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House of Commons debates

Friday, 19 December 1980

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR.SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • North Sea Gas

    8 speeches

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

  • Commuter Rail Services (London)

    13 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to ventilate my concern and that of commuters throughout South-East London about the proposed reductions in rail services in the area. Since, in the next few...

  • Northern Ireland (Prisons)

    29 speeches

    I will, with permission, Mr. Speaker, make a statement about the position in Northern Ireland prisons. The seven Republican prisoners, who were in the fifty-third day of their hunger strike...

  • Anglo-Canadian Relations

    3 speeches

    Question again proposed, that this House do now adjourn.

  • British Broadcasting Corporation (Licence Fee)

    6 speeches

    I wish to discuss the funding and role of the BBC at a time when significant cuts are being forced on public service broadcasting. The background is provided by the director-general's letter to...

  • Water Supply (Sowerby)

    6 speeches

    I thank the hon. Member for Oldham, West (Mr. Meacher) for curtailing his debate, after the important statement today, to enable me to raise this matter. I also thank my hon. Friend the Member...

  • Privacy

    2 speeches

    I welcome the opportunity for a short debate on the privacy of the individual and the safeguards that do or do not exist to protect that privacy. I understand that it is not in order to make...

  • Motor Racing Industry

    6 speeches

    I am grateful for this opportunity to raise the subject of the crisis facing Britain's motor racing industry. I am particularly grateful to my hon. Friend the Minister with responsibility for...

  • Adult Education

    7 speeches

    2 pm

  • Procedure (Supply)

    Ordered,That a Select Committee be appointed to examine the procedure of the House for considering and voting on the Government's requests for Supply, and to make recommendations.

  • Imported Goods (Labelling)

    3 speeches

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

What is this?

Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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