House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 19 April 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Information Technology

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what was the balance of trade in information technology in 1979 and 1988.

    • Manufacturing Productivity

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what has been the growth in manufacturing productivity since 1979 (a) in Britain and (b) in other major industrial countries.

      Company Fraud

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proposals he has for improving his Department's procedures in investigating those suspected of company frauds; and if he will make a statement.

      Consumer Rights

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he now plans to bring forward legislation affecting consumer rights.

      Atlanta Sports Industries Ltd.

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if, in the light of the problems of Atlanta Sports Industries Ltd. of Hellaby, near Rotherham, he will take urgent action to bring in amending...

      European Regional Development Fund

      14 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the value of grants allocated to England from the European regional development fund since its inception.

      Industry-School Links

      12 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a further statement on his policy to increase links between industry and schools.

      Multi-Fibre Arrangement

      12 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy on the future continuation of the multi-fibre arrangement within the current...

      New Businesses

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many new businesses have been established in Leicestershire each year since 1983; and if he will make a statement.

      Cordless Telephones

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what progress is being made in discussions between his Department and the industry in connection with the development of the next generation of...

      Mergers and Acquisitions

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what information he has on the percentage increase in expenditure on mergers and acquisitions since 1979.

      Hosiery and Knitwear Industry (Leicester)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the current state of the hosiery and knitwear industry in Leicester.

      Export Promotion

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on progress on recent initiatives on export promotion.

      Information Technology

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he expects Britain to have a trade surplus in information technology.

      Liquidations (Investor Losses)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what information he has concerning losses to investors in financial institutions which have gone into liquidation over the last 12 months.

      Merchant Ships (Orders)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent information he has on new orders for merchant ships.

  • Points of Order

    22 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to raise the matter of separation of powers. As I understand it, the police are not an arm of the Government. No information has been given to the House...

  • Bill Presented

    • Anti-Hacking

      Miss Emma Nicholson presented a Bill to create offences of unathorised access to electronically stored data and of its transmission; to confer powers of monitoring search, seizure and destruction...

    • EUROPEAN COMMUNITY DOCUMENTS Ordered,

      Orderes,That European Community Document No. 10470/88 on batteries and accumulators be referred to a Standling Committee on European Community Documents.—[Mr. Dorrell.]

  • Leasehold Reform (Commonhold)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to reform leasehold. Many hundreds of thousands of people live in flats that they own under long leases, yet those Englishmen's homes are...

    • Leasehold Reform (Commonhold)

      Mr. Dudley Fishburn accordingly presented a Bill to reform leasehold; And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 7 July and to be printed. [Bill 121.]

  • Opposition Day

  • Care in the Community

    56 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House condemns the Government's lack of policy and action on community care; believes that projected demographic changes call for a long-term strategy to cover the many...

  • Barnburgh Colliery

    6 speeches

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

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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