House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 22 December 1982

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • Royal Assent

      1 speech

      I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified Her Royal Assent to the following Acts: 1. Commonwealth Development Corporation Act 1982.2....

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Angola

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has any plans to visit Angola.

    • Hong Kong

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in the discussions in Peking about the future of Hong Kong; and if he will make a statement.

      North Atlantic Council

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether nuclear weapons were discussed at the meeting of the North Atlantic Council on 9 and 10 December which he attended.

      Zimbabwe (Detained Persons)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Government of Zimbabwe about the detained air force officers and the tourists who...

      Anatoly Shcharansky

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make further representations to the Soviet leadership urging them to grant an amnesty to Anatoly Shcharansky and to...

      Middle East

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the prospect for peace in the Middle East.

      BBC Overseas Service

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to enable the BBC overseas service to broadcast on television and to make the programmes capable of...

      Uruguay

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Anglo-Uruguayan relations.

      Lebanon

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution Her Majesty's Government hope to make towards helping the Lebanese Government regain its sovereignty over the...

      China

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, for the purpose of discussions with the Government of the People's Republic of China, he has made any assessment of the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — European Community

    • Community Budget

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further progress he has made towards finding a permanent solution to the European Economic Community budget problem in 1983...

    • Japan

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what decisions have been taken at the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Community on ways and means of improving commercial...

      Reform

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs within what time scale he expects substantial progress on the initiative for reform of the institutions and policies of the...

      Community Tactics (International Organisations)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he is satisfied with progress towards the adoption of common tactics by European Economic Community Governments in...

      Council of Ministers

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what subjects will be discussed at the next European Economic Community Council of Ministers meeting.

      Common Fisheries Policy

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the responsibilities of his Department concerning the application of article 100, relating to...

      Community Budget

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the European Economic Community budget problem.

      Gibraltar

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposals he has for talks with the new Government of Spain concerning the future of Gibraltar.

  • Council of Fisheries Ministers

    27 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the meeting of the Council of Fisheries Ministers yesterday in Brussels. I represented the United Kingdom, together with my...

  • Anderson Strathclyde and Charter Consolidated (Report)

    48 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the report of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission on the proposed merger between Anderson Strathclyde and Charter Consolidated...

  • Department of Health and Social Security Offices

    2 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 9, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • Questions to Ministers

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I apologise for jumping the gun, but a fortnight ago I tabled a question for oral answer by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in the...

  • Conduct of Ministers

    27 speeches

    I think, Mr. Speaker, you will agree that it is a matter of order whether the truth is told to the House. If it is not, it becomes a contempt of the House, and such a proposition on a totally...

  • Standing Charges of Public Utilities to Pensioners (Regulation)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to regulate the standing charges to pensioners of public utilities. It is appropriate that we are discussing this Bill on the shortest day of...

  • Privilege

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That the matter of the complaint be referred to the Committee of Privileges. The purpose of my motion is to call attention to the conduct of witnesses before the Select Committee...

  • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 73A (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.)

    • Agriculture

      That the draft Hill Livestock (Compensatory Allowances) (Amendment) Regulations 1982, which were laid before this House on 23rd November, be approved.

    • International Immunities and Privileges

      That the draft Commonwealth Foundation (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1982, which was laid before this House on 26th November, be approved.

      Industrial Training

      That the draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 1982, which was laid before this House on 2nd December, be approved.

      Taxes

      That the draft Oil Taxation (Gas Banking Schemes) (No. 2) Regulations 1982, which were laid before this House on 1st December, be approved.

      Terms and Conditions of Employment

      That the draft Unfair Dismissal (Increase of Compensation Limit) (No. 2) Order 1982, which was laid before this House on 3rd December, be approved.

      Terms and Conditions of Employment

      That the draft Employment Protection (Variation of Limits) (No. 2) Order 1982, which was laid before this House on 3rd December, be approved.

      Monopolies and Mergers

      That the draft Monopolies and Mergers Commission (Membership of Groups for Newspaper Merger References) Order 1982, which was laid before this House on 22nd November, be approved.—[Mr. Gummer]

  • Falkland Islands (Shackleton Report)

    98 speeches

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

  • Petition

  • Lancashire (Education)

    4 speeches

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

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