HL Deb 17 October 1986 vol 480 cc1093-4WA
Lord Harris of Greenwich

asked the Leader of the House:

How many proposed Private Notice Questions have been submitted to him in the present Session; and how many he has allowed.

The Lord President of the Council (Viscount Whitelaw)

According to the records available, 14 Private Notice Questions have been submitted to me for consideration in the present Session. Of these I have allowed two on the grounds that these were of sufficient urgency to justify immediate reply:

12th February 1986:

Lord Kennet

—To ask Her Majesty's Government in the light of yesterday's Stock Exchange disclosure about share ownership in Westland plc, what steps they are taking to prevent our defence industries falling into unknown hands.

27th February 1986:

Lord Wedderburn of Charlton

—To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make a Statement on the ruling yesterday of the European Court on Britain's compulsory retirement age for women.