House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 8 June 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Nelson Mandela

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations Her Majesty's Government have made to the Government of the Republic of South Africa for the release...

    • Israeli-Arab Dispute

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he intends to take any new initiatives to try to resolve the Israeli-Arab dispute; and if he will make a statement.

      Ethiopia

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received from Her Majesty's Ambassador in Ethiopia on the situation in Eritrea and Tigray and its...

      Chile (Plebiscite)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made any representations to the Government of Chile concerning the conditions under which the impending...

      Secretary General, United Nations

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next plans to meet the Secretary General of the United Nations; and what subjects he expects to be discussed.

      Entry Clearance Applications (Indian Sub-continent)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further proposals he has for reducing delays in entry clearance applications to the United Kingdom from the Indian...

      China (Economic and Trade Relations)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what role his Department is playing in promoting economic and trade relations with the People's Republic of China.

      Hong Kong (Basic Law)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when and how he intends to make representations to the Government of China in relation to the Basic Law of Hong Kong.

      Turkey (Human Rights)

      10 speeches

      Mr.AnthonyCoombs: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on human rights violations in Turkey.

      United States Secretary of State

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he will next meet the United States Secretary of State, Mr. Shultz; and what subjects he expects to discuss.

      Senor Clodomiro Almeyda

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he intends to make to the Government of Chile in relation to the continued imprisonment of the Socialist...

      USSR (Refuseniks)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the frequency with which he makes representations to the Russian Government about their...

  • National Engineering Laboratory, East Kilbride

    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

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. As reported in column 729 of yesterday's Hansard, you said in response to my hon. Friends the Members for Glasgow, Maryhill (Mrs. Fyfe) and Newham, North-West...

  • Alcohol (Health Warning)

    10 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the display of a health warning label on all products containing alcohol and to require the display of such notices in licensed...

    • Alcohol (Health Warning)

      Mr. Tony Banks accordingly presented a Bill to require the display of a health warning label on all products containing alcohol and to require the display of such notices in licensed premises:...

    • Scottish Grand Committee

      Ordered,That the matter of Health in Scotland, being a matter relating exclusively to Scotland, be referred to the Scottish Grand Committee for its consideration.—[Mr. David Hunt.]

  • Rowntree plc

    85 speeches

    No fewer than 22 hon. Members are seeking to participate in this short debate, and I appeal for brief contributions from both the Front and Back Benches. I must announce to the House that I have...

  • Rover Group

    79 speeches

    We now come to the debate on the British Aerospace bid for the Rover Group. I must tell the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

  • Goods Vehicles

    34 speeches

    Before I call upon the Minister to move the motion, I must call the attention of the House to a misprint on the Order Paper in line 6 of the motion. After the word "suppression" the words so as...

  • Petition

    • Search and Rescue (North Devon)

      1 speech

      I seek to present a humble petition on behalf of the residents of and visitors to north Devon who fear that helicopters of 22 Squadron (Search and Rescue), at present stationed at RAF Chivenor in...

  • Factory Space (Northern Region)

    6 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.

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