House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 12 November 1946

  • Preamble

    The House met, in St. Stephen's Hall, at Eleven o'Clock.

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • New Writ

    For the Burgh of Aberdeen (South Division). in the room of Sir James Douglas Wishart Thomson, baronet (Chiltern Hundreds).—[Sir Arthur Young.]

  • Sessional Orders

    • Elections

      Ordered: That all Members who are returned for two or more places in any part of the United Kingdom do make their Election for which of the places they will serve, within one week after it shall...

    • Witnesses

      Resolved: That if it shall appear that any person hath been tampering with any Witness, in respect of his evidence to be given to this House, or any Committee thereof, or directly or indirectly...

      Metropolitan Police

      Ordered: That the Commissioner: of the Police of the Metropolis do take care that during the Session of Parliament the passages through the streets leading to this House be kept free and open and...

      Votes and Proceedings

      Ordered: That the Votes and Proceedings of this House be printed being first perused by Mr. Speaker; and that he do appoint the printing thereof; and that no person but such as he shall appoint...


      Ordered: That a Committee of Privileges be appointed.

  • Outlawries Bill

    10 speeches

    "for the more effectual preventing Clandestine Outlawries"

  • Journal

    Ordered: That the Journal of this House, from the end of the last Session to the end of the present Session with an Index thereto, be printed.

  • King's Speech

    1 speech

    I have to acquaint the House that the House has this day attended His Majesty in the House of Peers, and His Majesty was pleased to make a Most Gracious Speech from the Throne to both Houses of...

  • Debate on the Address

    18 speeches

    4.19 p.m.

  • Sittings of the House

    Ordered: That(1) Standing Orders Nos. I, 6, 7, 8 and 14 shall have effect as if, for any reference to a time mentioned in the first column of the following table there were substituted a...

  • Bulgaria

    40 speeches

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

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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