House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 11 March 1992

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Libya

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement about trade with Libya.

    • Industrial Policy

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he next plans to meet representatives of the Association of British Chambers of Commerce to discuss industrial policy.

      Trade Balance

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects exports to reach the same level as imports.

      Footwear Industry

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a further statement on initiatives to help the footwear industry.

      Beer

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what response he has made to the complaints he has received about measurements relating to the head of a pint of beer in the current year.

      Electronics Industry

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is his estimate of overseas earnings by the United Kingdom electronics industry in 1979 and 1991.

      Industrial Policy

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he will next meet representatives of the Yorkshire and Humberside regional CBI to discuss industrial policy.

      Regional Development Areas

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he last discussed with his EC opposite numbers revision of regional development areas; and if he will make a statement.

      Post Office

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he next plans to meet the Post Office chairman to discuss Post Office efficiency.

      Manufacturing Industry

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what has been the change in manufacturing industry productivity in the past 10 years.

      Iran and Russia

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received about Export Credits Guarantee Department cover for Iran and Russia; and if he will make a statement.

      Manufacturing Output

      6 speeches

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

      Exports

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the current performance of British exports.

      Short-termism

      9 speeches

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

      Regulatory Burdens

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations he has received from business men about the impact of regulatory burdens on industry.

      Home Income Equity Plans

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what initiatives he intends to introduce to assist those in financial difficulties arising from their involvement in home income equity plans.

      Manufacturing Investment

      4 speeches

      Mr. Alan W. Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give the total of manufacturing investment in 1990 and 1991 and the percentage fall (a) in cash terms and...

  • Business of the House

    16 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a short business statement. In the light of the announcement earlier today by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister, the business for Friday...

  • Orders of the Day — Ways and Means

    Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [10 March],

  • Orders of the Day — Amendment of the Law

    That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance; but this Resolution does not extend to the...

  • Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

    243 speeches

    [Relevant document: European Community Document No. 10212/91 and COR2, the Commission's Annual Economic Report 1991–92.]

  • Petitions

  • Sunday Trading

    1 speech

    It is my pleasure to present a petition about Sunday trading. The petition has been signed by a substantial number of Christian citizens of Swansea who are worried by the decision of the...

  • Mifegyne

    1 speech

    I have the privilege of presenting a petition of approximately 100 of my constituents who are worried that a product licence has been given to the drug Mifegyne, known as RU486. This is one of...

  • Insurance Companies (Supervision)

    7 speeches

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

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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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