House of Commons debates

Monday, 11 December 1972

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Trade

    Ordered,

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Spain (Talks)

      17 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the outcome of his recent official talks with the Spanish Government.

    • Solomon Islands

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about the Solomon Islands Government's Special Select Committee on Constitutional Development and the...

      Human Rights

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if Her Majesty's Government will press for the appointment of a United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights.

      Rhodesia

      20 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will give an assurance that a notice issued by the Rhodesian régime declaring a British citizen to be a...

      Terrorism

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will open talks with other European Governments to discuss new ways of combating and preventing international terrorism.

      Uganda (British Subjects)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a further statement on steps he is taking to protect the property and ensure the safety and freedom from...

      Ugandan Asians (Commonwealth Settlement)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Ugandans, expelled by General Amin, he estimates have been taken in by Canada, Australia and New Zealand, respectively,...

      Immigration (Commonwealth Talks)

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the talks he has had since 21st November with Ministers in the Australian, Canadian and New...

      Middle East

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what new initiatives he proposes to take in connection with the situation in the Middle East.

      European Security and Co-operation

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the Helsinki conference.

      Falkland Islands

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the latest round of discussions between Great Britain, the Argentine and the Falkland Islands in...

      Australian Aborigines

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise at the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations the treatment of the Australian aborigines.

      Portugal

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the policy of Her Majesty's Government at the United Nations towards resolutions and...

      Heroin (Illicit Traffic)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what evidence is available to Her Majesty's Government as a result of discussions in the United Nations that any national...

      Indonesia (British Assets)

      6 speeches

      Mr. Edward Taylor: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much compensation has now been paid by the Indonesian Government to compensate British firms and...

      Status of Women (United Nations Resolution)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs why the United Kingdom abstained from voting on the resolution of the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly...

      Fiji

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the Under-Secretary's visit to Fiji.

      Bangladesh

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will give the latest figures of Government aid to Bangladesh.

      Overseas Aid

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement clarifying the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards the rôle of official aid in...

      Kenya (Land Transfer)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has for further African resettlement schemes in Kenya and for the purchase of the remaining small European-owned...

      Commonwealth Countries (Debt Relief)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether consideration can now be given to the relief of the burden of debt incurred by Commonwealth countries in respect of past...

      Africa (Anglo-French Aid Talks)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the French Government about the co-ordination of aid programmes to African countries,...

      European Parliament

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposals he now intends to make to the Governments of member countries concerning methods of election to European Community...

  • Coal Industry

    31 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I will make a statement about the coal industry. There is real uncertainty about future prices of fuels and an increasing awareness throughout the world of the...

  • Official Secrets Act (Questions)

    2 speeches

    On a point of order. I approached you this morning, Mr. Speaker, to ascertain whether I could raise this matter this afternoon. I have now attempted to put down four Private Notice Questions on...

  • Complaint of Privilege

    11 speeches

    I now propose to rule on the question of privilege. As hon. Members know, on Friday last the hon. Member for Birmingham, Northfield (Mr. Carter), raised as a matter of privilege the question of a...

  • Bill Presented

    • Coal Industry

      Mr. Secretary Walker, supported by Mr. Secretary Campbell, Mr. Secretary Peter Thomas, Mr. Secretary Macmillan, Mr. Christopher Chataway, Mr. Tom Boardman, Mr. Patrick Jenkin and Mr. Peter Emery,...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered,That, this day, notwithstanding anything in Standing Order No. 3 (Exempted business), Mr. Speaker shall put any Question necessary to dispose of Proceedings on the motion relating to...

  • Consolidated Fund Bill

    Considered in Committee; reported, without Amendment.

  • Northern Ireland (Detention of Terrorists)

    76 speeches

    4.2 p.m.

  • Concorde Aircraft Bill

    124 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Concorde Aircraft [Money]

    Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

  • Privileges

    Ordered,That the Committee of Privileges do consist of Seventeen Members.And the Committee was nominated of Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Deedes, Mr. Hugh Fraser, Mr. Patrick Gordon Walker, Mr....

  • Adjournment

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

  • Alcoholism (Scotland)

    2 speeches

    11.11 p.m.

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