House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 26 July 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o 'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    • NATO (Conventional Stability Talks)

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Defence Ministers have had concerning a mandate for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation...

    • Spare Parts (Labelling)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what evidence he has on the effect on prices charged of his Department's policy of requiring suppliers to stick a two-tier price label on packages of...

      Royal Dockyards

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if, in the light of the projected redundancies at Devonport and Rosyth, he will reconsider the balance between the core programme and unallocated work...

      Challenger Tank (Replacement)

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to decide on a replacement for the Challenger tank; and if he will make a statement.

      Front-line Aircraft

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his estimate of the current proportion of the Royal Air Force's front-line aircraft which are not fully operational.

      Low-frequency Sonar

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research is being done into low-frequency sonar for defence purposes.

      NATO (Expenditure)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he next expects to discuss with NATO colleagues the relative share of military expenditure borne by individual countries within the Alliance.

      Nuclear Test Site (Nevada)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the likely continued availability of Nevada as a test site for British nuclear weapons and as to the factors which will...

      Disabled Ex-Service Personnel

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received regarding ex gratia payments for ex-service men and women seriously disabled by alleged negligence before 8 December...

      F111 Aircraft (Cruise Missiles)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his United States counterpart about the possibility of F111s stationed in the United Kingdom carrying...

      NATO Ships (Nuclear Weapons)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he has any plans to review with his colleagues in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation the number of nuclear weapons carried by North Atlantic...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    • Engagements

      40 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 26 July.

    • Foreign Terrorist Organisations

      4 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister what is Her Majesty's Government's policy with regard to foreign terrorist organisations known to be in regular contact with the IRA having offices in the United Kingdom.

  • Select Committee Report

    32 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wonder whether you would investigate a serious breach of the procedures of the House. I am talking about the pressure that has been put on the Chairman of a...

  • Petitioners' Rights

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to protect the signatories of petitions presented to any organisation or body outside the House of Commons from any penalty or...

  • Petitioners' Rights

    Mr. Harry Barnes accordingly presented a Bill to protect the signatories of petitions presented to any organisation or body outside the House of Commons from any penalty or discrimination, legal...

  • Opposition Day

    [19TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Housing Benefit Transitional Scheme

      125 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House recalls that in April Her Majesty's Government imposed savage cuts in Housing Benefit which continue to cause serious hardship to millions of claimants; notes that...

    • Transport Policies

      102 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House condemns the Government's irresponsible transport polices which are careless of the social and economic needs of individuals and communities, have failed the...

  • Orders of the Day — Education Reform Bill

    1 speech

    Lords amendment in lieu of a Lords amendment disagreed to by the Commons considered.

  • Clause 117

    • The Funding Councils: Supplementary Provisions

      52 speeches

      Lords amendment: In page 115, line 34, at end insert— (3A) Before exercising their discretion under section 115(6) or (as the case may be) section 116(7)(a) of this Act with respect to the...

    • Social Security

      10 speeches

      I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Child Benefit (General) Amendment Regulations 1988 (S.I. 1988, No. 1227), dated 15thJuly 1988, a copy of which...

  • Petitions

    • Gipsy Site (South Woodham Ferrers)

      1 speech

      With permission, Mr. Deputy Speaker, I present a petition To the Honourable Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.The humble Petition of the...

    • Maternity Unit (Moray)

      1 speech

      It is with pride in my constituents and in humility as their elected representative that I tonight present to the House a petition of 12,888 signatures collected in just a fortnight supporting...

      Opencast Mineworkers (Gateshead)

      2 speeches

      I beg to ask leave to present a petition on behalf of opencast workers employed at the Swalwell disposal point in Gateshead. These workers are to be relocated and many will, as a result, lose...

      Settle-Carlisle Railway

      1 speech

      I present a petition against the closure of the Settle-Carlisle railway on a date which is before the closure date when the TUCC can hear objections on the grounds of hardship. I hope and believe...

      Opencast Mines

      14 speeches

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

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