House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 15 November 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Electricity Generation

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has for meeting the heads of the electricity generating boards in Scotland to discuss future electricity generation.

    • Hospital Laboratory Services

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had, or intends to have, with the medical profession in Scotland relating to the proposed privatisation of hospital laboratory...

      Council of Fisheries Ministers

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he intends to attend personally the next European Council of Fisheries Ministers.

      GPs' Contracts

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the medical profession on general practitioners' contracts; and if he will make a statement.

      Patients

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the percentage increase in out-patient attendance in day cases and in-patients treated in the Scottish Health Service since 1979.

      Migration

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people migrated from Scotland (a) to England, (b) to other parts of the United Kingdom and (c) to other parts of the world in the past 20...

      Council House Sales

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many council houses have been sold to sitting tenants in Scotland since May 1979.

      Elderly People (NHS Services)

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will allocate to health boards, the resources required to ensure that services for the elderly can be provided entirely within the National Health...

      Defence Industry Employees

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of employees employed in the defence industry or defence-related industries in Scotland.

      Scottish Police Federation

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the chairman of the Scottish Police Federation.

      Ferranti

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has had any discussion with Ferranti's Scottish group about the necessary financial reconstruction of the company following the acquisition...

      Local Government Finance

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the consequences for local authority manpower and expenditure of the recently announced changes in poll tax payments and...

      A9

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what improvements he proposes for the A9 between Perth and Inverness.

      Oral Questions

      1 speech

      I have a short statement to make about the operation of the 4 o'clock shuffle, which determines the order of oral questions due for answer two weeks ahead. With effect from the start of next...

  • Autumn Statement

    118 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement. Cabinet agreed the Government's expenditure plans this morning. I am now able to inform the House of the public expenditure...

  • Vehicle Emissions (Reduction)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to encourage the fitting of catalytic converters to all new motor cars. Just over a year ago I introduced a Bill, under the same procedure,...

    • Vehicle Emissions (Reduction)

      Mr. Keith Mans accordingly presented a Bill to encourage the fitting of catalytic converters to all new motor cars: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon...

  • European Community (Developments)

    167 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of the White Paper, Developments in the European Community January-June 1989 (Cm. 801). Once every six months the House has an opportunity for a...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, & c

    • Northern Ireland

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments &c.)That the draft Youth Service (Northern Ireland) Order 1989,...

    • Industrial Organisation and Development

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments &c.)That the draft Apple and Pear Development Council...

      Industrial Organisation and Development

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments &c.)That the draft Apple and Pear Research Council Order 1989,...

      Industrial Training

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments &c.)That the draft Industrial Training Levy (Hotel and...

      Mrs. Patricia Mary Moore

      2 speeches

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

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