House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 17 March 1993

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Pit Closures

      27 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he expects to announce the future of the 31 coal mines currently in his review.

    • Scott Inquiry

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what evidence he has given to the Scott inquiry.

      Assisted Areas

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to change the boundaries of travel-to-work areas as they relate to calculations for dividing areas of the country which might be...

      One-stop Shops

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he expects to see the first of the one-stop shops open for business; and what is his timetable for opening a one-stop shop in the Dover and Deal area.

      Japan

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will indicate the current annual level of exports to, and imports from, the empire of Japan; and if he will make a statement.

      Pit Closures

      14 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he last met representatives of the engineering industry to discuss the implications of the pit closure programme.

      Shipbuilding

      14 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to meet the European Commission to discuss the future of shipbuilding; and if he will make a statement.

      BCCI

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many companies have been taken to court by Touche Ross acting in their capacity as receivers for BCCI.

      Exporters

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps Her Majesty's Government are taking to promote services available to British exporters.

      Deregulation Unit

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will arrange for there to be an annual report to Parliament on the work of the deregulation unit.

      Assisted Areas

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he expects to announce his review of the assisted areas map; and if he will make a statement.

      Business Men (Meetings)

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many meetings he has had with business men before 8.30 am in the last month; and if he will make a statement.

      North Sea Development

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to improve competitiveness in the development of the North sea.

      Coal Review

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he will publish the results of the coal review.

  • Points of Order

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. If, for example, the hon. Member for Derbyshire, South (Mrs. Currie) had tabled a closed question about Derbyshire and another hon. Member had then tried to...

  • Hire Purchase and Conditional Sale (Prevention of Fraud)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the law relating to the sale and leasing of goods and to vehicle registration; to make provision for the registration of title to...

  • Orders of the Day — Ways and Means

    Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [16 March].

    • Amendment of the Law

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance; but...

  • Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

    119 speeches

    [Relevant documents: European Community Document No. 4683/93, the Commission's Annual Economic Report for 1993, and the draft Decision adopting the Report.]

  • Orders of the Day — Caribbean Bananas

    4 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Sir John Cope.]

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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