Tuesday, 17 November 1992
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make a statement indicating Her Majesty's Government's firm proposals for the reform of teacher training colleges.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what role his Department will be playing in European Drug Prevention Week.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information he has regarding the take-up rate of student loans in the current university year.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will report on the progress of the implementation of the national curriculum.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to change the electoral arrangements in parental ballots for grant-maintained status.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make a statement on the workings and future of the educational psychology services.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make a statement about the funding available in the next financial year to finance discretionary awards.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools in England have not opted for grant-maintained status.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will extend the period of consultation on the education White Paper.
To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 17 November.
(by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the decision to refuse entry to 180 Bosnian refugees.
With permission, I would like to make a statement about the restructuring of the water and sewerage industry in Scotland. The forthcoming reform of local government in Scotland makes it...
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Earlier today, you expressed your desire for shorter questions, and perhaps shorter answers. Would it not be an idea if you used your inimitable tact and charm...
Mr. David Winnick presented a Bill to remove from Ministers the power to claim immunity in respect of documents relevant to court proceedings; to reserve to the trial judge the discretion to...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the use of age limits in job appointments, training schemes, promotion, retirement and advertising of jobs; to make other...
Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody accordingly presented a Bill to prohibit the use of age limits in job applications, training schemes, promotion, retirement and advertising of jobs; to make other provision...
Order for Second Reading read.
Ordered, That, at this day's sitting, the Ways and Means Motion relating to Car Tax (Abolition) may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr. David Davis.]
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
1. In section 1 of the Car Tax Act 1983 (charge to tax) the following subsection shall be inserted after subsection (2)— (2A) Where (apart from this subsection) car tax on a vehicle would...
2.—(1) The Car Tax Act 1983 shall also be amended as follows.
3. The Car Tax Act 1983 shall also be amended by inserting the following section after section 7—
7A.—(1) This section applies where (apart from this section) car tax on a vehicle would have become due before 13th November 1992.
4. In the Finance (No. 2) Act 1992, section 18, Schedule 4 and Part VI of Schedule 18 (which make prospective amendments of the Car Tax Act 1983) shall be deemed never to have been enacted.
5. This Resolution shall be deemed to have come into force on 13th November 1992.
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act...
Sir John Cope accordingly presented a Bill to abolish Car Tax: And the same was read the First time, and ordered to be read a Second time tomorrow; and to be printed. [Bill 87.]
The background to this petition was the brutal killing of Samuel Merry, a constituent in Ayr, earlier this year. The sentences passed on his killers were widely perceived to be inexplicably...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Robert G. Hughes.]
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