House of Commons debates

Monday, 12 March 1990

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport

    • United States Secretary for Transportation

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on his meeting with the Secretary for Transportation of the United States of America.

    • Road Improvement

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much is being allocated in transport supplementary grant to local authorities in 1990–91 for road improvement programmes.

      London Assessment Studies

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many responses he has now received to the London assessment studies consultation; and what was their nature.

      Marchioness

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has yet received the report from the chief inspector of marine accidents about the Marchioness accident; and if he will make a statement.

      Goods Vehicles

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received concerning mandatory reversing warning devices for all goods vehicles; and if he will make a statement.

      Transport, South-East Essex

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will review the current transport facilities in south-east Essex.

      British Rail

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to meet the chairman of British Rail to discuss matters of safety.

      Traffic Examiners, Wales

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will make it his policy that traffic examiners in Wales shall continue to operate under the direct supervision of his Department's traffic...

      Air Fares

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to bring down air fares in Europe.

      Public Transport, London

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has received any recent representations from the public on the standard of service to passengers using London public transport systems; and if he...

      Coaches (Limiters)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the progress achieved in fitting speed limiters to coaches.

      Motorists' Organisations

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent meetings he has had with representatives of motorists' organisations; and what was discussed.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General

    • Clockwork Orange

      4 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General when he last met the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland to discuss prosecutions arising from operation...

    • Director of Public Prosecutions

      10 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General what meetings he has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions; and if he will make a statement.

      Birmingham Six

      4 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General when he last discussed the Birmingham Six case with the Director of Public Prosecutions.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development

    • Latin America

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress is being made in supporting the teaching of English in Latin America.

    • Sri Lanka

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans the Minister for Overseas Development has to visit Sri Lanka.

      Kenya

      4 speeches

      Mr. Robert G. Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was discussed during the visit to Kenya by the Minister for Overseas Development.

      Vietnam

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has any plans to restore development aid to Vietnam.

      Climatic Change

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what studies have been made by the Overseas Development Administration on additional development need occasioned by observed or...

      Vietnam

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has any plans to visit Hanoi to discuss development aid with the Vietnamese Government.

  • Iraq (Prisoners)

    24 speeches

    (by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on what action Her Majesty's Government are taking following the sentences...

  • Points of Order

    12 speeches

    I wish to raise a point of order, of which I have given you notice, Mr. Speaker, about the ability of a Back-Bench Member to give the Library a book or unpublished or confidential material that...

  • Statutory Instruments, &c.

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I will put together the 17 motions relating to statutory instruments.

  • Northern Ireland (Terrorism)

    66 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Northern Ireland (Emergency and Prevention of Terrorism Provisions) (Continuance) Order 1990, which was laid before this House on 26th February, be approved. Right...

  • Northern Ireland (Appropriation)

    66 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Appropriation (Northern Ireland) Order 1990, which was laid before this House on 13th February, be approved. The draft order has two related purposes. The first is...

    • Business of the House

      Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the Capital Allowances Bill [Lords] may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr. Patnick.]

  • Northern Ireland (Appropriation)

    44 speeches

    Question again proposed.

    • Northern Ireland (Licensing)

      Resolved,That the draft Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1990, which was laid before this House on 18th January, be approved.—[Mr. Chapman.]

  • Orders of the Day — Capital Allowances Bill [Lords]

    4 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

    • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.)

    • Housing

      That the draft Housing Corporation Advances (Increase of Limit) Order 1990, which was laid before this House on 20th February, be approved.—[Mr. Greg Knight.]

      Business of the House

      Ordered,That, at the next sitting of the House on which numbers for defence services or estimates are put down for consideration, Standing Order No. 53 (Questions on voting of estimates,...

      Petitions

      Human Embryo

      1 speech

      I am very pleased to present formally petitions from the constituents of Norwich, North and from residents of Norwich and Norfolk. They concern the protection of the human embryo. The number of...

  • Orders of the Day — Speech Therapy Services

    2 speeches

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

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