House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 10 June 1992

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    PRICE'S PATENT CANDLE COMPANY LIMITED BILL [Lords]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Europe Open for Business

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many businesses have responded to his Department's Europe Open for Business initiative.

    • Recession

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he next plans to meet representatives of the south-east CBI to discuss the effects of the recession on industry.

      Regeneration

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he will next meet representatives of the TUC and of the south-east region of the CBI to discuss prospects for regeneration.

      Electricity Generation

      14 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what consulations he has had with the chairman of British Coal concerning future long-term contracts with the electricity generating companies.

      Monopolies and Mergers

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what recent representations he has received on policy for monopolies and mergers within the banking and financial sector.

      Petroleum Engineering Department

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to relocate the petroleum engineering department from London to Aberdeen.

      Ealing Enterprise

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what funding his Department has provided to Ealing Enterprise; and what estimate he has made of the number of jobs created.

      Gatt

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made in the general agreement on tariffs and trade negotiations.

      Monopolies and Mergers Commission

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to review the legislation preventing a Monopolies and Mergers Commission inquiry reconvening to review the effect of its recommendations.

      Recession

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what representations he has received from businesses in the north-west concerning the effects of the recession on industry.

      Regional Policy

      16 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the Government's regional policy.

      Coal Prices

      8 speeches

      Mr. Alan W. Williams: To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is his policy towards the attempts being made by the European Commission to establish a reference price for coal.

      Textiles and Clothing

      12 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what information he has concerning the total value of exports by the textile and clothing industries in the first quarter of 1992.

      Petroleum Engineering Department

      8 speeches

      Mr. Robert Hughes: To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to relocate the petroleum engineering department from London to Aberdeen.

      Egypt

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on trade with Egypt.

      Insolvency

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the workings of the Insolvency Act 1986.

      Artefacts of Torture

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to deter the trade in artefacts of torture.

      Regional Policy

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on his Department's plans for regional policy.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Points of Order

    23 speeches

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

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Bills Presented

    • Local. Government (Overseas Assistance)

      Mr. Jim Lester, supported by Sir Michael Marshall, Mr. Peter Bottomley, Mr. David Knox, Mr. Colin Shepherd, Dr. Michael Clark, Dr. Keith Hampson, Mr. Tim Rathbone, Mr. Bowen Wells, Mr. John...

    • Osteopaths

      Mr. Malcolm Moss, supported by Mr. David Atkinson, Mr. Sebastian Coe, Mr. Alan Duncan, Sir Anthony Durant, Mr. Frank Field, Dr. Liam Fox, Mr. Jerry Hayes, Ms. Liz Lynne, Mrs. Marion Roe, Mr....

      Shops (Amendment)

      Mr. Ray Powell, supported by Mr. Patrick Cormack, Mr. Donald Anderson, Mr. Alfred Morris, Mr, Michael Lord, Mr. Malcolm Thornton, Mrs. Ann Winterton, Mr. Stuart Bell, Mr. Alun Michael, Mr....

      Freedom and Responsibility of the Press

      Mr. Mark Fisher, on behalf of Mr. Clive Soley, supported by Mr. Nick Raynsford, Mrs. Angela Eagle, Mr. Chris Smith, Ms. Harriet Harman, Mr. Bruce Grocott, Ms. Glenda Jackson, Mr. Charles Kennedy,...

      Caravan Sites (Amendment)

      Mr. Cranley Onslow presented a Bill to amend Part II of the Caravan Sites Act 1968; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon...

      Representation of the People (Amendment)

      Mr. Harry Barnes, supported by Mr. Richard Shepherd, Mr. David Alton, Mrs. Margaret Ewing and Mr. Dafydd Wigley, presented a Bill to amend the law relating to the compilation and publication of...

      Right to Know

      Mr. Mark Fisher, supported by Mr. Jeff Rooker, Ms. Clare Short, Mr. Chris Smith, Mr. Alistair Darling, Mr. Dafydd Wigley, Mrs. Margaret Ewing, Mr. Seamus Mallon, Mr. Archy Kirkwood, Mr. Clive...

      Road Traffic (Driving Instruction by Disabled Persons)

      Sir John Hannam, supported by Mr. Alfred Morris, Mr. Dafydd Wigley, Mr. Peter Thurnham, Ms. Liz Lynne, Mr. Gordon McMaster, Mr. Malcolm Thornton, Mr. lain Mills and Mrs. Angela Browning,...

      Medicines Information

      Mr. Giles Radice, supported by Ms. Hilary Armstrong, Mr. Alistair Darling, Mr. Nick Raynsford, Mr. Chris Smith, Mr. Archy Kirkwood, Mr. Jeff Rooker, Sir Richard Body, Mr. Jack Thompson and Ms....

