House of Commons debates

Monday, 13 July 1992

  • Preamble

    The House met at half past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Heritage

    • London Zoo

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what dealings he has had with the Zoological Society of London concerning the proposed closure of the London zoo.

    • Minority Languages

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what proposals he has to extend the use of and support for minority British languages.

      Tourism, London

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will make a statement on the promotion of tourism in Greater London.

      Theatres, Cumbria

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what official visits he has paid to theatres in the county of Cumbria in the last two months.

      Sport

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what initiatives his Department is taking to increase participation and to raise standards in sport.

      Industrial Heritage Year

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans the Government are making for Industrial Heritage Year 1993.

      Sport

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will make a statement on his responsibilities for sport.

      Tennis

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans the Government have to encourage excellence in tennis proficiency in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

      Sport

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage whether he will discuss with the chairman of the Sports Council the future funding of sport.

      Eastern European Art

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will make a statement on his request to the United Kingdom art trade to co-operate in the event of any objects, including icons, from...

      Royal Collection

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage how many of the items listed by Queen Victoria as state property remain in public ownership; and where are the others.

      National Lottery

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what estimates he has made of the proceeds from the reintroduction of a national lottery.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster

    • Global Climate Observation System

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he will enable British representatives to put forward specific expenditure proposals for the new elements of the proposed global climate...

    • Market Testing

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will issue a progress report on the moves to contract out and market test central Government services.

      Scientific Research

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the change in Government spending on scientific research since 1979.

      Citizens Charter

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what improvements have taken place in public services as a result of the implementation of the citizens charter.

      Research and Development

      14 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the level of private sector research and development in Britain.

      Service Standards

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make it his policy to ensure that none of the service standards specified in the charters published to date are relaxed or withdrawn...

      Intestacy

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement about the income and expenditure of the benevolent fund which specifically relates to intestacy proceeds.

  • Economic Summit and CSCE

    81 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I shall make a statement about the economic summit in Munich and the summit of the conference on security and co-operation in Europe in Helsinki last week. I...

  • Royal London Hospital (Redundancies)

    2 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 20, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • Points of Order

    28 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. May I draw your attention to item 21 on page 1258 of today's Order Paper? The hon. Member for Tayside, North (Mr. Walker) seeks to insert my name as a member...

  • Sittings of the House

    188 speeches

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

  • Statutory Instruments, &c.

    10 speeches

    With the leave of the House, I propose to put together the motions on statutory instruments and EC documents.

    • Companies

      That the draft Companies (Single Member Private Limited Companies) Regulations 1992, which were laid before this House on 11th June, be approved.—[Mr. Wood.]

    • Coal Industry

      That the draft Coal Industry (Restructuring Grants) Order 1992, which was laid before this House on 12th June, be approved.—[Mr. Patnick.]

      Caledonian Macbrayne LTD.

      1 speech

      That the draft Caledonian MacBrayne Limited (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 1922, which was laid before this House on 17th June, be approyed.—[Mr. Patnick.]

      Departmental Select Committees

      71 speeches

      Before we proceed with motions 11 to 26, it might be helpful to the House to indicate the procedures to be followed on the 16 motions for the nominations to Select Committees. First, there will...

      Defence

      Ordered,That Sir Nicholas Bonsor, Mr. Menzies Campbell, Mr. Churchill, Mr. Michael Colvin, Mr. Frank Cook, Sir Nicholas Fairbairn, Mr. Bruce George, Mr. John Home Robertson, Mr. John McVv'illiam,...

      Education

      Motion made and Question put,

      Employment

      That Mr. Ian Bruce, Mr. Sebastian Coe, Mr. Ken Eastham, Mr. Oliver Heald, Mr. Greville Janner, Mr. Ron Leighton, Mr. lain Mills, Mr. Andrew Robathan, Mr. Ernie Ross, Mr. Richard Spring and Mr....

      Environment

      That Mr. John Battle, Mr. Andrew F. Bennett, Mr. Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Mr. Barry Field, Helen Jackson, Mr. Robert B. Jones. Mr. Tom Pendry, Mr. Eric Pickles, Mr. Nick Raynsford, Mr. Gary...

      Foreign Affairs

      That Mr. Dennis Canavan, Mr. Mike Grapes, Mr. David Harris, Mr. David Howell, Mr. Michael Jopling, Mr. Jim Lester, Mr. Ted Rowlands, Mr. Peter Shore, Sir John Stanley, Mr. David Sumberg and Mr....

      Health

      Motion made, and Question proposed,

      Home Affairs

      Motion made, and Question proposed,

      National Heritage

      Ordered,That Mr. Joe Ashton, Dr. John G. Blackburn, Mr. Gyles Brandreth, Mr. Jim Callaghan, Mr. Paul Channon, Mr. Patrick Cormack, Mr. Bryan Davies, Mr. John Gorst, Mr. Alan Howarth, Mr. Gerald...

      Science and Technology

      Ordered,That Mr. Spencer Batiste, Dr. Jeremy Bray, Mr. Malcolm Bruce, Mrs. Anne Campbell, Cheryl Gillan, Mr. William Powell, Sir Giles Shaw, Sir Trevor Skeet, Dr. Gavin Strang, Sir Gerard Vaughan...

      Scottish Affairs

      Ordered,That Mr. Peter Atkinson, Mr. Eric Clarke, Sir Nicholas Fairbairn, Dr. Liam Fox, Mr. Phil Gallie, Mr. Robert Hughes, Mr. George Kynoch, Mr. Willian McKelvey, Mrs. Ray Michie, Mr. Raymond...

      Social Security

      Ordered,That Mr. Michael Bates, Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, Mr. Stephen Day, Mr. David Faber, Mr. Frank Field, Mr. Clifford Forsythe, Tessa Jowell, Mr. Ian McCartney, Mr. Patrick Nicholls, Mr. David Shaw...

      Trade and Industry

      Motion made, and Question put,

      Transport

      Ordered,That Mr. Robert Adley, Mr. Jack Aspinwall, Mr. Matthew Banks, Mr. Peter Bottomley, Mr. Terry Dicks, Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody, Mr. Alan Haselhurst, Mr. Keith Hill, Mr. John McFall, Mr. Andrew...

      Treasury and Civil Service

      Ordered,That Ms. Diane Abbott, Sir Thomas Arnold, Mr. A. J. Beith, Mr. Nicholas Budgen, Mrs. Judith Chaplin, Mr. Quentin Davies, Mr. John Garrett, Mr. Barry Legg, Mr. Giles Radice, Mr. Brian...

      Welsh Affairs

      Ordered,That Mr. Alex Carlile, Mr. Jonathan Evans, Mr. Roger Evans, Mr. David Hanson, Mr. Jon Owen Jones, Mr. Elfyn Llwyd, Mr. Peter Luff, Mr. Rod Richards, Mr. Mark Robinson, Mr. Walter Sweeney...

      Select Committees (Interests)

      Ordered,That this House takes note of the First Report of the Select Committee on Members' Interests of Session 1990–91 (HC 108) relating to the interests of Chairmen and Members of Select...

      Business of the House

      Ordered,That, at the sitting on Wednesday 15th July, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business), the Speaker shall put the Question necessary to dispose of...

      Social Security Fraud

      8 speeches

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

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