House of Commons debates

Monday, 13 May 1991

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Energy

    • Landfill Gas

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what is the number of landfill gas schemes in operation or under construction; and what is his assessment of their potential impact on the reduction of...

    • Alternative Energy

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what is the current level of departmental expenditure on the promotion of alternative energy sources.

      Nuclear Energy

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on his current review of the future of the nuclear industry.

      Lofts (Insulation)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what was the number of homes with accessible lofts whose lofts had been insulated (a) in 1978 and (b) in 1990.

      North Sea

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what was the level of capital investment in the North sea in 1989 and 1990; and what level he expects it will be in the current year.

      Offshore Platforms

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what is his estimate of the number of new projects being started in United Kingdom yards for the construction of offshore platforms.

      British Coal

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy when he next plans to meet the chairman of British Coal to discuss the future ownership of the industry.

      Carbon Dioxide Emissions

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what is his assessment of the contribution combined heat and power plant could make to reducing the United Kingdom's carbon dioxide emissions by the end...

      Renewable Energy

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy how he proposes to assist renewable energy projects to fulfil the non-fossil fuel obligation.

      British Coal

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy when he last met the chairman of British Coal to discuss the future coal supplies to power stations in the midlands region.

      Nuclear Electric

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what was the total electricity output of Nuclear Electric in the year ending 31 March 1991.

      Mains Electricity Supply

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on what assistance is available to connect people to the mains electricity supply in remote rural areas.

      Electricity Tariffs

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will meet the Director General of Electricity Supply to discuss the pricing formula for electricity tariffs.

      North Sea

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what is the current level of capital investment in the North sea.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — The Arts

    • London Arts

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Arts what is his policy towards the arts in the London area; and if he will make a statement.

    • Ministerial Visits

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Arts when he will next make an official visit to the Teesside region to discuss funding of the arts.

      Art Restoration (Middle East)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Arts how many experts have been given grants for art restoration in the war zones of the middle east.

      London Arts

      8 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Arts if he will bring forward a plan to remove the arts in London from funding by the London boroughs grants scheme.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service

    • Private Sector Recruitment

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what percentage of chief executives and senior managers in executive agencies have been recruited from the private sector; and if he will make a statement.

    • Morale

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service when he last met representatives of the civil service unions to discuss morale within the service.

      Civil Service College

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what courses on the machinery of government are run by the Civil Service college.

      Women Returners

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what arrangements are being made in the civil service to encourage women with children to return to work in Government Departments.

      European Fast Stream

      6 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what progress has been made with the European fast stream initiative to encourage civil servants to work in the European Community.

      "Next Steps" Agencies

      4 speeches

      To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what steps are taken to give executive agencies set up under the "next steps" initiative freedom in the management of the delivery of services to the...

      STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &C.

      1 speech

      With the leave of the House, I will put together the four motions relating to statutory instruments.

  • Adjournment (Spring)

    80 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed,

  • Coal Industry (Restructuring)

    22 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Coal Industry (Restructuring Grants) Order 1991, which was laid before this House on 15th April, be approved. The order, which was laid before the House on 15 April,...

  • East Coast Main Line (Safety) Bill

    137 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Coal Industry (Restructuring)

    52 speeches

    Postponed proceedings resumed on the Question,That the draft Coal Industry (Restructuring Grants) Order 1991, which was laid before this House on 15th April, be approved.

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    1 speech

    With permission, I will put together the next two motions on the Order Paper.

  • Representation of the People

    That the draft European Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Regulations 1991, which were laid before this House on 16th April, be approved.That the draft Representation of the People (Amendment)...

  • Representation of the People (Scotland)

    1 speech

    That the draft Representation of the People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1991, which were laid before this House on 18th April, be approved.—[Mr. Kirkhope.]

  • Estate Agents

    That the Estate Agents (Undesirable Practices) (No. 2) Order 1991 (S.I., 1991, No. 1032), dated 19th April 1991, a copy of which was laid before this House on 19th April, be approved.That the...

  • Veterinary Surgeons

    That the draft Veterinary Surgeons Qualifications (EEC Recognition) (German Democratic Republic Qualifications) Order 1991, which was laid before this House on 25th April, be approved.—[Mr....

  • Environmental Protection

    Ordered,That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 4084/91 relating to action to protect the environment in the coastal areas and coastal waters of the Irish Sea, North Sea,...

  • Sittings of the House

    Resolved,That (1) this House do meet on Thursday 23rd May at half-past Nine o'clock;(2) notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 17 (Time for taking questions), no Questions shall be...

  • Northern Ireland Committee

    Resolved,That, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 88 (Meetings of Standing Committees), the Chairman of the Northern Ireland Committee shall, not later than two and a half hours...

  • Insurance Industry

    2 speeches

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

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