      Noise and Statutory Nuisance

      Mr. Andrew Hunter, supported by Sir Nicholas Bonsor, Mr. Michael Brown, Mr. Terry Dicks, Mr. David Evenett, Mr. Roger Knapman, Mr. Michael Lord, Mr. Paul Marland, Mr. David Nicholson, Mr. J. F....

      Sexual Offences

      Mr. Jerry Hayes, supported by Mr. Roger Sims, Mr. Gerald Bermingham, Mr. Stephen Day, Mr. Eric Pickles and Mr. John Bowis, presented a Bill to abolish the presumption of criminal law that a boy...

      Pensions

      Mr. Bill Michie, supported by Ms. Dawn Primarolo, Mr. Jimmy Boyce, Mr. Kevin Hughes, Mr. Michael Clapham, Mr. Richard Caborn, Mrs. Alice Mahon, Ms. Helen Jackson, Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, Mr. Harry...

      Employment Protection (Parental Leave)

      Mr. Greville Janner, supported by Mrs. Margaret Beckett, Mrs. Anne Campbell, Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody, Mrs. Llin Golding, Ms. Harriet Harman, Mrs. Glenda Jackson, Ms. Tessa Jowell, Mrs. Jane...

      Shops

      Mr. James Couchman, supported by Mr. John Marshall, Mr. Alan Haselhurst, Mr. Simon Coombs, Mr. John Ward, Mr. Nick Harvey, Ms. Janet Anderson, Mr. Richard Alexander, Dr. Keith Hampson and Sir...

      Occupational Pensions

      Mr. Andrew Miller, supported by Mr. Nick Raynesford, Mr. Frank Field, Mrs. Jane Kennedy, Ms. Helen Jackson, Ms. Ann Coffey, Ms. Janet Anderson, Mr. Greg Pope, Mr. Tony Lloyd, Mr. Andrew F....

      Licensed Premises (Exclusion of Certain Persons) (Amendment)

      Mr. James Hill, supported by Sir Anthony Grant, Sir John Hunt, Sir Dudley Smith, Mr. David Young, Mrs. Angela Knight, Mr. Doug Hoyle, Mrs. Llin Golding, Mr. Ralph Howell, Mr. Bob Litherland and...

      Hedgerows

      Mr. Peter Ainsworth, supported by Mr. Sebastian Coe, Mr. John Whittingdale, Mr. Alan Duncan, Mr. Harry Greenway, Mr. Eric Pickles, Mr. Nigel Waterson, Mr. John Ward, Mr. James Clappison, Mr....

      Merchant Shipping (Registration etc.)

      Mr. Richard Page, supported by Mr. David Harris, Mr. Patrick Thompson, Mrs. Elizabeth Peacock, Mr. Peter Atkinson and Mr. Michael Wood, presented a Bill to amend and restate the law relating to...

      Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Amendment)

      Dr. Roger Berry, supported by Mr. Alfred Morris, Sir Richard Body, Mr. David Hinchliffe, Sir John Hannam and Mr. John Bowis, presented a Bill to amend the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons...

      Damages (Scotland)

      Mr. Brian Wilson, supported by Mr. Tam Dalyell, presented a Bill to clarify and amend the law of Scotland concerning the right of certain relatives of a deceased person, and the right of...

  • Ways and Means

    3 speeches

    Shall I put the motions together?

    • Distributions

      Resolved,That provision may be made as to whether any interest or other distribution paid after 14th May 1992 is a distribution for purposes of the Corporation Tax Acts.—[Mr. Dorrell].

    • Double Taxation: Interest

      Resolved,That provision may be made about the construction of arrangements under section 788 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 as regards interest paid after 14th May 1992—[Mr....

      Foreign Earnings

      Resolved,That provision may be made for the year 1992–93 and subsequent years of assessment in relation to foreign earnings.—[Mr. Dorrell.]

      Deductions on Account of Payments

      Resolved,That provision may be made for the year 1992–93 and subsequent years of assessment in relation to deductions on account of annuities and other annual payments.—[Mr. Dorrell.]

  • Companies carrying on life assurance business

    24 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed,That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made about companies carrying on life assurance business.—[Mr. Dorrell.]

  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

  • Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (Prevention of Terrorism)

    84 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Northern Ireland (Emergency and Prevention of Terrorism Provisions) (Continuance) Order 1992, which was laid before this House on 19th May, be approved. The order...

  • Orders of the Day — Prison (Liverpool, Walton)

    32 speeches

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

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