House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 18 March 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

    • Falklands Fisheries

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many fishing vessels have been boarded by fisheries protection personnel in the Falkland Islands conservation zone since 1...

    • Arms Control Talks

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on progress at the arms control negotiations in Geneva.

      Postal Communications

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the United Kingdom delegation to the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe review conference in Vienna will ...

      EC Budget

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the EEC Council of Foreign Ministers last discussed the 1987 budget.

      Brazil

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and Brazil of that country's...

      Soviet Union (Human Rights)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he is satisfied with the Soviet response to representations made by the United Kingdom delegation at the Conference on...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to be able to set a date for elections for a new administration in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

      Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a further statement on the intermediate range nuclear forces negotiations.

      Soviet Union (Human Rights)

      15 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will seek opportunities to raise the question of the reunification of divided families both with the Soviet Foreign...

      Iran-Iraq War

      11 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent initiatives Her Majesty's Government have taken towards ending the Iran-Iraq war.

      Iran (Arms Supplies)

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on the implications for Her Majesty's Government's foreign policy of the supply of...

      United States (Trade)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he intends to meet the United States Trade Secretary to discuss any effects of United States trade measures on the Atlantic...

  • British Rail Engineering Ltd.

    35 speeches

    (by private notice)asked the Secretary of State for Transport to make a statement about the 1,600 redundancies announced today at British Rail Engineering Ltd. at Crewe, Derby, Doncaster and York.

  • Points of Order

    49 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I ask you to make clear what responsibility you have for decisions taken by the Table Office in relation to written questions? What is the position when...

  • Opposition Budgets Bill

    4 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Treasury to cost proposed budgets put forward by political parties in Parliament. I move this motion in a spirit of...

    • Opposition Budgets Bill

      Mr. Edward Leigh accordingly presented a Bill to require the Treasury to cost proposed budgets put forward by political parties in Parliament; And the same was read the First time; and ordered to...

    • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS &c.

      Ordered,That the draft Broadcasting (Extension of Duration of IBA's Function) Order 1987 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c — [Mr. Lightbown.]

  • Orders of the Day — Ways and Means

    Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [17 March].

    • Amendment of the Law

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the national debt and public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance; but this...

  • Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

    103 speeches

    [Relevant documents: European Community Document No. 10155/86, Annual Economic Report 1986–87 and the unnumbered document, Annual Economic Report 1986–87 (final version as adopted by...

  • Liverpool (Financial Situation)

    11 speeches

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

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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