Monday, 22 May 1989
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
For Glasgow, Central, in the room of Robert McTaggart Esquire, deceased.—[Mr. Foster.]
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what assessment he has made of the level of Government financial support for the family in the EC; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what current plans he has to review any aspect of the reforms introduced on 1 April 1988.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what comparative assessment he has made of the United Kingdom system of maternity benefits as against those of other EC member states.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security by what amount spending by his Department has changed in real terms over the past five years for which figures are available.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will take steps to improve social security benefits for children of disabled parents.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will make a statement on the arrangements for paying the community charge rebate.
To ask the Minister for the Arts what discussions he has held about the future funding of English National Opera.
To ask the Minister for the Arts to what extent the incentive funding scheme has achieved the return and objectives estimated when it was introduced.
To ask the Minister for the Arts whether he will conduct a national audit of the state of the buildings of the national museums and galleries.
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will make a statement on his Office's ethnic monitoring policies.
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service how many students were recruited into the Civil Service (a) direct from schools and (b) direct from universities (i) in the past year and (ii) 10 years...
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service when he last met representatives of the Civil Service trade unions; and what subjects were discussed.
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service whether any new Civil Service agencies have been established since 24 April.
(by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the expulsion by Britain of eight Soviet diplomats and three journalists and...
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the future of the Brigade of Gurkhas. We have been considering the future of the Brigade of Gurkhas after the United Kingdom...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I remind you of the exchanges in the House on Thursday, which occur in column 487 and 500 of the Official Report? I mentioned the non-availability in the...
Motion made, and Question proposed,That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for...
Motion made, and Question proposed,That this House, at its rising on Friday 26th May, do adjourn until Tuesday 6th June.—[Mr. Garel-Jones.]
Not amended, in the Standing Committee, considered.
Not amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.
As amended, in the Standing Committee, considered.
I beg to move, That the draft Financial Provisions (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 17th May, be approved. The order is the latest in a series of such orders,...
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's recommendation, on behalf of the Crown, signified.
Motion made, and Question proposed. That this House do now adjourn—[Mr. John M. Taylor.)
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