House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 25 January 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Public Sector Housing

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many houses were built to be rented in the public sector in each successive year since 1975.

    • Waste Disposal

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations his Department has received on the waste disposal law amendments follow-up consultation paper.

      Rating Reform

      21 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what a typical ward sister would pay (a) in rates, (b) in community charge and (c) in a system of capital value rates plus local income tax paid...

      Local Authority Representatives

      8 speeches

      Mr. Heifer: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment on how many categories of statutory authorities local authority representatives normally are deputed to sit.

      Telford Development Corporation

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has any plans to meet the chairman of the Telford development corporation to discuss the board's housing policy.

      Ozone Layer

      19 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will report on progress in steps he is taking to encourage effective international action to protect the ozone layer.

      East Thames-side (Housing)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he intends to take to ensure an adequate supply of affordable housing for those on low and medium incomes on the sites included in the...

      Privatisation (Middlesbrough)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has on the implementation of the Government's privatisation policy by Middlesbrough council.

      River Pollution (Yorkshire)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he next intends to meet the chairman of the Yorkshire water authority to discuss river pollution.

      Rent Assessment Officers

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to review the powers of rent assessment officers.

      Peak Park

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to visit the area covered by the Peak park planning board.

      Football Clubs (Membership Scheme)

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any proposals to compensate Football League clubs experiencing financial difficulties following the introduction of the proposed...

  • Agriculture Council

    49 speeches

    With permission, I will make a statement about the meeting of the Council of Agricultural Ministers of the European Community on 23 and 24 January, which I attended along with my right hon....

  • Unemployment Benefit Office, Ossett

    2 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 20, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • Points of Order

    9 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, which arises from Question Time. It is strange that we have to raise points of order about Question Time when Ministers about whom points of order are raised...

  • London Government

    2 speeches

    I beg to move—

    • Bills Presented

    • Chlorofluorocarbons (Control)

      Mr. Malcolm Bruce, supported by Mr. James Wallace, Mr. Archy Kirkwood, Mr. Matthew Taylor, Mr. Simon Hughes, Mr. A. J. Beith, Mr. Richard Livsey and Mrs. Ray Michie, presented a Bill to protect...

      Tropical Hardwoods (Control)

      Mr. James Wallace, supported by Mr. Malcolm Bruce, Mr. Archy Kirkwood, Mr. Matthew Taylor, Mr. Simon Hughes, Mr. A. J. Beith, Mr. Richard Livsey and Mrs. Ray Michie, presented a Bill to promote...

      Scarce Resources (Conservation)

      Mr. Archy Kirkwood, supported by Mr. Malcolm Bruce, Mr. James Wallace, Mr. Matthew Taylor, Mr. Simon Hughes, Mr. A. J. Beith, Mr. Richard Livsey and Mrs. Ray Michie, presented a Bill to reduce...

      Planning Permission (Demolition of Houses)

      Mr. Hugh Dykes, supported by Mr. John Wilkinson, Mr. Dafydd Wigley, Mr. Robert Adley, Sir Rhodes Boyson, Mr. Cyril D. Townsend, Mr. Jeremy Hanley, Mr. John Gorst and Mr. Robert G. Hughes,...

      European Community Documents

      Ordered,That the draft proposals by the Commission of the European Communities on machine safety described in the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the: Department of Trade and...

  • London Government

    2 speeches

    May I tell the hon. Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks) that he has had an extra minute free.

    • London Government

      Mr. Tony Banks accordingly presented a Bill to restore to the people of London the legal right and duty to elect a London Council so that the needs of London may be met and its administration...

  • Orders of the Day — Official Secrets Bill

    3 speeches

    Considered in Committee.

  • Monopolies and Mergers

    18 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Monopolies and Mergers Commission (Performance of Functions) Order 1988, which was laid before this House on 26th October 1988, in the last Session of Parliament, be...

  • West Midlands Serious Crime Squad

    8 speeches

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

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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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