House of Commons debates

Monday, 27 November 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    • PRIVATE BILLS [Lords]

      1 speech

      Motion made,That the Lords Message (22nd November) relating to the River Tees Barrage and Crossing Bill [Lords], the Happisburgh Lighthouse Bill [Lords], the Great Yarmouth Port Authority Bill...

    • Penzance Albert Pier Extension Bill

      1 speech

      Motion made,That so much of the Lords Message (2nd November) as relates to the Penzance Albert Pier Extension Bill be now considered.That the Promoters of the Penzance Albert Pier Extension Bill...

      Uk Overseas Trade Statistics 1990

      Resolved,That there be laid before this House a return of statistics relating to Overseas Trade of the United Kingdom for the year 1990 and for each month during 1990.—[Mr. Greg Knight.]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security

    • Benefits (Young People)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security whether he has any plans to review the benefit entitlement of 16 to 18-year-olds.

    • Community Care

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what assessment he has made of the implications for social security benefits of the Government's plans for community care.

      Pensions

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security whether he will review his decision not to uprate pensions in line with earnings.

      Heating Bills

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what extra help he intends to give to old people and families on low incomes to assist with heating bills this winter; and if he will make a...

      Family Credit

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the latest available figure for the number of households receiving family credit.

      Mobile Claimants

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what special arrangements are made to pay benefit to mobile claimants, including those who attend pop festivals.

      Arcola Street Office

      5 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security whether he has any plans to visit Arcola street social security office in Hackney.

      Carers' Premium

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many carers he expects will be helped by the proposed introduction of a carers' premium.

      Child Benefit

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security whether he has any plans to review the uprating of child benefit

      Computerisation Programme

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will make a statement on the progress of the social security computerisation programme.

      Boarding School Costs

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security under what circumstances costs incurred by the parent of a child at boarding school during term time are recognised for social security purposes.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts

    • Wilding Report

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Arts what representations he has received from people in the east midlands on the Wilding report.

    • Arts Council

      10 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Arts by what percentage the Arts Council's grant will rise over the three years to 1992–93.

      Wilding Report

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Arts if he will visit the northern region to receive representations on the Wilding report.

      Arts Council

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Arts when he last met the chairman of the Arts Council; and what was discussed.

      Wilding Report

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Arts what representations he has received from the Yorkshire and Humberside area regarding the contents of the Wilding report.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service

    • Trade Unions

      10 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service when he last met representatives of the Civil Service trade unions; and what subjects were discussed.

    • Ethnic Monitoring

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will make a statement concerning the progress of ethnic monitoring within the Civil Service.

      Disciplinary Action

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service if he will issue guidelines on appropriate disciplinary action to be taken against senior civil servants who authorise the disclosure of Law Officers'...

      Trade Unions

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what discussions he has had with trade unions representing the Civil Service.

      Agencies

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what progress there has been in setting up Civil Service agencies; and if he will make a statement.

  • Ethiopia (Famine)

    7 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I understand from the aid agencies that Ethiopia is threatened with a new famine even worse than that of 1984 in which 500,000 people starved to death. We were...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I will put together the five motions relating to statutory instruments.

  • European Community Documents

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I will put together the two motions on European Community documents.

  • Orders of the Day — Debate on the Address

    • Fifth Day

      Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [21 November].

  • Health and Social Security

    198 speeches

    I must announce that I have selected the first Opposition amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition. I must tell the House that again many right hon. and hon. Members have written to...

  • Severn Bridge (Tolls)

    127 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. The Order Paper states that the instrument has not been considered by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments. The Opposition want to debate the order...

  • Energy

    Ordered,That Mr. David Clelland be discharged from the Energy Committee and Mr. John McAllion be added to the Committee.—[Sir Marcus Fox on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Social Services

    Ordered,That Mrs. Marion Roe be discharged from the Social Services Committee and Sir Geoffrey Pattie be added to the Committee.—[Sir Marcus Fox. on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Education, Science and Arts

    Ordered,That Mr. Timothy Raison be discharged from the Education, Science and Arts Committee and Mr. Gerald Bowden be added to the Committee.—[Sir Marcus Fox on behalf of the Committee of...

  • Petitions

    • Deaf People (Broadcasting)

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition which has been organised by two of my constituents, Miss Janet Pearson and Miss Mavis Lawson, who are both hearing impaired. The petition contains 600 signatures and...

  • Wild Animals (Farming)

    1 speech

    I present a petition organised by constituents of mine who are members of Lynx—a responsible organisation that believes in peaceful protests against the farming of wild animals for reasons...

  • Deaf People (Broadcasting)

    3 speeches

    I have a petition from 500 of my constituents in Taunton and in the surrounding area on the subject of broadcasting for the deaf. The petition was organised by my constituent, Mrs. Rita...

  • Medicine (Liverpool)

    6 speeches

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

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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