House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 18 January 1995

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment

    • Local Government (Derbyshire)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the local government review in Derbyshire.

    • Local Government (Hampshire)

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to announce his final response to the proposals of the Local Government Commission in relation to Hampshire.

      Environmental Pollution

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about assistance provided by the Government to eastern European countries to deal with environmental pollution.

      Council Housing Waiting Lists

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many people are on waiting lists for council housing; and what action he will take to provide housing for them.

      Superstore Developments

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his policy on superstore developments on main arterial roads in urban areas; and if he will make a statement.

      Home Renovation Grants

      8 speeches

      Mr. William O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many home renovation grants were made last year; and what were the figures for 1984 and 1989.

      Millennium Fund

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment for what projects under the control of his Department he will be applying for funds from the millennium fund.

      Council Tax

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average council tax for a band D house in Westminster and for a band D house in St. Helens.

      Single Regeneration Budget

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he has for a second round of bidding for the single regeneration budget.

      Pollution

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent discussions he has had with the National Rivers Authority regarding pollution from abandoned mine workings; and if he will make a...

      Nuclear Waste

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to make a decision about the proposal to use local authority landfill sites for the dumping of low-level nuclear waste.

      Noise Working Party

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects the working party on noise to complete its work; if it will take evidence; and in what form it will publish its conclusions.

      Town and Parish Councils

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to set up town and parish councils in unparished areas.

      Homelessness

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress he is making with reducing homelessness.

      Rural Challenge

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he next expects to meet representatives of parish councils in East Anglia to discuss rural challenge.

      Housing Statistics

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the number of (a) local authority and (b) housing association dwellings started in 1978 and (c) the estimated number in each category...

      Carbon Dioxide Emissions

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what contributions he now expects to the reduction of carbon dioxide required by Rio targets to be contributed by value added tax on domestic...

      Local Authority Leaseholders

      5 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce measures to assist local authority leaseholders who are encountering difficulty selling their homes.

      Planning Legislation

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he has for a review of planning legislation.

      Sewage Outfalls

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many sewage outfalls into British rivers and the sea discharge untreated sewage, other than by maceration.

  • Points of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I wonder whether you will inquire into a matter that does not seem to be anybody's responsibility, but is clearly a House of Commons matter. In the front of...

  • Protection of Animals (Amendment)

    9 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 1954 to require the courts to order the disqualification for life from owning animals for...

  • Protection of Animals(Amendment)

    Mr. Harry Greenway accordingly presented a Bill to amend the Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 1954 to require the courts to order the disqualification for life from owning animals for any...

  • Opposition Day

    [1ST ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Through Ticketing under Rail Privatisation

      198 speeches

      We now come to the first debate on the Opposition motions. I have selected the amendment standing in the name of the Prime Minister. I have not thought it right in this debate to limit speeches...

    • Fisheries

      122 speeches

      I must inform the House that Madam Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. There is to be a limit of 10 minutes on speeches and she trusts that Front Benchers will...

      James Wilkinson

      10 speeches

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

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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