House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 23 November 1988

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • New Writ (Epping Forest)

      15 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That Mr. Speaker do issue his warrant to the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the...

    • Sharpeville Six

      2 speeches

      On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Have you received any approach from the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs about him coming to the House to make a statement about the...

      State Visits

      15 speeches

      On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will recall that when I intervened in the speech of the Prime Minister yesterday about a matter relating to the possible visit of the Queen to the Soviet...

      Trade

      Resolved,That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of Statistics relating to...

  • Bills Presented

    • Water

      Mr. Secretary Ridley, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Hurd, Mr. Secretary Walker, Mr. John MacGregor, Mr. Secretary Rifkind, Mr. Secretary...

    • Petroleum Royalties (Relief) and Continental Shelf

      Mr. Secretary Parkinson, supported by Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Peter Morrison and Mr. Michael Spicer, presented a Bill to confer on holders of certain...

      Security Service

      Mr. Secretary Hurd, supported by the Prime Minister, Secretary Sir Geoffrey Howe, Mr. Secretary Younger, Mr. Secretary King, Mr. Secretary Rifkind and Mr. John Patten, presented a Bill to place...

  • Orders of the Day — Debate on the Address

    [SECOND DAY]

  • Orders of the Day — Home Affairs

    192 speeches

    3 pm

  • Orders of the Day — Security Services (Prime Minister)

    17 speeches

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

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