House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 9 March 1994

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Manufacturing Investment

      9 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what was the average investment per employee per annum in manufacturing in the period from 1987 to 1991.

    • Small Firms (Interest Rates)

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the average rate of interest on loans from financial institutions to small firms and the average period for repayment.

      Animal Traps

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many animal traps were exported from the United Kingdom in each of the last three years.

      Gas Industry

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the regulation of the gas industry.

      Manufacturing Industry

      18 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on his plans to assist manufacturing industry in the regions.

      Industries (Leicester)

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he will take steps to assist the traditional industries of Leicester.

      Company Donations (Political Parties)

      9 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will publish a list of donations given by companies employing members of his deregulation task forces to political parties.

      Food Retailing (Regulation)

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on progress in removing regulatory burdens, other than opening hours, on food retailing businesses.

      Exports

      12 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what has been the change in United Kingdom exports over the past year; and if he will make a statement.

      Gas Appliance Installers

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what further estimate he has made of the number of gas appliance installers who are failing to register with the Council for Registered Gas Installers.

      Industrial Growth

      12 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what forecasts have been made for industrial growth for 1994 in the United Kingdom and in Germany.

      Steel

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what percentage of steel production covered by the treaty of Paris is manufactured in the United Kingdom.

      Japanese Investment

      12 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he next plans to visit Japan to discuss investment in the United Kingdom.

      Industrial Growth

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what forecasts have been made for industrial growth for 1994 in the United Kingdom and in other EC countries.

      Regional Offices

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many regional offices have been established, and where; and what further locations are planned.

      Japanese Investment

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many Japanese companies opened their first European manufacturing plant in the United Kingdom in each of the calendar years from 1987 to 1993.

      Companies (Political Donations)

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what further assessment he has made of the operation of the Companies Act 1985 in relation to the use of associated companies to make political donations.

      Rover

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what was the average profit or loss per vehicle when the Rover car company was a nationalised industry.

  • Points of Order

    29 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. In view of the claim by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster—[Interruption.]—that there are a number of "exceptional circumstances" in which it...

  • Decorations for Gallantry (Display)

    2 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to regulate the public display or exhibition of decorations for gallantry; and for connected purposes. The Bill would give the Secretary of...

  • Decorations for Gallantry (Display)

    Mr. Nick Hawkins accordingly presented a Bill to regulate the public display or exhibition of decorations for gallantry; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and...

  • Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism

    119 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 (Continuance) Order 1994, which was laid before this House on 14th February, be approved. It is 20 years ago...

  • Departmental Select Committees

    63 speeches

    I beg to move, That Standing Order No. 130 (Select Committees related to government departments) be amended, by leaving out lines 5 to 8, and, in the Table, after the entry relating to National...

  • Northern Ireland Grand Committee

    Ordered,That Standing Order No. 99 (Northern Ireland Committee) be amended, in line 2 and in line 15, in each case after the word 'Ireland' by inserting the word `Grand'.—[Mr. Arbuthnot.]

  • Petition

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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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