House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 27 June 1984

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • British Youth Council

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement concerning the public funding of British Youth Council activities abroad in the last financial year.

    • Argentina

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Her Majesty''s Government's relations with the Government of Argentina.

      Mr. Botha (United Kingdom Visit)

      21 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from Commonwealth countries concerning the recent visit of Mr. Botha to the United Kingdom.

      Saudi Arabia

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British subjects are currently detained in Saudi Arabia; how many complaints he has received about the lack of...

      Gulf States

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has held with the Gulf states.

      Soviet Union

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what communications he has had with the Government of the Soviet Union since the economic summit.

      Afghanistan

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards Afghanistan.

      Iran-Iraq War (Chemical Weapons)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assurances he has been able to obtain from the Iraqi Government that they will cease using chemical weapons in the war with...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — European Community

    • European Council

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on developments at the latest European Council meeting.

    • House of Lords Select Committee

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of Stale for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports from the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Communities currently await a Government reply.

      European Union

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions there have been between Ministers in his Department and other European Economic Community Governments on the...

      Community Effectiveness

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposals he has for increasing the effectiveness of the European Economic Community.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in bringing the expenditure on the common agricultural policy within his definition of effective control.

      Budget Rebate

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what concessions Her Majesty's Government have obtained on the rebate proposals tabled by the President of the Commission at the...

  • European Council (Fontainebleau)

    85 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the European Council in Fontainebleau on 25 and 26 June, at which I was accompanied by my right hon. and learned Friend the...

  • Home Secretary (Press Reports)

    10 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I should like to seek your advice on how we can raise the important matter of the reported allegation that disgruntled MI5 officers have smeared the Home...

  • Ministerial Statements

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I should like to ask you to study carefully the final remarks of the Prime Minister in answering my question, when she implied a threat to investment in my...

  • GLC Official (Arrest)

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I should like to seek your guidance. Yesterday, the head of Ken Livingstone's private office was arrested on Waterloo bridge, which on the face of it is further...

  • Ministerial Statements

    3 speeches

    Further to the point of order raised by my hon. Friend the Member for Houghton and Washington (Mr. Boyes), Mr. Speaker. The railway crash at Morpeth involved my constituent, as I said yesterday....

  • Oral Questions

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. During Question Time I asked a supplementary question about discussions with the Gulf states. You ruled at that time that I was not in order. How are we to find...

  • Paedophilia (Protection of Children)

    4 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make it an offence to be a member of any organisation, association, society, religious sect, club or the like that holds meetings at which...

    • Paedophilia (Protection of Children)

      Mr. Geoffrey Dickens accordingly presented a Bill to make it an offence to be a member of any organisation, association, society, religious sect, club or the like that holds meetings at which...

  • Representation of the People Acts

    113 speeches

    I must tell the House that many right hon. and hon. Members wish to take part in the debate and that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition.

  • British Shipbuilders

    47 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft British Shipbuilders Borrowing Powers (Increase of Limit) Order 1984, which was laid before this House on 11th June, be approved. The subject of the draft order...

  • Industrial Technologies

    13 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 8018/83 on a Research Action Programme on Industrial Technologies and the supplementary explanatory memorandum...

  • Dr. W. W. Rankin

    4 speeches

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

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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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