House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 2 December 1992

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Selective Assistance (London)

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what regional selective assistance has been given in the past 12 months in (a) west London and (b) Greater London, and in respect of how many intended...

    • Leicester

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will provide extra assistance for Leicester's traditional industries.

      Pit Closures

      19 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to meet the chairman of British Coal to discuss the review of the 10 collieries threatened with closure.

      Export Credit

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade on what terms export credit guarantees are offered to British industry in respect of major south American countries.

      Export Credits Guarantee Department (Civil Servants)

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what proposals he has to secure the future and effective deployment of civil servants in the Export Credits Guarantee Department who were not affected...

      Magnox Power Stations

      16 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on his Department's policy in respect of the potential for extension of the life of the seven Magnox stations.

      Iraq

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many trade missions to Iraq have been authorised by his Department involving Nottinghamshire chamber of commerce in each year since 1984.

      Mining Equipment Firms

      11 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what Government assistance is currently given to United Kingdom firms that produce mining equipment.

      Steel Production

      12 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the prospects for steel production in 1992 and in 1993; and if he will make a statement.

      Manufacturing

      12 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to meet representatives of the Confederation of British Industry to discuss future prospects for the manufacturing sector; and if he...

      Assisted Areas

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will now announce the conclusions of his review of the assisted areas map.

      US Tariff Act

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what representations he has made to the United States Government concerning section 337 of the US Tariff Act.

      Technology Transfer

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what investment programmes are planned to assist the development of new products arising from technology transfer programmes; and if he will make a...

      Exports

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to increase support for British exporters; and if he will make a statement.

  • Public Expenditure (Scotland)

    102 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I wish to make a statement about public expenditure in Scotland. My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the Government's expenditure plans...

  • Cammell Laird

    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

    15 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker, as a new and inexperienced Member I seek your guidance and a ruling. Is it not a contempt of this House for the leader of one of Scotland's principal parties,...

    • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(3) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.).

    • Firearms (Northern Ireland)

      That the draft Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (Amendment) Regulations 1992 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Boswell.]

  • Commercial Debt Settlement

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide that commercial debts shall carry interest after a specified period; to require publication in annual reports of details relating...

    • Commercial Debt Settlement

      Mr. Michael Bates accordingly presented a Bill to provide that commercial debts shall carry interest after a specified period; to require publication in annual reports of details relating to the...

  • Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill

    36 speeches

    Considered in Committee [Progress, 1 December].

  • Orders of the Day — Testbourne School

    7 speeches

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

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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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