House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 13 December 1994

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education

    • Parental Consultation

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education by what methods she consults parents about their view of the level and extent of the education service.

    • School Inspections

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many schools will be inspected each year under the new school inspection arrangements; and if she will make a statement.

      Higher Education

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of young people are now entering higher education; and what was the figure 10 years ago.

      Special Needs

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what funding has been added to local education authority budgets to meet the extra costs incurred by the implementation of the new code of practice for...

      Student Loans

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations she has received regarding delays in the processing of applications for student loans in the current academic year.

      Grant-maintained Schools

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans she has to phase out extra capital grants to grant-maintained schools.

      School Building Programme

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will review the provision of capital expenditure in the school building programme.

      General National Vocational Qualifications

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress has been made with the development of an advanced diploma for the GNVQ; and if she will make a statement.

      Lancashire Schools

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment she is making of the work of the Institute of Education in determining the added value contribution of schools in Lancashire to the...

      Primary Schools

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps she is taking to improve resources in primary schools.

      School League Tables

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans she has to introduce further school league tables; and if she will make a statement.

      School Meals

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what advice she receives from the Department of Health about the nutritional value of school meals.

      Derbyshire Education Committee

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will increase the amount of Government grant paid to Derbyshire education committee.

      Pupil Numbers

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proposals she has to reduce the numbers of pupils per class in primary and secondary schools.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    • Engagements

      16 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 13 December.

    • Gibraltar

      4 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will raise at the next meeting of the European Council the position of Gibraltar within the European Union.

      Engagements

      24 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 13 December.

  • Pergau Dam

    63 speeches

    With your permission, Madam Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the Pergau dam in Malaysia. I have now considered the written judgment of the divisional court. As I told the House on 17...

  • Offices (Intrusion)

    14 speeches

    The House will be aware of press reports about an intrusion last Friday into the suite of offices of the Leader of the Opposition. I have made inquiries into this matter and I understand that the...

  • Cleveland County Council

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Yesterday you heard my point of order about the promised deposition of the details of submissions made to the Local Government Commission in relation to the...

  • Ways and Means

    200 speeches

    Before I call the Chancellor of the Exchequer, I inform the House that I have selected amendments (a) and (b), standing in the name of the Leader of the Opposition.

    • 2. Spirits (Rate)

      Motion made, and Question put,That— (1) In section 5 of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 for "£19.81" there shall be substituted "£20.60".(2) This Resolution shall come into...

    • 3. Beer (Rate)

      That— (1) In section 36(1) of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 for "£10.45" there shall be substituted "£10.82".(2) This Resolution shall come into force on 1st January...

      4. Cider (Rate)

      That— (1) In section 62(1) of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 for "£22.82" there shall be substituted "£23.78".(2) This Resolution shall come into force on 1st January...

      5. WINE AND MADE-WINE (RATES) (No. 2)

      Resolved,That the Resolution of the House (wine and made-wine (rates)) of 6th December shall have effect—(a) with the substitution for 22.46, 40.44, 134.77 and 19.81 of 23.41, 42.14, 140.44...

      6. TOBACCO PRODUCTS (RATES) (No. 2)

      Resolved,That as respects any time after 31st December 1994 the Resolution of the House (tobacco products (rates)) of 6th December shall have effect with the substitution for £55.58,...

      7. HYDROCARBON OIL (RATES) (No. 2)

      Motion made, and Question put,That as respects any time after 31st December 1994 the Resolution of the House (hydrocarbon oil (rates)) of 6th December shall have effect with the substitution for...

      Supreme Court of England and Wales

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5),That the draft Maximum Number of Judges Order 1994, which was laid before this House on 16th November, be...

      Privileges

      Ordered,That Mr. Stanley Orme be added to the Committee Privileges.—[Mr. Andrew Mitchell.]

  • Child Witnesses

    9 speeches

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

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