House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 15 June 1983

  • Preamble

    The House being met; and, it being the first day of the meeting of this Parliament, pursuant to Proclamation SIR CHARLES ADDISON SOMERVILLE SNOWDEN GORDON, KCB, Clerk of the House of Commons,...

  • Election of Speaker

    27 speeches

    First, Mr. Callaghan, I welcome you to your new role as Father of the House. A great many Members have held it before you, Mr. Callaghan but, while it is not unprecedented, it is rare that anyone...

  • Adjournment

    1 speech

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

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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.

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