House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 24 January 1990

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Recycling

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if the environment protection technology scheme will include initiatives promoting recycling.

    • Homelessness

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the most recent survey undertaken by his Department as to the number of homeless people living rough on the streets of London; and if he...

      Housing Grants

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider linking grant rates to a definition of affordability of housing based on an agreed percentage of disposable income; and if he...

      Paint Spray Cans

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he is taking to protect the environment from the effects of paint spray cans.

      Homelessness

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how he intends to change the rules of local connection in the Government's review of the homelessness legislation.

      Thomas Brown (Waste Disposal Licence)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to announce a decision concerning the appeal by Thomas Brown of Whinfield farm, Pennington, regarding the revocation by Cumbria...

      Pollution Inspectorate

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent representations he has received on the staffing and resources of Her Majesty's inspectors of pollution.

      Local Government Finance

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on his latest initiatives to publicise the introduction of the poll tax.

      Homelessness

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what further steps he is taking to tackle the problem of homelessness.

      Polychlorinated Biphenyls

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will ban the importation of all polychlorinated biphenyls.

      New Towns Commission

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he next proposes to meet the chairman of the Commission for the New Towns.

      Water Standards

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what are his latest estimates of the capital investment required to meet European Community directives on water standards.

      Housing Investment

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received following the announcement of allocations to local authorities for their housing investment programmes in...

      Association of District Councils

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he last met the Association of District Councils; and what was discussed.

      Council House Sales

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the progress of the right-to-buy legislation since 1980.

      Olympic Games

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to meet those bidding to host the 1996 Olympic games in Manchester.

  • Points of Order

    47 speeches

    Several Hon. Members: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

  • Rent Acts (Repeal)

    7 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to repeal the Rent Act 1957, the Rent Act 1977 and the Rent (Amendment) Act 1984. This Bill would repeal what remains of the Rent Acts. My...

  • Opposition Day

    [3RD ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Schools

      105 speeches

      I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. I do not have the authority to limit speeches to 10 minutes on an Opposition day, when two subjects for debate have been chosen....

    • Disabled People

      36 speeches

      I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. Once again, I appeal for brief speeches from both the Front Benches and the Back Benches, as a great many right hon. and hon....

      Local Government Finance (Wales)

      100 speeches

      I beg to move, That the Welsh Revenue Support Grant Report 1990–91 (House of Commons Paper No. 53), a copy of which was laid before the House on 20th December, be approved.

      European Community Documents

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 102(5) (Standing Committees on European Community documents).

      European School

      13 speeches

      That the draft European Communities (Privileges of the European School) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 21st November, be approved.—[Mr. Kenneth Carlisle.]

      Residential Homes (Income Support)

      3 speeches

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

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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