House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 7 December 1983

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Papua New Guinea

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans to seek to pay an early visit to Papua New Guinea.

    • Chile

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government on political and military cooperation with Chile.

      Kampuchea

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government on the recognition of a Government of Kampuchea.

      Hong Kong

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will report on progress in the negotiations with Peking over the future of Hong Kong.

      Spain (British Holidaymakers)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will draw up plans to deal with British hooligans and vandals on holiday in Spanish resorts next summer.

      Ida Nudel

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will raise again with the Soviet authorities the case of Ida Nudel who has been waiting 12 years for permission to...

      Uganda

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last discussed with the Uganda Government the question of compensation for expropriated property and assets of British...

      Angola

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the current state of relations with Angola.

      Turkey

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what report he has received from the British consulate in Istanbul about the outcome of the trial of a member of the Turkish...

      Central America

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with other European Community Governments the situation in Central America.

      Middle East

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will report on progress towards a comprehensive peace settlement in the middle east.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — European Community

    • Own Resources

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs under what circumstances Her Majesty's Government would now consider an increase in own resources of the European Community.

    • Foreign Policy

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on progress towards a common European Community foreign policy.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what mechanism is proposed by Her Majesty's Government to control the increase in expenditure on the common agriculture policy.

      Spain and Portugal

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the estimated net cost of the European Community budget of the proposed accession of Spain and Portugal.

      Foreign Ministers

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he most recently met other European Community Foreign Ministers; and what subjects were discussed.

      Council of Ministers

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next expects to attend the Council of Ministers of the European Communities.

  • Athens Summit

    77 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement on the European Council in Athens on 4 to 6 December at which my right hon. and learned Friend the Foreign Secretary and I represented the...

  • Mr. Edgar Graham

    21 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the murder earlier today of Mr. Edgar Graham. I do so on behalf of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State who is in...

  • Powers of Criminal Courts (Amendment)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable the criminal courts of England and Wales to pass wholly and partly suspended youth custody orders; and for connected purposes. The...

    • Powers of Criminal Courts (Amendment)

      Mr. Alex Carlile accordingly presented a Bill to enable the criminal courts of England and Wales to pass wholly and partly suspended youth custody orders; and for connected purposes: And the same...

  • Orders of the Day — Town and Country Planning Bill

    21 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Fisheries

    65 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 7021/83, 8076/83, and 8076/63 Amendment 1 on 1983 total allowable catches, quotas and the conditions under which...

  • Orders of the Day — Noise at Work

    32 speeches

    I beg to move the motion on the Order Paper That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 10322/82 setting out proposals for a Council Directive on the protection of workers from...

  • Orders of the Day — Nursing Sister (Dismissal)

    6 speeches

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

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