House of Commons debates

Thursday, 23 March 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Petitions

    • Plessey (GEC takeover)

      1 speech

      I beg to ask leave to present a petition on behalf of over 500 workers in Plessey in my constituency. The company was founded in my constituency over 60 years ago and the registered office is...

    • HM Coastguard

      1 speech

      I beg to ask leave to present a petition containing 25,000 signatures concerning HM coastguard. It is a great honour, not only as an Opposition spokesman but as an ex-seafarer, to present the...

      Community Care (Dundee)

      9 speeches

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

      Animal Experiments (Cosmetics)

      2 speeches

      I put a simple and stark proposition in relation to the testing of cosmetics on laboratory animals. In 1987, 14,534 animals died needlessly, and often suffered needlessly before they died. No...

      Gwynedd Health Authority

      1 speech

      I now understand what it means when hon. Members tell me that the timetable of the House is extremely fluid. I am reminded of the time when I was an advocate in the magistrates court, standing...

      Death of a Member

      1 speech

      I regret to have to inform the House of the death of Robert McTaggart Esquire, the Member for Glasgow, Central. I desire on behalf of the House to express our sense of the loss that we have...

      Explosion (Peterborough)

      32 speeches

      11 am

      Gwynedd Health Authority

      7 speeches

      Question again proposed, That this House do now adjourn.

      Legal Profession (Green Papers)

      6 speeches

      I am delighted to have this opportunity to be the Member of Parliament who initiates our first debate on the Lord Chancellor's Green Paper on reform of the legal profession. As, sadly, this...

      Housing Benefit (Retired People)

      2 speeches

      I thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, on behalf of thousands of retired people, for giving me an opportunity in this Adjournment debate to raise the problems facing them in retirement flats with...

      Hearing Aids

      2 speeches

      I was born deaf and I have been liberated. Most of my hearing comes from the best of modern technology. As a result, I am 95 per cent. as good as any normal hearing person in terms of what I can...

      Housing (Newham)

      10 speeches

      No Member of Parliament could represent a constituency in the London borough of Newham without living every day in the knowledge of the appalling housing of so many of its people, the gross...

      Magistrates Courts (Clerks)

      4 speeches

      Just over 16 years ago, on 12 December 1973, standing in the place where I now stand, I raised in an Adjournment debate the status and salaries of clerks in the magistrates courts. I said: It is...

      British Aerospace

      12 speeches

      Last week The Observer led with the story, "Tornado Rip-Off". the article purported to investigate Britain's biggest ever arms deal and the middlemen who fixed it. I have to admit that the...

      UN Peacekeeping Operations

      5 speeches

      I wish to draw to the attention of the House, as I last did in an Adjournment debate in March 1979, the considerable expansion and general success of the United Nations peacekeeping operations,...

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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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