House of Commons debates

Monday, 17 July 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • Labour Statistics

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what are the most recent figures for male and female unemployment in the Ogmore constituency, Ogmore borough, Mid Glamorgan county areas and the total in...

    • Education — Industry Links

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the progress being made to establish better links between schools, training and industry in Wales.

      Welsh Development Agency

      12 speeches

      Mr. Alan W. Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if there are any plans under consideration for the privatisation of part or all of the functions of the Welsh Development Agency.

      Milford Haven Business Plan

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he expects the Welsh Development Agency to publish the Milford Haven business plan. and if he will make a statement.

      Rail Services

      17 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he next expects to meet the chairman of British Rail to discuss rail services in the Principality.

      Countryside Commission

      6 speeches

      Dr. Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he last met the chairman of the Countryside Commission; and what issues were discussed.

      Marginal Land Farms

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales why certain marginal land farms in Wales have been excluded from the latest less-favoured area status review.

      A55

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what economic effect will result from the completion of road improvements on the A55; and if he will make a statement.

      Second Severn Crossing

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many representations he has received on the proposed changes to the routes of the approach road to the second Severn crossing on the Welsh side.

      Planning Appeals

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what consideration he gives to the wishes of the local community when considering appeals against planning refusals by local planning authorities in...

      A55

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many accidents there were on the A55 in Wales for the last year for which figures are available.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service

    • Induction Course, Sunningdale

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what representations he has received seeking the introduction of an induction course at Sunningdale for all new hon. Members after the next general election.

    • Government Information Officers

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service if he has received further representations from the Institution of Professional Civil Servants seeking talks about the code of ethics for Government...

      Child Care Facilities

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will encourage child care within the Civil Service to encourage recruitment and retention of staff.

      Civil Service Unions

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service when he last met representatives of the Civil Service unions; and what subjects were discussed.

      European Community

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service how many persons in the Civil Service are engaged in the consideration of matters relating to the European Community; and if he will make a statement.

      Civil Service Unions

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service when he last met representatives of the Civil Service unions; and what subjects were discussed.

      Civil Service (Establishment)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service how many civil servants there are in his Department at the current time; how many there were on 3 May, 1979 and 1974, respectively; and if he will make a...

  • Economic Summit (Paris)

    67 speeches

    With Permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement on the economic summit held in Paris from 14 to 16 July, which I attended with my right hon. and Learned Friend the Foreign Secretary and my...

    • European Community Documents

      Ordered,That the European Community Document No. 8337/88 and the Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Department of the Environment on 10th July 1989 relating to the control of...

  • Football Spectators Bill [Lords] (Allocation of Time)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That the following provisions shall apply to the remaining proceedings on the Bill:—

    • Committee

      1. The proceedings on the Bill in the Standing Committee to which the Bill is allocated shall be brought to a conclusion at or before 1 p.m. on 27th July 1989, and the Standing Committee shall...

    • Report and Third Reading

      2.—(1) The proceedings on consideration and Third Reading of the Bill shall be completed in one allotted day, and on that day— (a) the proceedings on consideration shall be brought to...

      Procedure in Standing Committee

      3.—(1) At a sitting of the Standing Committee at which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion under a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee the Chairman shall not...

      Conclusion of proceedings in Committee

      5. On the conclusion of the proceedings in any Committee on the Bill the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

      Dilatory Motions

      6. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be made in the Standing Committee or on an allotted day except by a member of the Government, and the...

      Extra time on allotted days

      7.—(1) On an allotted day paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings on the Bill for two hours after Ten o'clock.

      Private business

      8. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      9.—(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed under this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or...

      Supplemental orders

      10.—(1) The proceedings on any Motion made in the House by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been the...

      Saving

      11. Nothing in this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee shall— (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order or Resolution applies from being taken or...

      Re-committal

      12.—(1) References in this Order to proceedings on consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings, at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence...

      Interpretation

      119 speeches

      13. In this Order— allotted day" means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government order of the day, provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

      Committee

      1. The proceedings on the Bill in the Standing Committee to which the Bill is allocated shall be brought to a conclusion at or before 1 p.m. on 27th July 1989, and the Standing Committee shall...

      Report and Third Reading

      2.—(1) The proceedings on consideration and Third Reading of the Bill shall be completed in one allotted day, and on that day— (a) the proceedings on consideration shall be brought to...

      Procedure in Standing Committee

      3.—(1) At a sitting of the Standing Committee at which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion under a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee the Chairman shall not...

      Conclusion of proceedings in Committee

      5. On the conclusion of the proceedings in any Committee on the Bill the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question.

      Dilatory Motions

      6. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be made in the Standing Committee or on an allotted day except by a member of the Government, and the...

      Extra time on allotted days

      7.—(1) On an allotted day paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings on the Bill for two hours after Ten o'clock.

      Private business

      8. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      9.—(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed under this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or...

      Supplemental orders

      10.—(1) The proceedings on any Motion made in the House by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been the...

      Saving

      11. Nothing in this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee shall— (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order or Resolution applies from being taken or...

      Re-committal

      12.—(1) References in this Order to proceedings on consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings, at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence...

      Interpretation

      13. In this Order allotted day" means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government order of the day, provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

  • Orders of the Day — Antarctic Minerals Bill [Lords]

    As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.

  • Orders of the Day — Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland)

    16 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 15th June, be approved. The purpose of the order is to reform the law...

  • Orders of the Day — Clergy (Ordination)

    38 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Clergy (Ordination) Measure, passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, be presented to Her Majesty for her Royal Assent in the form in which the said Measure...

  • Orders of the Day — Petition

    • NHS Reform

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition on behalf of the people of Mapplewell, Darton and north Gawber, who are themselves acting for those who are patients at the health centre in Mapplewell. The petition...

  • Orders of the Day — Homeless Young People (London)

    7 speeches

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

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