House of Commons debates

Thursday, 14 December 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Motions for Unopposed Returns

    1 speech

    I call the First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means to move the nine motions for unopposed returns.

    • Business of the House

      Return ordered,of (1) the total number of Questions to Ministers or other Members which stood on the Order Paper, distinguishing those set down for oral, written priority and written answer...

    • Closure and Allocation of Time

      Return ordered,Respecting—(a) applications of Standing Order No. 35 (Closure of debate) during Session 1988–89:

      Delegated Legislation

      Return ordered,of the number of Instruments considered in Session 1988–89 by the Joint Committee and the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments respectively pursuant to their orders of...

      Private Bills and Private Business

      Return ordered,Of the Number of Private Bills, Hybrid Bills, Bills for the confirmation of Orders under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, and Bills for confirming Provisional...

      Public Bills

      Return ordered,Of the number of Public Bills (other than Bills to confirm Provisional Orders and Bills to confirm Orders under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1986)...

      Sittings of the House

      Return ordered,of the days on which the House sat in Session 1988–89, stating for each day the day of the month and day of the week, the hour of the meeting, and the hour of the...

      Special Procedure Orders

      Return ordered,of the number of Special Procedure Orders presented in Session 1988–89, the number withdrawn; the number annulled; the number against which Petitions or copies of Petitions...

      Standing Committees

      Return ordered,of (1) the total number and the names of all Members (including and distinguishing chairmen) who have been appointed to serve on one or more of the Standing Committees showing,...

      Select Committees

      Return ordered,of statistics relating to the membership, work costs and staff of Select Committees (other than the Standing Orders Committee). —[The First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means.]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland

    • Intergovernmental Conference

      20 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the recent meeting of the Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Conference.

    • John Francis Green

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will raise at the next meeting of the Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Conference the possibility of the publication by the Irish Government...

      Health Services

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State ;for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of 1he effect which Irish Republican Army terrorist actions have on the provision of health services for the...

      Security

      21 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the security situation in Northern Ireland.

      Religious Education

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he has taken to broaden religious education of children in Northern Ireland.

      Confidential Information

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he last met the Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary; and what decisions were made concerning the prevention of confidential...

      Anglo-Irish Agreement

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement about the workings of the Anglo-Irish Agreement.

      Republic of Ireland

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what subjects he expects to discuss at his next meeting with representatives of the Government of the Republic of Ireland.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Business of the House

    82 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House to give us the business for next week and for the week when we return after the Christmas recess?

  • Traffic (London)

    77 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about new initiatives to relieve traffic congestion in London. My proposals are being published today, together with separate...

  • Consolidated Fund Bill

    1 speech

    I have a short statement to make about arrangements for the debate on the motion for the Adjournment which will follow the passing of the Consolidated Fund Bill on Wednesday 20 December. Hon....

  • Points of Order

    25 speeches

    Several Hon. Members: rose—

  • Brogdale Fruit Station

    4 speeches

    I beg to seek leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 20, to discuss a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely, the announcement...

  • Bill Presented

    • Aviation and Maritime Security Bill

      Mr. Secretary Parkinson, supported by Mr. Secretary Hurd, Mr. Secretary Waddington, Mr. Secretary Rifkind, Mr. Secretary Wakeham, and Mr. Patrick McLoughlin, presented a Bill to give effect to...

  • European Community (Fisheries)

    69 speeches

    [Relevant document: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food's un-numbered explanatory memorandum of 13 December 1989 on the Fisheries Agreement between the European Community and Greenland.]

  • Orders of the Day — Landlord and Tenant (Licensed Premises) Bill

    21 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Supply of Beer (Tied Estates)

    33 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Supply of Beer (Tied Estates) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 6th December, be approved.

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

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

    • Medicines

      That the draft Medicines (Intermediate Medicated Feeding Stuffs) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 30th November, be approved.—[Mr. Goodlad.]

    • Education

      That the draft Education Support Grants (Amendment) Regulations 1989, which were laid before this House on 15th November, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved. —[Mr. Goodlad.]

  • Consumer Protection

    4 speeches

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

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