House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 26 January 1994

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • Death of a Member

      1 speech

      I regret to have to inform the House of the death of James Boyce, Esquire, Member for Rotherham, and I desire, on behalf of the House, to express our sense of the loss we have sustained and our...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Local Government Reorganisation

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what delegations he or his Ministers received on the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Bill led by hon. Members.

    • Highlands and Islands (Economy)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the economy of the highlands and islands.

      Local Government Reorganisation

      17 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next expects to meet the officials of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities to discuss local government reorganisation; and if he will...

      Forestry

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the current estimated area of forestry land in Great Britain; and what the figure was in (a) 1984 and (b) 1964.

      Housing

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next plans to meet representatives of tenants' organisations to discuss housing needs in Scotland.

      Children Act 1989

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals there are to introduce a children Bill with similar provisions to the Children Act 1989.

      Poverty, Glasgow

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to assist Glasgow district council to tackle the problems of poverty in Glasgow; and if he will make a statement.

      Religious Education

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about religious education in Scottish schools.

      Hospital Waiting Lists

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what new initiatives the health service in Scotland has undertaken to reduce hospital waiting lists.

      Drugs Task Force

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has had any progress reports on the work of the Scottish drugs task force; and if he will make a statement.

  • Points of Order

    15 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Have you received any request from the Secretary of State for Transport to make a statement about what seems to be a significant oil pollution incident in...

  • Northern Ireland Committee

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 99(2) (Matter relating exclusively to Northern Ireland).

  • Children (Northern Ireland)

    That the Matter of the proposal for a Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1994, being a Matter relating exclusively to Northern Ireland, be referred to the Northern Ireland Committee for its...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    • Auditors

      Motion made, and Question put,

    • Accountants

      Motion made, and Question put,

      Auditors

      Motion made, and Question put,

      Cultural Objects

      Motion made, and Question put, That the draft Regurn of Cultural Objects Regulations 1994 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Kirkhope.]

      Scientific Research

      Motion made, and Question put, That the draft Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Order 1994 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.[Mr. Kirkhope.]

      Building Societies

      Motion made, and Question put, That the draft Building Societies (EFTA States) Order 1994 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c. —[Mr. Kirkhope.]

      Sheriff Court Fees

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(3) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.).That the Sheriff Court Fees Amendment (No. 2) Order 1993...

      Statutory Instruments (Debates)

      6 speeches

      On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Is it perhaps correct to point out that Standing Order No. 101(3) was introduced by the Procedure Committee specifically to allow non-contentious statutory...

      Leasehold Law Reform

      1 speech

      I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the law regarding privity of contract and estate for future but not existing leases; and for connected purposes. If the...

      Leasehold Law Reform

      Mr. Richard Page accordingly presented a Bill to amend the law regarding privity of contract and estate for future but existing leases; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the...

      Opposition Day

      [2ND ALLOTTED DAY]

      Housing

      221 speeches

      I have selected the amendment standing in the name of the Prime Minister.

      District General Hospital (Norwich)

      6 speeches

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

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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