House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 24 June 1981

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Unesco

      8 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will seek a meeting with the Secretary-General of the United Nations to discuss the future of the United Nations Eucational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

    • Lebanon

      12 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal what progress has been made in discussions as a result of the European initiative which may help resolve the current situation in the Lebanon.

      Cyprus

      8 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will visit Cyprus with a view to discussing with the President of the Republic and the leader of the Turkish Cypriot Community progress towards a settlement.

      Middle East

      10 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on the situation in the Middle East.

      Lisbon Agreement

      8 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if, in view of the failure of the Spanish Government to implement the Lisbon agreement, he will seek further discussions with the Spanish Foreign Minister with a view to...

      Arab-Israeli Dispute

      10 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he is planning any fresh initiatives in regard to the Arab-Israeli dispute; and if he will make a statement.

      South Africa

      12 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he proposes to take any new initiatives in connection with civil rights for the black community in South Africa.

      Detente

      12 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he has any plans to discuss detente with the Soviet Foreign Minister.

      Minority Groups (Persecution)

      10 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the Government's policy regarding the receipt of representations from minority groups within a sovereign State or States, alleging persecution or claiming a...

      South Atlantic Pact

      6 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the policy of the United Kingdom towards the proposed South Atlantic pact between South Africa, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil; and if he is satisfied...

      Namibia

      6 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on the progress of the contact group on Namibia subsequent to the American initiative.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — European Community

    • Foreign Ministers (Special Arrangements)

      12 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal what formal arrangements exist for European Economic Community Foreign Ministers to meet in special session when an important development in foreign affairs on which...

    • Joint Policies

      12 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will seek during the British Presidency of the European Community to strengthen the role of the European Commission in developing joint European policies,...

      Enlargement

      10 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will clarify the policy of Her Majesty's Government on the enlargement of the European Economic Community.

      British Presidency

      10 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal if he is now in a position to state what initiatives he intends to take when he assumes the Presidency of the Council of European Economic Community Ministers.

      Reform

      10 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal what time scale is planned for the implementation of the European Council's decisions on institutional reform of the European Economic Community.

      Foreign Ministers

      4 speeches

      asked the Lord Privy Seal when next he intends to meet European Economic Community Foreign Ministers to discuss Community affairs.

  • Rating (Business Premises Relief)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to grant partial relief from rates in the case of industrial and commercial hereditaments; to make further provision in respect of rating...

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