House of Commons debates

Monday, 14 December 1992

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • Tenants (Cash Incentives)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make it his policy to investigate the effect of the cash incentive schemes available to enable tenants to move from public sector to private...

    • Welsh Wine

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many hectolitres of Welsh wine have been produced in each of the last three years and from how many vineyards.

      Quasi-autonomous Organisations

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list all those individuals who hold two or more positions on quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations in Wales.

      Coal Mining

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the future of coal mining in Wales.

      Male Unemployment

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the figure for male unemployment in Wales at the latest available date.

      Cereals Scheme

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement as to the statistical basis for his decision to make Wales a separate single region for the cereals scheme; and if he will...

      Milan (Ministerial Visit)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was the outcome of the Minister of State's visit to Milan; and if he will make a statement.

      Valleys Initiative

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement about the future of the valleys initiative programme.

      Quasi-autonomous Non-governmental Organisations

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to publish the party political affiliations of those he appoints to public bodies and quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations in...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster

    • Market Testing

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he next intends to meet representatives of the civil service unions to discuss the impact of the Government's market-testing programme in the...

    • Institution of Civil Engineers

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what representations he has received about science policy from the Institution of Civil Engineers.

      Charter Mark

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what plans he has to extend his charter mark scheme to the European Commission.

      Charter Proposals

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what progress is being made under his charter proposals.

      Service to the Citizen

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what methods his Department has used to judge how the public sector is meeting its targets for improved service to the citizen.

      Citizens Charter

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what response he has had to the report on the citizens charter.

      Alcohol and Drugs

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proposals he has to improve the co-ordination of Government policies on alcohol and drugs.

      Citizens Charter

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proportion of the commitments in the original citizens charter White Paper have been met, or are in the process of being met.

      Research Councils (Budget)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the budget of the five research councils.

      Constituents Charter

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he proposes to implement a constituents charter.

  • European Council (Edinburgh)

    95 speeches

    With permission, I shall make a statement about the European Council in Edinburgh on 11 and 12 December. My right hon. Friends the Foreign Secretary, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and I...

  • Local Government Finance (Wales)

    45 speeches

    With your permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement on local government finance matters in Wales. On 12 November I proposed the levels of total standard spending and aggregate...

  • Points of Order

    12 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. This is a genuine point of order—

  • Bill Presented

    • Commonwealth of Britain

      Mr. Tony Benn presented a Bill to establish a democratic, federal and secular Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Wales dedicated to the welfare of all its citizens; to establish fundamental...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

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

    • Savings Banks

      That the National Savings Bank (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I., 1992, No. 2892) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Wood.]

  • Adjournment (Christmas)

    48 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed,That this House, at its rising on Thursday, 17th December, do adjourn until Monday 11th January.—[Mr. Wood.]

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c

    1 speech

    With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to statutory instruments.

    • Works Interfering with Navigation

      That the draft Transport and Works (Descriptions of Works Interfering with Navigation) Order 1992, which was laid before this House on 9th November, be approved.

    • Guided Transport Modes

      That the draft Transport and Works (Guided Transport Modes) Order 1992, which was laid before this House on 2nd November, be approved.

      Road Traffic

      That the draft Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (Amendment) Order 1993, which was laid before this House on 23rd November, be approved.

      Education Support Grants

      That the draft Education Support Grants Regulations 1992, which were laid before this House on 24th November, be approved.

      Computer Programs (Copyright)

      That the draft Copyright (Computer Programs) Regulations 1992, which were laid before this House on 25th November, be approved.—[Mr. Arbuthnot.]

  • European Community Documents

    1 speech

    With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to European Community documents.

    • Bananas

      That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 8372/92, relating to organisation of the market in bananas; and supports the Government in its intention to secure measures which...

    • Development Co-Operation Policy

      That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 6718/92 + COR 1 and the supplementary Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Overseas Development Administration on 4th December,...

  • Orders of the Day — Consolidated Fund Bill

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Nuclear Power (North-west)

    34 speeches

    I am grateful for this opportunity to discuss the nuclear industry and its importance to the north-west. It is timely, not only because of the current energy review but because my hon. Friend the...

  • Pornographic Telephone Services

    31 speeches

    I make no apology for returning to the subject of telephone premium-rate services. As hon. Members will recall, for seven years I have campaigned—along with others—to clean up what...

  • Engineering

    12 speeches

    The successful conclusion of the Edinburgh summit over the weekend provides the right background to the debate. After all, the completion of the Single European Act at the end of the British...

  • Cammell Laird Shipbuilders

    18 speeches

    The future of Cammell Laird has been in the news recently because of the announcement two weeks ago by its current owners, Vickers Shipbuilders and Engineering Ltd., that it had effectively given...

  • London Transport

    18 speeches

    There is a tradition in the House that if one has an interest in a topic one ought to declare it, so it is only appropriate for me to declare that I have an interest in the improvement of London...

  • Water Privatisation (Scotland)

    42 speeches

    Are hon. Members aware that nuns in enclosed orders of Catholic convents get up at 3 o'clock in the morning? They get up to pray for mankind, because they think that many sins are committed at...

  • Sub-post Offices

    20 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to address the House in this short debate and apologise to the Minister for causing him some lost sleep.

  • Channel Tunnel Rail Link

    19 speeches

    I welcome my hon. Friend the Minister to the debate. It will be a somewhat Kentish debate, judging by my hon. Friends in the Chamber. I am sure that the Minister will accept some of the...

  • Crime (Public Lighting)

    13 speeches

    This is an important debate because crime, the fear of crime, and possible solutions to the pervasive fear of crime are of great concern to a wide range of my constituents. Only a few weeks ago,...

  • Petition

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