House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 15 February 1994

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment

    • Training

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what assessment he has made of spending by industry on training in each of the last five years.

    • Labour Statistics

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what are the levels of employment in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) Germany and (c) France.

      US-UK Summit

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what matters he intends to raise at the summit with the United States Government which might assist employment prospects in Britain.

      Unemployment

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what steps are being taken to co-ordinate the variety of initiatives to combat unemployment in areas of industrial decline.

      South East London TEC

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what plans he has to increase the level of support to the South East London training and enterprise council.

      GCHQ

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he intends to meet representatives of trade unions to discuss the position of the ban on union membership at GCHQ.

      Banking and Financial Services

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will estimate the number of jobs which have been lost in banking and financial services in London over the past four years.

      Labour Costs

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what evidence he has on non-wage labour costs in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) France, (c) Germany and (d) Italy.

      Apprenticeships

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many modern apprenticeships will be available in 1994–95; and in which industries they will be concentrated.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    • Engagements

      42 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 15 February.

    • Points of Order

      22 speeches

      On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I seek your ruling on the fact that the Secretary of State for Health has declined to make a statement to the House on the 50p increase in prescription...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Bills Presented

    • Referendum (Scotland)

      Mrs. Ray Michie, supported by Mr. James Wallace, Mr. Archy Kirkwood, Sir Russell Johnston, Sir David Steel and Mr. Menzies Campbell, presented a Bill to make provision for the holding of a...

    • Marriage (Amendment)

      Mr Harry Cohen, supported by Mr. David Clelland, Mr. John Garrett and Mr. Neil Gerrard, presented a Bill to amend the Marriage Act 1949: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be...

  • Representation of the People (Amendment)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to extend and improve methods of electoral registration and to allow disabled people to gain access to polling stations. My Bill falls into...

  • Representation of the People (Amendment)

    Mr. Harry Barnes accordingly presented a Bill to extend and improve methods of electoral registration and to allow disabled people to gain access to polling stations: And the same was read the...

  • Representation of the People

    98 speeches

    [Relevant documents: European Community Document No. 9882/93, relating to the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in elections to the European Parliament, and the Seventh Report from the...

  • Financial Services

    32 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Auditors (Financial Services Act 1986) Rules 1994, which were laid before this House on 15th December, be approved.

  • Local Government Finance (Wales)

    117 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Local Government Finance (Amendment) Report (Wales) 1993–94 (House of Commons Paper No. 169), which was laid before this House on 31st January, be approved.

  • Business of the House

    Ordered,That, at the sitting on Monday 21 February, the Criminal Justice and Public Order Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr. Conway.]

  • Michael Lennon

    4 speeches

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

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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