House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 6 July 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

    • Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has any plans to pay a ministerial visit to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association meeting to Australia.

    • El Salvador

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made regarding the increase in human rights violations in El Salvador.

      Middle East

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what new plans he has to further the peace process in the middle east; and if he will make a statement.

      Unesco

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has any plans to meet Mr. Mayor, the Secretary General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...

      European Council, Hanover

      20 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the European Council meeting at Hanover.

      Sharpeville Six

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made recently to the South African Government on the case of the Sharpeville Six; and if he will...

      British Ambassador (Tel Aviv)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if. in the light of the current state of United Kingdom-Israel relations, he will withdraw Her Majesty's ambassador in Tel Aviv...

      Commercial Officers

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to ensure greater length and continuity of service among commercial officers deployed in Britain's embassies...

      South Africa

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will now consider applying economic sanctions against South Africa; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to monitor the actions of Soviet troops towards the indigenous population in Afghanistan...

      Drug Trafficking

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further measures he is considering to curb the international trade in narcotics.

      Toronto Summit

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Toronto summit.

      Chile

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made regarding the presence of foreign observers to monitor the impending plebiscite in Chile.

  • Child Abuse (Cleveland)

    57 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about the report by Lord Justice Butler-Sloss on the findings of her inquiry into the handling of suspected child abuse cases in Cleveland...

  • Linda O'Callaghan

    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,...

  • Child Abuse (Cleveland)

    12 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I know that you will understand when I say that it is with deep regret and full appreciation of the difficult nature of your position that I raise this point of...

  • Greenham Common (Strip Searches)

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wish to bring to your attention and to the attention of the House what I consider to be a serious breach of ministerial and parliamentary conduct. On 24 May...

  • Taxi-cabs (Control of Smoking)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to authorise the prohibition, by notice displayed alongside the meter, of smoking in taxi-cabs. In January 1985, Richard Carless, a cabbie...

  • Taxi-Cabs (Control of Smoking)

    Mr. Frank Cook accordingly presented a Bill to authorise the prohibition, by notice displayed alongside the meter, of smoking in taxi-cabs: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be...

  • Opposition Day

    [17TH ALLOTTED DAY]

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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