House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 16 October 1991

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • New Writs

      For Kincardine and Deeside, in the room of the right hon. Alick Laidlaw Buchanan-Smith, deceased.—[Mr. Ryder].

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Science Parks

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the number of science parks that have been established since 1979.

    • Minimum Wage

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has received any representations from business men about the impact on industry of minimum wage levels.

      World Trade

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom's share of world trade (a) from 1974 to 1979 and (b) since 1979.

      Buy British Campaign

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations he has received calling for a Buy British campaign.

      UK-Japanese Trade Balance

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom-Japanese trade balance.

      East Midlands

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will make a statement on support for the traditional industries of the east midlands.

      Science Parks

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the number of science parks that have been established since 1979.

      CBI, North East

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he will next meet representatives of the north-east regional Confederation of British Industry to discuss industrial policy.

      Merger Policy

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he next expects to meet the chairman of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission to discuss merger policy.

      Kuwait

      18 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will make a statement on the number of new contracts that have been won in Kuwait by British companies since the end of the Gulf war.

      Timeshare

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what further action he expects to take to eliminate malpractice in the timeshare business.

      Textile and Clothing Industry

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has recently received from the textile and clothing industry.

      Recession

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on his assessment of the long-term effects of the recession in industry.

  • NHS Trusts

    104 speeches

    I will, with permission, make a statement about national health service trusts. On 4 December 1990, I reported to the House that I had received 66 applications from hospitals and other units...

  • Standing Order No. 20 Applications

    1 speech

    I wish to make a short statement about applications for debates under Standing Order No. 20. It is well known that I take the view that this valued right to address me on an urgent topical...

  • Points of Order

    31 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. We have just had a lengthy statement about hospitals seeking so-called trust status in England. The Secretary of State for Scotland has not come to the Dispatch...

  • Disqualification of Elected Persons

    8 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to disqualify from membership of the House of Commons or local authorities any person who is sentenced to a term of imprisonment. That is...

  • Opposition Day

    [20TH ALLOTTED DAY]

  • Manufacturing Industry

    128 speeches

    I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. Because of the late start, I regret that I shall have to impose a limit of 10 minutes on speeches made between 7 and 9 o'clock.

  • Juvenile Offenders

    4 speeches

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

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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