House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 19 October 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Death of a Member

    1 speech

    I regret to have to inform the House of the death of Sir John Alec Biggs-Davison, Knight, Member for Epping Forest, and I desire on behalf of the House to express our sense of the loss we have...

  • Imprisonment of a Member

    1 speech

    I have to inform the House that I have received a letter from the resident magistrate of the Belfast petty sessions informing me that Mr. Peter Robinson, the hon. Member for Belfast, East, was...

  • Vice-Regal Chair (Australia)

    1 speech

    I have a short statement to make. On 18 January this year the House approved a motion relating to the presentation, on behalf of both Houses of Parliament, of a Vice-Regal Chair to the Parliament...

  • New Writ

    For Glasgow, Govan, in the room of the right hon. Bruce Millan. (Chiltern Hundreds).—[Mr. Foster.]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Bophuthatswana

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a further statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy towards recognition of Bophuthatswana.

    • Transylvania

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has on tensions between Hungary and Romania; and what representations he has made about the proposed...

      Britons Abroad

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with foreign Governments about the behaviour of Britons travelling abroad.

      Israel

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last discussed with the Prime Minister of Israel the case for an international conference to resolve the...

      Central America

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next expects to have discussions with the Government of the United States of America regarding the recent developments...

      Zimbabwe

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next intends to visit Zimbabwe; and what subjects he proposes to discuss.

      United Nations

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met the Secretary-General of the United Nations; and what was discussed.

      Angola

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has played a direct or indirect role in recent negotiations to secure a peaceful settlement in Angola;...

      South Africa

      18 speeches

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

      Council of Ministers

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement relating to the overall outcome of meetings of the Council of Ministers of the European Economic...

      European Free Trade Association

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the most recent discussions held with members of the European Free Trade Association on forging...

      Argentina

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in achieving a declaration from Argentina of a cessation of hostilities and in restoring diplomatic...

  • GCHQ Cheltenham

    30 speeches

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the dismissal of and disciplinary action against trade unionists at GCHQ.

  • Broadcasting and Terrorism

    51 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about access to the broadcast media by certain organisations in Northern Ireland. For some time, broadcast coverage of events in Northern...

  • Scottish and Newcastle Breweries

    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,...

  • Bradford Council

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I thank you and the Clerks for the guidance that I have been given on how I can refer to an announcement made by the Conservative-controlled Bradford council...

  • Defence Debate

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Before we come to the defence debate, I should like to ask your guidance. Two amendments have been tabled to the Government's motion.

  • North West Regional Assembly

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for the establishment of an elected North West Regional Assembly as a regional authority and of a North West Development Agency,...

  • North West Regional Assembly

    Mr. Ian McCartney accordingly presented a Bill to provide for the establishment of an elected North West Regional Assembly as a regional authority and of a North West Development Agency, and to...

  • Orders of the Day — Defence Estimates

    • First Day's Debate

      126 speeches

      I must announce to the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition. As I have said previously, many right hon. and hon. Members wish to participate in the...

    • Glenochil Prison

      2 speeches

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

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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.

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