House of Commons debates

Monday, 30 January 1995

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Heritage

    • Competitive Sports

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what steps he is taking to encourage competitive sports among young people.

    • Disabled People (Arts)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what discussions he has had with the Yorkshire and Humberside regional arts board about improving arts opportunities and facilities for the...

      Press Regulation

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage when he proposes to publish his White Paper on the regulation of the press.

      Disabled People (Access)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans he has to meet groups representing disabled people in the near future to discuss access to buildings.

      Astley Castle

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what steps he will take to safeguard the future of Astley castle in Warwickshire.

      Training Centres

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans he has to establish further training centres for national sporting excellence in cricket and other sports, along the lines of the...

      Tourism, London

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage if he will make a statement on his plans to promote tourism to London.

      Disabled People (Cinemas)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what steps he is taking to improve access by disabled people to cinemas.

      National Lottery

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans he has to impose an upper limit on the amount of money available to individual prize winners in the national lottery.

      Disabled Athletes

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what representations he has made to the Department of Health regarding provision for athletes with disabilities in the Disability...

      Disabled People (Arts)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what discussions he has had with the West Midlands regional arts board about improving arts facilities for the disabled.

      Tourism

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what measures have been undertaken in recent years to attract more visitors to Britain; and how successful those measures have been.

      Departmental Staff (Disabled People)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage how many of the staff in his Department are disabled; and what proportion this represents of the work force.

      VE Day (Tourism)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what benefit to the tourism industry he estimates will accrue from the Victory in Europe commemoration.

      Actors and Dancers

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what steps he is taking to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of British actors and dancers to meet the needs of British theatre.

      National Cricket Academy

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what plans he has for a national cricket academy; and if he will make a statement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

    • Pension Fund

      4 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, representing the Church Commissioners, what representations he has received on the viability of the pension fund.

    • Historic Church Buildings

      6 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, representing the Church Commissioners, what representation the Commission has received regarding value added tax on repairs and maintenance of historic...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Lord Chancellor's Department

    • Legal Aid

      31 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what measures he plans to restrict the scope of legal aid.

    • Privity of Contract

      4 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what representations he has received about privity of contract; and if he will make a statement.

      Trials (Press Coverage)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will make a statement on the press coverage of trials.

      Legal Aid

      4 speeches

      To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what representations he has received from legal aid lawyers in Rochdale, in the past six months, regarding proposed changes to the...

  • Channel Tunnel (Security)

    31 speeches

    (by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for Transport to make a statement on security in the channel tunnel.

  • Points of Order

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. On Thursday, before Business Questions, I made an intemperate allegation relating to Opposition Members and the Register of Members' Interests. With your...

  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

    (Clauses Nos. 2, 5, 8, 15, 52, 64 and 91, Schedules Nos. 1, 4, 11, and 14, and any new Clauses first appearing on the Order Paper not later than 19th January and designed to continue the...

  • Statutory Instruments, &c.

    • County Courts

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.),That the draft High Court and County Courts Jurisdiction...

    • Industrial Organisation and Development

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.),That the draft Milk Development Council Order 1994, which was...

      International Immunities and Privileges

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.),That the draft World Trade Organisation (Immunities and...

      European Communities

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.),That the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties)...

      European Documents

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.),

      Sugar Regime

      That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 11141/94, relating to the Common Agricultural Policy sugar regime; and supports the Government's policy to press for reductions in...

  • Association Football

    4 speeches

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

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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