House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 26 June 1985

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Spain and Gibraltar

      6 speeches

      Mr. John Mark Taylor: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement regarding frontier co-operation between Spain and Gibraltar.

    • Dooge Committee

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the Dooge committee report will next be considered by the European Economic Community Council of Ministers.

      Cyprus

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent talks he has had about the reunification of Cyprus.

      Mr. Nelson Mandela

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations Her Majesty's Government have received on the continuing imprisonment of Nelson Mandela in South Africa; and...

      Mr. Anatoly Shcharansky

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations Her Majesty's Government have made to the Soviet Union for the release of Anatoly Shcharansky.

      Namibia

      20 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations have been made to the South African Government following their decision unilaterally to establish a...

      Helsinki Final Act

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if there are any plans to republish the Helsinki Final Act in all signatory states on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.

      Spain and Gibraltar

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what restrictions imposed by the Spanish Government on access to Gibraltar by land, air and sea, respectively, in 1967 have been...

      Cuba

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he or other Foreign Office Ministers have any plans to seek to visit Cuba.

      Turkish Peace Association

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations Her Majesty's Government have made to the Turkish Government regarding the prosecution of members of the...

      Central America

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the United States Government on the possible consequences for East-West relations of instability...

      European Community Policies

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further proposals he intends to place before his European Community partners for the development of Community policies.

      Nicaragua

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the Government's current attitude toward the Government of Nicaragua; and if he will make a statement.

  • Royal Assent

    1 speech

    I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified Her Royal Assent to the following Acts: 1. Enduring Powers of Attorney Act 1985.2. Ports...

  • Bills Presented

    • Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc.)

      Mr. Secretary Brittan, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Younger, Mr. Secretary Edwards, Mr. Secretary Jenkin, Mr. Secretary Ridley, Mr. Giles Shaw and Mr. Neil Macfarlane, presented...

    • Tenants' Protection (Scotland)

      Mr. Bruce Millan, supported by Mr. David Marshall, Mr. Jim Craigen, Mr. Michael Martin, Mr. John Maxton, Mr. Gregor MacKenzie and Mr. Norman Buchan, presented a Bill to give further protection to...

      Wildlife and Countryside (Service of Notices)

      Dr. David Clark, supported by Mr. Andrew F. Bennett, Mr. Jim Callaghan, Mr. D. N. Campbell-Savours, Mr. Ron Davies, Mr. Peter Hardy and Dr. Mark Hughes, presented a Bill to apply section 283 of...

  • Environmental Pollution Information

    3 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide a public right of access to information concerning the discharge or disposal of substances into the environment and the presence...

    • Environmental Pollution Information

      Mr. Nigel Forman accordingly presented a Bill to provide a public right of access to information concerning the discharge or disposal of substances into the environment and the presence of...

  • Orders of the Day — Food and Environment Protection Bill [Lords]

    As amended (in the Standing Committee), further considered.

  • Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland Act 1974

    79 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Northern Ireland Act 1974 (Interim Period Extension) Order 1985, which was laid before this House on 4th June, be approved. I ask the House this evening to renew the...

  • Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978

    25 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978 (Continuance) (No. 2) Order 1985, which was laid before this House on 3rd June, be approved. I make clear the...

  • Orders of the Day — STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS &c.

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 79(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.).

  • Orders of the Day — Weights and Measures

    That the draft Weights and Measures Act 1963 (Various Foods) (Amendments) Order 1985, which was laid before this House on 14th June, be approved.—[Mr. Major.]

  • Orders of the Day — Miss Hilda Murrell

    5 speeches

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

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