House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 8 March 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

    • Pol Pot

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what efforts the United Kingdom is making in international fora to prevent the return to power in Kampuchea of Mr. Pol Pot.

    • Warsaw Pact

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on recent political developments in the Warsaw pact countries.

      Middle East

      22 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on British-Israeli relations in the light of the recent visit to Israel by the Minister of State the...

      Vietnamese Refugees

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with other Governments in order to resolve the problem of Vietnamese refugees in Hong Kong.

      Cocaine

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what co-operation is being achieved through the United Nations to tackle the threats from international trafficking in cocaine.

      Nicaragua

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he is satisfied that the Nicaraguan Government are committed to introducing democracy.

      France

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on current Anglo-French relations.

      Consular Assistance

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens detained abroad required consular help in 1988; how many of these faced criminal charges; and what was...

      Namibia

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution 435.

      Israel

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Anglo-Israeli relations.

      EC Budget

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made towards implementing the measures agreed at the Brussels summit of February 1988 to control the...

      Afghanistan

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the current situation in Afghanistan.

  • Iran (Diplomatic Relations)

    24 speeches

    (by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the breaking off of diplomatic relations by Iran.

  • Points of Order

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Have you received a request from the Government or the Secretary of State for Transport to make a statement, in view of today's announcement by British Rail on...

    • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      Ordered,That the Value Added Tax (Education) Order 1989 (S.I., 1989, No. 267) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Lightbown.]

  • Homes for the Elderly

    1 speech

    beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to regulate quality of service and standard of care of homes for the elderly and for other purposes. The elderly proportion of our population...

    • Homes for the Elderly

      Mr. Malcolm Moss accordingly presented a Bill to regulate quality of service and standard of care of homes for the elderly and for other purposes: And the same was read the First time; and...

  • Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions)

    56 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Acts 1978 and 1987 (Continuance) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 1st March, be approved. We are gathered here...

  • Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland (Appropriation)

    25 speeches

    I beg to move That the draft Appropriation (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 28th February, be approved.

  • Orders of the Day — Commercial Vehicles

    77 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I point out to the House that in respect of this document, 4311/89, on the derogation of weights of heavy commercial vehicles, the Select Committee on...

  • Orders of the Day — Representation of the People

    Resolved,That the draft European Parliamentary Constituencies (Wales) (Miscellaneous Changes) Order 1988, which was laid before this House on 26th October 1988, in the last Session of Parliament,...

  • Orders of the Day — Criminal Law

    Resolved,That the draft Drug Trafficking Offences Act 1986 (United States of America) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 8th February, be approved.—[Mr. Heathcoat-Amory.]

  • Orders of the Day — Northern Ireland

    Resolved,That the draft Local Elections (Variation of Limits of Candidates' Election Expenses) (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 16th February, be...

  • Orders of the Day — Representation of the People

    Resolved,That the draft European Parliamentary Elections (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 1989, which were laid before this House on 16th February, be approved.—[Mr. Heathcoat-Amory.]

  • Orders of the Day — Sittings of the House

    Ordered,That—(1) this House do meet on Thursday 23rd March at half-past Nine o'clock;(2) notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of Standing Order No. 17 (Questions to Members), no...

  • Orders of the Day — Northern Ballet Theatre

    12 speeches

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

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