House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 17 June 1986

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    • Falkland Islands

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence if there has been any change in the pattern of patrols in the south Atlantic following the sinking of a fishing vessel by the Argentine navy off the...

    • Chemical Weapons

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence what are the implications for the speed of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's reaction to a chemical attack from the Union of Soviet Socialist...

      Nimrod Airborne Radar Programme

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made towards completion of the Nimrod airborne radar programme.

      Chemical Weapons

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation force goal on chemical weapons includes air-delivered munitions.

      Experimental Aircraft Programme

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence what lessons have been drawn by his Department from the experimental aircraft programme.

      Trident

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been (a) committed and (b) spent to date on the Trident project.

      Nuclear Arms Race

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his European counterparts within the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation about how best to halt the nuclear arms race; and...

      Baor

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he has any plans to change the size of the British Army of the Rhine; and if he will make a statement.

      Helicopter Procurement

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on future helicopter procurement.

      Warship Procurement

      13 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement outlining his plans for the future of warship procurement for the next five years.

      Overseas Expenditure

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will indicate the proportion of the defence budget that is spent overseas: and if he will make a statement.

      Chemical Weapons

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many representations he has received concerning the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation force goal for United States chemical weapons: and if he will...

      Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about his Department's policy for the disposal of redundant intercontinental ballistic missiles.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Remands in Custody (Compensation)

    3 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish the right to compensation for time spent in custody prior to an acquittal; and for connected purposes. The Bill is designed to...

  • Remands in Custody (Compensation)

    Mr. Gerald Bermingham accordingly presented a Bill to establish the right to compensation for time spent in custody prior to an acquittal; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the...

  • Opposition Day

    [I6TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • South Africa

      196 speeches

      I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister. Well over 40 right hon. and hon. Gentlemen have written to me expressing their wish to take part in the debate. There may well be...

    • Medicinal Products

      13 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 9630/84 and 5752/86, proposals for draft Directives and a Recommendation, and Amendments to the proposals, on the...

      Business of the House

      Ordered,That, at the sitting on Thursday 19th June, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 3 (Exempted business), if proceedings on the Motions in the name of Mr. Secretary King...

      "The Observer"

      7 speeches

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

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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