House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 28 March 1990

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    4 speeches

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Drugs

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what extra resources he is making available to Strathclyde police to enable them to fight against the significant increase in drug abuse and...

    • Fishing Industry

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next intends to meet the executive members of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation to discuss the current state of the fishing industry.

      Public Housing (Dampness)

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent representations he has received from local authorities and other organisations about the need to direct further investment to tackling...

      Community Care

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what extra provision he has planned for the community care of mentally ill citizens and those people who are mentally handicapped in 1990–91.

      Water Authorities (Debts)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if Her Majesty's Government intend to write off any of the current outstanding debts of Scottish water authorities.

      Fishing Industry

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with representatives of the Scottish fishing industry since the announcement on 8 March of measures to restrict fishing activity.

      School Assemblies

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any legislative proposals relating to the conduct of school assemblies; and if he will make a statement.

      Ayrshire and Arran Health Board

      8 speeches

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

      Investment

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much inward investment has taken place in Scotland over the last five years; and what steps he is taking to encourage further such investment.

      Police (Court Work)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the report made to him by the chief constable of Central Scotland police about the amount of police time spent in courts.

      Employment Strategy

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next expects to meet the Scottish Trades Union Congress to discuss employment strategy in Scotland.

      British Steel

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next expects to meet the chairman or chief executive of British Steel.

      Council House Sales

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many council houses have been sold to sitting tenants in Scotland since May 1979.

      Local Government Finance

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has as to how many extra staff have been employed by local authorities for the administration of the poll tax system.

  • Points of Order

    12 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am rising to ask whether you have received any notification from the Government as to whether they intend to make a statement today about the seizure of...

    • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      Ordered, That the draft Industrial Training (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Fallon.]

  • Local Authority Playing Fields

    4 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to remove from local authorities the power to dispose of land used as playing fields, except in circumstances where ownership is passed on...

    • Local Authority Playing Fields

      Mr. Harry Greenway accordingly presented a Bill to remove from local authorities the power to dispose of land used as playing fields, except in circumstances where ownership is passed on for...

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified Her Royal Assent to the following Acts: Consolidated Fund Act 1990. Strathclyde Regional...

  • Social Security Bill (Allocation of Time)

    2 speeches

    Before we proceed to the allocation of time motion, I must announce to the House that I have selected all the amendments in the name of the hon. Member for Bradford, South (Mr. Cryer), with the...

    • Report and Third Reading

      1.—(1) The proceedings on consideration and Third Reading of the Bill shall be completed in two allotted days and shall be brought to a conclusion at the times shown in the following...

    • Order of proceedings

      2. No Motion shall be made to alter the order in which proceedings on consideration of the Bill are taken.

      Dilatory Motions

      3. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be made on an allotted day except by a member of the Government, and the Question on any such Motion...

      Extra time on allotted day

      4.—(I) On the first allotted day paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings on the Bill for three hours after Ten o'clock.(2) Any period...

      Private business

      5. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      6.—(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order and which have not previously been brought to a...

      Supplemental orders

      7.—(1) The proceedings on any Motion made by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a...

      Saving

      8. Nothing in this order shall— (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order applies from being taken or completed earlier than is required by the Order; or(b) prevent any business...

      Recommittal

      9.—(1) References in this Order to proceedings on consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence of,...

      Interpretation

      119 speeches

      10. In this Order allotted day" means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the Day, provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

      Report and Third Reading

      1.—(1) The proceedings on consideration and Third Reading of the Bill shall be completed in two allotted days and shall be brought to a conclusion at the times shown in the following...

      Order of proceedings

      2. No Motion shall be made to alter the order in which proceedings on consideration of the Bill are taken.

      Dilatory Motions

      3. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be made on an allotted day except by a member of the Government, and the Question on any such Motion...

      Extra time on allotted day

      4.—(1) On the first allotted day paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings on the Bill for three hours after Ten o'clock.

      Private business

      5. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      6.—(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order and which have not previously been brought to a...

      Supplemental orders

      7.—(1) The proceedings on any Motion made by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a...

      Saving

      8. Nothing in this Order shall— (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order applies from being taken or completed earlier than is required by the Order; or(b) prevent any business...

      Recommittal

      9.—(1) References in this Order to proceedings on consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence of,...

      Interpretation

      10. In this Order— allotted day" means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the Day, provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

  • Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill

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