House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 10 May 1995

  • Preamble

    The House met at Ten o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Mental Illness

    29 speeches

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

  • Personal Financial Services

    11 speeches

    I am grateful for this debate and, following the recent Personal Investment Authority statement on the mis-selling of personal pensions and the Office of Fair Trading report on the selling of...

  • Prisoners of War (Japan)

    2 speeches

    There were obviously many emotions sweeping the country during the VE day celebrations. Many people were thinking about their family members and friends who died during the second world war, and...

  • Hospitals (Grampian Region)

    13 speeches

    I am glad to have the opportunity of raising this extremely important matter so soon after the Government announced—as far as I can gather, for the first time anywhere in the United...

  • Executive Power

    4 speeches

    2 pm

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Media Ownership

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is his policy in respect of concentrations of ownership of the media. [21942]

    • British Gas

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what discussions he has held with British Gas about levels of consumer satisfaction. [21943]

      Volvo Site, Workington

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what efforts are being undertaken by his Department with a view to help find an occupant for the Volvo site in Workington. [21944]

      Gas Supply

      12 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will arrange to meet the chairman of British Gas to discuss gas supply. [21945]

      Rural White Paper

      10 speeches

      To ask, the President of the Board of Trade what submissions his Department has made for inclusion in the proposed White Paper on the rural economy. [21946]

      Coal Industry

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what recent meeting he has had with owners of the newly privatised coal industry with regard to overall production and costs. [21947]

      Anti-competitive Practices

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what action he intends to take tackling anti-competitive practices. [21948]

      Machine Tools

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list the top six countries exporting machine tools by value to the United Kingdom in the most recent complete year and in 1979. [21949]

      MK Electric and PMS

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to visit MK Electric and PMS to discuss the provision of new jobs. [21950]

      Micro-businesses

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what assessment he has made of the survival rate of micro-businesses in their first year of operation. [21951]

      Manufactured Goods

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what estimate he has made of when the United Kingdom will achieve a surplus in the balance of trade for manufactured goods. [21952]

      Ministerial Visits

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade on how many occasions since his appointment a car parking space has been provided for him when visiting static exhibitions in London in his official...

      Libya

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what was the value of the trade with Libya for any convenient years in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, at adjusted or current prices; and what is the value...

      Insider Dealing

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the outcome of meetings with the Securities and Investments Board on insider dealing. [21955]

      Manufacturing Industry

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he next expects to meet the President of the Confederation of British Industry to discuss manufacturing industry. [21956]

      Research and Development

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will outline the measures he is undertaking to encourage business expenditure on research and development. [21957]

      Japanese Trade Barriers

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what representations have been made to the Government of Japan about the trade barriers against British goods; and if he will make a statement. [21958]

      Trade Marks

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many applications have been (a) received and (b) processed by the Trade Marks Registry since October 1994. [21959]

      Trade Statistics

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is his latest estimate of Britain's share of world trade (a) in visibles, (b) in invisibles and (c) in (a) and (b) combined. [21960]

  • Drugs (White Paper)

    48 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the Government's drugs strategy for England, set out in a White Paper presented jointly by myself, as chairman of the...

  • Public Interest Immunity Certificates

    1 speech

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker, of which I gave you notice. I wonder whether I could ask you to reflect on the powers of Parliament in respect of the issuing by the Executive of public...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(3) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.).

    • Prisons

      That the Prison (Amendment) Rules 1995 (S.I., 1995, No. 983) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Bates.]

  • War Widows and Pensioners (Equal Treatment)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to end discrimination and to review the effect of differential treatment of war disablement and war widows' pensions; to bring forward the...

    • War Widows and Pensioners (Equal Treatment)

      Mr. Simon Hughes accordingly presented a Bill to end discrimination and to review the effect of differential treatment of war disablement and war widows' pensions; to bring forward the means for...

  • Opposition Day

    [11TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • National Health Service (London)

      149 speeches

      I must tell the House that I have selected the amendment standing in the name of the Prime Minister. I have had to limit Back-Bench Members' speeches to 10 minutes throughout the debate. I hope...

    • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      Agriculture

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.),That the Farm and Conservation Grant (Variation) Scheme...

  • National Health Service (Wakefield)

    6 speeches

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

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