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Tuesday, 2 December 1980
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
As amended, considered; to be read the Third time.
Orders for consideration, as amended, read.
Order for Second Reading read.
Return orderedof Statistics relating to Overseas Trade of the United Kingdom for the year 1981 and for each month during 1981."—[Mr. Le Marchant.]
asked the Secretary of State for Defence when next he plans to attend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in order to discuss the deployment of cruise and Trident missiles.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is satisfied that British undertakings to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation are being fully implemented.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many men currently are serving in each of the reserve forces of the Crown compared with the number serving in May 1979.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he has any proposals for expanding the air-to-air refuelling capacity of the Royal Air Force.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what proposals he will make to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting of defence and foreign ministers on 11 and 12 December.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if there has been any deferment of the proposal to instal cruise missiles.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the proposed total annual expenditure on defence and particularly on nuclear weapons.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will give his revised estimate of arms expenditure for 1980–81 and 1981–82.
asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for 2 December.
asked the Prime Minister when and where she expects the next Heads of Government meeting of the European Economic Community to take place.
asked the Prime Minister if she will pay an official visit to Southall
The following Question stood upon the Order Paper:
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement on the Falkland Islands. We have no doubt about our sovereignty over the islands. The Argentines, however, continue to press their claim....
Ordered, That the Elections (Welsh Forms) (No. 2) Regulations 1980 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. St. John-Stevas.]
Ordered, That the matter of the proposal to establish an Enterprise Zone in Belfast, being a matter relating exclusively to Northern Ireland, be referred to the Northern Ireland Committee for...
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty. praying that the National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) Regulations 1980 (S.I., 1980, No. 1503), dated 10...
Ordered,That during the proceedings on the matter of Housing in Wales, the Welsh Grand Committee have leave to sit twice on the first day on which they shall meet; and that, notwithstanding the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Brooke.]
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