House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 14 November 1990

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKERin the Chair]

  • King's Cross Railways Bill

    1 speech

    Motion made,That the Promoters of the King's Cross Railways Bill may, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders or practice of this House, proceed with the Bill in the present Session; and...

  • SOUTHAMPTON RAPID TRANSIT BILL [Lords]

    1 speech

    Motion made,That the Promoters of the Southampton Rapid Transit Bill [Lords] may, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders or practice of this House, proceed with the Bill in the present...

  • KILLINGHOLME GENERATING STATIONS (ANCILLARY POWERS) BILL [Lords]

    1 speech

    Motion made,That the Promoters of the Killingholme Generating Stations (Ancillary Powers) Bill [Lords] may, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders or practice of this House, proceed with...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Local Authorities (Spending)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what level of inflation he assumed in fixing his total standard spending for local authorities for 1991–92; and if he will make a statement.

    • River Thames

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what consultations he has had with the chairman of the National Rivers Authority about the condition of the River Thames and its tributaries in...

      Community Charge and Housing Benefits

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how the increase in rates support grant for 1991–92 will be identified to cover the cuts in the direct subsidy payable to local authorities...

      Community Charge

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on progress in collecting the community charge in Coventry.

      Temperature

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what predictions his Department is making concerning the rise in average temperature over the next 10 years.

      Nuclear Waste

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the Government's latest prediction of the levels of nuclear waste to be disposed of in the United Kingdom in the years 1990–95.

      Coastal Waters (Discharges)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to revise the criteria by which to gauge the appropriate standards required for discharges to coastal waters; and if he will...

      Community Charge

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to introduce a standard disaggregation formula which will identify separately the amounts being raised by county and district...

      Bathing Waters

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will provide the most recent figures which are available on the compliance of bathing beaches with the European Community bathing water...

      Cathedrals

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has any plans to meet the chairman of English Heritage to discuss his cathedrals initiative.

      Countryside Commission

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment by how much the Government have increased funding to the Countryside Commission since 1979; and how funding will be increased in the next three years.

      Council Homes

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many council homes have been started by local councils in the current year.

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    Mr. Bill Midge: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In view of the ending of the cold war, the growing concern about the spread of nuclear weapons and nuclear technology to other nations,...

  • Orders of the Day — Debate on the Address

    • Fifth Day

      Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [7 November].That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:Most Gracious Sovereign, We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal...

    • The Economy

      177 speeches

      I must announce to the House that I have selected two amendments—that in the name of the Leader of the Opposition and the amendment, for Division only, in the name of the leader of the...

      Petitions

      Mining (Antarctica)

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition from my constituents, who are alarmed that the Government are supporting a treaty which will allow mining in the Antarctic. They believe that the Antarctic is the...

      Health Services (Devon)

      1 speech

      I have been asked by my Liberal Democrat colleagues in north Devon to present a petition of nearly 6,000 people which was collected more widely in Devon in opposition to the current proposal for...

  • Orders of the Day — Post Office (Burslem)

    12 speeches

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

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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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