House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 20 December 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    CITY OF LONDON (SPITALFIELDS MARKET) BILL (By Order)

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science

    • Management Qualifications

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of undergraduates are currently taking degrees or other qualifications in management or management-related subjects; what...

    • National Curriculum

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received concerning the case for a full science programme in the national curriculum.

      City Technology Colleges

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress is being made in finding sites for city technology colleges; and if he will make a statement.

      Extra-curricular Activities

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement concerning financial provision for extra-curricular activities.

      Smoking

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will include education about the dangers of smoking in the school curriculum; and if he will make a statement.

      National Curriculum

      24 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he is now in a position to publish the quantity and type of teachers required to teach the national curriculum; and if he will make...

      Nursery Teachers

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether his Department has any plans to increase the number or nursery teachers; and if he will make a statement.

      Student Loans

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received concerning the White Paper "Top-up Loans for Students"; and if he will make a statement.

      Teachers (Assessment)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what further proposals he has for the assessment and appraisal of teachers; and if he will make a statement.

      Haberdashers' Aske's Schools

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what recent discussions he has regarding the establishment of a city technology college on the site of the Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Chieftain Tank (Replacement)

    65 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I would like to make a statement about the replacement of the Chieftain tank. Chieftain entered service with the British Army in 1965. Although it continues to give...

    • New Member

      The following Member took and subscribed the Oath:

    • Royal Assent

      1 speech

      I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified Her Royal Assent to the following Acts: 1. Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Act 1988.2. City of...

  • Points of Order

    29 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I should like to ask for your guidance on certain contentious matters concerning the future of the Scottish Affairs Committee and the impact of the Government's...

    • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      4 speeches

      Ordered,That the Bristol Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 1988 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments &c.That the Bristol Development...

    • Social Security

      68 speeches

      I beg to move, That the draft Social Security (Contributions and Allocation of Contributions) (Re-rating) Order 1988, which was laid before this House on 7th December, be approved. I understand...

      Select Committee on Scottish Affairs

      117 speeches

      I repeat what I said earlier. I have selected all the amendments on the Order Paper.

      Welsh Rate Support Grant

      15 speeches

      This is the first debate particularly involving Wales for some 18 years which has not had the benefit of the attendance of our former colleague Brynmor John. I know that I speak for hon. Members...

      Ministerial and Other Salaries

      19 speeches

      I beg to move, That the draft Ministerial and Other Salaries Order 1988, which was laid before this House on 8th December, be approved. I hope that I need not detain the House for long on this...

  • Petition

    • Truro (Flooding)

      1 speech

      I beg to ask leave to present a petition signed by 5,193 citizens of Truro whose town centre has been devastated twice this year by flooding. The flooding has been caused by inadequate land...

    • Aerosols

      2 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Garel-Jones.]

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Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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