Wednesday, 26 April 1989
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Considered: to be read the Third time.
Mr. Robert G. Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what reduction in levels of carbon dioxide emissions is brought about by the use of catalytic converters.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what costs would be involved in introducing a system of local government finance based on capital values and a local income tax.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has any plans to change the penalties currently available for breaches of discharge consents into rivers.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment which urban development corporations publish a code of consultation with local authorities in their areas.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many acres of unused and underused land were added to the register in the last five years, and how many were removed, in 1988.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many simplified planning zones have been set up since their introduction; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish tables showing the average community charge in each local authority if introduced in 1989—90; and if he will make...
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to retain the existing district structure of Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received about the case for a system of local government finance based on capital value rates and local income tax;...
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he next expects to meet the chairman of the Housing Corporation to discuss the corporation's budget.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give fresh consideration to removing the right to buy out the freehold from shared equity housing schemes.
(by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the contamination of baby food.
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the outcome of the Agriculture Council dealing with this year's price review. Last week's Council, at which I represented the...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I raise a point of Table Office practice rather than "Erskine May"? A malicious habit has grown up among Ministers—one in particular—of claiming...
On a further point of order, Mr. Speaker. Yesterday you said that you would consider points of order raised by my hon. Friend the Member for Workington (Mr. Campbell-Savours) about early-day...
Members successful in the ballot were:Dr. Charles Goodson-WickesMr. Tom ClarkeMr. Robert Boscawen
Mr. Jimmy Hood, supported by Mr. William McKelvey, Mr. John McAllion, Mr. Frank Doran, Mr. Jimmy Wray, Mr. Tom Clarke, Mr. Sam Galbraith, Mr. James Wallace, Mrs. Margaret Ewing, Mr. Allan...
Mr. Allan Stewart, supported by Sir Hector Monro, Mr. Menzies Campbell, Sir Nicholas Fairbairn, Mr. Alick Buchanan-Smith and Mr. Bill Walker, presented a Bill to reform the law of Scotland with...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to promote the collection and recycling of waste paper. Every year 90 million trees are chopped down to cater for Britain's demands for paper...
Mr. Keith Mans accordingly presented a Bill to promote the collection and recycling of waste paper; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a...
As amended (in the Standing Committee), further considered.
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 5, line 1, leave out clause 7.
I beg to move amendment No. 116, in page 6, line 10, leave out `(c) and (d)' and insert 'and (c)'.
I beg to move amendment No. 5, in page 7, line 45 after 'and', insert ',unless he is responsible for and a member of the same household as a child,'.
Amendments made: No. 15 in page 8, line 21 after '(b)' insert `, other than those added by the Local Government and Housing Act 1989,'.
Amendments made: No. 63 in page 14, line 12 at end insert `or in any corresponding enactment having effect in Northern Ireland'.
Amendments made: No. 83, in page 24, line 37, at end insert— 'A benefit officer.An insurance officer.'.
I beg to move amendment No. 104, in page 16, line 13, at end insert (less any amount by which the compensation payment would have been greater but for the contributory negligence of the victim".
Amendments made: No. 55, in page 30, leave out line 38.
I beg to move, amendment No. 62, in page 41, line 45, at end insert `(h) any permitted difference on the basis of the sex of members, in the level of benefit payable from any employment-related...
Amendments made: No. 8, in page 54, line 7, leave out 'For section 4(3) of the principal Act' and insert—'(1) In section 4 of the principal Act, for subsection (3)'.
Amendments made: No. 7, in page 20, line 26, after 'sections', insert ( Amendments relating to primary Class 1 contributions).'.
Amendment made: No. 38, in page 21, line 15, at end insert— '(dd) the first regulations made under section 59B(7) of the principal Act (retirement allowance) by virtue of paragraph 8(6) of...
Amendment made: No. 53, in page 21, line 45 at end insert— 'Commissioner" has the same meaning as it has in the principal Act;'. — [Mr. Peter Lloyd.]
Amendments made: No. 54, in page 22, line 40 after '3' insert '( Benefits for women widowed before 11 th April 1988)'.
Amendments made: No. 39, in page 59, line 9, leave out from beginning to first 'A' in line 13 and insert `for the words following paragraph (b) there shall be substituted the words— and,...
Amendments made: No. 10, in page 67, line 16, column 3, at end insert— `In section 4(6F), the words "primary or".'.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Alan Howarth.]
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