House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 28 February 1990

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • New Writ

      For Mid-Staffordshire, in the room of Bentley John Heddle Esq., deceased.—[Mr. Renton.]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Lothian Health Board

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the chairman of the Lothian health board; and what was discussed.

    • Fishing Industry

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a further statement on the current situation in the Scottish fishing industry.

      Lothian Health Board

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he proposes to take following the investigation of the finances of Lothian health board by Mr. Don Cruickshank.

      Storm Damage

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assistance has been offered to the Highland region following the recent storms and floods.

      Community Charge

      17 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many poll tax payers in Scotland will qualify for transitional relief; and what is the estimated average relief per qualifier for 1990–91.

      Trunk Roads

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to make a statement on the Government's conclusions following the consultation on primary trunk routes south of Edinburgh.

      Transatlantic Flights

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what consideration he has given to the effects on tourism of permitting transatlantic flights from Edinburgh and Glasgow airports; and if he will make a...

      Warrant Sales

      15 speeches

      . Mr. Robert Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will extend the criteria for not pursuing warrant sales for poll tax defaulters to that which applied to rates defaulters...

      Maternity Unit, Elgin

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many representations he has now received supporting the development of a greenfield site for a specialist maternity unit in Elgin; and if he will...

      Community Charge

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the operation of the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987 in relation of the recovery of poll tax arrears.

      Commercial Rating

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received from those who offer a bed and breakfast service about the effects of the commercial rating of bed and breakfast...

      British Steel

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the chairman of British Steel; what issues were discussed; and when he next expects to meet him.

      Drug Education

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on drug education in schools.

      Community Charge

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many extra staff have been employed by regional and island councils in Scotland to deal with the administration and collection of the poll tax.

  • Storm Damage (Government Assistance)

    2 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 20, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • Points of Order

    26 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will have noticed in today's Hansard a written answer by the Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, the hon. Member for Edinburgh, West (Lord James...

  • Ballot for Notices of Motions for Friday 16 March

    Members successful in the ballot were: Mr. Timothy RaisonMr. William HagueMr. Phillip Oppenheim.

  • European Community Documents

    Ordered,That European Community Document No. 9903/89 on accounts of insurance undertakings be referred to a Standing Committee on European Community Documents.—[Mr. Fallon.]

  • Security Service Act 1989 (Amendment)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Security Service Act 1989 to provide that a complaint may be made to the Security Service Tribunal in respect of the actions of...

  • Security Service Act 1989 (Amendment)

    Mr. Tam Dalyell, supported by Mr. Norman Buchan, Mr. Terry Davis, Mr. Don Dixon, Mr. Derek Fatchett, Mr. Martin Flannery, Mr. Doug Hoyle, Mr. Ken Livingstone, Mr. Kevin McNamara, Ms. Dawn...

  • Royal Air Force

    204 speeches

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

  • Leigh Environmental Ltd.

    8 speeches

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

  • Petition

    • South Circular Road

      3 speeches

      I apologise to my hon. Friend the Member for Derbyshire, North-East (Mr. Barnes) for, through no fault of mine, interrupting his speech about events in his constituency. I wish to present a...

    • Leigh Environmental Ltd.

      4 speeches

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

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