House of Commons debates

Monday, 24 October 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport

    • British Rail (Investment)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much British Rail has invested since 1979.

    • North-East (Roads)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has to develop the road infrastructure of the north-east region.

      Driving Test

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what initiatives his Department is taking to ensure sufficient availability of driving tests for trainees at transport training centres (a) nationally...

      A13 and A127 (Improvements)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans there are for improvements to the A13 and A127 during the next three years.

      EC (Transport)

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he last met the European Community Commissioner with responsibility for transport; and what matters were discussed.

      Computer-controlled Traffic Systems

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made in introducing computer-controlled traffic systems.

      Air Fares

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent action he has taken to bring about a further reduction of air fares between London and other European centres.

      Channel Tunnel

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings his Department has had with outside bodies in the last six months with regard to customs arrangements for the Channel tunnel.

      British Rail

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he last met the chairman of British Rail; and what matters were discussed.

      Manchester Ship Canal

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received regarding the making of a harbour revision order for the Manchester ship canal company; and if he will make a...

      Hull-Teesside (Road Links)

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on improving road links between Hull and Teesside; and if he will make a statement.

      Civil Aviation Authority and British Airports Authority

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he last met the chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority; and what was discussed.

      Metroplitan Line (Uxbridge)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made within the central London rail study which he set up on 25 March; whether the study includes an appraisal of the service on...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development

    • AIDS

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made in his allocations of aid to countries in sub-Saharan Africa of the impact of negative growth in the...

    • British Council

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has any plans to review the role of the British Council in the administration of Britain's overseas aid programme; and if...

      Mauritius

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what development assistance he is giving to Mauritius; and if he will make a statement.

      Aid and Trade Provision

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many aid and trade provision agreements have been signed in the most recent year for which figures are available; how much...

      Mozambique (Refugees)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance Her Majesty's Government are providing to help the large numbers of Mozambican refugees who have fled to Malawi...

      Sub-Saharan Africa

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the total British bilateral aid given to the whole of sub-Saharan Africa in 1979, and in the latest year for which...

  • Nicaragua (Hurricane)

    34 speeches

    (by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on what aid the Government intend to offer Nicaragua in the aftermath of the...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I will put together the four motions relating to statutory instruments.

  • Orders of the Day — European Communities (Finance) Bill

    55 speeches

    Considered in Committee.

  • Clause 1

  • 'schedule 1

    • Decision of the Council of the European Communities on the System of the Communities' Own Resources

      Luxembourg, 24 June 1988

    • Article I

      The Communities shall be allocated resources of their own in accordance with the following Articles in order to ensure the financing of their budget.

      Article 2

      1. Revenue from the following shall constitute own resources entered in the budget of the Communities: (a) levies, premiums, additional or compensatory amounts, additional amounts or factors and...

      Article 3

      1. The total amount of own resources assigned to the Communities may not exceed 1·20 per cent. of the total GNP of the Community for payment appropriations.

      Article 4

      The United Kingdom shall be granted a correction in respect of budgetary imbalances. This correction shall consist of a basic amount and an adjustment. The adjustment shall correct the basic...

      Article 5

      1. The cost of the correction shall be borne by the other Member States in accordance with the following arrangements: the distribution of the cost shall first be calculated by reference to each...

      Article 6

      The revenue referred to in Article 2 shall be used without distinction to finance all expenditure entered in the budget of the Communities. However, the revenue needed to cover in full or in...

      Article 7

      Any surplus of the Communities' revenue over total actual expenditure during a financial year shall be carried over to the following financial year. However, any surplus generated by a transfer...

      Article 8

      1. The Community own resources refered to in Article 2(1)(a) and (b) shall be collected by the Member States in accordance with the national provisions imposed by law, regulation or...

      Article 9

      The mechanism for the graduated refund of own resources accruing from VAT or GNP-based financial contributions introduced for the Kingdom of Spain and the Portuguese Republic up to 1991 by...

      Article 10

      The Commission shall submit, by the end of 1991, a report on the operation of the system, including a re-examination of the correction of budgetary imbalances granted to the United Kingdom,...

      Article 11

      1. Member States shall be notified of this Decision by the Secretary-General of the Council of the European Communities, it shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Communities.

  • Schedule 2

    UNDERTAKING AS CONFIRMED BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES MEETING WITHIN THE COUNCIL TO MAKE PAYMENTS TO FINANCE THE COMMUNITIES GENERAL...

    • Intergovernmental Agreement

      230 speeches

      1. Following the conclusions of the European Council of 11 to 13 February 1988, the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council, hereby undertake to pay...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the European Communities (Finance) Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr.Sackville.]

  • European Communities (Finance) Bill

    5 speeches

    Again considered in Committee.

  • New clause 4

    • House of Commons Approval of Subordinate Action

      10 speeches

      "No Minister of the Crown shall give assent to any Regulation, Directive or other instrument relating to the operation of the Decision named in section 1(e) unless the text of that instrument has...

    • Local Government

      14 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Local Government (Prescribed Expenditure) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1988 (S.I., 1988,...

  • Petition

    • West Lodge Schools

      1 speech

      I have a petition from 793 parents, children, staff and friends of the West Lodge first and middle schools in Pinner. Each school is expanding from two to three-form entry and will each be taking...

  • Major Peter Cory

    6 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That the House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Durant.]

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