House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 12 April 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

    • New Writ

      For Vale of Glamorgan, in the room of Sir Herbert Raymond Gower, Knight, deceased.—[Mr. Waddington.]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Drugs (East European Route)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the east European route for the supply of drugs has now been closed.

    • Hungary and Czechoslovakia (Human Rights)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government have made to Hungary and Czechoslovakia about human rights abuses in those countries.

      Conventional Forces

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about the progress of negotiations to reduce conventional forces in Europe.

      Occupied Territories (Human Rights)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the recent United States State Department report on human rights violations in the territories...

      Middle East

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on recent progress made towards achieving a settlement in the middle east.

      President Bush

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next expects to meet the President of the United States of America; and what matters will be discussed.

      Single Market

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures his Department is taking through its offices in other European Community states to help to prepare for the single...

      Cyprus

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Britain's financial contribution towards the United Nations peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

      Israeli Foreign Minister

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next expects to meet the Israeli Foreign Minister of State; and what will be discussed.

      Romania (Human Rights)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made on human rights violations to the Government of Romania.

      Namibia

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on progress in implementing United Nations resolution 435 on Namibia.

      Angola

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's recent contacts with Angola.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Bill Presented

    • Religious Prosecutions Abolition

      Mr. Tony Benn, supported by Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, Mr. David Steel, Sir Ian Gilmour, Ms. Jo Richardson, Sir Cyril Smith, Mr. Richard Shepherd, Mr. Bernie Grant, Sir Russell Johnston, Mr. John Gorst,...

  • Abolition of Welsh County Councils(Creation of Unitary Local Authorities)

    4 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to abolish Welsh county councils by the creation of unitary local authorities. Colleagues may say, "Not another local government Bill," but I...

  • Points of Order

    9 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Will you look into the activities of the Secretary of State for Health in treating the House with contempt in relation to his proposed changes to National Health...

  • King's Cross Fire (Fennell Report)

    131 speeches

    I must announce to the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition.

  • National Health Service (Charges)

    35 speeches

    I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) Regulations 1989 (S.I., 1989, No. 396), dated 8th March...

  • Industry (Subsidies)

    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.

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