House of Commons debates

Monday, 24 April 1995

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales

    • Hospitals (Emergency Admissions)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many patients have been refused emergency medical admission to a hospital in Wales in the last year because of beds being reserved for elective...

    • Industrial Development

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what further measures he will take to encourage industrial development in Wales. [18722]

      Welsh Development Agency

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what developments there have been in respect of the sale of Welsh Development Agency land. [18724]

      Hospital Beds

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the number of hospital beds in Wales in each health authority; and if he will list the projected number for each of the next five years. [18725]

      Nurses' Pay Award

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received following the announcement of the nurses' pay award. [18726]

      Patient Care

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what new proposals he has to improve patient care. [18727]

      Local Government Reform

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received on the issue of constitutional change in Wales following local government reform. [18728]

      Rare Cattle Breeds (Export)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans his Department has to promote the export of rare Welsh cattle breeds; and if he will make a statement. [18729]

      Local Government Finance

      6 speeches

      Mr. Alan W. Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the total Welsh Office allocation for local government expenditure for 1995–96; and how much of that total county...

      Dental Services

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he intends to take to improve access to NHS dentists in Wales. [18731]

      Farmers (Suicide)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many working farmers have committed suicide in (a) Clwyd and (b) Wales in each of the last 10 years. [18732]

      Unemployment

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the current level of unemployment; and what was the figure in December 1992. [18733]

      Bridle-paths

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many bridle-paths in the Principality are available also to drivers of horse-drawn vehicles; in which main locations; and if he will make a statement....

      Nursery Education

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the development of nursery education. [18735]

      Feral Mink

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment his Department has undertaken of the effects of feral mink on indigenous wildlife. [18736]

      Water Charges

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received on proposals to amend the system of charging for water in Wales. [18737]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General

    • Legal Aid

      8 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General how many prosecutions took place in 1994 for fraudulent applications for legal aid. [18742]

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      6 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General in how many instances in 1994 the Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence when a case came to trial. [18743]

      War Crimes

      6 speeches

      To ask the Attorney-General if he will make a statement on the Government's latest position on war crimes in respect of (a) the second world war and (b) Rwanda. [18745]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development

    • Mine Clearance

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department gives to mine clearance around the world. [18752]

    • Bilateral Aid

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of United Kingdom bilateral aid is targeted towards meeting basic needs. [18753]

      Burundi and Tanzania

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what immediate plans he has to increase humanitarian aid to Burundi and Tanzania. [18754]

  • Points of Order

    16 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. May I draw to your attention the story that has appeared on the front page of the Evening Standard this afternoon, which suggests that members of the Public...

  • Statutory Instruments, &c.

    1 speech

    With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to statutory instruments.

  • Social Security

    That the Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit and Income Support (Amendments) Regulations 1995 (S.I., 1995, No. 625) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

  • Housing (Scotland)

    That the Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 1995 (S.I., 1995, No. 188) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr....

  • Orders of the Day — Pensions Bill [Lords]

    178 speeches

    [Relevant documents: Memoranda submitted to the Social Security Committee on the Operation of Pension Funds: the Pensions Bill [Lords] (HC 336).]

  • Pensions Bill [Lords] [Money]

    Queen's recommendation having been signified—

  • Pensions Bill [Lords] [Ways and Means]

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Order [19 December],That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Pensions Bill [Lords], it is expedient to authorise—

  • Church of England (General Synod) (Measures)

    17 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Team and Group Ministries Measure, passed by the General Synod of the Church of England, be presented to Her Majesty for her Royal Assent in the form in which the said...

  • Chemical Weapons

    6 speeches

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

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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