House of Commons debates

Friday, 20 May 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Petition

    • Grandparents (Adoption Proceedings)

      1 speech

      I have pleasure in presenting to the House a petition signed by 6,530 residents of the United Kingdom asking the House to give careful consideration to proposals to introduce a law to enable...

  • The Arts

    73 speeches

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

    • Business of the House

      Ordered,That, at any sitting at which Motions relating to Short Speeches or Public Petitions may be made by a Minister of the Crown, such motions may be proceeded with, though opposed, for one...

  • Private Members' Bills

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. It is distressing that the Government are not prepared to allow time for private Members' Bills to be discussed in the House. As you know, Madam Deputy...

  • Travelling People (Greenwich)

    2 speeches

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

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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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