House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 20 October 1976

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Brazil

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has had any contact with the Brazilian Government since the State visit of President Geisel.

    • Uganda

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the future of British representation in Uganda.

      Community Work Programmes

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will arrange to meet Council of Europe Ministers, so as to establish with them a Community Chest to facilitate...

      Cyprus

      26 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to publish the Government's comments on the report of the Select Committee on Cyprus.

      Rhodesia

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the latest developments in Rhodesia.

      South Africa

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he is satisfied with his Department's implementation of Her Majesty's Government's policies in respect of apartheid in...

      South America

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he or any of his Department's Ministers plans to visit any of the countries of South America in the near future.

      Helsinki Agreement

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a further statement on the implementation of the Helsinki Agreement.

      Southern Africa

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action is proposed in view of recent developments in Southern Africa; and if he will make a statement.

      Ussr

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has any plans to pay an official visit to Moscow.

      Middle East

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions have been held with West European Governments about formulating a common policy towards the problem of...

      British Embassies and Posts (Commercial Departments)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will initiate a study into the effectiveness of commercial departments in British embassies and posts overseas; what steps...

      Cambodia

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further reports he has received from Her Majesty's representatives in South-East Asia about the situation in Cambodia.

      World Economic Situation

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if Her Majesty's Government will reconsider their position on the new international economic order betwen the present and the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — European Community

    • Council of Ministers

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he will next be attending an EEC Council of Ministers meeting.

    • Direct Elections

      23 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement concerning the draft instrument for direct elections to the EEC Assembly.

      Foreign Policy

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made towards the co-ordination of foreign policy in the EEC.

      Common Fisheries Policy

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next intends to discuss with the Council of Ministers the question of extended limits and amendments to the common...

      EEC Commission

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further progress has been made in setting up the review of the staffing, structure and political rôle of the EEC Commission.

      Parochial Fees

      7 speeches

      asked the hon. Member for Kingswood, representing the Church Commissioners, when a second Parochial Fees Order, outlining proposed changes in the calculations and sale of search fees for the...

  • Privilege (Honourable Members and the Law)

    22 speeches

    Mr. David Steel (by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister whether, following the Written Answer of the Attorney-General yesterday, and in the unavoidable absence of the Leader of the House, he...

  • European Community (Fisheries Policy)

    41 speeches

    I will, with permission, make a statement about a meeting of the EEC Council of Ministers which I attended on 18th and 19th October. I was accompanied by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of...

  • Question of Privilege

    6 speeches

    Mr. English—on a point of order.

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS &c.

    1 speech

    In order to save the time of the House, unless there is objection I propose to put together the Questions on the two motions relating to Statutory Instruments.

  • Employment Protection Act (Amendment) (No. 2)

    2 speeches

    4.16 p.m.

    • EMPLOYMENT PROTECTION ACT (AMENDMENT) (No. 2)

      Mr. Stan Thorne accordingly presented a Bill to amend the Employment Protection Act 1975 with reference to the certification of trade unions; and for connected purposes: and the same was read the...

  • Southern Rhodesia

    139 speeches

    Before I call the Secretary of State to begin the debate, I seek the help of the House. A very large number of hon. and right hon. Members have signified to me their desire to participate in...

    • Procedure

      Ordered,That the matters of the rules governing the tabling of Questions and access to the Table Office, and of Motions relating to the Business of the House which direct the Chair to bring...

  • Police (London)

    8 speeches

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

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