Tuesday, 15 January 1980
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Order for Second Reading read.
It is time for me to make another appeal for brief supplementary questions. It should not be beyond the ability of any hon. Member to put his question succinctly. That will enable me to call more...
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement concerning the deployment of British forces in Zimbabwe-Rhodesia.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many nuclear weapons Great Britain has destroyed as a result of nuclear disarmament talks at any time since their introduction.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether purpose-built intelligence centres exist for training members of the armed forces and others to withstand coercive methods of interrogation such...
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will make a statement outlining the Government's up-to-date policy on nuclear weapons.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a further statement on the deployment by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation of new United States nuclear missiles in certain Western...
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the amount of any fees paid by the Government to private, direct-grant and grant-aided schools in the United Kingdom on behalf of British...
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he intends to site any new generation nuclear missiles within 30 miles of Swindon.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on his intentions regarding the Trident, its approximate cost and date of construction.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the current state of Great Britain's defences.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what decisions were reached at the recent conference of Ministers within the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the approximate cost to the United Kingdom taxpayer of the recent reinforcement of the Hong Kong garrison.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he intends to meet his colleagues from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
asked the Prime Minister when she will next meet Prime Ministers of North Atlantic Treaty Oragnisation countries.
asked the Prime Minister if she will pay an official visit to Swindon.
asked the Prime Minister when she next plans to make an official visit to Rome.
asked the Prime Minister, following the discussions in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation during December, what response she will make to Mr. Brezhnev's proposals.
asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 15 January.
I have a statement to make. I am constantly reminded by hon. Members that an important part of my responsibility is to protect the rules and privileges of the House. Because I am conscious of...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. A serious situation has arisen in relation to the Education (No. 2) Bill. The point which I wish to make is connected with the Bill, but the broad issue should...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I should welcome your advice. As a result of the Wisbech air disaster on 21 September, the Minister responsible gave the public to understand that following...
Ordered,That the draft Financial Assistance for Industry (Increase of Limit) Order 1979 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Mather.]
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend certain provisions of the European Communities Act 1972. I ask for leave to introduce the Bill to restore to this House, the...
Mr. Tony Marlow accordingly presented a Bill to amend certain provisions of the European Communities Act 1972: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon...
Order for Second Reading read.
Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, consideration of Lords Amendments to the Bail etc. (Scotland) Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour and that the Motion relating to Welsh...
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
Not amended (in the Standing Committee), considered; read the Third time and passed.
Lords amendments considered.
Lords amendment: No. 1, in page 1, line 9, leave out ("except in the special circumstances mentioned in") and insert ("subject to")
Lords amendment: No. 4, in page 2, line 37, leave out from ("direct") to end of line 7 on page 3 and insert ("which, subject to subsection(2) below, shall be his proper domicile of citation.(2)...
Lords amendment: No. 5, in page 5, line 19, leave out subsection (2).
Lords amendment: No. 10, in page 10, line 19, leave out from ("instrument") to end of line 20.
I beg to move, That Mr. Alan Williams be discharged from the Committee on Welsh Affairs. This motion was first tabled on Wednesday 12 December, along with another motion to discharge my hon....
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Lord James Douglas-Hamilton.]
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