House of Commons debates

Monday, 15 January 1996

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport

    • Lockerbie

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action he is taking to resolve matters relating to his Department concerning the destruction of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie in 1988. [7442]

    • Local Transport Provision

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is his assessment of the adequacy of local transport provision. [7443]

      Northern Line

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects new trains to be introduced on the Northern line. [7444]

      London-Tilbury-Southend Line

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on his plan to privatise the Fenchurch Street line. [7445]

      Public Transport Investment

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on investment levels in public transport. [7446]

      Railway Rolling Stock

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement about the provision of new rolling stock for Kent commuters. [7447]

      Ferry Safety

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the current United Kingdom policy on ferry safety. [7448]

      Rail Privatisation

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is his assessment of the progress of the Government's rail privatisation programme; and if he will make a statement. [7449]

      Transport (London)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to improve the transport system in London. [7450]

      Central Railway Project

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the progress of the Central Railway project. [7451]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — House of Commons

    • New Parliamentary Building

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chairman of the Finance and Services Committee what is his latest estimate of the cost of the new accommodation to be provided in phase 2 of the new parliamentary building. [7472]

    • Works of Art

      4 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent provisions have been made in the past two financial years for acquisitions of works...

      Disabled Visitors' Facilities

      6 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the House of Commons Commission, what representations he has had about facilities for disabled constituents visiting and lobbying...

      Smoking

      6 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the House of Commons Commission, when the Commission will introduce a smoking policy into the office areas of the parliamentary...

      HMSO (Privatisation)

      4 speeches

      To ask the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the House of Commons Commission, what representations he has received on the privatisation of Her Majesty's Stationery Office. [7479]

      Committees (Composition)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Lord President of the Council what assessment he has made of the operation of the Standing Orders governing composition of Committees. [7481]

      Parliamentary Business

      6 speeches

      To ask the Lord President of the Council what arrangements are currently in place to announce the dates for all parliamentary business for 1996. [7482]

      EU Institutions

      6 speeches

      To ask the Lord President of the Council what representations he has had regarding the importance of access by parliamentarians to EU institutions and to other European Union parliaments. [7484]

  • Personal Statement

    10 speeches

    On Tuesday last—9 January—I answered a private notice question from the hon. Member for Blackburn (Mr. Straw) about the handcuffing of prisoners who attend hospital. It was in...

  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

    181 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Agriculture

    Ordered,That Ms Jean Corston and Mr. George Stevenson be discharged from the Agriculture Committee and Mr. Robin Corbett and Mr. Martyn Jones be added to the Committee.—[Sir Fergus...

  • Orders of the Day — Treasury

    Ordered,That Mr. Giles Radice be discharged from the Treasury Committee and Mr. Stephen Timms be added to the Committee.—[Sir Fergus Montgomery, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Orders of the Day — Welsh Affairs

    Ordered,That Mr. David Hanson be discharged from the Welsh Affairs Committee and Mr. Don Touhig be added to the Committee.—[Sir Fergus Montgomery, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Orders of the Day — Soft Drugs

    6 speeches

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

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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