House of Commons debates

Friday, 21 December 1984

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Petitions

    • Human Embryos

      7 speeches

      I have pleasure in presenting to the House a petition entitled "Petition for the Protection of the Human Embryo". It has been signed by over 4,500 of my constituents who feel strongly about the...

    • Nuclear Weapons

      1 speech

      I have pleasure to present the House a petition, signed by over 1,800 people in my constituency and handed to me at the end of a large and successful public meeting, in the following terms: We...


      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition signed by some 20,000 people from my constituency and other parts of the United Kingdom and including, on my reckoning, at least 35 bishops, supporting Amnesty...

      National Health Service (Privatisation)

      21 speeches

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

      British Expatriates

      6 speeches

      I am grateful for the opportunity of raising the important subject of the treatment of British expatriates working abroad, particularly in Nigeria and Libya. I propose to raise a number of...

      City and Hackney District Health Authority

      10 speeches

      I am delighted to be able to participate in this Adjournment debate. It is the Friday before Christmas, and I am looking forward to going to Venice; so one is more emollient in this debate than...

      Drinking and Driving

      4 speeches

      First, Mr. Deputy Speaker, I wish you and all my parliamentary colleagues a very happy Christmas. This debate on drinking and driving very much concerns the festive season. Christmas is a joyous...

      Information Technology Industry

      6 speeches

      I applied for this debate because I believed that there were important problems in our information technology industry which should be brought to the attention of the House before we went away...

      Bromley (Capital Expenditure Restraints)

      9 speeches

      On 18 July this year the Secretary of State for the Environment sent a letter to local authorities which was ostensibly a request to restrain their capital expenditure. In fact, the letter...

      Sport in London

      8 speeches

      This may be the only opportunity that I ever get to speak at the Opposition Dispatch Box, so I have seized that opportunity. My reason for seeking an Adjournment debate on sport in London was...

      Baha'i Community (Iran)

      4 speeches

      2 pm

      High Rise Flats

      4 speeches

      May I start, Mr. Deputy Speaker, by wishing you a happy Christmas and all the best for the new year? As it is Christmas, may I extend greetings to the Under-Secretary of State? I am informed that...

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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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