House of Commons debates

Monday, 6 April 1970

  • Preamble

    The House—after the Adjournment on 26th March for the Easter Recess—met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • European Economic Community

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a further statement on the Common Market negotiations.

    • Middle East

      29 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a further statement on the situation in the Middle East, so far as British policy and interests are concerned.

      Rhodesia

      38 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the latest position with regard to the illegal régime in Salisbury.

      Aircraft (Hijacking)

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will state the latest position regarding the draft Convention for the prevention of hijacking of aircraft drawn up by the...

      Anglo-Italian Relations

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress is being made, following the declaration after the visit of President Saragat, in the furtherance of closer...

      South Africa (Ambassador's Statement)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the public statement by the British Ambassador to South Africa in Capetown on 14th January, 1970, on Anglo-South African...

      Duncan Report

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will now make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's plans to implement the Duncan Report on overseas representation.

      Mauritius (Naval Facilities)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposal he has made to the Government of Mauritius for extended naval facilities on the island.

      Suez Canal (British Ships)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further steps he is now taking to secure release of the British ships incarcerated in the Suez Canal.

      British Solomon Islands (Constitution)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consideration has been given to Paper No. 22 of 1969 of the Legislative Council of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate,...

      Herbicides, Defoliants and CS Gas

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will propose to the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament in Geneva that the use of herbicides and defoliants...

      Lesotho

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on relations with Lesotho.

      Malta

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on relations with Malta.

      Nigeria

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he is satisfied with the means used by his Department to record the value of arms sales to Nigeria, in view of the...

      European Political Unity

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will now state the precise proposals of Her Majesty's Government for furthering political unity in Europe.

      Seychelles Conference

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will publish a White Paper on the Seychelles Conference which has been held in London.

      China (Detained British Citizens)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens are now held in custody by the Government of the People's Republic of China; and whether he will make a...

      East-West Security Conference

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the latest progress towards an East-West security conference, and on the initiative Her Majesty's...

      Atlantic Council Proposals (East-West Troop Reductions)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take the initiative within the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to support the proposals released by the Atlantic...

  • Northern Ireland

    3 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 9, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • Orders of the Day — Electricity Bill

    104 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Business of the House

    Ordered,

  • Ports Bill (Allocation of Time)

    124 speeches

    Before the debate begins, I have to inform the House that formal notification has been received from the Government Chief Whip, the right hon. Member for Bermondsey (Mr. Mellish), that no general...

  • Council House Exchange (MR. and MRS. Rickward)

    8 speeches

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

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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.

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