Monday, 29 January 1990
The House met at half past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Order for consideration, as amended, read.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what further proposals he has to promote the more efficient use of energy.
Mr. Andy Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy how many customers of British Gas were disconnected for debt during the last financial year.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy when he last met the chairman of British Coal; and what was discussed.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what plans he has to introduce a Bill to give to miners the opportunity to become owners of the coal mining industry.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy when he next expects to meet the chairman of British Coal to discuss coal imports; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what current action the Government are taking to promote the use of combined heat and power.
To ask the Attorney-General if he will make a statement about the use of his power to appeal against the leniency of sentences.
To ask the Attorney-General how many private prosecutions, in number and percentage figures have been (a) taken over by the Director of Public Prosecutions and (b) thereafter discontinued, in...
To ask the Attorney-General what information he has on the number of prosecutions under the Shops Act 1950 since the ruling by the European Court of Justice last November.
To ask the Attorney-General, pursuant to his answer of 8 January, Official Report, column 701, what consideration he has now given to the position of Coopers and Lybrand regarding those who have...
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will arrange to visit Nepal to discuss further funding of family planning through the International Planned Parenthood...
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much is being spent in the current year on food-growing schemes in Ethiopia, the Sudan, Bangladesh and other Third world...
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what nonfinancial assistance has been given to Nepal during the last 12 months.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Minister for Overseas Development's forthcoming visit to Bangladesh.
Statement, Mr. Secretary Waddington.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. One of the casualties of the practice of taking points of order arising out of questions is the opportunity for Ministers, with the total understanding and good...
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Welfare Food Amendment Regulations 1990 (S.I., 1990, No. 3), dated 3rd January 1990, a copy of which was laid...
Question put forthwith, pursuant to standing Order No.101 (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.)That the draft Health and Personal Social Services (Special Agencies)...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Dorrell]
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