House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 8 February 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Palestine Liberation Organisation

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government have made any representations to the Palestine Liberation Organisation asking it to amend those...

    • Nelson Mandela

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make further representations to the South African authorities over the continuing imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and...

      Turkey

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next expects to meet a representative of the Turkish Government to discuss human rights issues.

      Vietnamese Refugees

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress Her Majesty's Government have made in consultations with other Governments and the United Nations High...

      E1 Salvador

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of the United States of America concerning international co-operation on the...

      South Africa

      19 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will review the Government's policy towards South Africa in response to the representations made to him by the World...

      Nicaragua

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will discuss at an early date with the United States Secretary of State the implications for peace in central America...

      Unita

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with the United States Administration the need to cease aid to Unita.

      United States Secretary of State

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next expects to meet the new United States Secretary of State.

      Middle East

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations have been made to the Palestine Liberation Organisation about the case for amending the Palestine national...

      East Germany

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has assessed the extent to which the recent announcement of arms reduction in its forces by the East German Government...

      North Atlantic Council

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what he expects the main subjects for discussion at the ministerial meeting of the North Atlantic Council on 8 and 9 June will...

  • Afghanistan

    20 speeches

    (by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps are now being taken by Her Majesty's Government to send essential aid supplies to the people of...

  • Public Libraries

    50 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement about public libraries. My principal concern is to facilitate the improvement of the public library service for the benefit of its users....

  • Hospital Closures (Leicestershire)

    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

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I ask for your indulgence. Perhaps you can guide me. If you look at Question No. 99 on the Order Paper for today, you will see that it stands in my name and...

    • Bills Presented

    • Cervical Cancer (Testing and Treatment)

      Mr. Jimmy Wray, supported by Ms. Joan Ruddock, Mrs. Maria Fyfe, Ms. Harriet Harman, Ms. Clare Short, Mrs. Alice Mahon, Mr. Alfred Morris, Mr. Eddie Loyden, Mr. Jimmy Hood, Mr. Don Dixon, Dr....

      STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      Motion made, and Question put, That the draft European Parliamentary Constituencies (Wales) (Miscellaneous Changes) Order 1988 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments,...

  • Land Registry (Reform)

    2 speeches

    I beg to move. That leave he given to bring in a Bill to enable Her Majesty's Land Registry to gain agency status; to thereby improve the flexibility with which is uses externally generated funds...

  • Broadcasting

    100 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of the White Paper, Broadcasting in the '90s: Competition, Choice and Quality (Cm. 517), and endorses the Government's proposals for the future of...

  • Inner London Education Authority

    101 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Precept Limitation (Prescribed Maximum) (Inner London Education Authority) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 27th January, be approved. Today's debate...

  • Mr. Alan Rees

    4 speeches

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

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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.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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