House of Commons debates

Monday, 2 March 1992

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Social Security

    • National Insurance

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many non-pensioners with annual gross incomes below £10,000 a year would be affected by the imposition of national insurance...

    • Self-employed

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many self-employed people earn more than £20,280 a year.

      National Insurance

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is his estimate of the time necessary to switch from the current system for collecting national insurance to one based on annual assessment.

      Pension Funds

      18 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security when he last held a meeting with the Occupational Pensions Board to discuss protection of pension funds.

      National Insurance

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many more people would be liable for payment of employees' national insurance contributions if the atypical work directive were adopted.

      State Earnings-Related Pension Scheme

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will revise the state earnings-related pension scheme to make higher pensions available for those people made redundant in their late 50s...

      Pensioners (Owner-Occupiers)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what proportion of pensioners are owner-occupiers and have paid off their mortgage.

      Pension Levels

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will make a statement about pension levels.

      Benefits (Recent Settlers)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what plans he has to review the eligibility criteria for benefits for individuals recently settled in the United Kingdom.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General

    • Fraud

      10 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General if he has any proposals to change the prosecution procedures in cases of fraud.

    • Serious Fraud Office

      4 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General what is the current complement for the Serious Fraud Office; what is the number of staff in post; and if he will make a statement.

      Law Reform

      4 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General when he last met the chairman of the Law Commission to discuss the Commission's programme for law reform.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development

    • CIS (Aid)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the latest figures for aid and other financial support for the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

    • Refugees

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions have taken place with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees over the last month.

  • Points of Order

    12 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Have you had any request from the Secretary of State for Health to make a statement? I raise this matter because it has been reported that four patients under...

  • Bills Presented

    • FIREARMS (AMENDMENT) (No. 2)

      Mr. Michael Shersby, supported by Sir Bernard Braine, Sir Teddy Taylor, Mr. Neville Trotter, Mr. Ken Maginnis, Dr. John Blackburn and Sir Anthony Durant, presented a Bill to amend the Firearms...

    • Newsprint Recycling

      Mr. Harry Cohen presented a Bill to provide for a minimum content of recycled paper in newsprint produced in or imported into the United Kingdom; to impose a duty on the publishers of newspapers...

  • Statutory Instruments &c.

    1 speech

    With permission, I shall put together the two Questions relating to statutory instruments. Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(3) (Standing Committees on...

    • Financial Services

      That the Financial Services Act 1986 (Extension of Scope of Act) Order 1992 (S.I., 1992, No. 273) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.That the draft Financial...

  • Asylum and Immigration

    145 speeches

    Before I call upon the Home Secretary to move the motion, I must tell the House that I have not selected either of the amendments on the Order Paper. However, the arguments which are advanced in...

  • Sittings of the House

    91 speeches

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

  • Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions)

    38 speeches

    We now come to the Church of England Measures.

  • Petitions

  • Hare Coursing

    1 speech

    I should like to present a petition signed by over 114,000 citizens, protesting at the barbaric so-called sport of hare coursing. Live hare coursing takes place between September and March every...

  • Vivisection

    1 speech

    Here we have two for the price of one. I present the second petition on behalf of over 15,000 citizens. It asks for the abolition of vivisection on scientific and moral grounds. Approximately...

  • Law and Order

    1 speech

    I beg leave to present a petition on behalf of 8,535 signatories on the breakdown of law and order. The petition was collected by members of the Newcastle-under-Lyme Labour party and by others...

  • Stratford School

    22 speeches

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

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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