House of Commons debates

Monday, 17 February 1992

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • Water Pollution

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many water pollution incidents were the subject of prosecutions in each of the last three years; and what was the total amount levied in fines in each year.

    • NHS Trusts

      12 speeches

      Mr. Alan W. Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the consideration he gives expressions of public opinion in assessing whether an application for NHS...

      Glyntaff Farm Estate

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he last met representatives of Taff Ely borough council to discuss the future of the Glyntaff Farm estate.

      Primary Education

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much was spent per pupil in primary schools in Wales in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what was the comparable figure for...

      Rail Services

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has had about the standard of rail services in north Wales.

      Inward Investment

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was the value of inward investment in (a) 1979 to 1983, (b) 1983 to 1987 and (c) since 1987; and what estimate he has made of future inward investment...

      Welsh Language

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what has been the percentage increase in real terms on expenditure on the Welsh language since 1978–79.

      Job Losses

      5 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to collect statistics on the number of jobs lost to Wales by outward divestment.

      Income Statistics

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give figures for (a) the percentage of people on retirement pensions as a proportion of the total adult population in Wales, (b) the number of...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    • Clergy Payments

      8 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, representing the Church Commissioners, what additional payments by the Church Commissioners are made to clergymen and women bearing the title of prebendary...

    • Agricultural Property

      6 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, representing the Church Commissioners, what is his current estimate of the total of agricultural property held by the Church Commissioners.

      Women Deacons

      4 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, representing the Church Commissioners, what is the total number of women ordained as deacons in the Church of England as at 1 January.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons Commission

    • Buildings and Works

      4 speeches

      To ask the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps are being taken by the Commission in preparation for the transfer of responsibility from...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons

    • Office Security

      6 speeches

      To ask the Lord President of the Council what recent discussions he has had to improve security for Members' property when left in their offices.

  • Business of the House

    10 speeches

    To ask the Lord President of the Council if he will make it his practice that all parties represented in the House by hon. Members who have taken their seats are included in consultations by him...

  • Early-day Motions

    1 speech

    I wish to make a short statement about early-day motions. In recent days, I have had referred to me a series of almost identical early-day motions which Members have sought to table. In...

  • Rechar

    99 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the European regional development fund. I am pleased to announce that, following discussions with Commissioner Millan, the...

  • Points of Order

    25 speeches

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

  • European Economic Area

    67 speeches

    [Relevant documents: Fourth report from the Trade and Industry Committee (House of Commons Paper No. 347 of Session 1989–90) on trade with EFTA and the Government reply contained in the...

  • Local Government Bill [Lords] (Allocation of Time)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That the following provisions shall apply to the remaining proceedings on the Local Government Bill [Lords]:—

    • Committee

      1.— (1) The Standing Committee to which the Bill has been allocated shall report the Bill to the House on 18th February.(2) Proceedings on the Bill at a sitting of the Standing Committee on...

    • Report and Third Reading

      2. The proceedings on consideration and Third Reading of the Bill shall be completed in one allotted day and shall be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock.

      Proceedings in Standing Committee

      3.— (1) No Motion shall be made in the Standing Committee relating to the sitting of the Committee except by a member of the Government, and the Chairman shall permit a brief explanatory...

      Order of proceedings

      4. No Motion shall be made to alter the order in which proceedings in the Standing Committee or on consideration of the Bill are taken, except by a member of the Government, and the Question on...

      Dilatory motions

      5. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be made in the Standing Committee or on an allotted day except by a member of the Government, and the...

      Extra time

      6. If an allotted day is one to which a Motion for the adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 20 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration)...

      Private business

      7. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      8.— (1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings on the Bill which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order and which have not previously been...

      Supplemental orders

      9.— (1) The proceedings on any Motion made by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a...

      Saving

      10. Nothing in this Order shall— (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order applies from being taken or completed earlier than is required by the Order; or(b) prevent any business...

      Recommittal

      11.— (1) References in this Order to proceedings on consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence...

      Business Committee and Business Sub-Committee

      12. Standing Order No. 80 (Business Committee) and Standing Order No. 103 (Business sub-committees) shall not apply to this Order.

      Interpretation

      128 speeches

      13. In this Order— allotted day" means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the day, provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

      Committee

      1.— (1) The Standing Committee to which the Bill has been allocated shall report the Bill to the House on 18th February.(2) Proceedings on the Bill at a sitting of the Standing Committee on...

      Report and Third Reading

      2. The proceedings on consideration and Third Reading of the Bill shall be completed in one allotted day and shall be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock.

      Proceedings in Standing Committee

      3.— (1) No Motion shall be made in the Standing Committee relating to the sitting of the Committee except by a member of the Government, and the Chairman shall permit a brief explanatory...

      Order of proceeding

      4. No Motion shall be made to alter the order in which proceedings in the Standing Committee or on consideration of the Bill are taken, except by a member of the Government, and the Question on...

      Dilatory motions

      5. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be made in the Standing Committee or on an allotted day except by a member of the Government, and the...

      Extra time

      6. If an allotted day is one to which a Motion for the adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 20 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration)...

      Private business

      7. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      8.— (1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings on the Bill which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order and which have not previously been...

      Supplemental orders

      9.— (1) The proceedings on any Motion made by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a...

      Saving

      12. Nothing in this Order shall— (a) prevent any proceedings to which the Order applies from being taken or completed earlier than is required by the Order; or(b) prevent any business...

      Recommittal

      11.— (1) References in this Order to proceedings on consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence...

      Business Committee and Business Sub-Committee

      12. Standing Order No. 80 (Business Committee) and Standing Order No. 103 (Business sub-committees) shall not apply to this Order.

      Interpretation

      13. In this Order— allotted day" means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the day, provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

  • Association Agreements

    51 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. The motion on the Order Paper begins: That this House takes note of the proposals described in the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum". The middle of the motion...

  • European Community Documents

    • Community Airports (Slots)

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 102 (European Standing Committees).That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 4496/91 and the...

  • Transport (London)

    9 speeches

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

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