Tuesday, 10 November 1987
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nuclear planning group meeting in Monterey.
To ask the Secretary for Defence what British forces are currently committed to the reinforcement of Norway and Denmark.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what point defence the Royal Navy's frigates and destroyer currently on Armilla patrol have against sea-skimming missiles.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he next plans to meet the French Minister of Defence.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what use is currently being made of the Nimrod airframes.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to what precise extent the operational efficiency and viability of the Trident missile is dependent on United States maintenance and supplies.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of defence contracts in the latest year for which figures are available were subject to competition; and how this compares with 1979–80.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's strategy of flexible response.
To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 10 November.
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Data Protection Act 1984. Data protection is a complicated subject. Some people think it has its own language. [Interruption.]
Mr. Harry Cohen accordingly presented a Bill to amend the Data Protection Act 1984: and the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 15 January and to be...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I ask you about the internal security of the Palace of Westminster? Two services now exist — the custodian and security service, and the police. It...
Before we start the debate, I should tell the House that I have selected all the amendments on the Order Paper. It might be for the convenience of the House if we had a general debate based on...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I understand that the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry will announce his findings on the British Airways—BCal merger, following the report of the...
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on amendment—[23 July]—in page 2, to leave out lines 15 to 18.
Amendment proposed: No. 3, in page 4, line 37, at end insert 'and provided that the framework of the Dock Workers Employment Scheme is in no way impaired consequent on the removal of any area...
I beg to move amendment No. 15, in page 6, line 13, leave out 'one' and insert 'three'.
I beg to move amendment No. 42, in page 10, line 18, at end insert— '(cc) Section 21 of the Act of 1956 shall have effect as if, after the word "Minister", where it secondly occurs, there ...
I beg to move amendment No. 21, in page 10, line 21, at end insert— '(dd) section 24 of the Act of 1956 shall have effect as if after "Council" there were inserted "and the Regional Officer...
I beg to move amendment No. 37, in page 14, line 44, at end insert 'and'.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Is it in order for the Opposition spokesman, the hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras (Mr. Dobson), to impugn the honour of the Prime Minister and...
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a short business statement. The business for tomorrow will now be as follows: THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER — Motions On Social Security Orders...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Ryder.]
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