House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 15 February 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Companies (Political Donations)

      14 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on his policy towards shareholders' controls over company donations to political parties.

    • Company Accounts

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many times in each of the last five years consent has been given for companies to omit details of their overseas subsidiaries from their...

      Internal Markets

      12 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proposals he has to ensure that regions other than London and the south-east benefit from the European internal market after 1992.

      Manufacturing Productivity

      15 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what has been the growth in Britain's manufacturing productivity since 1979; and what information he has on the figures for other major...

      Hotol

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the future of Hotol.

      "Not With Honour"

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will acquire "Not With Honour", an account of the Westland affair, by Magnus Linklater and David Leigh, for the library of his Department.

      Toyota

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he last met representatives of Toyota; what subjects were discussed; and if he will make a statement.

      Interest Rates

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what has been the cost to industry of the rise in base rates since April 1988.

      Trade Deficits

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries are running a larger trade deficit as a percentage of gross domestic product...

      Productivity

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what are the latest figures he has for the productivity levels in manufacturing industry.

      Post Office Counters

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether, following the recommendations of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission in its report, "Post Office Counter Services", he will ensure that...

      Science Parks

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he has any proposals to further the establishment and development of science parks.

      Trade Balance

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what was the surplus or deficit in trade in manufactured goods with the European Economic Community and the rest of the world, respectively, over...

      Manufacturing Investment

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in which regions there is a lower investment in constant terms in manufacturing industry in the latest year for which figures are available than in...

      Internal Market

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many standards set under the development of the internal market are based on British standards; and how many are based on (a) German standards,...

      Cars

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the implications for the most recently published trade statistics of the practice of United States-owned car...

  • Business Rates

    55 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement on business rates. The Local Government Finance Act 1988 provides for a uniform business rate in England and in Wales and for a revaluation...

  • Points of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You have informed me that you have disallowed two questions of mine about the responsibilities of certain public servants who have recently been present in the...

  • Junior Hospital Doctors (Regulation of Hours)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to regulate the hours worked by junior hospital doctors. In recent weeks there has been great public concern about the excessive hours...

  • Orders of the Day — Official Secrets Bill

    24 speeches

    [IST ALLOTED DAY]

    • Clause 1

    • Security and Intelligence

      80 speeches

      On a point of order, Mr. Walker. I wish to seek your guidance on amendment No. 14, which was discussed in a previous debate. It deals with the absolute nature of the lifelong duty of...

      Clause 2

      Defence

      110 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 6, in page 2, line 31, leave out 'damaging disclosure' and insert 'a disclosure which would cause serious injury to the interests of the nation'.

      Clause 3

      International Relations

      81 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 10, in page 3, line 19, leave out 'damaging disclosure' and insert 'disclosure which would cause serious injury to the interests of the nation'.

  • Orders of the Day — Official Secrets Bill

    60 speeches

    In our debates on the Bill the Home Secretary has often claimed that the measure is restrictive and does not extend the area to which the consequences of the Official Secrets Act or other...

  • Beef Imports (United States)

    41 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 4296/89 on tariff concessions and import duties on certain imports from the United States of America; and supports the...

  • Redberth and Sageston (Bypass)

    2 speeches

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

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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.

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