House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 14 January 1992

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • Contingencies Fund 1990–91

      Ordered,That there be laid before the House accounts of the Contingencies Fund, 1990–91, showing: (1) The Receipts and Payments in connection with the Fund in the year ended the 31st day of...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment

    • Textile Industry

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will take steps to assist job creation in the textile industry in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

    • Job Training, Chelmsford

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment when he next plans to meet the chairman of the Essex TEC to discuss job training in Chelmsford.

      Overseas Visitors

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of the volume and value of overseas visitors for 1992; and if he will make a statement.

      Industrial Relations

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will meet the Confederation of British Industry to discuss the long-term improvement of industrial relations.

      Employment Opportunities, Tameside

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State Employment what action he intends to take to increase employment opportunities in Tameside.

      Skill Training

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what plans he has to encourage the development of community-based skill-training schemes.

      Catalytic Converters

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of the numbers currently employed in the manufacture of catalytic converters for the automobile and transport industry.

      Unemployment, West Cumbria

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what proposals he has for the reduction of unemployment in west Cumbria.

      Jobcentres

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many jobcentres there are.

      Youth Training

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what plans he has to initiate an immediate programme of youth training in Crewe and Nantwich.

      Part-time Work

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will state the number and percentage of the United Kingdom work force currently in part-time work.

      Asbestos

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will issue guidelines on the handling of asbestos in factories and other places of work.

      Training and Enterprise Councils

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the progress achieved by TECs in meeting their objectives.

      Job Losses, Northumberland

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what evidence he has of recent job losses in east and north-cast Northumberland.

      EC Social Policy

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what discussions he has had with his EC counterparts on the implementation of the social action programme; and if he will make a statement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Statutory Instruments, &c.

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I will put together the three motions relating to statutory instruments.

    • Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning

      That the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (No. 13) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991, No. 2901) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

    • Rate Support Grant (Scotland)

      That the Rate Support Grant (Scotland) Order 1991 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Neil Hamilton.]

  • Point of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker—[Interruption.]—if hon. Gentlemen will allow me to speak. Can I draw your attention to a matter of confusion on Thursday, 21 November? I was shown in...

  • Health Benefits

    3 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to extend exemption from prescription charges to, and to make further provision for, persons in receipt of certain categories of benefit; to...

  • Health Benefits

    Mrs. Alice Mahon accordingly presented a Bill to extend exemption from prescription charges, and to make further provision for, persons in receipt of certain categories of benefit; to exempt from...

  • Nuclear Defence

    183 speeches

    We now come to the debate upon nuclear defence. I must announce to the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition, and that in view of the number of...

  • Ports (Disposal of Land)

    73 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Ports Act 1991 (Levy on Disposals of Land, etc.) Order 1991, which was laid before this House on 5th December, be approved. The draft order makes provisions under...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered,That, at the sitting on Wednesday 15th January, the Ways and Means Motions in the name of Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to Stamp Duty may be proceeded with, though opposed,...

  • Health Services (Mid-Glamorgan)

    6 speeches

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

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