House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 17 October 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    5 speeches

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science

    • University Funding

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received on the funding of science, medicine and dentistry in universities from Sir David Smith FRS principal...

    • Freedom of Speech

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the working of section 43 of the Education (No. 2) Act 1986.

      Nottingham City Technology College

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much money has been spent by his Department on the Nottingham city technology college.

      Teachers' Pay

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what plans he has to establish a new negotiating body for teachers' pay.

      Training Grant

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what plans he has for the local education authority training grants; and if he will make a statement.

      Teacher Supply

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what plans he has to improve the teacher supply in London.

      Personal and Social Education

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether the national curriculum will include personal and social education courses; and if he will make a statement.

      Grammar Schools

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of children in secondary schools are being educated in grammar schools operated by local education authorities; and what...

      National Curriculum

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he is taking to ensure that there will be sufficient teachers qualified in all the necessary subjects to teach the national...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Digital Clocks

    1 speech

    I have a brief statement to make about the operation of the new digital clocks. It might help if I were to tell the House that, during the recess, new digital clocks have been installed in the...

  • Interest Rates

    2 speeches

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

  • Ulster Defence Regiment

    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,...

  • Kurdish Asylum-seekers

    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,...

  • Scottish Fishing Industry

    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,...

  • Clocks and Lighting

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. This matter arises out of the statement which you made to the House earlier. Could the House be told by whose authority the flashing clocks were installed, and...

  • Points of Order

    21 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. With regard to ministerial accountability to this House, you may remember that on 16 May there was a debate on Government publicity in which reference was made...

  • Community Care

    98 speeches

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

  • The Economy

    6 speeches

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

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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