House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 12 July 1995

  • Preamble

    The House met at Ten o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • Intensive Care (London)

      24 speeches

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

    • Radioactive Waste

      35 speeches

      I want to raise today issues surrounding the disposal of radioactive waste from the nuclear industry and that which is generated by medical processes in local hospitals. I want to concentrate on...

      Gilts and Bonds (Taxation)

      2 speeches

      I welcome my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, who now has one of the most fascinating jobs in Government. There is no doubt about the importance of taxation. My hon. Friend...

      Cannabis (Therapeutic Use)

      15 speeches

      This is a matter of enormous importance because it affects the suffering of many thousands of people in Britain. By a simple decision made now by the Minister, we can today not take any path that...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • Unsafe Products

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what further representations he has had from the organisations representing consumers about improving recall procedures for unsafe products. [32115]

    • Privatised Utilities (Directors' Pay)

      18 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if his Department intends to compile information on directors' pay and share options in the privatised utilities, with particular reference to the...

      Small Businesses

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what support is given by the Department to encourage small businesses; and if he will make a statement. [32118]

      British Coal Enterprise

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many new jobs have been created by British Coal Enterprise. [32119]

      Crown Post Offices

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the future of Crown post offices. [32120]

      Brent Spar

      14 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what are the most recent communications he has had concerning the disposal of Brent Spar. [32121]

      Manufacturing Competitiveness

      12 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what measures have been taken to improve manufacturing competitiveness. [32123]

      Competitiveness

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what responses he has received to his Department's second White Paper on competitiveness; and if he will make a statement. [32124]

      Arms Sales (Licences)

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps he has taken to improve the scrutiny of applications for licences for the export of armaments. [32129]

      Rural Textile Manufacturing

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what further plans he has to provide assistance to textile manufacturing communities in rural areas; and if he will make a statement. [32130]

      Regional Selective Assistance

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the processing time of applications for regional selective assistance. [32134]

      Exports (East Midlands)

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on export figures in the east midlands for the past five years. [32135]

      Industrial Competitiveness

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to improve the international competitiveness of British industry. [32136]

      Privatised Utilities (Regulation)

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what plans he has to change the mechanisms for regulating privatised public utilities. [32137]

      Arms Sales

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what proportion of British manufacturing exports was accounted for by arms or arms related material (a) in 1979 and (b) in 1994; and if he will make a...

  • Bosnia

    92 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement to the House on events in Srebrenica. Srebrenica was established as a safe area by United Nations Security Council resolution in...

  • Points of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I do not know what plans you have for the weekend but if you are staying in your official residence, I fear that your peace will be sorely disturbed by a rave...

  • Bill Presented

    • Fair Employment (Duty on Northern Ireland Departments)

      Mr. Michael Connarty presented a Bill to make it a duty of every Northern Ireland Department to promote equality of opportunity: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a...

    • Youth Service

      1 speech

      I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish the Youth Service on a statutory basis. I seek leave to bring in the Bill in the full knowledge that hon. Members in all parts...

      Youth Service

      Mr. Kilfoyle accordingly presented a Bill to establish the Youth Service on a statutory basis: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 14 July, and...

      The Economy

      147 speeches

      [Relevant document: The Minutes of Evidence taken before the Treasury and Civil Service Committee on Wednesday 5th July and Thursday 6th July (House of Commons Papers Nos. 650-ii and iii.]

      Immigration Service (Hackney Council)

      4 speeches

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

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