House of Commons debates

Monday, 12 June 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport

    • Rail Services (Report)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will obtain a copy of the National Economic Research Association's report on the quality of rail services for his departmental library.

    • London Transport

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he last met the chairman of London Transport; and what was discussed.

      London Underground (Automatic Barriers)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a further statement about ticket barriers on the London Underground system.

      Central London Rail Study

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has made a decision about the options contained in the central London rail study; and if he will make a statement.

      Drink-Driving

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what further plans he has for tackling the problem of drinking and driving.

      Public Inquiries

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any proposals to improve the system of transport public inquiries.

      Manchester Airport (Rail Link)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the progress of a rail link to Manchester airport.

      Midland Rail Electrification

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will meet the chairman of British Rail to discuss an investment plan for the electrification of the midland main line.

      British Rail (Privatisation)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the chairman of British Rail about privatisation proposals for British Rail.

      Road Casualties

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will indicate the general trend in road casualty figures.

      Channel Tunnel

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from British Rail about the need for a second Channel tunnel rail terminal at Waterloo in addition to that at...

      Drink-Driving

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department is spending on drink-drive advertising in the current year.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General

    • Advice to Ministers

      4 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General, pursuant to his oral reply to the hon. Member for Walsall, North on 8 May, Official Report, column 553, what assessment he had made of the implications for the...

    • Director of Public Prosecutions

      8 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General when he last met the Director of Public Prosecutions; and what matters were discussed.

      City Fraud

      8 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General whether he has any plans to meet the Director of Public Prosecutions regarding City fraud; and if he will make a statement.

      Diplomats

      4 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General what is his policy in respect of the prosecution of diplomats.

      EC (Fines)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will publish a paper outlining the rights of access to United Kingdom courts for individuals and companies which have fines imposed on them by the European...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development

    • Nigeria

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has any plans to visit Nigeria.

    • African Development Bank

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the annual meeting of the African development bank in Abuja.

      Aid

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the proportion of gross national product given in overseas aid in 1979 and in 1988 or the latest available year; and if...

  • Statements

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I know that you spend time over the weekend trying to get away from the politics of this place and I know that that is difficult for you because you have to get...

  • Consumer Protection

    94 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House is of the opinion that government policies have failed to benefit the consumer and have not ensured that the consumer interest is properly taken into account in the...

  • Televising of Proceedings of the House

    103 speeches

    Before I call the Leader of the House to move his motion, I should like to say a word about the procedure to be followed. Until 10 o'clock there will be a general debate, during which all...

  • Insider Trading

    39 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 7310/87 and 8810/88 and the Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Department of Trade and Industry...

  • European Community Documents

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 102 (Standing Committees on European Community documents).

    • Gatt Negotiations

      That this House takes note of the proposals described in the un-numbered Explanatory Memoranda submitted by the Department of Trade and Industry on 15th October 1987 and the Supplementary...

    • Health and Safety

      That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 5211/88, Part 1 and the Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Department of Employment on 20th March 1989, 10166/88...

  • Petition

    • Heath Comprehensive School

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition from my constituents in the Heath and Holmewood area of north-east Derbyshire. Derbyshire county council has proposed to the Department of Education and Science that...

  • Greyhound Racing

    10 speeches

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

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.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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