House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 31 March 1993

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Council Tax and Rents

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the average (a) council tax levels and (b) rent levels in (i) Scotland and (ii) Strathclyde region.

    • Legal Aid

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent representations he has received about the proposals for legal aid reform.

      Rail Services (Rural Areas)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met ScotRail to discuss the future of rail services in rural Scotland.

      Scottish Government

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many responses he has so far received to his White Paper, "Scotland in the Union—a Partnership for Good".

      Victoria Infirmary and Rutherglen Maternity Hospital

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has had about the future of Victoria infirmary and Rutherglen maternity hospital; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads (Fife)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the future road programme in Fife.

      Steel Workers (Retraining)

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of steel workers made redundant at Ravenscraig and now retraining under official schemes administered by the Lanarkshire Development...

      University Funding

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what are his plans for assuming responsibility for funding the eight Scottish universities formerly funded by the Universities Funding Council.

      Local Government Reform

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received about the timing of his proposals for local government reform; and if he will make a statement.

      Village Schools

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what further assistance he proposes to enable local authorities to maintain small village schools in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

      Primary Schools

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was spent per pupil in primary schools in Scotland in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what was the comparable figure...

      Nuisance Telephone Calls

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many prosecutions for nuisance telephone calls have been taken out in the Elgin area in each of the past six months.

      Manufacturing Output

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he has concerning the change in the level of manufacturing output in Scotland over the last five years.

      A75 (Dual Carriageway)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals he has to provide a dual carriageway on the A75 between Stranraer and Gretna Green.

  • Points of Order

    15 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. The Scottish Office informed me by telephone today that the Secretary of State would be making a statement on the transfer of the Scottish prison service to an...

  • Statutory Instruments, &c

    1 speech

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

  • Open Skies

    That the draft Treaty on Open Skies (Privileges and Immunities) Order 1993 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

  • Northern Ireland

    That the draft Access to Health Records (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

  • Social Security

    That the Income-related Benefits Schemes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1993 (S.I., 1993, No. 315) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instrument, &c.

  • National Health Service (Scotland)

    That the National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1993 (S.I., 1993, No. 522) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

  • Grant-Maintained Schools

    That the Education (Grant-maintained Schools) (Finance) Regulations 1993 (S.I., 1993, No. 568) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

  • National Health Service

    That the National Health Service (Determination of Regions) Amendment Order 1993 (S.I., 1993, No. 571) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

  • Second Chamber (Reform)

    4 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for the abolition of the House of Lords and its replacement by a Second Chamber elected on the basis of selections from regional...

  • Second Chamber (Reform)

    Mr. Peter Hain accordingly presented a Bill to provide for the abolition of the House of Lords and its replacement by a Second Chamber elected on the basis of selections from regional party lists...

  • Legal Aid

    143 speeches

    [Relevant documents: The Fifth Report from the Home Affairs Committee on Legal Aid: The Lord Chancellor's Proposals, House of Commons Paper No. 517 of Session 1992–93, and the Minutes of...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    1 speech

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

  • Child Support

    That the draft Child Support Appeals (Jurisdiction of Courts) Order 1993, which was laid before this House on 8th March, be approved.

  • Land Registry

    That the draft Land Registry Trading Fund Order 1993, which was laid before this House on 8th March, be approved.

  • Land Registration (Costs)

    That the draft Land Registration (Determination of Costs) Order 1993, which was laid before this House on 8th March, be approved.—[Mr. Robert G. Hughes.]

  • Agricultural Prices

    30 speeches

    [Relevant documents: European Community Document No. 4620/92 and the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on 18th March 1993, on...

  • Agricultural Prices

    16 speeches

    This has been a wide-ranging and important debate. It is an opportunity to discuss the common agricultural policy, which is of major significance to the people of Britain, given the enormous...

  • Procedure (Public Petitions)

    Ordered,

  • Petitions

    • Health Nursing (Liverpool)

      1 speech

      I present a petition that has been signed by 8,000 citizens of Liverpool who are concerned about the reorganisation of district health nursing, which is being reduced from 89·5 FTE to 57....

    • A92 (Traffic)

      1 speech

      I present a petition that has been signed by 2,239 of my constituents in the communities that are affected by the Government's failure to fulfil their commitment to upgrade the A92, which runs...

      Walton Neurosciences Trust

      9 speeches

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

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