House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 9 December 1992

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Urban Programme

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from the local authority associations on the future of the urban programme.

    • Rough Sleepers (Central London)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will be renewing the rough sleepers initiative in central London.

      Contaminated Land

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he is taking to ensure that land that was contaminated and which has now been cleansed is brought into uses that provide economic or...

      Subsidiarity

      12 speeches

      Mr. Alan W. Williams:: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what effect the adoption of the principle of subisidiarity in environmental policy in the European Community is expected...

      Peak Park Planning Board (Elections)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to introduce direct elections to the Peak park planning board.

      Caravan Sites Act 1968

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the responses to his Department's consultation paper concerning reform of the Caravan Sites Act 1968.

      Rent-a-room Scheme

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the number of additional units of accommodation that will be brought into use by the rent-a-room scheme.

      Basel Convention

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects the United Kingdom to ratify the Basel convention.

      Local Authority Staff (Pay)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the application of the policy on pay increases in 1992–93 for staff working in local authorities.

      Social Housing

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he has for the amount of social housing which will be provided from public funds over the next three years.

      National Parks (Privatisation)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to privatise the national parks.

      Council Tax

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how his Department's present estimate for the average council tax for a two-adult household in a band D equivalent property differs from the...

      Housing Corporation

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many new houses will be provided by the Housing Corporation over the next three years.

      Council Tax

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the position of students in relation to payment of the council tax.

      Macclesfield

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from Macclesfield borough council about the housing investment programme allocation and the provision of...

      Toxic Waste

      4 speeches

      to ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to minimise the international trade in toxic waste; and if he will make a statement.

  • Prince and Princess of Wales

    13 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I wish to inform the House that Buckingham palace is at this moment issuing the following statement. It reads as follows: It is announced from Buckingham Palace...

  • Points of Order

    10 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. My point of order relates to the protection of the integrity of proceedings in the House, and of Hansard as a record of those proceedings, not only for those...

    • Bill Presented

    • Trade Boycotts

      Mr. Spencer Batiste, supported by Sir Rhodes Boyson, Mr. David Sumberg, Mr. John Marshall, Mr. Edward Garnier, Sir John Wheeler, Mr. Andrew Rowe, Mr. Alan Duncan, Mr. Greville Janner, Mrs....

  • Racial Violence

    3 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make racial violence a specific criminal offence; to make other related amendments of the law; and for connected purposes. In the past...

    • Racial Violence

      Mr. David Winnick accordingly presented a Bill to make racial violence a specific criminal offence; to make other related amendments of the law; and for connected purposes And the same was read...

  • Fishing Industry

    175 speeches

    We now come to a motion on fisheries. I must inform the House that I have selected the amendment standing in the name of the Leader of the Opposition.

  • Business of the House

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business),

  • Orders of the Day — Sea Fish (Conservation) Bill

    Lords amendments considered.

    • Clause 1

    • Licensing of Fishing Boats

      54 speeches

      Lords amendment: No. 1, in page 1, line 9, after ("conditions)") insert— ("(a) after the words "sea fishing" there shall be inserted the words "(including conditions which do not relate...

      After Clause 5

      Lords amendment: No. 13, insert the following new clause—

      Parliamentary disqualification

      —(1) In Part II of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (bodies of which all members are disqualified), the following entry shall be inserted at the appropriate...

      "The Sea Fish Licence Tribunal".

      3 speeches

      (2) The same entry shall be inserted at the appropriate place in Part II of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975.")

  • Orders of the Day — Prisoners (Access by Journalists)

    2 speeches

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

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