House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 13 December 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • City Grant, Birmingham

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the total amount of city grant money awarded to programmes in Birmingham in the current financial year.

    • European Community Ministers

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he next plans to meet his EEC counterparts; and what matters will be discussed.

      Community Charge

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received in the last month on the community charge.

      War Memorial, County Hall

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to ensure that the war memorial and inscripted marble in county hall, London SE1 will be safeguarded in the event of...

      Nature Conservancy Council

      10 speeches

      Dr. Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he last met the chairperson of the Nature Conservancy Council; and what was discussed.

      Water Charges

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how he intends that the level of payment to be made for water and associated charges in respect of domestic hereditaments will be determined in...

      Litter

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he has as to the number of tonnes of litter left on British streets every day; what was the average figure for 1988; and what was...

      Water Quality

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to receive a response from the European Community on the programmes presented to it to implement the tap water quality and...

      Walkers and Ramblers

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to increase access to the countryside for walkers and ramblers.

      Association of County Councils

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he last met the Association of County Councils; and what matters were discussed.

      Nuclear Waste

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has a meeting scheduled with Nirex before Christmas to discuss the disposal of low and medium-level nuclear waste.

      Playing Fields

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what measures he is taking to protect school and community playing fields; and if he will make a statement.

      Homelessness

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many additional lettings over the next two years are expected to be made available for the homeless as a result of his Department's...

  • Points of Order

    21 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I draw your attention to the terms of Question 26 on the Order Paper? I should make it clear that I took the first opportunity I had to notify the hon....

  • Bill Presented

    • Government Trading

      11 speeches

      Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, supported by Mr. Secretary Waddington, Mr. Secretary Walker, Mr. Secretary King, Mr. Secretary Ridley, Mr. Secretary Rifkind, Mr. Secretary Parkinson, Mr....

  • Opposition Day

  • Famine (Ethiopia)

    55 speeches

    I must announce to the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

  • Education Reform (Northern Ireland)

    113 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 23rd November, be approved. This draft order contains provisions which represent...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.)

    • Medical Profession

      That the draft Human Organ Transplants (Unrelated Persons) Regulations 1989, which were laid before this House on 15th November, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.—[Mr. Kenneth...

  • County Down Fishermen

    6 speeches

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

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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