House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 8 December 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    • European Fighter Aircraft

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his latest estimate of the number of European fighter aircraft the Royal Air Force requires.

    • Trident

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current and projected number of people employed on the Trident project.

      Royal Ordnance

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the implications for competitive procurement for his Department arising out of the reorganisation of Royal Ordnance plc.

      North Atlantic (Naval Strategy)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement concerning Royal Navy strategy in the north Atlantic.

      Stockholm Document

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he is satisfied with the application of the inspection arrangements agreed under the Stockholm document.

      INF Agreement

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will directly discuss with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ways of reducing minimum nuclear forces following the signing of the...

      World Peace Council

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he has received representations about the implications for his policy on arms control of the policies propounded by the World Peace Council, a copy of...

      Falkland Islands (Telephone Calls)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the cost of telephone calls to and from service personnel in the Falkland Islands and Ascension Island.

      INF Agreement

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what enhancement measures Her Majesty's Government are considering in the wake of the intermediate nuclear forces agreement.

      Exercise Purple Warrior

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the cost of Exercise Purple Warrior.

      INF Agreement

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to what arms control and disarmament negotiations he expects directly to contribute following the intermediate nuclear forces agreement.

      Contract Costs

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of contracts are awarded on a cost-plus basis.

      NATO (Ministerial Meeting)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about his last meeting with NATO Defence Ministers.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • European Council (Copenhagen)

    62 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I shall make a statement about the European Council held in Copenhagen on 4 and 5 December, which I attended, together with my right hon. and learned Friend the...

  • Rate Support Grant (Wales)

    43 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the Welsh rate support grant report 1988–89 and the supplementary reports for 1984–85 and 1985–86, which I...

  • Questions to Ministers

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, arising out of questions. Very understandably and properly, during Prime Minister's Question Time, you called the chairman of the 1922 Committee, the hon. Member...

  • Sale of War Toys (Prohibition)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to prohibit the sale and advertisement of toys and games which are based on military and other weapons. It is commonplace these days for...

    • Sale of War Toys (Prohibition)

      Mr. Tony Banks accordingly presented a Bill to prohibit the sale and advertisement of toys and games which are based on military and other weapons: And the same was read the First time; and...

  • Points of Order

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Yesterday, in a series of exchanges with Mr. Speaker, concerning the injunction obtained against the BBC by the Government to prevent production of a...

  • Adjournment (Christmas)

    48 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed,

  • Orders of the Day — CONSOLIDATED FUND BILL (No. 2)

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Inner-city areas

    20 speeches

    I have chosen for the subject of my debate the effect of market forces on building design and planning in inner-city, urban and rural areas. I deliberately chose that subject to cover the broad...

  • Sport

    35 speeches

    I welcome the opportunity to debate, although it is a short debate, the important subject of sport. I am sure that you, Mr. Speaker, will be the first to note that sport is a very important...

  • Radioactive Waste Disposal

    52 speeches

    We are very grateful, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for this opportunity to air a matter of considerable concern to the residents of Gwynedd and elsewhere. I am referring to the proposals by Nirex for the...

  • Afghanistan

    5 speeches

    It is right that, as we approach the eighth anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, we should debate the matter in the House. Moreover, Mr. Gorbachev has recently talked to the Prime...

  • Rating Reform (Scotland)

    20 speeches

    Let us start with a little-known fact. We meet here today on the first anniversary of the Second Reading of the Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Act 1987. This is a fact of which few...

  • National Health Service

    17 speeches

    I cannot help feeling that to address the House at 3·25 in the morning on the question of health is a contradiction in terms. I owe an apology to my hon. Friend the Parliamentary...

  • London Ambulance Service

    46 speeches

    I am glad to follow the last debate on the National Health Service as a whole by initiating a debate on the London ambulance service, although this is a debate that should not be necessary....

  • Glasgow-Dumfries-Carlisle Railway Line

    33 speeches

    I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Minister for Public Transport, who is responsible for railways, for being here to listen to and answer the debate. He was kind enough to receive a delegation...

  • Flood Damage (Northern Ireland)

    18 speeches

    I have no doubt, Mr. Speaker, that hon. Gentlemen who took part in the last debate had a very long night because, unlike me, they were not able to slip home for a few hours in bed. I do hope that...

  • Copley Marshall and Co. Ltd.

    3 speeches

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

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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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