House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 31 October 1972

  • Preamble

    The House met at twenty-five minutes past Eleven o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Death of a Member

    1 speech

    I regret to have to inform the House of the death of Norman Pentland, esquire, Member for Chesterle-Street, and I desire, on behalf of the House, to express our sense of the loss we have...

  • 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


      Bill for the more effectual preventing Clandestine Outlawries; read the First time; to be read a Second time.

  • Sessional Orders

    • 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.

  • Queen's Speech

    5 speeches

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

  • Debate on the Address

  • Rampton Hospital (Dispute)

    4 speeches

    9.35 p.m.

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