House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 18 October 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Constitutional Convention

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if the Government will now give further consideration to participating in the Scottish constitutional convention.

    • Geriatric Hospital, Rutherglen

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will instruct Greater Glasgow health board to proceed with the original proposal to build a geriatric hospital in Rutherglen, owned, staffed and...

      Development Agency

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the chairman of the Scottish Development Agency; and what issues were discussed.

      Trade Unions (Meetings)

      8 speeches

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

      Electricity Prices

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received in respect of electricity prices from industrial and consumer interests in Scotland.

      Housing Investment

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and individual local authorities about the case for increasing...

      Farming

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last discussed with farming interests the sheep and beef sectors, with special reference to the hills and uplands; and if he will make a statement.

      Pittenweem Harbour

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his policy towards the development of Pittenweem harbour; and if he will make a statement.

      "Inside Intelligence"

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the implications for his general policy on initiating litigation of the cost of legal action relating to the book "Inside...

      Scottish CBI

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last had discussions with the Scottish Confederation of British Industry; and what matters were discussed.

      Smokeless Zones

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects smokeless zones to be extended to the whole of Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Community Charge

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will remove from local authorities the discretion to vary the multiples for the setting of the standard community charge; and if he will make a...

      Drinking Water

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals he has for increasing the level of funding to local authorities to met the European Economic Community requirements in relation to...

      Handicapped People

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what additional resources he is making available to health boards to ensure that the needs of handicapped people are provided for in the community.

      Industrial and Regional Policy

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met interested bodies such as the Scottish Trades Union Congress and the Confederation of British Industry to discuss industrial and...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Bill Presented

    • Reform of the House of Lords

      Mr. Allen presented a Bill to abolish the present composition of the House of Lords and to provide for a new membership based solely on an equal directly elected representation: And the same was...

  • Registered Homes (Rights to Residence)

    3 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for the residential security of persons living in voluntary, private residential or nursing homes and for connected purposes. The...

  • Registered Homes (Rights to Residence)

    Mr. David Hinchliffe accordingly presented a Bill to provide for the residential security of persons living in voluntary, private residential or nursing homes and for connected purposes: And the...

  • Defence Estimates

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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.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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