House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 12 December 1990

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Local Government Finance

      68 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will review the poll tax-capping rules announced on 31 October; and if he will make a statement.

    • Montreal Protocol

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress has been made since the 1990 Montreal protocol review conference in implementing the agreement; and if he will make a statement.

      Telford City Technology College

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has any plans to meet the chairman of Telford development corporation to discuss assistance that the corporation is giving towards the...

      Rural Housing

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he proposes to take any new initiatives to increase the provision of affordable housing in rural areas.

      Right to Buy

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many council and new town commission homes have been sold to sitting tenants since 1 January 1980.

      Charitable Housing Associations

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has any plans to improve the opportunities for home ownership enjoyed by the tenants of charitable housing associations.

      Homelessness

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many people are currently listed as being homeless.

      Local Government Finance

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the progress of his latest review of the poll tax; and if he will make a statement.

  • Points of Order

    31 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I hesitate very much to raise this point of order, but I should like to know whether you have any difficulty in seeing people below the Gangway on the...

  • Bills Presented

    • Deaf Persons (Access to Further and Higher Education and Training)

      Mr. Malcolm Bruce, supported by Mr. Alistair Burt, Mr. John Hannam, Miss Emma Nicholson, Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones, Mrs. Margaret Ewing, Mr. Jack Ashley, Mr. Lawrence Cunliffe, Mr. Alfred Morris, Mrs....

    • British Racing Commission

      Mr. Alan Meale presented a Bill to establish a single national commission of control for the whole of the horse and dog racing industries, with overall responsibility for the bloodstock,...

      Football Spectators

      Mr. Alan Meale presented a Bill to establish a statutory liaison body for the sport of football, to include in its membership the various footballing authorities and their agencies, Football...

      Greyhound Betting Levy

      Mr. Alan Meale presented a Bill to extend the function of the Horserace Betting Levy Board to include the sport of greyhound racing; and to make consequential amendments to the Betting, Gaming...

      European Community Documents

      Ordered, That European Community Document No. 9898/90 relating to guide prices for fishery products for 1991 shall not stand referred to European Standing Committee A.—[Mr. Boswell.]

  • Opposition Day

    [2ND ALLOTTED DAY]

    • The Economy

      244 speeches

      I must announce to the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. I do not think I would be wholly justified in putting a limit on speeches today, but if all...

  • Part-time Workers

    72 speeches

    I ask hon. Members to leave the Chamber quietly if they are not remaining for this debate. I should announce to the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the...

  • Information Technology

    8 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 6864/90 on a Research and Development programme on Information Technology; and endorses the Government's view that...

  • Estimates

    Resolved, That this House agrees with the Report [4th December] of the Liaison Committee.—[Mr. Lightbown.]

  • European Community Documents

    Ordered, That, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 102 (European Standing Committees), if the proposals described in the un-numbered Explanatory Memoranda submitted by the...

  • Independent Living Fund

    4 speeches

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

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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