House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 7 December 1977

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Oral Answers to Questions

    1 speech

    I remind the House that briefer supplementary questions and much briefer ministerial replies to supplementary questions have been a great blessing in recent days.

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Falkland Islands

      30 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the gross national product of the Falkland Islands for the years 1974, 1975 and 1976; and what is his estimate for the...

      Chile

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he is prepared to make it his policy to institute an economic boycott of Chile.

      Gibraltar

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on his negotiations in Strasbourg on 24th November with the Spanish Foreign Minister on the...

      Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he is now in a position to make a statement about progress towards a comprehensive test ban treaty.

      Overseas Representation (CPRS Report)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on the report of the Central Policy Review Staff on overseas representation.

      Rhodesia

      22 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a further statement regarding Rhodesia.

      Middle East

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's attitude on progress towards a peaceful settlement in the Middle East.

      Departmental Staff

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what conveniently available figures he has for the number of officials of his Department born in Scotland.

      European Community

      Political Co-operation

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next intends to meet his colleagues in the other member States of the EEC to discuss the development of political...

      European Parliament and United Kingdom Parliament

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will raise in the Council of Ministers the future adequacy of co-ordination between the European Parliament and the...

      President of the Commission

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next intends to meet the President of the EEC Commission.

      Enlargement

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the proposed enlargement of the EEC.

      Reform

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in explaining to the other member States of the EEC the propositions for reform set out in the Prime...

      Common Policies

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with the President of the EEC Commission what actions need to be taken by member States to further common...

      Direct Elections

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has held with relevant EEC bodies about the proposed timetable for direct elections to the European...

      Questions to Ministers

      2 speeches

      On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Although I realise that the Government probably wanted to avoid Question No. 14, in view of the comments of the hon. Member for Farnworth (Mr. Roper) and the...

  • European Community (Summit)

    60 speeches

    I will, with permission, make a statement on the meeting of the European Council in Brussels on 5th and 6th December, which I attended together with my right hon. Friend the Foreign and...

  • Polish Shipbuilding Orders

    2 speeches

    4.2 p.m.

    • Bills Presented

    • Employment Protection

      Mr. Ted Fletcher, supported by Mr. Ian Mikardo, Mr. Norman Atkinson, Mr. Tom Bradley, Mr. Eric S. Heffer, Mr. Doug Hoyle, Mr. Walter Johnson, Mr. Kevin McNamara, Miss Jo Richardson, Mr. Tom...

      Employment Protection (Amendment)

      Mr. Ian Mikardo, supported by Mr. Ted Fletcher, Mr. Norman Atkinson, Mr. Tom Bradley, Mr. Eric S. Heffer, Mr. Doug Hoyle, Mr. Walter Johnson, Mr. Kevin McNamara, Miss Jo Richardson, Mr. Tom...

      Estate Agents

      Mr. Bryan Davies, supported by Mr. Norman Atkinson, Mr. George Cunningham, Mr. Nigel Forman, Mr. John Garrett, Mr. Bryan Gould, Mr. Bruce Grocott, Mr. Max Madden, Mr. Nicholas Scott, Mr. Cyril...

      Protection of Children

      Mr. Cyril D. Townsend, supported by Mr. Nigel Forman, Mr. Kenneth Baker, Mr. Peter Bottomley, Mr. Nicholas Scott, Mr. Hugh Dykes, Mr. Michael Alison, Mr. Richard Luce, Mr. A. J. Beith, Mr. George...

      Post Office Workers (Industrial Action)

      Mr. Norman Buchan, supported by Mr. Denis Canavan, Mr. Joseph Dean, Mr. John Ellis, Mr. Robert Hughes, Mr. Eric S. Heffer, Mr. Kevin McNamara, Mr. Max Madden, Mr. Tom Urwin, Mr. John Ovenden and...

      Small Businesses (Protection of Employment) (Amendment)

      Mr. David Mitchell on behalf of Mr. John Osborn, supported by Mr. David Mitchell, Mr. John Cope, Mr. John Love-ridge, Mr. Esmond Bulmer, Mr. John Wakeham, Mr. Richard Page, Mr. George Younger,...

      Consumer Safety

      Mr. Neville Trotter, supported by Sir Raymond Gower, Mr. David Watkins, Mr. Richard Wainwright, Mr. Hamish Watt, Mr. George Younger, Mr. Ronald Atkins, Mr. John Cope, Mr. Michael Thomas, Mr....

      Companies (Qualification of Company Secretaries)

      Mr. John Cockcroft, supported by Sir John Hall, Mr. Michael Ward, Mr. George Gardiner, Mr. R. Graham Page, Mr. Peter Hordern, Mr. Neville Trotter, Mr. Giles Radice and Mr. Jack Dunnett, presented...

