House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 23 November 1994

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • New Writ

    Ordered,That Madam Speaker do issue her warrant for the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the borough constituency of...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Post Office

      14 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has for the commercial future of the Post Office.

    • Single European Market

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what measures he is taking to ensure that businesses are able to compete effectively within the single European market; and if he will make a statement.

      Exports

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he will next meet the Confederation of British Industry to discuss exports.

      Motor Industry

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what assessment he has made of the contribution of co-operation between employers and employees to the performance of the motor industry.

      Small Businesses

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many small businesses were set up in Devon and Cornwall last year; and how many went out of business.

      Coal Industry

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what proposals he has for payments to mineworkers on the transfer of the coal industry to the private sector.

      Telecommunications

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what further discussions he has had with the National Consumer Council about the level of service provided by telecommunications companies.

      Steel Industry

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts concerning pricing policy in the steel industry.

      Gas Bill

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade how much the average domestic gas bill is likely to fall as a result of the effects of the Gas Bill.

      Vsel

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what representations he has received concerning the proposed takeover of VSEL by GEC.

      Manufacturing Industry

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the estimated size of the United Kingdom manufacturing industry measured by its contribution to the gross national product in the current year;...

      Telecommunications

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what assessment he has made of the validity of the asymmetry principle in relation to telecommunications policy.

      Exports

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what support he is giving to north-west industries wishing to export to former Soviet Union countries.

      Holiday Safety

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what further discussions his Department has had with representatives of the major package holiday operators about the need to maintain and inspect...

      Shipbuilding Industry

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement about state aid to the shipbuilding industry.

      Trade Balance

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the most recent figure for the balance of trade in manufactured goods.

  • Points of Order

    17 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. On 25 October, I put an oral supplementary question to the Prime Minister in which I asked him to provide me with a list of the salaries of the chief...

  • Bill Presented

    • Channel Tunnel Rail Link

      Mr. Secretary Mawhinney, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Hurd, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Heseltine, Mr. Secretary Gummer and Mr. John Watts, presented a Bill...

    • Statutory Instruments, &C

      1 speech

      With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to statutory instruments. Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(3) (Standing Committees on...

      Industrial Training Levy

      That the draft Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order 1995 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.That the draft Industrial Training...

  • Orders of the Day — Debate on the Address

    • Sixth Day

      Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question,That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows:—Most Gracious Sovereign,We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal...

  • The Economy

    179 speeches

    I have selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition. Also, in accordance with Standing Order No. 32, I shall call the amendment standing in the name of the leader of the...

  • Labour Market

    10 speeches

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

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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