House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 7 December 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE TOWN MOOR BILL [Lords]

  • Business of the House

    Return ordered,

    • Closure and Allocation of Time

      Return ordered,

    • Delegated Legislation

      Return ordered,Of the number of Instruments considered in Session 1987–88 by the Joint Committee and the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments respectively pursuant to their orders of...

      Private Bills and Private Business

      Return ordered,Of the Number of Private Bills, Hybrid Bills, Bills for the confirmation of Orders under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland), Act 1936, and Bills for confirming...

      Public Bills

      Return ordered,Of the number of Public Bills (other than Bills to confirm Provisional Orders and Bills to confirm Orders under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936)...

      Sittings of the House

      Return ordered,Of the days on which the House sat in Session 1987–88, stating for each day the day of the month and day of the week, the hour of the meeting, and the hour of the...

      Special Procedure Orders

      Return ordered,Of the number of Special Procedure Orders presented in Session 1987–88, the number withdrawn; the number annulled; the number against which Petitions or copies of Petitions...

      Standing Committees

      Return ordered,For Session 1987–88 of (1) the total number and the names of all Members (including and distinguishing Chairmen) who have been appointed to serve on one or more of the...

      Select Committees

      Return ordered,For Session 1987–88 of statistics relating to the membership, work costs and staff of Select Committees with so much of the same information as is relevant to the Chairmen's...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Household Domestic Appliances

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what action has been taken by his Department over the past two years to ensure greater safety in the use of domestic household electrical appliances.

    • Rolls-Royce 211-524L Engine

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he expects to make an announcement on possible launch-aid for the Rolls-Royce 211-524L engine.

      Employment, Training and Inner-City Policy

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what discussions he has held concerning employment and training and inner-city policy; and if he will make a statement.

      Investment Media

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he next intends to meet his European Community counterparts to discuss the equalisation of funding conditions for unit trusts and similar...

      Regional Assistance

      14 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he has any plans to announce new measures to boost the economies of Britain's regions.

      British Engineering

      14 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the prospects for British engineering, in the light of the proposals to complete the European internal market in 1992.

      World Trade

      10 speeches

      Mr. Robert Hughes: To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much Britain's share of world trade has changed since 1979.

      Hotol

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what measures he has taken to promote and encourage overseas participation in the HOTOL project.

      Exporters (Support Scheme)

      14 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will report on the progress being made with his Department's review of support schemes for exporters; and when he expects the review to be...

      1992 Hotline

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many calls have been received by his Department's 1992 hotline; and if he will make a statement.

      Airbus Industrie

      14 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he last met representatives of Airbus Industrie.

      House Prices

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment he has made of the impact on the housing market, and on would-be first-time housebuyers in particular, of house price rises during...

      CBI (Merger Policy)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what discussions he has had with the Confederation of British Industry regarding the proposed reform of the law on mergers.

      Shorts of Belfast

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the extent of the financial interest of the Department of Trade and Industry in Shorts of Belfast.

      EC (Trade Statistics)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the growth of United Kingdom trade with the European Economic Community.

      Manufacturing Industry (Investment)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster by what percentage in constant value terms investment in manufacturing industries has changed from 1979 to the latest date for which figures are...

      Enterprise Initiative

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many applications have so far been received for consultancy projects under the enterprise initiative.

      EH 101 Helicopter

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on progress on the development of the EH 101 helicopter.

  • North East Shipbuilders Ltd.

    69 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a further statement about British Shipbuilders. In my previous statement on 14 November, I was able to report good progress towards a successful sale...

  • North East Shipbuilders Ltd.

    4 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely, the decision by the Government...

  • SS Mediterran Frigo

    2 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely, the decision of the...

  • Ministerial Statements

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. The statement that we have just heard was timed for 3.30, and at exactly the same time the Government announced, at a press conference across the road in the...

  • Civil Servant (Letter)

    14 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I ask your guidance on a matter of public interest. The background to the matter is the letter that appeared in The Guardian today from an official in the...

  • Orders of the Day — Water Bill

    134 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

    • New Parliamentary Building

      Ordered,That this House agrees with the Select Committee on House of Commons (Services) in its First Report of the last Session of Parliament on New Parliamentary Building (Phase 2): The Next...

  • Orders of the Day — Midwives (Grading Review)

    10 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. John M. Taylor.]

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