House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 18 January 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Inner City Funding (Brent)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the total of inner city funding for the London borough of Brent.

    • Airbus Project

      11 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he last had discussions with Britain's partners in the Airbus project.

      Retirements

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when it is now expected that (a) Sir Brian Hayes and (b) Mr. Neville Ledsome will retire.

      Task Forces (East Midlands)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the progress of the inner-city task forces in the east midlands.

      Restrictive Trade Practices

      12 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on his policy on restrictive trade practices.

      Trade (Tunisia)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on current trading relations with Tunisia.

      Manufacturing Industry

      16 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what were the levels of investment and profitability in manufacturing industry (a) in the past year, (b) five years ago, (c) 10 years ago, and (d)...

      Semi-conductors

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will take action to guarantee the independence and security of the British semi-conductor manufacture industry.

      Confederation of British Industry

      14 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he last met the Confederation of British Industry; and what was discussed.

      Odometers

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he plans to introduce new measures to combat the practice of altering the odometers of used cars.

      Boeing AWACS (Offset Arrangements)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps his Department has taken to encourage the British civil aerospace companies to participate in the Boeing airborne warning and control...

      Grants

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what plans he has to simplify the range and complexity of grants to trade and industry and if he will make a statement.

      Efficiency

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what factors he considers to be essential in enabling commerce and industry to function efficiently.

      Internal Market

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what progress has been made by his Department in making British business men aware of the opportunities presented by the completion of the internal...

  • Mr. Viraj Mendis

    96 speeches

    (by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement on the actions that his Department proposes to take concerning the arrest this morning...

    • Bill Presented

    • Pesticides (Fees and Enforcement)

      Mr. John MacGregor, supported by Mr. Secretary Walker, Mr. Secretary Fowler, Mr. Secretary Ridley, Mr. Secretary Clarke, Mr. Secretary Rifkind, Mr. Donald Thompson and Mr. Richard Ryder,...

      STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      Ordered,That the draft Grants to the Redundant Churches Fund Order 1988 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Chapman.]

  • Elimination of Poverty in Retirement

    3 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the appointment of a Minister with responsibility for retired people; to require local authorities to report annually on the...

    • Elimination of Poverty in Retirement

      Mr. Jeremy Corbyn accordingly presented a Bill to require the appointment of a Minister with responsibility for retired people; to require local authorities to report annually on the condition of...

  • Opposition Day

    [1ST ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Child Benefit

      58 speeches

      I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. In view of the late start of this debate, I appeal to spokesmen on both Front Benches, as well as to Back Benchers, for short...

  • Pre-school Education and Child Care

    63 speeches

    I must announce to the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

  • Beef and Veal Regime

    10 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 8903/88 + COR 1 on reform of the Community beef and veal regime and of the Government's intention to negotiate an...

  • Beef and Veal Regime

    10 speeches

    There is much to be said about the European Community beef regime, but little of it is complimentary. Over the past 15 years we have seen tremendous changes in the method of supporting our beef...

    • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) ( Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.).

    • Urban Development

      That the Bristol Development Corporation (Area and Constitution) Order 1988, a copy of which was laid before this House on 17th May, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.

      Energy

      Ordered, That Mr. Rhodri Morgan be discharged from the Energy Committee and Mr. David Clelland be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Ray Powell.]

      Home Affairs

      Ordered, That Mr. David Clelland be discharged-from the Home Affairs Committee and Mr. Joe Ashton be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Ray Powell.]

      Trade and Industry

      Ordered,That Mr. Joe Ashton be discharged from the Trade and Industry Committee and Mr. Jim Cousins be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Ray Powell.]

      Education, Science and Arts

      Ordered,That Hilary Armstrong be discharged from the Education, Science and Arts Committee and Mr. Dennis Turner be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Ray Powell.]

  • Mr. Roger Cooper

    2 speeches

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

What is this?

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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