House of Commons debates

Thursday, 15 November 1990

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Motions for Unopposed Returns

    • Business of the House

      Return ordered,for Session 1989–90 of— (1) the total number of Questions to Ministers or other Members which stood on the Order Paper, distinguishing those set down for oral, written...

    • Closure and Allocation of Time

      Return ordered,for Session 1989–90 respecting—(A) applications of Standing Order No. 35 (Closure of debate) during Session 1989–90:(1) in the House and in Committee of the whole...

      Delegated Legislation

      Return ordered,or Session 1989–90 of the number of Instruments considered by the Joint Committee and the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments respectively pursuant to their orders of...

      Private Bills and Private Business

      Return ordered,for Session 1989–90 of (1) The Number of Private Bills, Hybrid Bills, Bills for the confirmation of Orders under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, and...

      Public Bills

      Return ordered,for Session 1989–90 of the number of Public Bills (other than Bills to confirm Provisional Orders and Bills to confirm Orders under the Private Legislation Procedure...

      Sittings of the House

      Return ordered,for Session 1989–90 of the days on which the House sat; stating for each day the day of the month and day of the week, the hour of the meeting, and the hour of the...

      Special Procedure Orders

      Return ordered,for Session 1989–90 of (1) The number of Special Procedure Orders presented, the number withdrawn; the number annulled; the number against which Petitions or copies of...

      Standing Committees

      Return ordered,for Session 1989–90 of (1) the total number and the names of all Members (including and distinguishing Chairmen) who have been appointed to serve on one or more of the...

      Select Committees

      Return ordered,for Session 1989–90 of statistics relating to the membership, work costs and staff of Select Committees (other than the Standing Orders Committee).—[The First Deputy...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department

    • Free Television Licences

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on Government policy towards the provision of free television licences for pensioners.

    • Radio Frequencies

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends next to meet the chairman of the BBC to discuss the allocation of radio frequencies; and if he will make a statement.

      Broadcasting Act

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the implications for the provisions of the Broadcasting Act of the merger of BSB and Sky Television.

      Sunday Trading

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received regarding the application of the law on Sunday trading; and what is the latest figure he has...

      Prison Population

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the current level of the prison population.

      Security Service Tribunal

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases are currently under review by the Security Service Tribunal; and how many of them relate to matters that took place prior to...

      Squatters

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his Department has any plans to bring forward proposals to tighten the law on squatters.

      Police Funding, Staffordshire

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he is next to meet the chief constable of Staffordshire to discuss police funding.

      Bicycles

      8 speeches

      Mr. Bowls: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to enforce the law requiring bicycles to be adequately lit when being ridden on public highways during...

      Policing, Cumbria

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from Cumbria on the question of policing.

      Petty Criminals

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures are being taken to ensure that petty criminals receive community-based sentences rather than imprisonment.

      Computer Crime

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to improve police officers' training to investigate computer crime.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Business of the House

    66 speeches

    Will the Leader of the House tell us the business for next week?

    • Bills Presented

    • School Teachers' Pay and Conditions

      Mr. Secretary Clarke, supported by Mr. Secretary Patten, Mr. Norman Lamont, Mr. Secretary Howard, Mr. Secretary Hunt, Mr. Tim Eggar, Mr. Alan Howarth and Mr. Michael Fallon, presented a Bill to...

      Atomic Weapons Establishment

      Mr. Secretary King, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Patten, Mr. Secretary Howard, Mr. Secretary Hunt, Mr. Francis Maude, Mr. Alan Clark and Mr....

      Import and Export Control

      Mr. Secretary Lilley, supported by Mr. Secretary Hurd, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary King, Mr. Secretary Wakeham and Mr. Tim Sainsbury, presented a Bill to repeal section 9(3) of...

  • Indirect Tax Harmonisation and Statistics

    65 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 6762/89 on approximation of indirect taxes, 9775/89 on excise duty rates, 9776/89 on taxes on cigarettes and...

  • Fisheries and Aquaculture

    100 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 8317/90 on technical measures for the conservation of fishing resources and 8240/90 on measures to improve and adapt...

  • Romania (Mentally Handicapped Children)

    6 speeches

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

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