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House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 5 February 1986

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Managua

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when Her Majesty's Government's ambassador with responsibility for Nicaragua last visited Managua.

    • British Overseas Interests

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the means by which his Department secures its objectives of promoting and protecting British interests overseas; how he...

      Terrorism (Colonel Gaddafi)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will initiate discussions with European colleagues to counteract the threat made by Colonel Gaddafi on 16 January to train,...

      Australia

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom's current relations with Australia.

      Israel

      22 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about relations with Israel.

      Iran-Iraq War

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what initiative he plans to take to help end the Iran-Iraq war.

      Central America

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations have been made by the Council of Ministers to the United States of America on its policy in Central America.

      South Africa

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations are being made to the South African authorities regarding the remaining four defendants in the United...

      Nepal

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about his forthcoming visit to Nepal.

      Torture (UN Convention)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will now ratify the United Nations convention against torture.

      Iran

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations were made to the Iranian authorities about the recent boarding of a British ship; and if he will make a...

      South Africa

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further action is to be taken by the Council of Ministers to seek to secure an end to apartheid in South Africa.

      Lesotho (South African Blockade)

      6 speeches

      Mr. Pike asked: the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what response he received from the South African authorities on the representations he made regarding the blockade of...

      Terrorism

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on an effective co-ordinated European response to international terrorism.

      Central America

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Council of Ministers is taking to support the Contadora peace process in Central America.

      Middle East

      23 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on developments in the middle east peace process since the visit to London by Mr. Shimon Peres.

  • English Water Authorities (Privatisation)

    67 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I will make a statement about the future of the water authorities in England and Wales. On 7 February 1985, the then Minister for Housing and Construction, my hon....

  • Welsh Water Authority (Privatisation)

    39 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about the privatisation of the Welsh water authority. As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment has told the...

  • Points of Order

    12 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. The House is always keen to debate matters of public concern. I raised earlier a question about the news that there has been a nuclear fuel leak at Sellafield...

  • Sellafield (Spent Fuel Discharge)

    7 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No.10, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • People's Right to Fuel

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent disconnections of domestic fuel supply in cases of hardship; to introduce a comprehensive system of fuel allowances taking into...

    • People's Right to Fuel

      Mr. Dennis Canavan accordingly presented a Bill to prevent disconnections of domestic fuel supply in cases of hardship; to introduce a comprehensive system of fuel allowances taking into account...

  • Opposition Day

    [6TH ALLOTTED DAY]

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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.

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