House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 14 February 1990

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • West Germany

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the current balance of trade in manufactured goods with West Germany.

    • New York Speech

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will place a copy of his recent New York speech in the Library.

      Eastern Europe

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom's balance of trade in manufactures in 1989 with (a) the USSR, (b) East Germany, (c) Poland,...

      Stock Exchange

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he next plans to meet the chairman of the stock exchange; and what will be discussed.

      Defence Contractors

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has anything to add to his answer to the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish, of 17 January 1990, Official Report, columns 280–81...

      Tobacco Sales

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information he has on the number of retail shops licensed to sell tobacco.

      Footwear Imports

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is his policy on the future of voluntary restraint agreements on footwear imports from eastern European countries.

      Manufactured Imports

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what has been the growth in imports of manufactured goods from the European Community since 1979.

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to introduce his proposals to reform the structure of the Export Credits Guarantee Department.

      British Steel

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what subjects he expects to discuss at his next meeting with the chairman of British Steel.

      Latin America

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on Britain's exports to and investment in Latin America.

      Technological Standards

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what response he will be making to the report produced for the European Commission by the university of Louvain with respect to its assessment...

      Post Office

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he last met the chairman of the Post Office; and what was discussed.

      Japan

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the current trade deficit with Japan; and how much of the deficit is accounted for by manufactured goods.

      Monopolies and Mergers Commission

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to change the role of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.

      Manufactured Imports

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what has been the growth in imports of manufactured goods from the European Community since 1979.

      Manufacturing Industry (Competitiveness)

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received on the competitiveness of British manufacturing industry.

  • Points of Order

    31 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You may recall that, on 17 April last year I was fortunate enough to have an Adjournment debate on the finances of the Mersey tunnels. I have in front of me a...

    • Bill Presented

    • Control of Amusement Arcades

      Mr. Kenneth Hind, Supported by Mr. Roger Gale, Mr. Den Dover, Mr. Patrick Thompson and Mr. Tim Devlin, presented a Bill to control the licensing of amusement arcades by local authorities; and to...

      Recycling of Plastics

      3 speeches

      I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide that ownership of plastic wrappings and containers shall remain with the manufacturer or retailer; to require the return of such...

      Recycling of Plastics

      Mr. Tim Devlin accordingly presented a Bill to provide that ownership of plastic wrappings and containers shall remain with the manufacturer or retailer; to require the return of such materials...

  • Opposition Day

    [7TH ALLOTTED DAY]

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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