House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 15 December 1992

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education

    • University Buildings

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he will make a statement on the sums available in the new financial year for capital expenditure on buildings for United Kingdom universities.

    • Student Incomes

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what is the expected cost of the study being made into student incomes.

      Schools (Essex)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make an official visit to Essex in order to discuss with parents and teachers the future funding and levels of education in the county's schools.

      Teachers' Work Load

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received regarding the administrative work load on teachers as a result of measures to implement the national curriculum...

      EC (Ministerial Meetings)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what meetings of institutions of the European Community Education Ministers have attended during the United Kingdom presidency to date.

      Grant-maintained Schools

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what is his target for the number of primary schools to obtain grant-maintained status by the end of 1993.

      Examination Results

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make a statement on his assessment of the relationship between spending by local education authorities and examination results.

      Parents (Information)

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps he is taking to ensure an increase of the information available to parents about their children's education.

      National Curriculum(Primary Schools)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received in relation to the national curriculum in primary schools.

      Cleaning(Competitive Tendering)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received regarding cleaning standards in schools since competitive tendering became operative.

      Testing(Seven-year-olds)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has for further consultation on national curriculum tests for seven-year-olds.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Transport Supplementary Grant

    79 speeches

    With permission, I should like to make a statement about the financial support that the Government will give to local highway authorities in England in 1993–94 through the local roads...

  • Bill Presented

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

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

    • Parliamentary Constituencies (Wales)

      That the draft Parliamentary Constituencies (Wales) (Miscellaneous Changes) Order 1992 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Nicholas Baker.]

    • Welfare of Animals

      1 speech

      I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the keeping of fur-bearing animals under intensive conditions; to make new provision with regard to the treatment of animals; and...

      Welfare of Animals

      Mr. Alan Milburn accordingly presented a Bill to prohibit the keeping of fur-bearing animals under intensive conditions; to make new provision with regard to the treatment of animals; and for...

  • Education Bill (Allocation of Time)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That the following provisions shall apply to the remaining proceedings on the Education Bill.

    • Committee

      1.—(1) The Standing Committee to which the Bill has been allocated shall report the Bill to the House on or before 9th February.

    • Report and Third Reading

      2.—(1) The proceedings on consideration shall be completed in two allotted days and shall be brought to a conclusion at Nine o'clock on the second allotted day.

      Proceedings in Standing Committee

      3.—(1) At a sitting of the Standing Committee at which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion under a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee the Chairman shall not...

      Order of proceedings

      4. No Motion shall be made to alter the order in which proceedings in the Standing Committee or on consideration of the Bill are taken, except by a member of the Government, and the Question on...

      Dilatory Motions

      5. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be made in the Standing Committee or on an allotted day except by a member of the Government, and the...

      Extra time

      6.—(1) On the first allotted day, paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings for two hours after Ten o'clock.

      Private business

      7. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      8.—(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings on the Bill which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order or a Resolution of the Business...

      Supplemental orders

      9.—(1) The proceedings on any Motion made by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been the subject of a...

      Saving

      10. Nothing in this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee shall (a) prevent any proceedings to which the order applies from being taken or completed earlier...

      Recommittal

      11.—(1) Reference in this Order to proceedings on consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence of,...

      Interpretation

      116 speeches

      12. In this Order— allotted day" means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the Day, provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

      Committee

      1.—(1) The Standing Committee to which the Bill has been allocated shall report the Bill to the House on or before 9th February.

      Report and Third Reading

      2.—(1) The proceedings on consideration shall be completed in two allotted days and shall he brought to a conclusion at Nine o'clock on the second allotted day.

      Proceedings in Standing Committee

      3.—(1) At a sitting of the Standing Committee at which any proceedings on the Bill are to be brought to a conclusion under a Resolution of the Business Sub-Committee the Chairman shall not...

      Order of proceedings

      4. No Motion shall be made to alter the order in which proceedings in the Standing Committee or on consideration of the Bill are taken, except by a member of the Government, and the Question on...

      Dilatory Motions

      5. No dilatory Motion with respect to, or in the course of, proceedings on the Bill shall be made in the Standing Committee or on an allotted day except by a member of the Government, and the...

      Extra time

      6.—(1) On the first allotted day, paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business) shall apply to the proceedings for two hours after Ten o'clock.

      Private business

      7. Any private business which has been set down for consideration at Seven o'clock on an allotted day shall, instead of being considered as provided by Standing Orders, be considered at the...

      Conclusion of proceedings

      8.—(1) For the purpose of bringing to a conclusion any proceedings on the Bill which are to be brought to a conclusion at a time appointed by this Order or a Resolution of the Business...

      Supplemental orders

      9.—(1) The proceedings on any Motion made by a member of the Government for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order (including anything which might have been the subject of a...

      Saving

      10. Nothing in this Order or a Resolution of the Business Committee or Business Sub-Committee shall— (a) prevent any proceedings to which the order applies from being taken or completed...

      Recommittal

      11.—(1) References in this Order to proceedings on consideration or proceedings on Third Reading include references to proceedings at those stages respectively, for, on or in consequence...

      Interpretation

      12. In this Order— allotted day" means any day (other than a Friday) on which the Bill is put down as first Government Order of the Day, provided that a Motion for allotting time to the...

  • Orders of the Day — Civil Service (Management Functions) Bill [Lords]

    Not amended (in the Standing Committee, considered.

  • Local Government (Overseas Assistance) Bill [Money]

    3 speeches

    Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

  • Transport

    Ordered,That Mr. Jack Aspinwall be discharged from the Transport Committee and Mr. Nigel Evans be added to the Committee.—[Sir Fergus Montgomery, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Petition

    • Emergency Telephone Service

      1 speech

      I have great pleasure in presenting tonight a petition with 250,000 signatures which was organised by the Union of Communication Workers. It was signed by people all over the country, both...

    • Pit Closures

      29 speeches

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

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