House of Commons debates

Monday, 7 March 1994

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Heritage

    • Tourism

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage how the tourism industry is consulted by Government on issues concerning it.

    • Children's Play

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what consultations he has had on future national arrangements for children's play.

      Listed Buildings

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what proposals he has to visit Hampstead garden suburb to discuss the cost of maintaining listed buildings.

      Sports Ground Safety

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what are the expected start and finishing dates for his Department's review of the scope for consolidating or simplifying the legislation on...

      Television Licences

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will make a statement about the operation of the concessionary television licence system.

      Tourism

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage whether he has concluded his review of the regional tourist boards in England.

      Calcutt Report

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage when he proposes to meet the chairman of the Press Complaints Commission to discuss the Calcutt report.

      Voluntary Arts

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what support he is giving to the voluntary arts; and if he will make a statement.

      Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what was the Arts Council grant to the City of Birmingham symphony orchestra for each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Film Industry

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what funds his Department has made available to the British film industry in each of the last five years.

      Tourism

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what representations he has received regarding a tourism tax; and if he will make a statement.

      Swimming Pools

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage when he last visited a public swimming pool; and if he will make a statement.

      National Lottery

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage how he expects the national lottery to help the arts.

      Sinn Fein (Broadcasting)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans he has to enforce the ban of interviews by Sinn Fein representatives on news broadcasts uplinked from the United Kingdom and...

      Fine Art

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what measures he is proposing to take to retain more fine art heritage in the United Kingdom.

      D-day

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what programme his Department is arranging to commemorate the anniversary of the D-day landings.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Duchy of Lancaster

    • Science and Technology Week

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what are the objectives of the national week of science and technology; and if he will make a statement.

    • Scientific Inventions

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what new proposals he has to improve the application of scientific inventions to industrial use.

      Charter Mark

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what representations he has received concerning the extension of the charter mark programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Technology Foresight Initiative

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what progress has been made in realising the objectives of the Technology Foresight initiative.

      Open Government

      14 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what further measures he proposes to extend the openness of government in the United Kingdom.

      Public Services (Competition)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps the Government are taking to encourage competition in the provision of public services.

      Research (Women)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate he has as to the number of women involved in research in science and engineering in (a) 1969 and (b) at the latest available date.

      Megalab

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the current state of progress of the Megalab experiment; and if he will make a statement.

      Citizens Charter

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proposals he has to increase publicity for the citizens charter.

  • Points of Order

    17 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I should be very grateful for some advice on whether you are prepared to look into the operation of the rules concerning the use, for satirical programmes, of...

  • Building Societies

    35 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Building Societies (EFTA States) Order 1994, which was laid before this House on 24th January, be approved. This order is made under section 14 of the Building...

  • Northern Ireland (Appropriation)

    136 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Appropriation (Northern Ireland) Order 1994, which was laid before this House on 15th February, be approved. The draft order has two purposes. The first is to...

  • Faulty Gas Supplies

    3 speeches

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

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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