House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 22 June 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at twenty-five minutes past Eleven o' clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Members Sworn

    The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by Law:Tam Dalyell, esquire, Linlithgow.Joseph Kevin McNamara, esquire, Kingston upon Hull,...

  • Sessional Orders

    • Elections

      Ordered,That all Members who are returned for two or more places in any part of the United Kingdom to make their Election for which of the places they will serve, within one week after it shall...

    • Witnesses

      Resolved,That if it shall appear that any person hath been tampering with any Witness, in respect of his evidence to be given to this House, or any Committee thereof, or directly or indirectly...

      Metropolitan Police

      Ordered,That the Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis do take care that during the Session of Parliament the passages through the streets leading to this House be kept free and open and...

      Votes and Proceedings

      Ordered,That the Votes and Proceedings of this House be printed, being first perused by Mr. Speaker; and that he do appoint the printing thereof; and that no person but such as he shall appoint...

      Outlawries

      Ordered,Bill for the most effectual preventing Clandestine Outlawries; read the First time; to be read a Second time.

      Journal

      Ordered,That the Journal of this House, from the end of the last Session to the end of the present Session, with an index thereto, be printed.

  • Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means

    Ordered,That Mr. Paul Dean be Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means. —[Mr. Biffen

  • Queen's Speech

    1 speech

    I have to acquaint the House that this House has this day attended Her Majesty in the House of Peers, and that Her Majesty was pleased to make a most Gracious Speech from the Throne to both...

  • Debate on the Address

    100 speeches

    [FIRST DAY]

  • Young Offenders

    4 speeches

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

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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.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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