House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 24 May 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Unleaded Petrol

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentages of car refuellings now take place at garages which stock unleaded petrol.

    • River Polluters

      12 speeches

      Mr. Robert G. Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment at what date members of the public were given the right to prosecute polluters of rivers.

      Playing Fields (Sales)

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he has to protect playing fields from being sold for purposes other than sport and recreation.

      Unauthorised Development

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any intention to strengthen the powers of planning authorities to deal with unauthorised development; and if he will make a statement.

      Peak Park Planning Board

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has any plans to introduce direct elections to the Peak park planning board.

      Mortgage Repossessions

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give the latest figures for homelessness arising from mortgage repossessions in the south-east and south-west of England.

      County Hall, London

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has regarding the future use of the county hall, London SE1.

      Bad Landlords

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he has to counter the activities of bad landlords in the private rented sector.

      Recycled Paper

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of paper used in Government offices is recycled paper.

      Urban Development Corporations

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of each urban development corporation's budget in both 1988–89 and 1989–90 is allocated for community projects and...

      Paper Conservation

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce environmental measures to stop the excessive use of paper so as to save depletion of timber resources.

      River Quality

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of rivers in the United Kingdom were in good or fair condition at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Bottle-nosed Dolphin

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he is taking to ensure that marine nature reserves are able to provide effective protection for the two remaining resident populations...

      Rural Enterprise and Development

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will revise and reissue his Department's planning policy guidance note number seven, dated January 1988, on rural enterprise and...

      Residential Property

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he takes to ensure that his Department is making the best use of its residential property.

  • Drugs (Inner Cities)

    2 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 20, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • Anglo-Soviet Relations

    4 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 20, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • Interest Rates

    4 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 20, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • Points of Order

    37 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I refer to column 255 in the Official Report of 16 May in which the hon. Member for Langbaurgh (Mr. Holt) is reported as having referred to a television...

  • Ballot for Notices of Motions for Friday 16 June

    Members successful in the ballot were:Mr. Alan MealeMr. Dick DouglasMr. Michael Stern

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    Ordered,That the draft Set-Aside (Amendment) Regulations 1989 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Chapman.]

  • Car Telephones (Safety) Bill

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to enhance safety in the use of telephones in cars. This Bill is a road safety measure. It addresses itself to the dangerous practice of...

    • Car Telephones (Safety)

      Mr. Douglas French accordingly presented a Bill to enhance safety in the use of telephones in cars: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 7 July...

    • Dock Work Bill (Allocation of Time)

      Ordered,That the Report [23rd May] from the Business Committee be now considered.—[Mr. Fallon.]

  • Orders of the Day — Dock Work Bill

  • Vehicle Emissions

    62 speeches

    Mr Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the hon. Member for Thanet, South (Mr. Aitken) and his hon. Friends.

  • Inheritance Tax

    Ordered,That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Estates of Deceased Persons and Inheritances and on Gifts) (Sweden) Order 1989 be...

  • Schools (Capacity)

    2 speeches

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

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.

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