Monday, 30 October 1989
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on the new roadbuilding programme, outlined in the White Paper "Roads for Prosperity"; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is his latest estimate of the likely increase of (a) road users and (b) public transport users in London as a result of the construction of the...
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what conclusions he has drawn from the la test round of public consultation meetings in connection with revised routes for approaches to the proposed...
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement concerning future plans for new underground railways serving east London.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on the need for a fast rail link between Scotland and the Channel tunnel.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles the expanded road programme will add to the trunk road network; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress is being made in reducing the central Government public service obligation grant to British Rail in line with financial targets set in 1986.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what studies he has undertaken or plans to undertake into women and transport; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to ensure a more flexible approach to the planning of bus transport in London.
To ask the Minister for the Arts when he last met the director of the Victoria and Albert museum to discuss the future funding of the museum's photographic collection.
To ask the Minister for the Arts when he last met the chairman of the Museums and Galleries Commission to discuss the level of funding of national museums.
To ask the Minister for the Arts when he last met the chairman of the Arts Council to discuss the level of arts funding.
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service when he last met representatives of the Civil Service trade unions; and what subjects were discussed.
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service how many past or present members of the Civil Service have been disciplined for incidents of political bias or breach of confidentiality since 1979; and...
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what progress has been made in his campaign for plain English in, and ease of completion of, Government forms.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Have you had any request from the Government concerning a statement yesterday by the Secretary of State for Health in The Sunday Correspondent to the effect that...
With the leave of the House, I will put together the two motions relating to statutory instruments.
That the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978 (Amendment) Order 1989 (S.I., 1989, No. 1501) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.
That the Customs Duties (ECSC) (Amendment No. 5) Order 1989 (S.I., 1989, No. 1610) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Garel-Jones].
With the leave of the House I will put together the three motions relating to European Community documents.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 80 (Allocation of time to Bills), That the Report [18 October] of the Business Committee be now considered.—[Mr....
I beg to move amendment No. 31, in page 2, line 40 at end insert— '( ) Where a person is charged under subsection (1) above with an offence of entering or remaining on premises, and was at...
I beg to move amendment No. 2, in page 3, line 5, at beginning insert— 'Subject to subsection (3A) below,'.
I beg to move amendment No. 6, in page 3, line 47, after 'section', insert '(a)'.
I beg to move amendment No. 51, in page 4, line 44, at end insert— '(iii) women.'.
Amendments made: No. 11, in page 6, line 44, leave out from 'with' to end of line and insert 'the date of the conviction.'.
No. 42, in page 21, line 23 at end insert— '( ) any offence under section 12 of the Licensing Act 1872 (persons found drunk in public places, etc.) of being found drunk in a highway or...
No. 37, in page 7, line 43, at end insert— '(5) The expenses of the licensing authority shall be paid by the Secretary of State.'—[Mr. Moynihan.]
Amendments made: No. 44, in page 23, line 34, at end insert— '19A. The terms and conditions of appointments under paragraphs 18 and 19 above shall require the approval of the Secretary of...
Amendment made: No. 33, in page 8, line 7, after 'prove', insert 'either that the spectators were admitted in an emergency or'.—[Mr. Moynihan.]
Amendments made: No. 18, in page 8, line 22, at end insert— '(2A) The licensing authority shall not refuse to grant a licence without— (a) notifying the applicant in writing of the...
Amendments made: No. 23, in page 11, line 23, at end insert— '( ) Before exercising its power under subsection (2) above to require the inclusion of specified terms and conditions in any...
Amendment made: No. 35, in page 13, line 19, at end insert 'in ordinary language'.—[Mr. Moynihan.]
Amendment made: No. 40, in page 17, line 40, leave out ', out of money provided by Parliament,'.—[Mr. Moynihan.]
'.—(1) Any expenses of the Secretary of State under this Act shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament.
Amendments made: No. 24, in line 3, after 'spectators;', insert 'to provide for the safety of spectators at such matches by means of such licences and the conferment of functions on the licensing...
Ordered, That, at this day's sitting, the Brunei (Appeals) Bill [Lords] may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr. John M. Taylor.]
Question again proposed, That the Bill be now read the Third time.
Not amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Dorrell.]
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