House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 10 July 1991

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Business Rates

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many firms failed to pay their business rates last year; what was the total amount involved; and if he will make a statement.

    • City Challenge

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when an announcement will be made on the successful bids for city challenge.

      The Gulf (Coral Reefs)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what advantage he has taken of the expertise of Dr. Nigel Downing to make safe from pollution the coral reef areas of Qaru, U Al Maradem, and...

      Community Charge

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment which local authorities are imposing a surcharge of £20 or more on their community charge payers for the financial year 1991–92 to...

      Urban Development Corporations

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest detailed schedule for the winding up of urban development corporations.

      Derelict Land

      4 speeches

      Mr. Ted Garrett: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many acres of derelict land still remain in Northumberland and Tyneside which qualify for financial assistance for reclamation.

      Environment White Paper

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a further statement on the progress of implementation of the policies of "This Common Inheritance".

      Compulsory Competitive Tendering

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has for the extension of compulsory competitive tendering.

      Public Rented Sector

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the Government's policy towards the public rented sector.

      Local Government Finance

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authorities would have been capped in 1991–92 if the £15 million limit on expenditure had not been in force.

      Local Government Reform

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many responses he has received to his consultation paper on the reform of local government.

      Beaches

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to meet representatives of the North West Water company to discuss the programme to clean up the Mersey beaches and rivers in...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what response he has had to the launch of his countryside stewardship scheme.

      Housing Associations

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will outline the level of financial support for housing associations in the current financial year.

      Council Tax

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent representations he has received on the proposed council tax; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Waste

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many meetings he has held in the last year with representatives of UK Nirex to discuss the disposal of nuclear waste; and what is the date of...

  • Property Services Agency

    35 speeches

    (by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the future of the Property Services Agency.

  • Local Authority Housing Estates

    25 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the housing action trust and estate action programmes, through which the Government are tackling the problems of rundown...

  • Points of Order

    28 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. The private notice question dealt with a general subject: unlike most private notice questions, it raised issues related to many constituencies. The Government...

    • Statutory Instruments, &C.

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(3) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.).

    • Scottish Grand Committee

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 97(1) (Matters relating exclusively to Scotland).

  • Ancient Forests

    3 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to designate areas of ancient forest within the United Kingdom in connection with the arrangements of the United Nations Educational,...

    • Ancient Forests

      2 speeches

      Mr. Tam Dalyell accordingly presented a Bill to designate areas of ancient forest within the United Kingdom in connection with the arrangements of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and...

  • Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland)

    109 speeches

    Before we start on the draft Appropriation (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1991, it might be helpful if I repeat to the House what I have said before from the Chair in these debates. The debate...

  • Scottish Grand Committee

    Ordered,That for the remainder of the present Session Standing Order No. 97 (Matters relating exclusively to Scotland) shall have effect as if the word 'eight' were substituted for the word `six'...

  • Petition

    • Castleford Hospital

      1 speech

      To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.The Humble petition of Brian Bullock on behalf of 8,289 people residing in the...

  • Manchester Airport

    4 speeches

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

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