House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 21 October 1992

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Scottish Enterprise

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the chief executive of Scottish Enterprise to discuss the Scottish economy.

    • Hospital Trusts

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the chairmen of health boards to discuss hospital trusts.

      Unemployment

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what are his Department's priorities for reducing unemployment in Scotland.

      Governance

      17 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received since 9 April relating to the government of Scotland.

      Development Corporations

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the chairman of the Scottish New Town Development Corporation to discuss the future of the development corporations.

      Industry and Commerce

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the prospects for industry and commerce in Scotland.

      Local Government

      17 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's review of local government.

      Higher Education

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many Scottish students are entering higher education in the current year.

      European Regional Development Fund

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total value of grants that Scotland has received from the European regional development fund since its inception.

      Local Government Finance

      4 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 local authority funding.

      Labour Statistics

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the latest unemployment rate in Lothian.

      Fish Farming

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on his Department's role in expanding fish farming.

  • Sergeant Robert James Irvine

    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,...

  • Aircraft Noise (Control)

    3 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision for the control of noise pollution by aircraft; to establish a method of compensation for local residents affected thereby;...

    • Aircraft Noise (Control)

      Mr. Nirj Joseph Deva accordingly presented a Bill to make provision for the control of noise pollution by aircraft; to establish a method of compensation for local residents affected thereby; and...

  • Pit Closures

    303 speeches

    I have selected the amendment standing in the name of the Prime Minister. I should also tell the House that more than 70 Members wish to participate in the debate. Therefore, it will be no...

    • Petition

    • Pit Closures

      1 speech

      I rise to present a petition. It says: To the honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the citizens of...

  • Slaughterhouse Closures (South-West)

    14 speeches

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

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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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