House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 1 March 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Business Premises (Valuations)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he intends to make a statement on the progress being made by the Scottish assessors in their talks with the Inland Revenue valuers about...

    • Rating Reform

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what further representations he has had concerning persons with Alzheimer's disease paying the poll tax.

      Cosla

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will next meet the president of the Confederation of Scottish Local Authorities; and what matters he intends to discuss.

      Forestry (Conservation)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many conservation projects are currently being promoted by the Forestry Commission.

      Scottish Assembly

      20 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he plans to introduce a Bill to create a Scottish assembly.

      Scottish TUC

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he plans to meet the Scottish Trades Union Congress to discuss employment prospects in Scotland.

      Cbi

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the Confederation of British Industry in Scotland; and what matters were discussed.

      Scottish Firms (Contracts)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many Scottish firms have gained contracts from (a) the Channel tunnel project and (b) recent Scottish public works contracts; and if he will make a...

      Civil Service (Dispersal)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the progress made since 1979 in transferring Civil Service posts from London and the south-east to Scotland.

      Child Care

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with outside bodies and their representatives since June 1987 on child care provision in the public and private sectors.

      South of Scotland Electricity Board

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the chairman of the South of Scotland electricity board; and what subjects were discussed.

      Dementia

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will seek further medical advice on the nature and course of dementia, particularly in relation to Alzheimer's disease.

      Constitution

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last made a speech outlining the Government's position on the constitutional status of Scotland.

      "Working for Patients"

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received in response to the National Health Service White Paper "Working for Patients".

      Constitutional Convention

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he intends to accept the invitation to attend the Scottish constitutional convention.

  • Remand System (Privatisation)

    69 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about private sector involvement in the remand system. In my statement to the House on 30 March last year, I announced that, among...

  • New Member

    The following Member made the Affirmation required by law:

  • Points of Order

    21 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. On occasion I have been on the receiving end of colourful verbal strictures from your good self. No one wants to incur your displeasure, Mr. Speaker, but could...

  • Ballot for Notices of Motions for Friday 17 March

    Members successful in the ballot were: Miss Joan Lestor.Mr. Ian McCartney.Mr. Henry McLeish.

  • Bill Presented

    • Protection of Residents in Retirement Homes

      Mr. Nigel Griffiths, supported by Mr. Harry Ewing, Mr. Tom Clarke, Mr. Norman Hogg, Mr. Alistair Darling and Mr. Harry Barnes, presented a Bill to establish the rights of residents who have...

    • Scotland

      1 speech

      I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for the establishment of a Scottish Assembly and Executive and for their functions and powers; and to make consequential...

      Scotland

      2 speeches

      Mr. John McAllion accordingly presented a Bill to provide for the establishment of a Scottish Assembly and Executive and for their functions and powers; and to make consequential provision: And...

      Welsh Affairs

      91 speeches

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

      Competition Policy

      8 speeches

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

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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