Monday, 7 November 1988
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
HARWICH HARBOUR BILL [Lords]
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what progress he has made with his plans to denationalise British Coal; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy when he next expects to meet the chairman of the Central Electricity Generating Board; and what matters he expects to discuss.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy when he last met the chairman of British Coal; and what matters were discussed.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what is his latest estimate of the percentage of United Kingdom energy supplies met by renewable sources; and if he will make a statement about the...
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what his Department is doing to reduce harm to the environment by promoting the increased use of nuclear energy in relation to fossil fuels.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what progress has been made on the appointment of board members and the formation of the management team for Tranco.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will take steps to ensure that no import quotas are imposed on foreign coal following the privatisation of the domestic coal industry.
To ask the. Secretary of State for Energy what conclusions he has drawn from the energy conservation schemes in Leicester; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what will be the total annual cost of his Department's new offices.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy how many kilojoules per man hour were produced by British Coal in (a) 1979 and (b) the last 12 months for which figures are available; and if he will...
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy how many proposed private schemes he is aware of in connection with the proposed privatisation of the electricity supply industry; and what percentage of...
To ask the Minister for the Arts when he next proposes to visit the city of Leicester to discuss the effects of Government arts policy there.
To ask the Minister for the Arts if he will make it his policy to move towards selective endowment funding of arts and heritage bodies.
To ask the Minister for the Arts how many representations from (a) library authorities and (b) members of the general public he received on the Green Paper on "Libraries".
To ask the Minister for the Arts when he last saw a performance of the Joint Stock Theatre Company.
To ask the Minister for the Arts what information he has as to the current level of attendance at museums and galleries.
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what guidance is given to civil servants with regard to their duties and responsibilities relating to attendance on official business at party conferences.
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what progress has been made in the last four months in the establishment of Government agencies under the Civil Service reforms.
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what targets he has set for secondments into and out of the Civil Service.
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service when he last met the leaders of Civil Service unions; and what subjects were discussed.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on his intention to introduce further means-tested benefits for pensioners.
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about the Government's plans for broadcasting legislation. I have laid a White Paper before the House today. Our broadcasting system has...
Considered in Committee.
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 1, line 9, at end insert 'except where in relation to any year a local authority has before 7th July 1988 approved its accounts in which case he shall treat...
I beg to move amendment No. 10, in page 14, line 31, leave out from 'which' to end of line 34 and insert `reflects the retail prices index for September 1988'. The amendment refers to a formula...
`(1) In relation to the years beginning in 1987 and 1988 if it appears to the Secretary of State that the aggregate amount of block grant to which local authorities would be entitled in...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.).
That the Liverpool and Wirral Urban Development Area Order 1988, a copy of which was laid before this House on 12th July 1988, be approved.—[Mr. Dorrell.]
That the draft Small Claims (Scotland) Order 1988, which was laid before this House on 12th July 1988, be approved. That the draft Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971 (Privative Jurisdiction and...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Dorrell.]
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