House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 17 April 1991

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Local Government Finance

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a further statement on the reform of local government finance.

    • Health Boards

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the criteria used for the appointment of non-executive members of Scottish health boards.

      Scottish Parliament

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will arrange to meet representatives of the Scottish Constitutional Convention to discuss their proposals for a Scottish Parliament.

      Local Government Finance

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met COSLA to discuss the future of local government finance in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Higher Education

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the number of students in higher education in Scotland.

      Primary Schools

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was spent per pupil in primary schools in Scotland in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what was the comparable figure...

      Volunteer Fire Brigades

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many volunteer fire brigades are operated by local authorities in Scotland.

      Prosecutions

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to reduce delays in bringing prosecutions against people charged with offences.

      Grampian Health Board

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met representatives of Grampian health board to discuss reorganisation of the health service.

      Local Government Finance

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is now the average cost of collecting the poll tax in Scotland including extra expenses for new staff needed and for the processing of rebate...

      Labour Statistics

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give details of the number of people in work in Scotland and north Tayside in May 1979 and at the nearest date in 1991 for which figures are...

      Strathclyde Police

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the present number of police officers currently serving in Strathclyde.

      Mentally Handicapped People

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next intends to meet the chairmen of the local enterprise companies in order to discuss the number of people suffering from mental handicaps who...

      Training

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what will be the effect of the reduction in Government funding to local enterprise companies compared with their bids on the number of training places...

      National Health Service Trusts

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applications for health trust status he has received; and if he will list them.

      Fishing

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will assess the prospects for the fishing industry in the north and north-western coastal waters around Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      EC Directives

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what meetings have taken place between the Scottish Office and the European Commissioner for the Environment on compliance with EC directives.

  • Kurds (Iraq)

    61 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a further statement about the relief of the suffering in Iraq. On Monday I reported to the House on the plan put forward by my right hon....

  • Teachers' (Review Body)

    51 speeches

    The Government have been considering the best approach to the settlement of teachers' pay and conditions in England and Wales in the light of other developments, including discussions during the...

  • Bill Presented

    • Mental Health (Detention) (Scotland)

      Sir Russell Johnston presented a Bill to amend the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 with respect to short term detention of patients in hospital and the determination of applications for...

    • Statutory Instruments, &c.

      1 speech

      With the leave of the House, I shall put together the two motions relating to statutory instruments.

      River Safety

      1 speech

      I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require minimum standards of visibility from the steering position of passenger launches plying on rivers and other inland waterways; to...

      River Safety

      Mr. John Bowis accordingly presented a Bill to require minimum standards of visibility from the steering position of passenger launches plying on rivers and other inland waterways; to require the...

  • Opposition Day

    [10TH ALLOTTED DAY]

  • Health Service and Community Care

    137 speeches

    I have to inform the House that Mr. Speaker has selected the amendment standing in the name of the Prime Minister. He has also asked me to tell the House that he intends to impose a ten-minute...

  • Community Charge

    66 speeches

    We now come to the two community charge prayers—

  • Public Accounts

    Ordered,That Mr. Graham Allen be discharged from the Committee of Public Accounts and Dr. Kim Howells be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Boswell.]

  • Dyslexic Children

    2 speeches

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

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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