House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 16 December 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Soviet Union (Human Rights)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further details have emerged about Soviet human rights violations over the last 12 months.

    • Vienna Conference

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he is satisfied with progress at the conference on security and co-operation in Europe, Vienna conference, and in...

      South Africa (Front-line States)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what economic assistance the Government have given to the front-line Southern African states.

      East-West Relations

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a further statement on East-West relations.

      Sri Lanka

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Indian Government concerning the refugee situation in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

      Horn of Africa

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what report he has received from the United Kingdom ambassador to the United Nations concerning United Nations policy towards...

      European Community

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met the European Commissioner, Lord Cockfield; and what matters were discussed.

      Afghanistan

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the latest initiatives to remove Soviet troops from Afghanistan.

      Middle East

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a further statement on progress towards a middle east peace settlement.

      El Salvador

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he intends to seek to make an official visit to El Salvador in the next year.

      Guatemala

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek to pay an official visit to Guatemala.

      AIDS

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to raise the issue of the global implications of AIDS at ministerial level at the United Nations.

      Mr. Charles Powell

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects Mr. Charles Powell, currently in post at Number 10 Downing street, to return to a post in his Department or as...

      Commonwealth Conference

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the implementation by the United Kingdom of decisions reached at the recent Commonwealth conference.

      East-West Relations

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what improvements in East-West relations he estimates will follow from the visit of Mr. Gorbachev to Britain.

  • Health Authority (Financial Allocations)

    78 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

  • Britoil

    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,...

  • Points of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Will you reflect in the next 24 hours on a parliamentary malpractice which is on the increase? This is the habit of even the most senior and informed Ministers...

  • National Health Service (Improved Provision of Services)

    12 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require improved provision of services in all aspects of the National Health Service. If the Prime Minister's husband had cancer, would...

  • Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance Bill

    243 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Comptroller and Auditor General

    73 speeches

    Before calling the Prime Minister to move the motion on the appointment of the Comptroller and Auditor General, I should inform the House that I am not able to select the amendment in the name of...

    • Office Costs Allowance (Special Case)

      Resolved,That, in the opinion of this House, the Resolution of 21st July 1987 (Office Costs etc. Allowances) should have effect in relation to Mr. David Blunkett as if the limit on the office...

    • Liaison Committee

      4 speeches

      Motion made, and Question put,That Sir Antony Buck, Mr. Bob Cryer, Mr. Frank Field, Sir Marcus Fox, Mr. Terence L. Higgins, Mr. David Howell, Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Mr. Ron Leighton, Sir Ian...

  • Orders of the Day — Petitions

    • Rating Reform

      3 speeches

      I beg leave to present a petition from Nottingham residents, showing the effects of the proposed poll tax upon the people of Nottingham. It will be unfair, expensive, inefficient, divisive and...

  • Orders of the Day — Pension Books

    1 speech

    I am pleased to bring to the House two petitions that have been organised separately by two Dundee pensioners, Mrs. McDonald and Mrs. Grieg, which between them contain more than 1,100 signatures...

  • Orders of the Day — Pearson Report

    2 speeches

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

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.

December 1987
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031 

Did you find what you were looking for?