House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 6 November 1951

  • Preamble

    The House met at Eleven o'Clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Members Sworn

    The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by Law:

  • 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...

      Privileges

      Ordered: That a committee of Privileges be appointed.

      Outlawries Bill

      " For the more effectual preventing Clandestine Outlawries," read the First time; to be read a Second time.

      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.

      Chairman of Ways Andmeans and Deputy-Chairman

      Colonel Sir Charles MacAndrew to be Chairman of Ways and Means, and Mr. Hopkin Morris to be Deputy-Chairman of Ways and Means.—[Mr. Crookshank.]

  • King's Speech

    1 speech

    I have to acquaint the House that this House has been to the House of Peers at the desire of the Lords Commissioners appointed under the Great Seal for holding this present Parliament, and that...

  • Debate on the Address

    136 speeches

    2.53 p.m.

  • Adjournment

    Resolved: That this House do now adjourn."—[Mr. Studholmel]

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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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