House of Commons debates

Monday, 20 May 1991

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKERin the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security

    • Family Benefits

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many families receive family credit; and how many received family income supplement in 1978–79.

    • Dietary Requirements

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what research into dietary requirements he took into account in setting income support levels.

      Low-Income Families

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he has any estimate of the number of low-income families facing marginal deduction rates in excess of 100 per cent.(a) in 1978–79 and...

      Invalid Care Allowance

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people have benefited from increases in the earnings disregard in invalid care allowance in the last two years.

      Lone Parents

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what are the lastest available figures for the proportion of lone parents who receive maintenance.

      Pensioners

      18 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what proportion of pensioners own their own homes; and whether he has made any estimate of how this is likely to change over the next 20 years.

      National Insurance

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many individuals would be affected by the removal of the upper earnings limit for national insurance contributions.

      Child Support Agency

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what long-term savings he expects to make as a result of the operation of the Child Support Agency.

      Independent Living Fund

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security when he last had discussions with voluntary bodies on the future of the independent living fund.

      Low-income Families

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his estimate of the number of low-income families which faced marginal deduction rates in excess of 100 per cent. in 1978–79 and...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development

    • Brazil

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the recent visit by the Minister for Overseas Development to Brazil.

    • Foreign Students

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the number of foreign postgraduate students who study in British universities helped by Her Majesty's Government grants.

      Disaster Relief

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what provision has been made for disaster relief in the ODA budget for this year.

  • Further and Higher Education

    44 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the Government's proposals for education for all young people over the age of 16. More young people than ever before are...

  • Education and Training

    61 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the plans for which I am responsible, which are set out in the White Paper "Education and Training for the 21st Century",...

  • Bills Presented

    • Marine Accident Investigations

      Mr. John Bowis, supported by Mr. Tony Banks, Mrs. Rosie Barnes, Mr. Gerald Bowden, Mr. Matthew Carrington, Mr. John Cartwright, Mr. Dudley Fishburn, Miss Kate Hoey, Mr. Simon Hughes, Mr. Toby...

    • Commonwealth of Britain

      16 speeches

      Mr. Tony Benn presented a Bill to establish a democratic, federal and secular Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Wales dedicated to the welfare of all its citizens; to establish fundamental...

      Next Steps

      73 speeches

      [Relevant documents: Eighth report from the Treasury and Civil Service Committee of session 1989–90 on "Progress in the Next Steps Initiative" (House of Commons Paper No. 481) and the...

      London Underground (Safety Measures) Bill [Lords]

      59 speeches

      Order for Second Reading read.

      Environmental Assessment

      27 speeches

      Motion made and Question proposed, That, with effect from the beginning of the next Session of Parliament, the following Standing Order be made:'27A.—(1) Subject to paragraph (8) below, in...

      European Energy Charter

      10 speeches

      10 pm

      Statutory Instruments, &c.

      1 speech

      With the leave of the House, I shall put together motions Nos. 3 to 7 on the Order Paper.

      Licences and Licensing

      That the draft Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Order 1991, which was laid before this House on 15th April, be approved.

      Financial Services

      That the Financial Services act 1986 (Extension of Scope of Act) Order 1991 (S.I., 1991, No. 1104), dated 30th April 1991, a copy of which was laid before this House on 30th April, be approved.

      Employment Codes of Practice

      That the draft Employment Codes of Practice (Revocation) Order 1991, which was laid before this House on 15th April, be approved.

      Northern Ireland

      That the draft Fisheries (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1991, which was laid before this House on 15th April be approved. —[Mr. Moynihan.]

      European Community Documents

      1 speech

      With the leave of the House, I shall put together motions Nos. 8 and 9 on the Order Paper.

      Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts

      That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 8597/90 + COR 1 and the Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Department of Trade and Industry on 26th February on...

      Milk Quotas

      That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 5491/91 and the Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on 10th May on the...

      London Buses

      4 speeches

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

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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