House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 7 June 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Health Service (Women)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has any plans to consult women on the Health Service.

    • Freedom of Speech

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will consider extending section 43 (Freedom of speech in universities, polytechnics and colleges) of the Education (No. 2) Act 1986 to Scotland.

      Conservation (Woodlands)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what encouragement is given to conservation groups in the United Kingdom, including the Wiltshire Trust for Nature Conservation, to undertake projects...

      Collieries

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has calculated the loss of revenue to Midlothian district as a consequence of the proposed closure of Bilston and Monktonhall collieries.

      Health Service (Competitive Tendering)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on progress on competitive tendering in the Health Service in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Devolution

      17 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is Her Majesty's Government's policy on devolution for Scotland.

      Community Charge

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his Department's latest estimate of the administrative costs of collecting the community charge in (a) Argyll and Bute, and (b) Scotland.

      Local Authority Income

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of Scottish local authority income comes from (a) central Government funds. (b) the non-domestic rate and (c) the community charge: and...

      Crown Estate Commissioner

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to undertake a further review of the Crown Estate Commissioners' powers in Scotland.

      Community Charge (Churches)

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received from the principal Churches in Scotland on the poll tax.

      NHS (Reform)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received from general practitioners in Tayside about the Government White Papers on the Health Service.

  • Short Brothers plc

    41 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about the privatisation of Short Brothers plc. Since last July the Government have been working with the management of Shorts to seek a...

  • Alar

    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 discussion, namely, The...

  • Ballot for Notices of Motions for Friday 23 June

    Members successful in the ballot were:Mr. Roger GaleMr. Simon BurnsMr. Irvine Patnick

  • European Community Documents

    Ordered,That the proposals described in the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Department of Employment on 2nd June 1989 relating to safety and health of workers at work be...

  • Political Honours (Amendment)

    5 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to restrict the granting of honours for political purposes. It is 10 years since, shortly after assuming office, the Prime Minister restored...

    • Political Honours (Amendment)

      Mr. Bruce Grocott accordingly presented a Bill to restrict the granting of honours for political purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 7...

  • Opposition Day

  • Offenders

    28 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Treatment of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 9th May, be approved. This is the first of two orders before the House...

  • Northern Ireland (Community Service)

    MR. DEPUTY SPEAKER then proceeded, pursuant to order [26 May], to put the Question on the remaining motion relating to Northern Ireland.

  • Privileges

    Ordered,That Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Tony Benn, Mr John Biffen, Sir Bernard Braine, Mr. Frank Dobson, Sir Philip Goodhart, Mr. Terence L. Higgins, Sir Peter Hordern, Sir Russell Johnston, Mr....

  • Snapethorpe Hospital, Wakefield

    2 speeches

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

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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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