House of Commons debates

Monday, 23 January 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • Severn Electricity Tunnel

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what are the implications for the development of Welsh industry of a second Severn electricity tunnel; and what steps he is taking to secure such a tunnel.

    • Water Privatisation

      18 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the impact of water privatisation on the environment of Wales and the health of the people of Wales.

      Rail Services

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he last met the chairman of British Rail to discuss rail services in Wales.

      European Community

      8 speeches

      Dr. Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he next plans to visit the European Commission or to attend the Council of Ministers in relation to the particular needs of Wales.

      Eggs

      6 speeches

      Mr. leuan Wyn Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he last met representatives of egg producers in Wales; and what was discussed.

      Local Authority Associations

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he last met the Welsh local authority associations; and what matters were discussed.

      Health Service

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what initiatives he plans to take in 1989 to improve the standards of the Health Service in Wales and increase the morale of staff at all levels of the...

      A470

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has for improving the A470 trunk road in mid-Wales.

      Disabled People

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he proposes to take to improve services for physically disabled people in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

      Labour Statistics

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what are the latest unadjusted figures for unemployment in (a) Newport, (b) Gwent and (c) Wales; and if he will give the equivalent figures for 1979 on the...

      Nurses (Pay)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many appeals have been lodged by nurses employed by the South Glamorgan health authority and in Wales as a whole.

      Rating Reform

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the implications of the introduction of poll tax for the percentage of the population of Wales of 18 years and over who will...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General

    • House of Fraser (Takeover)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will make a statement on the progress of consideration by the Director of Public Prosecutions and the director of serious fraud office of the inspectors' report...

    • Director of Public Prosecutions

      8 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General when he last met the Director of Public Prosecutions; and what was discussed.

      Abortion

      6 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions were brought by the Crown Prosecutions Service under the Infant Life Preservation Act 1929 in 1988 and if he will make a statement.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      6 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General what steps he proposes to take to improve staffing levels in the Crown Prosecution Service; and if he will make a statement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development

    • War on Want

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretaryof State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will meet representatives of War on Want to discuss aid policy.

    • Afghanistan

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on British assistance given to Afghanistan.

      Burundi

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what development assistance Her Majesty's Government have offered to Burundi following the widespread killings there in October.

      Nigeria

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how he will assist trade and education opportunity in Nigeria during 1989.

      Surplus Food

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the Government's policy on giving to third world countries which suffer from famine, surplus food produced in Britain;...

      STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS &c.

      Ordered,That the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) Order 1989 (S.I., 1989, No. 3) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. John M. Taylor.]

  • Point of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. During the weekend, the Home Secretary, in a well publicised speech made to his constituents, talked about immigration matters, and, yesterday, to listeners to...

  • Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Bill (Allocation of Time)

    116 speeches

    I beg to move, That the following provisions shall apply to the remaining proceedings on the Bill:

    • Report and Third Reading

      2. (1) The proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading of the Bill shall be completed in one allotted day and shall be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock; and for the purpose of Standing...

    • Procedure in Standing Committee

      3. (1) At a sitting of the Standing Committee at which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion under a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee the Chairman shall not...

      Conclusion of proceedings in Committee

      5. On the conclusion of the proceedings in any Committee on the Bill the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

      Dilatory Motions

      6. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be made in the Standing Committee or on an allotted day except by a Member of the Government, and the...

      Private business

      7. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      8.—(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or the...

      Supplemental orders

      9.—(1) The proceedings on any Motion moved in the House by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been the...

      Saving

      10. Nothing in this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee shall— (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order or Resolution applies from being taken or...

      Interpretation

      12. In this Order— allotted day" means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the Day, provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

      Procedure in Standing Committee

      3.(1)At a sitting of the Standing Committee at which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion under a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee the Chairman shall not adjourn...

      Conclusion of proceedings in Committee

      5.On the conclusion of the proceedings in any Committee on the Bill the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

      Dilatory Motions

      6. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be made in the Standing Committee or on an allotted day except by a Member of the Government, and the...

      Private business

      7.Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      8.—(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or...

      Supplemental orders

      9.—(1) The proceedings on any Motion moved in the House by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been...

      Saving

      10.Nothing in this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee shall (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order or Resolution applies from being taken or...

      Recommittal

      11.—(1) References in this Order to proceedings on Consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence...

      Interpretation

      12.In this Order— allotted day" means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the Day, provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

  • Orders of the Day — Security Service Bill

    114 speeches

    Order for Third Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Housing (Scotland)

    110 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 15th December, be approved. I know, Mr. Speaker, that a number of hon. Members hope...

  • Orders of the Day — A1 (Northumberland)

    10 speeches

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

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