House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 24 January 1996

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Women in Prison

    65 speeches

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

  • Single Currency

    39 speeches

    11 am

  • ROM-Data Corporation

    13 speeches

    I am pleased to have been granted this short debate, as there are important questions to be answered about the ROM-Data Corporation and the way in which the Department of Trade and Industry grant...

  • Rest Homes

    19 speeches

    Before the House debates the next topic, I want to point out that although the Adjournment debate embraces different topics, technically it is one debate, so that any right hon. or hon. Member...

  • Health Provision (Bradford)

    7 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to raise my concerns and, more importantly, those of my constituents, about health provision in Bradford. I know that my hon. Friend the Member for Bradford,...

  • Bill Presented

    • Edinburgh Assay Office

      Mr. Secretary Forsyth presented a Bill to confirm a Provisional Order under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to the Edinburgh Assay Office (to be presented under...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment

    • School Discipline

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what measures she is taking to help schools enforce firm discipline; and if she will make a statement. [9415]

    • Grammar Schools

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many pupils are currently educated in grammar schools. [9416]

      Temporary Employment

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what estimate she has made of the number of people currently in temporary positions because they cannot find a permanent job. [9417]

      Older Workers

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what provision is being made for the employment of older workers. [9418]

      Church Schools

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what representations she has received from Church bodies on her proposals for fast-track opt-out for Church schools. [9419]

      Temporary Employment

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will make a statement on the proportion of employees currently in temporary employment. [9421]

      Commuters

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what studies she has made of the average daily number of workers commuting into travel-to-work areas with a higher than average level of...

      Expenditure (Somerset)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what additional resources will be provided for education in Somerset in 1995–96. [9424]

      Examination Results

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what conclusions she has drawn from the 1995 A-level and GCSE examination results; and if she will make a statement. [9425]

      Parental Choice

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what new measure the Government will be taking to extend parental choice in education. [9426]

      Unemployment

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what is the current figure for unemployment (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) in other European Union countries. [9427]

      School Security

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans she has to improve security arrangements for primary and secondary schools. [9429]

      School Funding (Nottingham)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what capital funding allocations have been made to local education authority schools in Nottingham for 1996–97. [9430]

      Unemployment

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what steps she is taking to tackle unemployment among those over 45 years old. [9431]

      School Admissions

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what consultations she undertook before proposing to amend school admission arrangements. [9432]

      Cycling

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans she has to put cycling and cycling proficiency on the curriculum of primary schools. [9433]

  • Northern Ireland (Mitchell Report)

    56 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I shall make a statement on the report of the international body on the decommissioning of illegal arms, which was published earlier today. The key to progress in...

  • Registration of Immigration Advice Practitioners

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish a system of registration for approved immigration advice practitioners; and for connected purposes. I am grateful for the...

    • Registration of Immigration Advice Practitioners

      Mr. Nirj Joseph Deva accordingly presented a Bill to establish a system of registration for approved immigration advice practitioners; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First...

    • Points of Order

      9 speeches

      On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Would it be in order to suspend the House for 10 minutes so that Opposition Members can have a cup of tea, because they have been banned from the Tea Room?

  • Opposition Day

    [2ND ALLOTTED DAY]

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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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