House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 26 February 1992

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    1 speech

    Before we start Scottish questions, I remind Members from Scottish constituencies that, as is my practice, I shall seek to call those who were not called last time and give them some preference.

    • Home Rule

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will meet representatives of the Scottish Constitutional Convention to discuss home rule for Scotland.

    • Recession

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next expects to meet representatives of the Scottish Council (Development and Industry) to discuss the effects of the recession in Scotland; and...

      Constitutional Reform

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent representations he has had concerning the constitutional future of Scotland.

      Hospital Building

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the chairman of Lothian health board to discuss the hospital building programme.

      Local Government Finance

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has any plans to meet the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities to discuss financial problems of local authorities.

      Labour Statistics

      8 speeches

      Mr. Robert Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate of the number of people in Scotland who are economically active, unemployed and not receiving unemployment benefit.

      Borders Economy

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals he has to assist the prospects of the local economy in the Borders region; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Problems

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next plans to meet representatives of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities to discuss strategies to tackle social problems.

      Scotland in Europe

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met representatives of the European Commission to discuss Scotland's role in Europe.

      Mallaig Road

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of Stale for Scotland what progress there has been on the Fort William to Mallaig road.

      Lanarkshire Economy

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received regarding the Lanarkshire economy; and if he will make a statement.

      Constitutional Reform

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to make changes to the current structure of government in Scotland.

      Teacher Training

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any plans to bring the teacher training programme in Scotland into line with that applying in England.

      Farming and Crofting

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to meet the chairman of the National Farmers Union of Scotland to discuss the future of farming and crofting.

      Housing Investment

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of Stale for Scotland what plans he has to stimulate housing investment in Edinburgh.

      Points of Order

      29 speeches

      On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, of which I have given the relevant Member notice. Has the hon. Member for Livingston (Mr. Cook) asked leave to make a personal statement about the misstatements...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Ballot for Notices of Motions for Friday 13 March

    Members successful in the ballot were:Sir Michael NeubertMr. Ray PowellMr. Andrew Rowe

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Bill Presented

    • Hare Coursing

      Mr. Harry Cohen, supported by Mr. Tony Banks, Mr. Harry Barnes, Mrs. Rosie Barnes, Mr. Gerald Bermingham, Mr. Andrew Bowden, Mr. Peter Griffiths, Mr. Doug Hoyle, Mr. Simon Hughes, Mr. Steve...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scottish Grand Committee

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 97(1) (Matters relating exclusively to Scotland).

  • Elimination of Poverty in Retirement

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require local authorities and health authorities to monitor the condition of their retired population; to eliminate standing charges on...

  • Elimination of Poverty in Retirement

    Mr. Jeremy Corbyn accordingly presented a Bill to require local authorities and health authorities to monitor the condition of their retired population; to eliminate standing charges on gas,...

  • Inflation

    258 speeches

    I have selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition. Although I do not propose to put a 10-minute limit on speeches, I hope that hon. Members who are called early in the...

  • Fire Service College

    59 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Fire Service College Trading Fund Order 1992, which was laid before this House on 11th February, be approved. The Fire Service college is the central training...

  • Estimates

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 131 (Liaison Committee)

  • Mr. Michael Birkett

    2 speeches

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

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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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