House of Commons debates

Monday, 21 January 1991

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    2 speeches

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • Secure Accommodation

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he next plans to meet the directors and chairpersons of social services departments in Wales to discuss secure accommodation.

    • Pay Rates

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on average current weekly rates of pay in (a) Powys and (b) the rest of Wales.

      Recession

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he is taking to ameliorate the effects of the recession on Wales.

      Second Severn Crossing

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the expected increase in economic activity in Wales resulting from the separate southern link to the second Severn crossing.

      Council House Sales

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many properties have been sold in Wales under the provisions of the right-to-buy sections of the Housing Act 1980.

      "NHS Wales: Agenda for Action"

      12 speeches

      Mr. Robert G. Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement about the "NHS Wales: Agenda for Action" issued in December.

      Hospital Patients

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) in-patients and (b) out-patients were treated in NHS hospitals in Wales in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what the...

      Water Act 1989

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which of his powers under the Water Act 1989 he has exercised since taking up his office; and whether he has any plans to seek to increase those powers.

      Secure Accommodation

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement about secure accommodation for youngsters in Wales.

      Housebuilding

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is his estimate of the number of houses built in Wales this year to date (a) by district councils and (b) by housing associations; and if he will make...

      National Library of Wales

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make it his policy to publish the recommendations of the recent staff inspection report into the National Library of Wales once they have been...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    • Bishops' Stipends

      6 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissions, if he has any plans to review the stipends of bishops; and if he will make a statement.

    • Henry VIII Quincentenary

      6 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissioners, if he will set aside funds to mark the quincentenary of the birth in 1491 of King Henry VIII.

      Women Deacons

      4 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment has been made of the financial implications of numbers seeking ordination as women deacons during...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission

    • Refreshment Department Staff

      4 speeches

      To ask the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, as representing the House of Commons Commission, what discussions he has had about payments made to Refreshment Department staff; and if he will...

    • Child Care

      4 speeches

      To ask the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, as representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will make a statement on child care provision for members of staff.

      Sitting Hours

      4 speeches

      To ask the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, as representing the House of Commons Commission, what is the current cost in wages and salaries of the House sitting after 7 pm; and if he will make...

      Refreshment Department (Profit Sharing)

      4 speeches

      To ask the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, as representing the House of Commons Commission, if he has any plans for profit sharing amongst the staff in the Refreshment Department.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons

    • Sitting Hours

      10 speeches

      To ask the Lord President of the Council if he will make a statement on the progress of his review of the hours of sitting of the House.

    • Visitors

      6 speeches

      To ask the Lord President of the Council if he has any proposals for improving facilities for visitors to the House.

      Office Heating

      4 speeches

      To ask the Lord President of the Council if he will make arrangements to keep the offices of Members and their staffs heated during recesses.

      Wheelchair Access

      4 speeches

      To ask the Lord President of the Council whether he will carry out a survey of wheelchair access in the Palace of Westminister.

      Souvenir Kiosk

      4 speeches

      To ask the Lord President of the Council if he has any plans to improve the access of visitors to the Refreshment Department shop.

      The Gulf

      5 speeches

      To ask the Lord President of the Council what steps he took to discover the opinions of hon. Members before giving his answer to the hon. Member for Rutland and Melton (Mr. Latham) on the...

      Statutory Instruments &c.

      Ordered,That the draft General Lighthouse Authorities (Beacons: Hyperbolic Systems) Order 1990 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[John M. Taylor.]

  • The Gulf

    143 speeches

    Before calling the Prime Minister to move the motion in his name, I wish to announce that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition. I should draw the attention...

  • Departmental Select Committees

    113 speeches

    On behalf of the Committee of Selection, I beg to move, That Mr. Andrew F. Bennett, Mr. John Browne, Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, Mr. Stephen Day, Mr. Frank Field, Mr. Clifford Forsythe, Mr. David Harris,...

  • Armed Forces Bill

    3 speeches

    Motion made, and Question put,That Dr. Charles Goodson-Wickes be discharged from the Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill and that Mr. Julian Critchley be added to the Committee.—[Mr....

  • Child Dependency Additions

    2 speeches

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

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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