House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 17 February 1993

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Two-stroke Engines

      8 speeches

      Mr. Robert Ainsworth: To ask the President of the Board of Trade what action his Department is taking to ensure that the United Kingdom benefits from new two-stroke and orbital two-stroke engine...

    • European Regional Development Fund

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the total value of grants allocated to England from the European regional development fund since its inception.

      Intervention Fund for Shipbuilding

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what further discussions he plans to hold within the EC on the intervention fund for shipbuilding; and if he will make a statement.

      Standing Charges (Pensioners)

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what proposals he has in relation to the paying of gas, electricity and telephone standing charges by pensioners.

      Trade Missions

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many trade missions abroad will be supported by Ministers in his Department in the foreseeable future; which countries they will visit; and if he...

      South-east Kent

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he next expects to visit Dover, Deal and south-east Kent to discuss opportunities for trade and industry.

      Assisted Area Status

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what representations he has received in connection with the Bolton/Bury assisted area status; and if he will make a statement.

      Magnox Nuclear Power Stations

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement on the future of the Magnox nuclear power stations.

      Inward Investment

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps his Department is taking to encourage inward investment.

      Assisted Area Status

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will give a report on the progress of the application for Weymouth and Dorchester travel-to-work area to have assisted area status.

      Industrial Strategy

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to meet the Association of British Chambers of Commerce to outline his industrial strategy.

      Small Businesses

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to meet the Federation of Small Businesses to discuss projects for the small business sector; and if he will make a statement.

      Package Travel (EC Directive)

      13 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what concerns have been expressed in the further representations he has received from the Association of British Travel Agents, the Consumers...

      Regional Assistance

      12 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the future geographical boundaries and funding of regional assistance to industry.

      Deregulation

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many regulations the deregulation unit has (a) approved and (b) abolished in each of the last three years.

      Exports

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what initiatives his Department is taking to promote exports.

  • Points of Order

    15 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. You may not be aware, since you were forced to change your seating arrangements in the House, that there are many places in the Chamber where the system for...

  • Cycling Safety

    5 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make further provision for the safety of cyclists on highways; to encourage greater use of the bicycle; and for connected purposes. For...

  • Cycling Safety

    Mr. Andrew Robathan accordingly presented a Bill to make further provision for the safety of cyclists on highways; to encourage greater use of the bicycle; and for connected purposes: And the...

  • Orders of the Day — Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Bill

    111 speeches

    Order for Third Reading read.

  • Revenue Support Grant (Scotland)

    174 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Revenue Support Grant (Scotland) Order 1993, dated 2nd February 1993, which was laid before this House on 4th February, be approved.I understand that with this it will be...

  • Housing Support Grant (Scotland)

    90 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Grant (Scotland) Order 1993, which was laid before this House on 21 January, be approved. I propose to keep my opening remarks brief. This is the 15th annual housing...

  • Hedgerows Bill [Money]

    2 speeches

    Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

  • Petition

    • Crown Post Office (Prestatyn)

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition on behalf of 3,500 residents of the town of Prestatyn, which is in my constituency. These people are concerned about the possibility of the Crown post office's being...

  • A1 (Newcastle Bypass)

    2 speeches

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

What is this?

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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