House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 18 February 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Brazil

      8 speeches

      Mr. Jim Callaghan: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek to pay a visit to Brazil.

    • Hong Kong

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the new Governor of Hong Kong to take up his post.

      Poland

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's relations with Poland.

      Strategic Defence Initiative

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is his assessment of the policy implications for the United Kingdom of an early deployment of the strategic defence...

      Arms Control Talks

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to be able to announce further developments in the Geneva arms control talks.

      Italy

      10 speeches

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

      Conference on Security and Co-operation (Vienna)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement of progress at the current Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe review conference in Vienna.

      Central America (Mr. Madrigal)

      20 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what response the Government gave to Mr. Madrigal, Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, when he visited London to discuss his proposal...

      Soviet Union

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will seek to arrange discussions on disarmament with representatives of the Government of the Soviet Union.

      Albania

      6 speeches

      Mr. Ron Brown: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has received recent representation calling for the restoration of diplomatic relations with Albania; and if...

      Gambia

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the consequences for United Kingdom-Gambian relations of the proposed confederation between Gambia...

  • Tamils (Removal)

    37 speeches

    (by private notice)asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he would make a statement on the position of the 58 Tamil refugees who were to be deported from Heathrow airport...

  • Local Government Bill

    45 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I would like to make a statement about the Local Government Bill. As the House will be aware, the Government had announced that the Bill would include powers to...

  • People's Right to Fuel

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to stop the disconnection of domestic fuel supplies in cases of hardship; to introduce a comprehensive system of heating allowances and...

    • People's Right to Fuel

      Mr. Dennis Canavan accordingly presented a Bill to stop the disconnection of domestic fuel supplies in cases of hardship; to introduce a comprehensive system of heating allowances and insulation...

  • Public Expenditure

    103 speeches

    I must announce to the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition.

  • Rate Rebate (Scotland)

    61 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Revaluation Rate Rebate (Scotland) Order 1986, dated 17th December 1986, a copy of which was laid before this House on 19th December, be approved. With the leave of the...

    • Rate Support Grant (Scotland)

      Resolved,That the Rate Support Grant (Scotland) Order 1987, dated 2nd February 1987, a copy of which was laid before this House on 4th February, be approved.—[Mr. Ancram.]

  • Orders of the Day — Minors' Contracts Bill [Lords]

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Scottish New Towns

    5 speeches

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

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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