Monday, 4 December 1989
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Orders for consideration read.
Order for Second Reading read.
Resolved,That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give direction that there be laid before this House a Return of the report of Mr. Stewart Boyd...
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the number of licensed motor vehicles on the roads today; and what was the number in 1979.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for increasing spending on the railways over the next three years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he expects to meet the chairman of British Rail before 31 December to discuss reopening of existing lines closed to passenger traffic; and if...
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what date he has set for the invitation of tenders for the second crossing of the River Severn.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce the new chairman or chairwoman of British Rail.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures are being taken to make school buses more recognisable.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will investigate the adequacy of capacity on the Liverpool Street/Cambridge line before the commencement of the Stansted airport rail link.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by how much spending on London Regional Transport will be increased over the next three years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on his plans to relieve current levels of congestion on London Underground.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to improve transport facilities for the disabled.
To ask the Attorney-General what percentage of court hearings in 1988 were unable to proceed on the day for which they were listed as a result of (a) prisoners not delivered to the court, (b)...
To ask the Attorney-General if he will make it his policy to institute criminal proceedings against any civil servant who improperly discloses the advice given by the Law Officers to the Government.
To ask the Attorney-General when he next expects to meet the Director of Public Prosecutions to discuss serious fraud; and if he will make a statement.
Question No. 107.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether more funds could be provided to United Kingdom non-governmental organisations for work in...
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the current level of United Kingdom support for El Salvador.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what economic aid is currently given to Hungary.
The following questions stood on the Order Paper:
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Those of us who were here on Friday and listened to an interesting debate on eastern Europe are rather surprised to see that the Official Report has missed out...
With the leave of the House, I will put together the Questions on the two motions relating to statutory instruments.
Ordered,That European Community Documents Nos. 8520/89 and 8521/89 on Air Transport be referred to a Standing Committee on European Community Documents.—[Mr. Patnick.]
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's recommendation having been signified—
I beg to move, That the draft Appropriation (No. 4) (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 14th November, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved. On this...
I have a petition from 958 constituents and others living in Greater London, who say that the broadcasters are not providing complete access for deaf television viewers, for example, with...
Moton made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Greg Knight.]
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