Monday, 24 April 1989
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the future of road pricing.
To ask the Secretry of State for Transport if, when considering proposals for privatising local authority transport operations, he will give full consideration to the desires of employees to...
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will meet the chairman of British Rail to discuss the condition of stations and rolling stock where British Rail serves passengers arriving at...
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to avoid overcrowding on London buses, trains and London Underground; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the Dartford crossing will be opened to the public.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if a date for the commencement of the construction of the second Seven crossing has yet been decided.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the progress of work on the completion of the M40.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what studies have been undertaken by his Department as to the likely annual cost to industry of traffic congestion on Britain's roads.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on progress in improving the trunk road systems in the north-east of England.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) deaths, (b) major injuries and (c) minor injuries there were in non-movement accidents during 1988 on British Rail property in Great Britain.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the number of road assessment studies for London now under consideration by his Department; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Minister for the Arts when he last met the chairman of the Arts Council; and what was discussed.
To ask the Minister for the Arts when he last met the chairman of the Greater London Arts Association to discuss the structure of arts administration in London.
To ask the Minister for the Arts what discussions he has had with the Arts Council on the allocation of funds for the rehearsal of contemporary British music by the London orchestras.
To ask the Minister for the Arts what steps he is taking to encourage dance.
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service whether he intends to change the procedures for recruitment into the Civil Service; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service how many Civil Service agencies have now been announced; and whether he will make a statement.
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service if he will arrange for Mr. Charles Powell to give a lecture at the Civil Service college.
The following Question stood upon the Order Paper:
(by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign arid Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Government policy following the arrest in Paris of three members of the...
With the leave of the House, I shall put together the Questions on the two motions relating to statutory instruments.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. We have just had a private notice question about Blowpipe missiles. At present the destination of Blowpipe missiles is—
As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.
`(1) In section 4 of the principal Act, for subsections (6) to (6B) (computation of primary Class 1 contributions) there shall be substituted—(6) Where a primary Class 1 contribution is...
`(1) In the case of a widow whose late husband died before 11th April 1988 and who either— (a) was over the age of 40 but under the age of 55 at the time of her husband's death, or(b) is...
'(1) In section 30 of the principal Act, subsection (1) (the earnings rule) shall cease to have effect.(2) In section 28(1)(a) of that Act (conditions of entitlement to Category A retirement...
Category A and Category B retirement pensions1. In section 27 of the principal Act, subsections (3), (4) and (5) (retirement from regular employment) shall cease to have effect.2.—(1) In...
`In section 63(3) of the 1986 Act, at the end there shall be added the following paragraph—`(c) mentioned in subsection (1)(f) above:.—[Mrs. Beckett.]
`In section 63(3) of the Social Security Act 1986 for "(c) or (d) above" there shall be substituted "(c), (d) or, in any Order having effect on or after 1st April 1990, (f), (child benefit),...
'In regulation 14 (A) of the Income Support (Transitional) Regulations 1987, after the word "claimant" there shall be inserted the words "or an up-rating order under section 63 of the Social...
(1) In paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987, after the words '(applicable amounts and polygamous marriages)' there shall be inserted the words...
I beg to move amendment No. 22, in page 3, line 22, leave out subsection (3).
Resolved,That the draft Food (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 16th January, be approved. —[Mr. Ian Stewart.]
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
That there be paid to or in respect of the Data Protection Registrar such pension as is provided for in the Pension Arrangement attached to the Home Office letter of 1st March 1989 to Mr. Howe, a...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Fallon.]
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