House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 15 May 1996

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry

    • British Energy (Privatisation)

      11 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on progress towards the privatisation of British Energy. [28355]

    • Social Chapter

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what assessment he has made of the effect of adherence to the social chapter on the hotel and guesthouse sector. [28356]

      Internet

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to promote the use of the Internet in the United Kingdom. [28359]

      World Trade Organisation

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the role and functions of the World Trade Organisation. [28360]

      Gas Suppliers

      17 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps his Department is taking to monitor complaints from gas consumers about fraudulent attempts to switch customers from British Gas to other...

      Inward Investment

      14 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the current level of inward investment into (a) the United Kingdom, (b) France and (c) Germany. [28365]

      Manufacturing Output

      12 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what has been the change in the level of manufacturing output in the past three months. [28366]

      Exports

      10 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the current value of British exports; what it was in (a) 1979 and (b) 1989; what are the United Kingdom's principal markets; and what they were...

      Trade Promoters

      8 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the work of the trade promoters in his Department. [28370]

      Steel Industry

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the steel industry. [28371]

      Free Trade

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to strengthen the global regulation of free trade. [28373]

      Shipbuilding

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on future prospects for the shipbuilding industry. [28374]

      Manufacturing Industry

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on trends in manufacturing industry. [28376]

      Single Market Compliance Unit

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what are the staff numbers and the annual budget of the single market compliance unit. [28377]

      Gas Suppliers

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade what discussions his Department has had with gas companies about the methods they have used to persuade consumers to switch their custom from British...

      Underground Mines

      4 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he last met trade unions leaders from the mining industry to discuss the operation of underground mines. [28380]

      Nuclear-related Materials Trade

      5 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on trade between the United Kingdom and Belarus and Kazakhstan in nuclear—related materials. [28384]

      Manufacturing Industry

      6 speeches

      To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement about manufacturing industry in the Yorkshire and Humberside region. [28357]

  • Forensic Explosives Laboratory

    38 speeches

    (by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the problems arising from the use of contaminated equipment at the forensic explosives...

  • Points of Order

    12 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I have given notice of my intention to raise with you a matter of major concern. I understand that you have copies of the offending material to which I shall...

  • National Savings Pension

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision in respect of national savings schemes to enable persons to have an income in retirement. The long title explains the...

  • National Savings Pension

    Mr. Frank Field accordingly presented a Bill to make provision in respect of national savings schemes to enable persons to have an income in retirement: And the same was read the First time; and...

  • Common Agricultural Policy

    226 speeches

    [Relevant documents: The Fourteenth and Eighteenth Reports of the Select Committee on European Legislation, Session 1995–96 (House of Commons Paper No. 51-xiv and House of Commons Paper No....

  • University Funding (Yorkshire)

    8 speeches

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

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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