House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 14 January 1997

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    • Stanmore Park RAF Base

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the voluntary redundancy and early retirement statistics of civilian and military personnel at Stanmore Park RAF base. [8970]

    • Armed Services (Rapid Deployment)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the state of readiness of the armed services for rapid deployment. [8972]

      Ministerial Responsibilities

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Minister is responsible for manpower levels in his Department. [8973]

      Defence Exports

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures his Department takes to assist British firms to win defence exports. [8975]

      Armed Forces (Manpower)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for how many consecutive months up to the most recent month for which figures are available there has been a shortfall in each of the armed forces'...

      Defence Contracts

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British jobs are sustained by his Department's defence contracts; and if he will make a statement. [8977]

      Nato

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future expansion of NATO. [8978]

      Nuclear Capability

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to increase Britain's nuclear capability. [8980]

      Overseas Service

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service men who were not serving as part of a NATO commitment were serving overseas on 1 January 1986, 1990 and 1997. [8981]

      No-fly Zone (Northern Iraq)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he next intends to visit northern Iraq to discuss the operation of the northern no-fly zone. [8982]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Delegated Legislation

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(4) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),That the Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations...

  • Bull Bars (Prohibition)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for the prohibition of the use on roads of motor vehicles fitted with bull bars; and for related purposes. This Bill is before the...

    • Bull Bars (Prohibition)

      Mr. Paul Flynn accordingly presented a Bill to provide for the prohibition of the use on roads of motor vehicles fitted with bull bars; and for related purposes: And the same was read the First...

  • Points of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I am sorry to raise the issue again, but you will recall that yesterday I raised a point of order on whether Ministers had told you that they intended to come...

  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

    172 speeches

    [Relevant document: The Third Report from the Treasury Committee of Session 1996–97 on The 1996 Budget (HC 129-I & II).] Order for Second Reading read.

  • Business of the House

    5 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a short business statement. Following discussions through the usual channels, the business for tomorrow afternoon will now be as follows:...

    • European Community Documents

      1 speech

      With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to European Community documents. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 102(9) (European Standing...

    • The Information Society: Priorities and Implications

      That this House takes note of European Community Document Nos. 9795/96 ADDI relating to Commission Communications on The Information Society: from Corfu to Dublin—the new emerging...

      Development of the Social Dialogue

      That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 10305/96, relating to the development of the social dialogue at Community level; supports the Government's view that the dialogue...

      Scottish Grand Committee

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 94H (Scottish Grand Committee (Sittings)),That the Order of the House [6th November] shall be amended in paragraph (5), by...

      Local Government Finance (Buckinghamshire)

      3 speeches

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

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