      Sale of Salmon

      Mr. Peter Morrison, supported by Mr. Cranley Onslow, Mr. Peter Mills, Mr. John Knott, Mr. Ian MacCormick, Mr. Jasper More, Mr. Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Mr. John Farr, Sir John Gilmour and Mr....

      Armed Forces (Repossession of Dwellings)

      Mr. Churchill, supported by Mr. Cranley Onslow, Mr. Julian Critchley, Mr. Philip Goodhart, Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg, Mr. Reg Prentice, Mr. Norman Tebitt, Mr. Geoffrey Pattie, Mr. Victor Good-hew,...

      Representation of the People (Amendment)

      Mr. David Madel, supported by Mr. Robert Adley, Mr. Hugh Dykes, Mr. Michael Joplin, Mr. David Knox, Sir Anthony Meyer, Mr. David Mudd and Mr. Cranley Onslow, presented a Bill to enable electors...

      Rating

      Mr. Robert Hughes, supported by Mr. Hugh McCartney, Mr. George Rodgers, Mr. Lewis Carter-Jones, Mr. Robin F. Cook, Mr. Russell Johnston, Mr. Malcolm Rifkind, Mr. David Price, Dr. Alan Glyn and...

      Public Lending Right

      Mr. Norman St. John-Stevas, supported by Mr. Hugh Jenkins, Mr. Clement Freud, Mrs. Renée Short, Mr. Andrew Faulds, Mr. David Walder, Mr. Kenneth Baker, Mr. William Shelton, Mr. Norman...

      Civil Liability (Contribution)

      Mr. Geoffrey Pattie, supported by Mr. Patrick Mayhew, Mr. Greville Janner, Mr. Emlyn Hooson, Mr. James Molyneaux, Mr. Edward Gardner, Mr. John Watkinson, Mr. Ian Lawrence and Mr. Kevin...

      Freedom of Information

      Mr. Ronald Atkins, supported by Mr. Kenneth Warren, Mr. Andrew Bowden, Mr. Richard Wainwright, Mr. Dennis Canavan, Mrs. Margaret Bain, Mr. Tom Litterick, Mr. Robin Corbett, Mr. Robin F. Cook, Mr....

      Control of Encampments

      Mr. Nicholas Edwards, supported by Mr. Jerry Wiggin, Mr. David Crouch, Mr. Robert Boscawen, Mr. Geraint Howells, Mr. Gwynfor Evans, Mr. John Wells and Mr. Richard Crawshaw, presented a Bill to...

      Nuclear Waste Disposal

      Mr. T. H. H. Skeet, supported by Mr. John Spence, Mr. Evelyn King, Mr. Keith Stainton, Mr. Frank Hooley, Mr. Nigel Forman, Mr. David Mudd, Mr. Neil Macfarlane and Mr. Arthur Blenkinsop, presented...

      Local Government Act 1974 (Amend Ment)

      Mr Ivor Clemitson, supported by Mr. George Rodgers, Mr. Antony Buck, Mr. Dan Jones, Mr. Tony Durant, Mr. David Lambie, Mr. John Cope, Mr. A. J. Beith, Mr. David Watkins, Mr. Gwilym Roberts, Mr....

      Duties of Company Directors

      Mr. Adam Butler, supported by Mr. Michael Alison, Mr. Kenneth Baker, Mr. Leon Brittan, Mr. Esmond Bulmer, Mr. Barney Hayhoe, Mr. David Madel, Mr. Cecil Parkinson, Mr. Tim Renton and Mr. David...

      Internationally Protected Persons

      Mr. William Whitlock, supported by Mr. Sydney Tierney, Mr. Philip Holland and Mr. Edward Lyons, presented a Bill to implement the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against...

      Business of the House

      Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 3 (Exempted business), the Motion relating to Energy Policy and Nuclear Energy may be proceeded with,...

  • Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill

    2 speeches

    [6TH ALLOTTED DAY]

  • Orders of the Day — Scotland Bill

    46 speeches

    Division List No. 38 [See c. 1465] Division No. 38] AYES [6.54 p.m. Amery, Rt Hon Julian Goodlad, Alastair Mudd, David Arnold, Tom Gorst, John Nelson, Anthony Atkins, Rt Hon H. (Spelthorne)...

  • Orders of the Day — Energy Policy and Nuclear Energy

    56 speeches

    Before I call the Minister to move the motion, I should indicate that Mr. Speaker has not selected the amendment in the names of the hon. Member for Pontypool (Mr. Abse) and other Members.

  • Orders of the Day — House of Commons (Services)

    1 speech

    Motion made,That this House doth agree with the Select Committee on House of Commons (Services), in their Fifth Report, in the last Session of Parliament, on Computer-based Indexing for the...

  • Orders of the Day — Robert Edmunds (Mobility Allowance)

    4 speeches

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

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