House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 24 May 1995

  • Preamble

    The House met at Ten o'clock

  • Prayers

    1 speech

    [Madam Speaker in the Chair]

  • Adjournment of the House

    66 speeches

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

  • Anglo-German Relations

    13 speeches

    1 pm

  • Tobacco and Alcohol Smuggling

    2 speeches

    I am delighted to have this opportunity to continue to remind the Treasury and my hon. Friend the Paymaster General of the concern that a number of my hon. Friends and I feel about the smuggling...

  • York Carriageworks

    4 speeches

    The news that broke today that neither ABB nor GEC Alsthom will be submitting bids to build the next tranche of Networker trains for London commuters is the latest twist in the long and sorry...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland

    • Whisky Industry

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total number of people employed in the Scotch whisky industry currently; and how many were employed in 1990. [24221]

    • Electricity and Gas Industries

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the numbers of jobs lost in Scotland in (a) the electricity supply industry and (b) the gas industry since privatisation; and if he will...

      Monklands Hospital Trust

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he next intends to visit Monklands hospital trust; and if he will make a statement. [24224]

      Rural Roads

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received on the detrunking of roads in rural areas of Scotland. [24225]

      Scottish Homes Rents

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the increase in Scottish Homes rents in the borders; and for what reasons this increase is greater than the current...

      Rail Sleeper Services

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the implications for the Scottish economy of the decisions taken to date on the continuation of rail sleeper services from other parts of the...

      Hospital Wages and Service Provisions

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the chairs of NHS trusts in Scotland to discuss wages and service provision in Scottish hospitals. [24229]

      Skillseekers Training Programme

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the budget estimate for the skillseekers training programme for 1995–96; and how many jobs with training the programme is expected to...

      Farm Land

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many acres of Scotland are currently farmed; how many farm acres are currently set aside; at what cost; and if he will make a statement. [24233]

      Nuclear Waste

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment has been made of the safe disposal of nuclear waste generated in Scotland; its current and future costs; and if he will make a...

      Unemployment, Perth and Kinross

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of unemployed in Perth and Kinross; and what the figure was in December 1992. [24236]

      Transport Network

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to meet the Scottish Trades Union Congress to discuss Scotland's transport network. [24237]

      Elderly Care Beds

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many NHS continuing care beds for the elderly there were in 1985; how many there are now; and how many he expects there to be in 10 years' time. [24238]

      Ambulance Service

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to meet the chief executive of the Scottish ambulance service NHS trust to discuss the adequacy of the service in Renfrewshire. [24239]

      Sunday Trading (Garden Centres)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to alter the hours of trading of garden centres on Sunday; and if he will make a statement. [24240]

      Tourism

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the method available to hon. Members to obtain details of tourism-related capital projects in their constituencies which...

      Homelessness

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his latest estimate of the level of homelessness in (a) Scotland and (b) Tayside; and if he will make a statement. [24243]

      Hospital Beds

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to improve hospital bed provision in Scotland; and if he will make a statement. [24244]

      Highlands and Islands

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the economic prospects for the highlands and islands. [24245]

      Scottish Economy

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the chairman of Scottish Enterprise to discuss the Scottish economy; and if he will make a statement. [24246]

  • Lord Wilson (Tributes)

    17 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House do now adjourn. This morning we heard the sad news of the death of Lord Wilson. As the House well knows, Lord Wilson had been ill for a very long time and had...

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