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Bills Presented

Volume 12: debated on Thursday 5 November 1981

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Civil Aviation (Amendment)

Mr. Secretary Biffen, supported by Mr. Secretary Heseltine, Mr. Secretary Jenkin, Mr. Secretary Howell, Mr. Leon Brittan, Mr. Secretary Tebbit and Mr. Iain Sproat, presented a Bill to make further provision with respect to the financial limits applying to the British Airports Authority and the British Airways Board; and to make amendments designed to facilitate, or otherwise desirable in connection with, the consolidation of certain enactments relating to civil aviation; And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time tomorrow and to be printed [Bill 1].

Housing (Amendment) (Scotland)

Mr. Secretary Younger, supported by Mr. Malcolm Rifkind and Mr. Nicholas Ridley, presented a Bill to amend section 25(1) of the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1968: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time tomorrow and to be printed [Bill 2].

Nuclear Industry (Finance)

Mr. Secretary Lawson, supported by Mr. Secretary Heseltine, Mr. Secretary Younger, Mr. Humphrey Atkins, Mr. Secretary Biffen, Mr. Leon Brittan, Mr. Hamish Gray, Mr. John Moore and Mr. David Mellor, presented a Bill to alter the financial limit imposed by section 2(1) of the Nuclear Industry (Finance) Act 1977 in relation to British Nuclear Fuels Limited: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time tomorrow and to be printed [Bill 3].

Currency

Mr. John Bruce-Gardyne, supported by Mr. Secretary Biffen, Mr. Secretary Lawson, Mr. Leon Brittan and Mr. Nicholas Ridley, presented a Bill to replace section 1(1) of the Decimal Currency Act 1967 so as to sanction references to the new penny as the penny: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time tomorrow and to be printed [Bill 4].

Shipbuilding

Mr. Secretary Jenkin, supported by Mr. Secretary Prior, Mr. Secretary Younger, Mr. Secretary Biffen, Mr. Nicholas Ridley, Mr. Norman Lamont and Mr. John Wakeham, presented a Bill to raise the limits imposed by section 11 of the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act 1977 in relation to the finances of British Shipbuilders and its wholly owned subsidiaries; and to provide for extending the period in relation to which schemes under the Shipbuilding (Redundancy Payments) Act 1978 operate: And the same was read a First time; and ordered to be read a Second time tomorrow and to be printed [Bill 5].

Business Of The House

Ordered,

That—
(1) Standing Order No. 6 (Precedence of Government business) shall have effect for this Session with the following modifications, namely:—
In paragraph (2) the word 'twelve' shall be substituted for the word 'ten' in line 5; and in paragraph (5) the word 'eight' shall be substituted for the word 'ten' in line 30;
(2) Private Members' Bills shall have precedence over Government business on 22nd January, 29th January, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th February, 2nd, 23rd and 30th April, 7th and 14th May and 9th July;
(3) Private Members' Notices of Motions shall have precedence over Government business on 27th November, 4th, 11th and 18th December, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th March and ballots for these Notices shall be held after Questions on Wednesday 11th November, Wednesday 18th November, Wednesday 25th November, Wednesday 2nd December, Wednesday 17th February, Wednesday 24th February, Wednesday 3rd March and Wednesday 10th March;
(4) On Monday 14th December, Monday 15th February, Monday 17th May and Monday 5th July, Private Members' Notices of Motions shall have precedence until Seven o'clock and ballots for these Notices shall be held after Questions on Thursday 26th November, Thursday 28th January, Thursday 29th April and Thursday 17th June;
(5) No Notice of Motion shall be handed in for any of the days on which Private Members' Notices have precedence under this Order in anticipation of the Ballot for that day.—[Mr. Pym.]