House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 21 March 1990

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Contaminated Land

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to compel local authorities to compile a register of contaminated land.

    • Council Rents

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he has developed to keep council rents at an affordable level.

      Urban Development Corporations

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total amount of money spent by the Government through urban development corporations since 1981–82; how many houses for rent...

      Vacant Land

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many acres of vacant, dormant, underutilised and derelict land is currently in Government ownership; how much has been disposed of since the...

      Local Government Finance

      26 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is yet able to say whether he will community charge-cap Bedfordshire county council for the financial year 1990–91; and if he...

      Architects

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many architects are employed by his Department; and at what cost.

      Walkers

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what discussions he has had about improving access for walkers and climbers to mountain and moorland in England and Wales.

      Environmental Labelling

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the negotiations within the European Community to set up an environment friendly labelling system.

      World Cup (Security)

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps his Department will take to ensure that security arrangements for British soccer fans at the World Cup are adequate and comprehensive.

      Local Government Finance

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the latest representations he has received over the implementation of the poll tax.

      Housing, Liverpool

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will visit Liverpool to study its housing problems with a view to reviewing its housing investment programme.

      Homelessness

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has developed any new proposals to alleviate homelessness.

  • National Health Service Hospitals (Opting Out)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide that a referendum shall be held in a health authority area on any proposal that a hospital in that area should opt out of the...

  • Orders of the Day — Ways and Means

    Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [20 March].

    • Amendment of the Law

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance; but...

  • Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

    169 speeches

    [Relevant documents: European Community Document No. 9487/89 on the Annual Economic Report 1989–90 and the un-numbered Explanatory Memorandum submitted by HM Treasury on 31st January 1990...

  • Orders of the Day — Procedure

    Ordered,That Mr. Nicholas Bennett be discharged from the Procedure Committee and Mr. Paul Channon be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Dorrell.]

  • Orders of the Day — Employment

    Ordered,That Mr. William Cash be discharged from the Employment Committee, and Emma Nicholson be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Ray Powell, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs

    Ordered,That Mr. Ian Taylor be discharged from the Foreign Affairs Committee, and Mr. Nigel Forman be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Ray Powell, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Petitions

    • Humberstone (Development)

      1 speech

      10 pm

    • Eye Test Charges

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition on behalf of 105 residents of Leicester who are deeply concerned by the introduction of eye test charges and they correctly say that people are being forced to go...

      Christian Broadcasting

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition on behalf of Mrs. Mills of 6 Hoylake close, Leicester and 60 other residents, who are members of Evington chapel, High street, Evington, who wish to keep...

      Dogs

      1 speech

      My final petition is on behalf of Mrs. Igmar Dobson of 11 Stanley drive, Humberstone, Leicester and 4,000 local residents. They request new legislation to make dog owners responsible for training...

      Human Embryos

      1 speech

      I beg to ask leave to present a petition on behalf of Mr. Keith A. Davies of 50 Eastham road, Billesley, Birmingham B13 and some 487 of my constituents, being all parishioners of Our Lady of...

      Coastal Defences

      5 speeches

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

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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