Wednesday, 3 March 1993
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
Lords amendments agreed to.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the capital spend on primary school building works in Scotland in 1992; and what was the figure in 1979, adjusted to 1992 prices.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next intends to meet the chairman of Scottish Homes to discuss rural housing.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what speeches he has made in his ministerial capacity in 1993 on the subject of constitutional change in Scotland.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his timetable and what are the proposals he expects to implement in connection with legislation concerning local government in Scotland.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the chairs of the local enterprise companies in Scotland to discuss unemployment in their areas.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next plans to meet representatives of COSLA to discuss the provision of local services.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people received legal aid in each of the last five years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on equality of access to justice.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what measures he is taking to alleviate homelessness in Scotland.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what meetings he has held with banks in Scotland about bank charges and the effect of changes in the charges on the viability of Scottish businesses,...
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received regarding Operation Blade carried out by Strathclyde police; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the chief executive of Scottish Enterprise to discuss the economy and employment.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received about the work of Scottish charities in eastern Europe; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has yet received the health board's recommendations regarding the future of Stobhill hospital.
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I am seeking your ruling on the procedure used by Health Ministers yesterday to announce a record increase in prescription charges without an oral statement on...
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend section 36(2)(a) of the Coal Industry Nationalisation Act 1946; and for connected purposes. The present furore in the coal industry...
[2ND ALLOTTED DAY]
Amendment made: No. 199, in page 121, line 16, at end insert— `( ) Before giving a direction under this section, the Secretary of State shall consult the education association or (as the...
Amendments made: No. 161, in page 126, line 2, leave out `(1)' and insert `(1A)'.
Amendment made: No. 163, in page 126, line 39, leave out 'in' and insert `to'.—[Mr. Boswell.]
Ordered,That Clause No. 214 be divided into three Clauses, the first consisting of subsections (1) to (4), the second of subsections (5) to (8) and (11) [Directions to bring forward proposals for...
Amendment made: No. 171, in page 129, line 45 leave out 'in' and insert `to'.—[Mr. Boswell.]
Amendments made: No. 172, in page 130, line 11 at end insert 'which he has not withdrawn'.
Amendments made: No. 177, in page 131, line (9 after 'adopt', insert 'with or without modifications, or determine not to adopt'.
I beg to move amendment No. 104, in page 133, line 2, after 'Curriculum)', insert— (a) in subsection (1)(b) (basic curriculum), after "which" there is added—"—(i)",(b) at the...
Amendments made: No. 52, in page 145, line 38, leave out first 'the' and insert 'any'.
I beg to move amendment No. 122, in page 153, line 12, after '(2)', insert 'where an order relates to a local education authority in England.'.
Amendment made: No. 147, in clause 265, page 155, line 27, at end insert— ' "alterations", in relation to any school premises, includes improvements, extensions and additions and "alter"...
Amendments made: No. 81, in page 204, line 6, at end insert— '. Section 1(1) (general duty of Secretary of State) is omitted'. No. 148, in page 204, line 9, at end insert— `. In...
In the First Schedule to the Education Act 1946 (maintenance of voluntary schools), in paragraph 2, for "section one hundred and three of the principal Act" there is substituted "section [Grants...
Section 1 of the Education Act 1967 (extended powers of Secretary of State to make contributions etc.) is omitted'. No. 135, in page 210, line 28, at end insert—
In paragraph 22(1)(i) of Schedule 1 to the Representation of the People Act 1983 (use of schools for the purpose of taking a poll) after "authority" there is inserted ", a grant-maintained school".'
No. 136, in page 213, line 10, at end insert— '. In section 9(7) (parent of boarder at maintained school requesting access to particular worship or religious education) after "particular"...
Amendments made: No. 82, in page 221, line 4, column 3, at beginning insert— 'Section 1(1)'.
I beg to move, That the Special Grant Report (No. 7) (House of Commons Paper No. 504), which was laid before this House on 22nd February, be approved. Special Grant Report (No. 7) follows Special...
I have a petition containing more than 1,000 signatures, which is addressed, To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The petition has been...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Andrew Mitchell.]
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