House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 13 November 1984

  • Preamble

    The House met at half—past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    • Lochaber Water Power Order Confirmation Bill

      Considered; to be read the Third time.

    • CLOSURE OF DEBATE (STANDING ORDER No. 31)

      Return ordered,respecting applications of Standing Order No. 31 (Closure of debate) during Session 1983–84, (1) in the House and in Committee of the whole House, under the following...

      Delegated Legislation

      Return ordered,of the number of Instruments considered in Session 1983–84 by the Joint Committee and the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments respectively pursuant to their orders of...

      Private Bills and Private Business

      Return ordered,of the number of Private Bills, Hybrid Bills and Bills for confirming Provisional Orders introduced into this House and brought from the House of Lords, and of Acts passed in...

      Public Bills

      Return ordered,of the number of Public Bills, distinguishing Government from other Bills, introduced into this House, or brought from the House of Lords, during Session 1983–84 showing:...

      Select Committees

      Return ordered,of Select Committees, except Business Committees, in Session 1983–84, with the Sub-Committees appointed by them; the number of the meetings of each and the number of meetings...

      Sittings of the House

      Return ordered,of the days on which the House sat in Session 1983–84 stating for each day the day of the month and day of the week, the hour of the meeting, and the hour of the adjournment;...

      Standing Committees

      Return ordered,for Session 1983–84, of (1) the total number and the names of all Members (including and distinguishing Chairmen) who have been appointed to serve on one or more of the...

      Special Procedure Orders

      Return ordered,of the number of Special Procedure Orders presented in Session 1983–84; the number withdrawn; the number against which Petitions or copies of Petitions were deposited; the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    • Trident Missiles

      17 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence what has been the effect of the dollar-sterling parity change on the estimated cost of Trident in the last 12 months.

    • Shipbreaking (Asbestos Removal)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will in future seek guarantees from the purchasers of naval vessels for purposes of shipbreaking, on the removal of asbestos from the vessels,...

      Soviet SS Missiles

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is his estimate of the total number of SS missile warheads targeted on western Europe; and how this figure compares with one year and five years ago.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received relating to the servicing of Nimrod aircraft.

      Trident Missiles

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will reconsider Her Majesty's Government's decision to purchase the Trident II weapons system.

      NATO (Military Committee)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence what were his latest discussions with the military committee of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

      RAF Trainer

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to announce a decision on the replacement of the Royal Air Force trainer.

      Western European Union

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for strengthening the military role of the Western European Union in the defence of Europe.

      USA (Discussions)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he has any plans to hold discussions with representatives of the United States of America Government.

      Nuclear Weapons (Transportation)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will institute an inquiry into arrangements for the safe transport of nuclear weapons by road.

      Tornado Aircraft

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will make a statement on progress regarding the introduction into operational deployment with the Royal Air Force of the air defence variant of...

      RAF Upper Heyford

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he anticipates that the noise level testings approximate to RAF Upper Heyford will be completed; and if he will make a statement

      Chemical Weapons

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence what measures he is taking to meet the threat from the chemical weapons manufactured and held by the Soviet Union; and if he will make a statement.

      Trident Missiles

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence what recent communications he has had about the proposal to base the Trident weapon in Scotland.

      Strategic Forces

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will report on the progress of his review of strategic forces.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • House of Commons Stationery (Use)

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to raise a point about the actions of a senior Opposition spokesman, the hon. Member for Oldham, West (Mr. Meacher), who circulated, on House of Commons...

  • Questions to Ministers

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. During the last Session of Parliament you were kind enough to rule that questions to the Prime Minister should be directed towards her responsibilities. Today...

  • Statutory Instruments, &c.

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I shall put together the six motions on statutory instruments.

  • Orders of the Day — Debate on the Address

    [SIXTH DAY]

  • The Economy

    105 speeches

    I have selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition and his right hon. and hon. Friends. In addition, under the powers given to me by Standing Order No. 35, I have selected...

  • Transport (Supplementary Grants)

    45 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Local Government (Supplementary Grants for Transport Purposes Specified Descriptions) Order 1984, dated 18th October 1984, a copy of which was laid before this House on...

  • Blind Persons (Benefits)

    9 speeches

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

What is this?

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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