House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 14 June 1995

  • Preamble

    The House met at Ten o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Remploy

    29 speeches

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

  • Cyprus

    37 speeches

    Anyone who visits Cyprus is affected in two quite different ways—first by the beauty of that delightful island, and secondly by the tragedy of its continued division. It is because of that...

  • Bristol Cancer Help Centre

    8 speeches

    1 pm

  • Fire Services (Scarborough and Whitby)

    7 speeches

    One of the topics with which I intend to deal is sparsity of funding for the county council's fire services and, judging by the sparsity of Members in the House, I have ample reason to address...

  • Stratford School

    7 speeches

    2 pm

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Newspaper Carriage Charges

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what discussions he has had with representatives of newsagents regarding carriage charges by wholesalers. [26803]

    • Indonesia

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what restrictions are placed on trade with Indonesia. [26804]

      East Midlands (Exports)

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what his Department is doing to promote exports from the east midlands. [26805]

      Privatised Utilities

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is his estimate of the changes in productivity achieved in the privatised utilities since privatisation; and if he will make a statement. [26806]

      Export Trends

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is his Department's latest estimate of the trend in exports in 1995. [26807]

      Industrial Job Creation

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps his Department is taking to encourage job creation in the industrial sector. [26808]

      Political Donations

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will amend the Companies Act 1985 to ensure that information on political donations given by companies is made available to customers of the...

      Deregulation Initiatives

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what assessment he has made of the importance of deregulation initiatives in increasing the competitiveness of industry in the United Kingdom. [26810]

      Competition Law

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade to what extent United Kingdom competition law is in accordance with the terms of articles 85 and 86 of the treaty of Rome; and if he will make a...

      Directors' Fees and Dividends

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to limit the ability of companies to set directors' fees and dividends. [26812]

      Review of Public Expenditure

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade who in his Department is responsible for the Government's fundamental review of public expenditure; and if he will make a statement. [26813]

      Business Links

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what recent consideration he has made of the financing of business links; and if he will make a statement. [26814]

      Payment of Bills

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will estimate the amount of money owed by his Department to suppliers in 1993 and 1994 which remained unpaid after 30 days from the presentation...

      National Consumer Council

      7 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what further discussions he has had with the National Consumer Council of the impact on the service that it provides of the reduction in its budget...

      West Midlands

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many manufacturing companies existed in the west midlands in 1979; and how many of these were trading in 1993. [26819]

      Utility Standing Charges

      6 speeches

      Mr. William O'Brien: To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will initiate a full investigation into the standing charges on domestic gas, electricity and telephone accounts; and if he...

      Sizewell B

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what was the total cost to public funds, including the costs of the public inquiry, for the construction of Sizewell B. [26824]

      Newspaper Carriage Charges

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what representations he has received from independent newsagents about carriage charges; and if he will make a statement. [26826]

  • Points of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Yesterday, the whole House heard a statement by the President of the Board of Trade, indicating the important role of Mr. Gerald James of Astra in exposing the...

  • Welsh Grand Committee

    Ordered,That the Matter of rural affairs in Wales, being a Matter relating exclusively to Wales, be referred to the Welsh Grand Committee for its consideration.—[Mr. Wood.]

  • Employers' Organisations

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to set up a Royal Commission to examine the role and purpose of federations and other organisations representing employers with a view to...

  • Employers' Organisations

    Mr. Denis MacShane accordingly presented a Bill to set up a Royal Commission to examine the role and purpose of federations and other organisations representing employers with a view to making...

  • Orders of the Day — Representation of the People

    135 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995, which was laid before this House on 6th June, be approved. The boundary commission for England submitted its...

  • Orders of the Day — STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    1 speech

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

    • Financial Services

      That the draft Financial Services Act 1986 (Investment Advertisements) (Exemptions) (No. 2) Order 1995, which was laid before this House on 10th May, be approved.

    • Defence

      That the draft Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 1995, which was laid before this House on 22nd May, be approved.—[Dr. Liam Fox.]

  • Orders of the Day — European Community Documents

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 102(9) (European Standing Committees),

    • Common Fisheries Policy

      That this House takes note of the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on 6th June 1995, relating to the setting of maximum levels of...

  • Orders of the Day — Locum Doctors

    8 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Dr. Liam Fox.]

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