House of Commons debates

Monday, 28 November 1994

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • Inward Investment

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he next plans to visit north America to discuss inward investment in Wales.

    • Local Government Finance

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he intends to take to ensure that local authorities in Wales are able to meet their financial obligations in 1995–96.

      Channel Tunnel

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has for passengers to and from Wales to benefit from the channel tunnel.

      Grant-maintained Schools

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many schools in Wales have so far applied for grant-maintained status; and what steps he is taking to encourage more schools to do so.

      Adoption

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many children are adopted in Wales each year.

      School Sport

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what extra provision he plans for school sport.

      Employment Opportunities

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to increase employment opportunities in Ceredigion.

      Regional Policy

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the Government's policy on the concept of Europe of the regions.

      Local Government Reorganisation

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the latest estimate of the cost of the reorganisation of local government in Wales.

      Drugs

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the resources made available to combat the drug threat in Wales.

      Inward Investment

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the arrangements and incentives for attracting inward investment to Wales and for encouraging indigenous...

      Town Centres

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assistance his Department is giving to regenerate town centres in Wales.

      Unemployment

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the current level of unemployment in Wales; and what was the level in October 1993.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    • Finance

      4 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissioners how much per capita giving by church members is taken into account when the estimates of the Church Commissioners...

    • Redundant Churches

      4 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissioners what evidence he has that redundant churches are being converted to commercial use.

      Pensions

      4 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissioners what guarantees of pensions are being made to serving and retired clergy and employees of the Church of England.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Chancellor's Department

    • Privity of Contract and Estate

      4 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department when the Lord Chancellor intends to introduce legislation to implement Law Commission report No. 174, on privity of contract and...

    • Legal Aid

      15 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department whether he intends to broaden eligibility rules for legal aid.

      Crown Courts

      4 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what plans he has to review the scheduling of cases in the Crown courts.

      Immigration

      4 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what is the waiting list for the processing of non-asylum applications to the immigration appellate adjudicator.

      Judicial Studies Board

      4 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what plans he has to review the work of the Judicial Studies Board.

      Legal Aid

      6 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what further consideration he has given to the reform of legal aid.

  • Points of Order

    16 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. We are about to have what the Prime Minister has styled a confidence debate. If you in your wisdom select an amendment for that debate, presumably we.shall...

  • Orders of the Day — European Communities (Finance) Bill

    213 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — European Communities (Finance) Bill [Money]

    Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

  • Budget of the European Communities for 1995

    32 speeches

    [Relevant document: European Community Document No. SEC(94)1479, the Commission's Letter of Amendment No. 1 to the Preliminary Draft General Budget of the European Communities for 1995.] Motion...

  • Children (Scotland) Bill

    Order for Second Reading read. Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order E (Scottish Grand Committee (Bills in relation to their principle)),That the Bill be referred to...

  • Scottish Grand Committee

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order H(1) (Scottish Grand Committee (sittings)),That the Scottish Grand Committee shall meet: 1. in Edinburgh on Monday 5th December...

  • Environment

    Ordered,That Mr. Peter Ainsworth be discharged from the Environment Committee and Mr. Michael Stephen be added to the Committee.—[Sir Fergus Montgomery, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Northern Ireland Affairs

    Ordered,That Mr. Richard Spring be discharged from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and Mr. Tim Smith be added to the Committee.—[Sir Fergus Montgomery, on behalf of the Committee of...

  • Health

    Ordered,That Mr. Jonathan Evans be discharged from the Health Committee and Mr. Robert Key be added to the Committee.—[Sir Fergus Montgomery, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Welsh Affairs

    Ordered,That Mr. Jonathan Evans be discharged from the Welsh Affairs Committee and Sir Wyn Roberts be added to the Committee.—[Sir Fergus Montgomery, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Scottish Affairs

    Ordered,That Mr. Eric Clarke be discharged from the Scottish Affairs Committee and Mr. David Marshall be added to the Committee.—[Sir Fergus Montgomery, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Treasury and Civil Service

    Ordered,That Mr. A J Beith be discharged from the Treasury and Civil Service Committee and Mr. Malcolm Bruce be added to the Committee.—[Sir Fergus Montgomery, on behalf of the Committee of...

  • Trade and Industry

    Ordered,That Mr. Malcolm Bruce be discharged from the Trade and Industry Committee and Mr. Nick Harvey be added to the Committee.—[Sir Fergus Montgomery, on behalf of the Committee of...

  • Petitions

    • VAT (Domestic Fuel)

      2 speeches

      I wish to present a petition from a further 450 of my constituents, in addition to the 2,200 signatures that I have already submitted, and to add to the 300,000 signatures that have been...

  • Burnley Health Care Trust

    7 speeches

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

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