House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 18 July 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment

    • Strikes

      19 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment whether he has any plans to legislate on the subject of strike action in the public sector; and if he will make a statement.

    • Employment Training

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received concerning the eligibility requirements for employment training.

      Labour Statistics

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many people are employed in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment Training

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many officials of the Manpower Services Commission are directly involved in the supervision of employment training; and what is the average number...

      Trade Unions

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many official meetings he has had with trades union leaders since assuming his present office.

      Secondary Industrial Action

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many complaints about secondary picketing or secondary action have been received by the trade union commissioner; and if he will make a statement.

      Strikes

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many days were lost through strikes in the first quarter of the current year and in the same period of 1979; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment Training

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what information he has about the number of employment training placements in the Greater London region.

      Quota Exemptions

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what guidelines are issued to his Department's staff regarding the distribution of quota exemption permits to employers.

      Employment Training

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is now the number of organisations who are contracted to provide places under employment training.

      Tourism

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment when he intends announcing the outcome of, and decisions arising from, his Department's review of tourism initiated in July 1988.

      Employment Training

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what information he has about the number of ET placements in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

      Strikes

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the ratio of strikes in the public sector to those in the private sector; and if he will make a statement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Points of Order

    12 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. During Prime Minister's Questions, I have become increasingly worried about the Government's practice of stationing a Government Whip at your right hand. The...

  • Waterloo to City Line (Privatisation)

    6 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to privatise the Waterloo to City Line. On behalf of my constituents, I regret today's absurd disruption of British Rail by the National...

  • Points of Order

    15 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I ask for your assistance? As I understand our Standing Orders, if an hon. Member wishes to use them to request an emergency debate, he should have done so...

  • Opposition Day

    [17TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Teacher Shortages

      140 speeches

      No fewer than 18 hon. Members wish to participate in this debate, so I appeal for short speeches. Before I call the Opposition Front Bench spokesman to move the motion, I must announce to the...

    • King's Cross Railways Bill

      30 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That the Promoters of the King's Cross Railways Bill shall have leave to suspend proceedings thereon in order to proceed with the Bill, if they think fit, in...

      Animal Health

      42 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 4183/89, 4839/89 and 5057/89 relating to the animal health aspects of trade in certain animals and animal products;...

      Airport Congestion

      10 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.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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