House of Commons debates

Friday, 18 December 1987

  • Preamble

    the House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Petition

    • Rating Reform

      1 speech

      With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to present a petition on behalf of my constituents in Greenock and Port Glasgow and other persons. The petition protests against the proposed...

  • Armed Forces (Pensions)

    8 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mr. David Hunt).

  • Southern Africa

    23 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to discuss southern Africa and, more specifically, the question of the Government's approach to the problems of that region. Let us make no mistake about it:...

  • Retail Prices Index (Error)

    42 speeches

    11 am

  • Britoil

    12 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. At various times during the last few days, hon. Members have asked for a statement on the position of Britoil and the Government's golden share. The Government...

  • Vietnamese Refugees

    3 speeches

    Question again proposed, That this House do now adjourn.

  • National Health Service (London)

    13 speeches

    This debate on the crisis in London's Health Service comes at an important time. For understandable reasons the debate is shorter than it might have been, and that is regrettable. Earlier this...

  • Northern Ireland Schools

    2 speeches

    On this the last day that the House will sit in 1987, it is salutary to look back on what has happened in the last 12 months. I shall confine my remarks to Northern Ireland, and I think with...

  • Poverty (Bradford)

    4 speeches

    By any yardstick, Bradford is revealed as a city of past prosperity and present poverty. Deprivation and disadvantage are acute and, in many ways, are becoming more serious. Any reduction in...

  • Oceanography

    2 speeches

    I appreciate the opportunity offered by the debate to draw the attention of the House and particularly of my hon. Friend the Minister responsible for civil science policy and the research...

  • Coal Board Housing

    10 speeches

    Hon. Members will be aware of the concerns that I have raised about British Coal housing in recent times. The debate gives me a chance to pay tribute to hon. Members on both sides of the House,...

  • Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers

    6 speeches

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

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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