House of Commons debates

Thursday, 23 June 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Member Sworn

    The following Member took and subscribed the Oath:

  • European Council (Stuttgart)

    45 speeches

    I attended the European Council in Stuttgart on 17 to 19 June, accompanied by my right hon. learned Friend the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary. The main questions discussed were, first, the...

  • Business of the House

    60 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a short statement about next week's business. As the House is aware, the debate on the Address in reply to the Gracious Speech will conclude...

  • Social Security Benefits (Uprating)

    32 speeches

    With permission, I would like to make a statement about the annual uprating of social security benefits which will take effect from the week beginning 21 November. Under the Social Security and...

  • Bills Presented

    • International Monetary Arrangements

      Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, supported by Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe, Mr. Peter Rees, Mr. Timothy Raison, Mr. Nicholas Ridley, Mr. Barney Hayhoe and Mr. John Moore, presented a Bill to...

    • Petroleum Royalties (Relief)

      Mr. Secretary Walker, supported by Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Younger, Mr. Alick Buchanan-Smith and Mr. Giles Shaw, presented a Bill to confer on holders of petroleum...

      Local Authorities (Expenditure Powers)

      Mr. Secretary Jenkin, supported by Mr. Secretary Younger, Mr. Secretary Edwards, Mr. Secretary Parkinson, Mr. Peter Rees and Mr. William Waldegrave, presented a Bill to remove certain...

      Housing and Building Control

      Mr. Secretary Jenkin, supported by Mr. Secretary Britian, Mr. Secretary Edwards, Mr. Peter Rees, Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. Ian Gow and Sir George Young, presented a Bill to make further provision...

  • MR. Speaker Thomas (Retirement)

    Resolved nemine contradicente,That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying Her Majesty that she will be most graciously pleased to confer some signal mark of her Royal Favour upon...

  • Chairman and First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means

    Ordered,That Mr. Harold Walker be Chairman of Ways and Means and that Mr. Ernest Armstrong be First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means.—[Mr. Biffen.]

  • Business of the House

    11 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed,That—(1) Standing Order No. 6 (Arrangement of public business) shall have effect for this Session with the following modification, namely:—In...

  • Orders of the Day — Debate on the Address

    • Second Day

      104 speeches

      Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [22 June]That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows:Most Gracious Sovereign.We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal...

  • Thamesdown (Expansion)

    2 speeches

    10 pm

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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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