House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 22 April 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • Death of a Member

      1 speech

      I regret to have to inform the House of the death of Harry Philip Heggie Gourlay, esquire, Member for Kirkcaldy, and I desire, on behalf of the House, to express our sense of the loss we have...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • USA-USSR (Summit Meeting)

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made following his recent visit to Moscow of the prospects for a summit meeting between President Reagan...

    • Treaty of Rome

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to present to Parliament a revised text of the Treaty of Rome, incorporating the amendments...

      Passports (Forgery)

      4 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action he intends to take to prevent further forgery of British passports by Israel or other foreign states.

      Diplomatic Immunity

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received seeking a review of diplomatic immunity; and if he will make a statement.

      Pakistan

      8 speeches

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

      Zircon

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the implications for his Department of the current state of investigations into the Zircon affair.

      Central America

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had regarding proposals for a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Central America; and if he...

      Republic of Ireland

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to meet the Foreign Minister of the Irish Republic to discuss Anglo-Irish relations.

      USSR (Ministerial Visit)

      16 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the issues raised with Mr. Gorbachev during his recent visit to Moscow.

      Disarmament

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress is expected on disarmament proposals following his recent discussions with representatives of the Government of the...

      South Africa

      10 speeches

      Mr. Simon: Hughes asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the European Council of Foreign Ministers proposes to take any initiatives on South Africa in the coming months.

      USSR (Human Rights)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, during his recent visit to Moscow, he discussed with the Soviet Foreign Minister the proposed international forum on...

      Hong Kong

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received on the Hong Kong Public Order (Amendment) Ordinance.

      South Africa

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek early discussions with the Government of South Africa following the general election in that country to discuss...

      EC (Research and Development)

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy with regard to co-ordinated research and development through...

  • Service Personnel, Cyprus (Attack)

    14 speeches

    (by private notice) asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the recent attack upon British service personnel in Cyprus.

  • Massey Ferguson (Redundancies)

    2 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 20, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • Members (Declaration of Interests)

    49 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to raise with you a matter of which I have given you prior notice, although I understand that my letter, which was posted from the north of England on...

  • Intoxicating Substances (Supply) Act (Amendment)

    3 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Intoxicating Substances (Supply) Act 1985; and for connected purposes. You will remember, Mr. Speaker, that in the Session...

  • Intoxicating Substances (Supply) Act (Amendment)

    Mr. Simon Hughes accordingly presented a Bill to amend the Intoxicating Substances (Supply) Act 1985; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a...

  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill

    75 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Finance Bill (Committal)

    Ordered,That clauses Nos. 11, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 33, 45, 147 and 160 and Schedule 4 be committed to a Committee of the whole House;That the remainder of the Bill be committed to a Standing...

  • Orders of the Day — Health Services (Blackburn)

    5 speeches

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

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