House of Commons debates

Thursday, 24 November 1994

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department

    • Police

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average cost of employing a police officer.

    • Right to Silence

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what comparison he has made of the use of the right to silence by criminals tried in the Crown court and by criminals tried in the...

      Knives

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is taking to deal with the criminal use of knives.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to amend the tariff scheme for criminal injuries compensation following the appeal court's recent judgment.

      Police

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the actual number of police officers employed in England and Wales in (a) April 1992, (b) April 1993 and (c) April 1994.

      European Immigration

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will support making European immigration issues subject to qualified majority voting.

      Police Bail

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the latest statistics on breach of police bail; and if he will make a statement.

      Residence Rights

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the current rules regarding residence rights for nationals of countries which are not...

      Right to Silence

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what view he has formed of the right to silence; and if he will make a statement.

      Asylum Seekers

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers are in detention.

      Police

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers will be returned to operational duties by his plans to cut paperwork and to reduce the number of police middle-managers.

      Jury Service

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes he plans to make regarding jury service by people on bail.

      Crime Statistics

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish each year the proportions of each age cohort convicted of serious criminal offences for males and females by the ages of...

      Deaths in Custody

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures he is taking to ensure that deaths in custody from unnatural causes are significantly reduced.

      Closed Circuit Television

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria he will use to decide on the funding for closed circuit television in urban areas.

      Community Sentences

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the review of community sentences.

      Policing

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration he has given to estate-based policing in urban areas.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Railtrack

    60 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the future of Railtrack, which has been a Government-owned company responsible for rail infrastructure since April this...

  • Disabled People (Discrimination)

    57 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement about measures to tackle discrimination against disabled people. Earlier this year, the Government published a wide range of...

  • Business of the House

    43 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House to give us the business for next week?

  • Bill Presented

    • Children (Scotland)

      Mr. Secretary Lang, supported by Mrs. Secretary Bottomley, Sir George Young and Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, presented a Bill to reform the law of Scotland relating to children, to the adoption...

  • Deregulation (Procedure)

    43 speeches

    All the matters that are covered in the amendments tabled by the hon. Member for Newham, South (Mr. Spearing) will of course be in order during the debate on the Government motion so that we may...

  • European Community Type-Approval of Motor Cycles

    40 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 10904/93, 8037/94 and 8618/94 relating to European Community type-approval of motorcycles; supports the principle of...

  • Parliament

    42 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Ministerial and other Salaries Order 1994, which was laid before this House on 21st November, be approved. As you will appreciate, Mr. Deputy Speaker, in a sense,...

  • Children (Scotland) Bill

    Ordered,That the Children (Scotland) Bill may be proceeded with as if it had been certified by Madam Speaker as relating exclusively to Scotland.—[Mr. Stewart.]

  • Maternity Services, Edinburgh

    4 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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