Monday, 5 March 1990
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what was the increase in pensioners' average net incomes from (a) 1974 to 1979 and (b) 1979 to date.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what additional help is being provided for families in receipt of income-related benefits.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what representations he has received regarding state support for pensioners in residential care homes.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what are the most recent figures he has for the change in pensioners' incomes from savings.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what would be the cost of uprating child benefit to bring it to the same level in real terms as prevailed in 1984.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the total social fund allocation by grant and loan for the current financial year; and what was the equivalent figure for the last year...
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people live in families with incomes which are on, or within 40 per cent. above, the benefit level appropriate to their circumstances.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people live on incomes below the appropriate benefit level for their circumstances.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many children live in families with income on, or within 40 per cent. above, the appropriate benefit level for their circumstances.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what progress has been made in relocating his Department's staff away from the London area.
To ask the Minister for the Arts what information he has on the amount of Government money which went to arts organisations or activities in Southwark in the last year for which figures are available.
To ask the Minister for the Arts whether he will discuss with the Arts Council steps to reduce the deficits of the national companies.
To ask the Minister for the Arts what discussions he has held with the chairman of the Arts Council regarding the funding of national opera and ballet companies.
To ask the Minister for Civil Service what is the latest figure he has for the total number of Civil Service staff in post; and what was the comparable figure in 1979.
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service when he last visited the Civil Service training college; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service if he will make a statement on progress on implementing the agency programme.
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service whether he has any plans to meet Civil Service trade union representatives; and what matters he proposes to discuss.
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what steps he is taking to eliminate racial discrimination in the Civil Service.
Several Hon. Members: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.
As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.
".—(1) The provisions of this section have effect where, in compliance with a direction under section 24 of this Ad or in compliance with an enforcement notice, the person to whom the...
'.—(1) Any direction under section 21 or 24 of this Act shall be given first to the owner, charterer or manager of a ship in respect of which such a direction may be given.
'For the purposes to which this Act applies, the Secretary of State may give a direction in writing to any person who operates, owns or manages a fixed platform, requiring him to take such...
—(1) Subject to subsection (2) below, the Secretary of State may reimburse to any person who— (a) is the operator of one or more aircraft registered or operating in the United...
I beg to move amendment No. 16, in page 4, line 10, at end add— '(5) Before issuing the direction under subsection (1) above the Secretary of State shall seek the views of the manager of...
I beg to move amendment No. 12, in page 36, line 35, at end insert— (2A) An authorised person may require the owner, charterer, manager or master of a ship, the harbour authority or...
Amendment made No. 15, in page 40, line 9, leave out 'or manager' and insert 'manager or master'.—[Mr. Portillo.]
Amendment made: No. 7, in page 41, line 20, leave out 'or managers' and insert 'managers or masters'.—[Mr. Portillo.]
I beg to move amendment No. 8, in page 47, line 35, after 'this Act' insert '(including any provision of Part III as applied by regulations made under section 41 of this Act) or under regulations...
1. This Schedule applies to compensation under section (Compensation in respect of certain measures taken under Part III) of this Act (in this Schedule referred to as "the principal section").
Amendment made: No. 9, in page 56, line 11, at end insert— '17A. In section 37 of that Act (offences by bodies corporate) for "or under regulations made under section 33" there is...
Order for Second Reading read.
I beg to move, That the draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations t990, which were laid before this House on 20th February, be approved. The...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.).
That the draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Regulations 1990, which were laid before this House on 20th February, be approved.—[Mr....
Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 102(5) (Standing Committees on European Community Documents).
That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 9934/89 relating to health rules for products of animal origin; and supports the Government's aim of ensuring that any Council...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Chapman.]
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