House of Commons debates

Thursday, 5 December 1996

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department

    • Young Offenders

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the level of success in the rehabilitation of young offenders who receive a custodial sentence. [6148]

    • Criminal Activity

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the change in the levels of criminal activity in recent years. [6149]

      Prisons (Drug Abuse)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what new proposals he has to reduce illegal drug use in prison. [6150]

      Knives (Stop-and-search Powers)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his policy towards further extending the powers of the police to stop and search for knives without time or geographical...

      Crime Prevention

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the recommendations of the Audit Commission on the prevention of crime contained in its report "Misspent...

      Crime (Guns)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many criminals who took a gun to a crime have been given a life sentence since 1989. [6153]

      European Court of Human Rights

      18 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he has for limiting the role of the European Court of Human Rights in overruling decisions of the British courts and the...

      Prisoners (Sentences)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to ensure that convicted prisoners serve their full sentence. [6156]

      Crimes (Convictions)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department has made of the percentage of crimes which ended in a conviction in (a) 1993 and (b) 1995. [6157]

      Football Matches (Policing)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will assess the adequacy of the policing of football matches. [6158]

      Electronic Tagging

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact of electronic tagging. [6159]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    • EU Unemployment

      4 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will raise at the next meeting of the European Council the level of unemployment in the EU. [6178]

    • Engagements

      30 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 5 December. [6179]

  • Business of the House

    60 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House for details of future business?

  • Bill Presented

    • Protection from Harassment

      Mr. Howard, supported by the Prime Minister, Secretary Sir Patrick Mayhew, Mr. Secretary Portillo, Mr. Secretary Forsyth, Mr. Secretary Hague and Mr. David Maclean, presented a Bill to make...

    • Delegated Legislation

      1 speech

      With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation, Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6) (Standing Committees on...

      Agriculture

      That the Home-Grown Cereals Authority Levy (Variation) Scheme (Approval) Order 1996 (S.I., 1996, No. 2843), dated 12th November 1996, a copy of which was laid before this House on 13th November,...

      International Immunities and Privileges

      That the draft European Police Office (Legal Capacities) Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 13th November, be approved.

      Industrial Development

      That the draft Scottish Enterprise (Aggregate Amount Outstanding) Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 11th November, he approved. —[Mr. Knapman.]

      European Community Documents

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

      Waste Management

      That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 9651/96 relating to waste management strategy: and endorses the Government's objective of broadly supporting the review so that...

  • Harbours, Docks, Piers and Ferries

    22 speeches

    [Relevant documents: Memoranda relating to this Order contained in the Fifth Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments of Session 1996–97, HC 29-v.]

  • Social Security

    38 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Social Security (Disability Living Allowance and Claims and Payments) Amendment Regulations 1996 (S.1.. 1996. No. 1436), dated 4th June 1996, a copy of which was laid...

  • Fees and Charges

    37 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act Fees (No. 1) Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 12th November, he approved. Under the Animals (Scientific...

  • Hospital Services (North Durham)

    8 speeches

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

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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