House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 22 February 1995

  • Preamble

    The House met at Ten o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Timber

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to ensure that the Forestry Commission grows timber suitable for the United Kingdom furniture industry; and what is his policy...

    • Fishing

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next expects to meet representatives of the Scottish fishing industry to discuss policy on drift net fishing for salmon and other migratory fish.

      Community Care

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the chairmen and chief executives of NHS trusts to discuss matters relating to care in the community.

      Unemployment, Highlands

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the prospects of unemployment falling in the highlands in 1995–96.

      Housing

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next plans to meet representatives of Scottish Homes to discuss housing in Scotland.

      Water Authorities (Chairmen)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to meet the chairmen of the new water authorities to discuss their salary levels.

      Forth Rail Bridge

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has had from the department of offshore engineering at the Heriot Watt university on the condition of the Forth rail bridge.

      Local Government Finance

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what criteria he took into account when setting the capping limit for Lothian region for the financial year 1995–96.

      Rail Sleeper Services

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his Department's policy towards the maintenance of overnight rail sleeper services between London and the principal Scottish cities; and if he...

      Scottish Economy

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will meet the Scottish Trades Union Congress to discuss the Scottish economy.

      Council House Sales

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many council houses have been sold under right-to-buy legislation.

      Rules and Regulations

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the rules and regulations in his Department which have been withdrawn in the last 12 months, or which his Department plans to withdraw...

      Rail Services

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the outcome of his consultations with British Rail on the proposed withdrawal of sleeper and Motorail services from Scotland and Carlisle.

      Taxation and Spending

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the proportion of United Kingdom local and national taxation raised in Scotland; and what is the proportion of local and national Government...

      Culture

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what measures his Department takes to promote interest about Scotland's life and culture amongst the Scottish diaspora.

      Manufacturing Industry

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next plans to meet representatives of the Scottish Trades Union Congress to discuss manufacturing industry in Scotland.

      Water Authorities

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to meet the chairmen of the new water authorities to discuss their investment plans.

      Higher Education

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next plans to meet the Secretary of State for Education to discuss entry requirements for institutions of higher education.

  • Northern Ireland (Framework Documents)

    38 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement on Northern Ireland. Almost every day there brings new evidence of the benefits of peace. The conditions taken for granted...

  • Bill Presented

    • Criminal Appeal

      Mr. Secretary Howard, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Sir Patrick Mayhew, Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. David Maclean and Mr. Nicholas Baker, presented a...

    • Breast Cancer (National Plan)

      1 speech

      I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to formulate a national plan for combating breast cancer. The incidence of breast cancer in the United...

      Breast Cancer (National Plan)

      Mrs. Alice Mahon accordingly presented a Bill to require the Secretary of State to formulate a national plan for combating breast cancer: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be...

      Value Added Tax

      49 speeches

      I beg to move, That the Value Added Tax (Construction of Buildings) Order 1995 (S.1., 1995, No. 280), dated 8th February 1995, a copy of which was laid before this House on 8th February, be approved.

      Avon (Structural Change)

      55 speeches

      I beg to move, That the draft Avon (Structural Change) Order 1995, which was laid before this House on 9th February, be approved.

      Student Finance

      71 speeches

      I beg to move, That the Education (Mandatory Awards) Regulations 1994 (S.I., 1994, No. 3044), dated 30th November 1994, a copy of which was laid before this House on 1st December, be revoked. I...

      Statutory Instruments, &C

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

      Police and Criminal Evidence (Codes of Practice)

      That the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (No. 3) Order 1995, dated 27th January 1995, a copy of which was laid before this House on 30th January, be approved.—[Mr....

      Rapid Transit Link (Fareham)

      5 speeches

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

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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