House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 21 February 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health

    • GPs (Practice Budgets)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether it is proposed that general practitioners who opt for a practice budget will be entitled to keep any savings that there may be for their own...

    • Abortion

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of abortions at 25 weeks, 26 weeks and 27 weeks was performed (luring 1987 because the child was likely to be born handicapped.

      Hospital Matrons

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he proposes to examine the role of the hospital matron in the National Health Service.

      Cervical Cancer

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what are the latest figures for women affected by cervical cancer aged (a) 25 years or less and (b) over 25 years.

      NHS (White Paper)

      22 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on the recent White Paper on the review of the National Health Service.

      Dentists

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the number of dentists in the National Health Service in 1979 and in the latest available year.

      National Health Service (Review)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consultations he has had with representatives of the medical profession in respect of the Government's review of the National Health Service; and...

      Abortion

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions at 18 weeks and over were carried out in 1987 in clinics run by charities; and if he will distinguish between United Kingdom residents...

      NHS (Staff Statistics)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the present ratio of administrators and ancillary staff to doctors and nurses in the National Health Service; and what was the ratio in 1979.

      "Working for Patients"

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on publicising the proposals in the recent health White Paper, 'Working for Patients'.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    • Civil Service

      14 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister what arrangements exist to ensure that the Civil Service is not politicised in circumstances where a single party has been in power for a decade or more.

    • Engagements

      38 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 21 February.

  • Iran

    35 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement about Britain's relations with Iran. As the House knows, it has been our purpose to try to restore a normal relationship with the Government...

  • Points of Order

    11 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Earlier this afternoon the hon. Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Dalyell) made yet another attack on Mr. Charles Powell. We value our right to fearless, free speech in...

  • Civil Aviation (Air Navigation Charges) Bill [Lords]

    Ordered,That the Civil Aviation (Air Navigation Charges) Bill [Lords] be referred to a Second Reading Committee.—[Mr. Sackville.]

  • National Maritime Museum Bill [Lords]

    Ordered,That the National Maritime Museum Bill [Lords] be referred to a Second Reading Committee.—[Mr. Sackville.]

  • Net Book Agreement (Abolition)

    7 speeches

    4 pm

    • Net Book Agreement (Abolition)

      Mr. David Shaw accordingly presented a Bill to increase competition in the sale of books: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 3 March and to be...

  • Opposition Day

    [5TH ALLOTTED DAY]

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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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