Sir Godfray Le Quesne Q.C., to the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on Barlow Clowes.—[Mr. Newton.]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

    • Aboriginal Whaling

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will take further action to restrict aboriginal whaling.

    • Common Fisheries Policy

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his assessment of the effectiveness of current policing of the common fisheries policy.

      Farming Unions

      14 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he last met representatives of farming unions to discuss the state of the agriculture industry.

      Milk Quotas

      10 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has had any representations regarding the implementation of the Agriculture Act 1986 concerning compensation for milk quotas.

      Water Pollution

      12 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what further steps he is taking to reduce water pollution from farm sources; and if he will make a statement.

      Bass

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to protect the bass nursery stocks.

      NFU Horticulture Committee

      8 speeches

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

      Ministry's Centenary

      10 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans his Ministry has to mark its centenary during 1989.

      Farm Diversification Grants

      8 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what types of projects have been most popular among farmers applying for farm diversification grants.

      Sea Fish Industry Authority

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he last met the chairman of the Sea Fish Industry Authority; and what subjects were discussed.

      Set-aside Scheme

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what the response of farmerss has been to the set-aside scheme launched in June.

      Country Landowners Association

      8 speeches

      To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he last met the president of the Country Landowners Association; and what subjects they discussed.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Barlow Clowes

    65 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement on Barlow Clowes. Many people have been badly affected by the collapse of the Barlow Clowes operations. The extent of the suffering and...

  • Business of the House

    56 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the business for next week: MONDAY 24 OCTOBER—Consideration in Committee of the European Communities (Finance) Bill....

  • Written Answers

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Earlier this afternoon the Home Secretary and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland distributed in the Press Gallery what purported to be written answers...

  • Barlow Clowes Report (Copies)

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I understand from the authorities of the House that there has developed a considerable laxity in Government Departments, who are omitting to lay on the Table of...

  • Private Bills

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will recall that before July we had one or two discussions in the House about the propriety of the private Bill procedure as it affected the North...

  • Bills Presented

    • Rate. Support Grants

      Mr. Secretary Ridley, supported by Mr. Secretary Walker, Mr. John Major, Mr. John Selwyn Gummer and Mrs. Virginia Bottomley, presented a Bill to make further provision about rate support grants:...

    • Haemoglobin Disorders (Screentng and Counselling)

      Mr. Tony Lloyd, supported by Mr. Keith Vaz, Sir George Young, Mr. Bernie Grant, Mr. Dafydd Wigley, Mr. Paul Boateng, Mr. John Bowis and Mr. Peter Pike, presented a Bill to oblige health...

      STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      Ordered,That the Liverpool and Wirral Urban Development Area Order 1988 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Wakeham.]

  • Orders of the Day — Defence Estimates

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