House of Commons debates

Thursday, 29 March 1990

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    1 speech

    NOTTINGHAM PARK ESTATE BILL [Lords]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland

    • Small Businesses

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many small businesses were set up in Northern Ireland in 1989; and if he will make a statement.

    • Hospices

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on Government funding to hospices in Northern Ireland.

      Anglo-Irish Conference

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will propose that the secretariat for the Anglo-Irish Conference be transferred to Dublin.

      Inward Investment

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement about inward investment into Northern Ireland.

      Tourism

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to develop the tourism potential of Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Downpatrick (Anaesthetist Post)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the hon. Member for South Down may expect an answer to his written question of 5 March about the appointment of the permanent third...

      De Lorean

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the progress of recovery of money from the De Lorean car company and associated ventures.

      Northern Ireland Electricity

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the privatisation of Northern Ireland Electricity.

      Shoppers (Flee Movement)

      6 speeches

      Mr. Tharnham: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the progress of the European Court case brought by the Government following restrictions made by...

      Terrorists (Extradition)

      17 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had recently with Ministers of the Republic of Ireland about the extradition of convicted or suspected terrorists from...

      Enterprise Agencies

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many enterprise agencies are currently operating; and if he will make a statement.

      Kincora Boys' Home

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Official Report, I March, column 370, what consideration he has given to allegations that the Army informed the Royal Ulster...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Nuclear Trigger Devices (Iraq)

    28 speeches

    (by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs about Government action with regard to Iraq following the seizure of nuclear detonators at Heathrow airport.

  • Business of the House

    94 speeches

    Dr. John Cunninham: May I ask the Leader of the House to give us the business for next week?

  • Points of Order

    40 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I ask you to defend the interests of hon. Members—I hasten to add that I was not one of them—who are lucky enough on either Tuesdays or Thursdays...

  • Adjournment Motions

    1 speech

    I remind hon. Members that on the motion for the Adjournment of the House on Thursday 5 April, up to 10 hon. Members may raise with Ministers subjects of their own choice. Applications should...

  • Community Charge

    110 speeches

    I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Community Charges (Deductions from Income Support) (No. 2) Regulations 1990 (S.I., 1990, No. 545), dated 8th...

  • Exmouth Docks Bill (By Order)

    159 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

    • Business of the House

      Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Bill [Lords] may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr. Chapman.]

  • Criminal Justice (International Co-operation) Bill [Lords]

    As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.

    • New clause 1

    • Part Iia: Seizure and Detention of Drug Trafficking Cash

      `(1) A customs officer or constable may seize and, in accordance with this section, detain any cash which is being imported into or exported from the United Kingdom if its amount is not less than...

      New clause 2

      Forfeiture

      '(1) A magistrates' court or in Scotland the sheriff may order the forfeiture of any cash which has been seized under section (Part IIA: seizure and detention of drug trafficking cash) above if...

      New clause 3

      Interest

      '. Cash seized under this Part of this Act and detained for more than forty-eight hours shall, unless required as evidence of an offence, be held in an interest-bearing account and the interest...

      New clause 4

      Procedure

      `(1) An order under section (Part IIA: seizure and detention of drug trafficking cash)(2) above shall provide for notice to be given to persons affected by the order.(2) Provision may be made by...

      New clause 5

      Interpretation of Part Iia

      `(1) In this Part of this Act— cash" includes coins and notes in any currency;customs officer" means an officer commissioned by the Commissioners of Customs and Excise under section 6(3) of...

      Clause 4

      United Kingdom Evidence for Use Overseas

      Amendment made: No. 1, in page 4, line 29, at end insert— `(2A) Where it appears to the Secretary of State or, as the case may be, the Lord Advocate that the request relates to a fiscal...

      Clause 25

      Expenses

      Amendment made: No. 2, in page 18, line 20, at end insert— `(2) Any money representing cash forfeited under Part IIA of this Act or accrued interest thereon shall be paid into the...

      Title

      26 speeches

      Amendments made: No. 3, in line 2, leave out second `and' and insert `; to enable the United Kingdom'.No. 4, in line 5, at end insert'; and to provide for the seizure, detention and forfeiture of...

  • Consumer Guarantees Bill [Money]

    Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

  • Statutory Instruments, £c.

    • Rating and Valuation

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.).That the draft Gas and Electricity Industries (Rateable...

    • Legal Aid and Advice (Scotland)

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.).That the draft Advice and Assistance (Financial...

      Legal Aid and Advice (Scotland)

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.).That the draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions)...

  • Gynaecology (Privacy)

    6 speeches

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

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