House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 20 October 1959

  • Preamble

    The House being met; and, it being the first day of the meeting of this Parliament, pursuant to Proclamation, Sir EDWARD ABDY FELLOWES, K.C.B., C.M.G., M.C., Clerk of the House of Commons, THOMAS...

  • Election of Speaker

    13 speeches

    stood up, and addressing himself to the Clerk of the House (who, standing up, pointed to him and then sat down) said: Sir Edward Fellowes, a Gracious Message from the Sovereign having been...

  • Adjournment

    1 speech

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

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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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