House of Commons debates

Monday, 14 October 1991

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • Deaths of Members

      1 speech

      I regret to have to inform the House of the death of the right hon. Alick Laidlaw Buchanan-Smith, esquire, Member for Kincardine and Deeside; of George James Buckley, esquire, Member for...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport

    • Commuters (London)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received from commuters about the difficulties of travelling into London.

    • Manchester Airport

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received about manning levels at Manchester airport; and if he will make a statement.

      Manchester Relief Road

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received in relation to the proposed Greater Manchester northern and western relief road; and if he will make a statement.

      Railway Policy

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the countries whose Transport Ministers he has met during the year to discuss railway policy.

      Rail Safety

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he proposes next to meet the chairman of British Rail; and if he will be discussing rail safety on that occasion.

      London Transport

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much he expects to be invested in London Underground Ltd. and London Buses Ltd. during 1991–92.

      Fare Refunds

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to encourage public and private transport bodies to refund fares when their vehicles fail to run or are late; and if he will make a...

      A38

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he intends announcing his Department's preferred route for the A38 trunk road improvement Liskeard-Bodmin section and the proposed options for the...

      London Airports

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from the Airports Policy Consortium on London's long-term airports.

      Traffic Calming Measures

      4 speeches

      Mr. Robert G. Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what advice he currently gives to local authorities about traffic calming measures, including speed humps.

      Docklands Light Railway

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans there are for further extensions to the docklands light railway.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General

    • Financial Fraud

      6 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General what recent discussions he has had with the Serious Fraud Office regarding banking and financial transactions; and if he will make a statement.

    • Juvenile Crime

      6 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General what fresh initiatives he is taking to increase the contribution made by his Department and agencies and procedures falling under his jurisdiction to minimise delay in...

      Sentencing

      4 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General how many appeals he has initiated on the grounds of possible leniency of sentence; and how many have been successful.

      Immigration

      4 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General if it is still intended to remove the provision of legal advice and assistance from seekers of political asylum and from immigration cases.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development

    • Know-how fund

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about the use of the know-how fund in eastern Europe.

    • Population Assistance

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on population assistance through the United Kingdom aid programme.

      Third World Aid

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he made to other members of the G7 concerning development in, and aid to, the third world, at the last G7...

  • Business of the House

    21 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a short business statement. The business for Wednesday 16 October will now be a debate on an Opposition motion described as "The Decline of the...

  • Channel Tunnel Rail Link

    68 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the choice of route for the new railway line between the channel tunnel and London. Investment planned by British Rail of...

  • Yugoslavia

    33 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I will make a statement on events in Yugoslavia. When the House rose for the summer recess, it was clear that Yugoslavia was facing a major crisis—and indeed...

  • Coal Industry

    2 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 20, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • Hurn Airport

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. At Transport questions, one of my colleagues, I am sure through either a lapse of memory or manners, raised a matter concerning the development of Hurn airport...

  • Defence

    • First Day

      148 speeches

      [The Defence Committee has reported on the Statement on the Defence Estimates 1991 in its Eleventh Report of Session 1990–91, HC 394. The Fourth Report from the Defence Committee on Further...

  • Petitions

    • Army Regiments

      16 speeches

      Before I call hon. Members to present their petitions, I remind them of the need to conclude their presentations by putting the petitions in the bag behind the Chair.

    • Shops Act 1950

      2 speeches

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

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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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