House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 27 November 1991

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Investment

      16 speeches

      Mr. Alan Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to combat short-termism among investors in British industry.

    • Export Credit Guarantees

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement about export credit guarantees to eastern Europe and the USSR.

      Exports

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the level of the United Kingdom's exports in 1990–91 to (a) the United States of America and (b) Japan.

      Airlines (Purchasing Decisions)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will meet representatives of British airlines to discuss the consequences for the British aircraft engineering industry of their recent...

      Inflation

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received from business men about the importance of controlling inflation.

      Trade and Tariff Barriers

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on progress in lowering trade and tariff barriers; and what progress is being made in the GATT negotiations.

      Industry (Support)

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with the Confederation of British Industry to discuss Government support for industry.

      Motor Industry

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he next expects to meet representatives of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders to discuss the effects of the recession on the...

      Inward Investment

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations he has received from business men about the need for the United Kingdom to remain a receptive and attractive base...

      Regional Policy

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he next intends to meet representatives of the European Commission to discuss regional policy.

      Guyana

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions Ministers in his Department have had with the Government of Guyana concerning trade since 1986.

      Japanese Investment

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations he has received from business men about the impact of the Trades Union Congress's attitude to Japanese inward...

      EC Directives

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many directives under the single market programme have been implemented by the United Kingdom; and what percentage have been implemented...

      Regional Policy

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he next intends to meet representatives of the European Commission to discuss regional policy and the implications for the manufacturing...

      Burdens on Business

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received from industrialists about the importance of reducing Government burdens on business.

      Link Projects

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of the budgeted figure has been allocated to link projects in the current financial year.

      Manufacturing Output

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has recently received about manufacturing output.

  • Sunday Trading (Legislation)

    35 speeches

    ( by private notice) : To ask the Attorney-General if he will make a statement on the steps that he intends to take to prevent the wholesale breach of the Sunday trading laws by Tesco, Asda and...

  • Sunday Trading

    63 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement on the reform of the law on Sunday trading in England and Wales.

  • Points of Order

    48 speeches

    Several Hon. Members: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

  • Ballot for Notices of Motions for Friday 13 December

    Members successful in the ballot were:Mr. David EvansMr. William McKelveyMr. Tony Favell

  • Bill Presented

    • Aggravated Vehicle-Taking

      Mr. Secretary Baker, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Heseltine, Mr. Secretary Rifkind, Mr. Secretary Hunt, Mr. Secretary Lilley and Mr. John Patten, presented a Bill to make...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(3) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.),That the draft Registered Foreign Lawyers Order 1991 be...

  • Opposition Day

    [IST ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Housing

      74 speeches

      I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. In view of the late start of this debate, may I ask hon. Members who are called, in the interests of their colleagues, to make...

    • Sport

      107 speeches

      [Relevant document: fourth report from the Education, Science and Arts Committee, Session 1990–91 ( HC 155), on sport in schools.]

      European Community Budget

      61 speeches

      [Relevant Document: European Community Document No. 5017/91 relating to revision of the financial perspective.]

      Procedure

      Ordered,That Sir William Clark, Mr Roger Sims and Sir Charles Morrison be discharged from the Select Committee on Procedure and Mr. James Hill, Mr. Patrick Nicholls and Sir Gerrard Neale be added...

      Royal Naval Workshop, Almondbank

      2 speeches

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

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