House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 29 November 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Message from the Queen

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Romania

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what new representations he intends to make to the President of Romania on human rights.

    • Drugs

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on his plans for an international conference in London on reducing the demand for cocaine and other...

      Nicaragua

      20 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has any plans to discuss the situation in Nicaragua with his European counterparts; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Charter

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which Ministers in his Department have participated in European Community discussions on the draft charter of fundamental social...

      Poland and Hungary

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress Her Majesty's Government are making in setting up a know-how fund for Poland; and if he will make a statement.

      Extradition

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the progress achieved towards adopting a European Communitywide simplified system of extradition.

      Middle East

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the peace process in the Palestinian-Israeli dispute.

      Summit Meeting (Malta)

      23 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consultation has been sought by the United States Secretary of State in preparation for the Malta summit meeting on 2...

      Council of Europe

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list those eastern European states that have expressed an interest in applying for full membership of the Council of...

      Treaties

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the implications for existing treaties of recent events in the Soviet bloc; and if he will make a statement.

      Legislation

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish a table showing the areas of legislative decision making over which the European Economic Community has no...

      Boat People

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Vietnamese boat people are currently living in camps in Hong Kong.

  • Standing Order No. 20

    48 speeches

    I wish to make a brief statement to the House about Standing Order No. 20 applications. I received today notice from four hon. Members that they wished to apply for emergency debates under...

  • Ballot for Notices of Motions for Friday 15 December

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker.

    • Bill Presented

    • Caldey Island

      10 speeches

      Mr. Secretary Walker, supported by Mr. Secretary Waddington, Mr. Wyn Roberts and Mr. Ian Grist, presented a Bill to provide for the islands of Caldey and St. Margaret's in the county of Dyfed to...

  • Social Charter

    176 speeches

    I must announce to the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition. I remind the House that this is a three-hour debate. I also repeat that a great many...

  • European Community-Japan (Trade)

    49 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. For this debate, on the Community's trading relationship with Japan, hon. Members require papers from the Vote Office to get some background to our...

  • EC Shipping Industry

    41 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 8367/89, 8368/89; and the proposals described in the un-numbered Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Department...

  • Petition

    • Broadcasting (Deaf People)

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition on behalf of deaf people in Stoke-on-Trent, North and to bring to the attention of the House the great importance that we attach to ensuring that the broadcasting...

  • Captain Fred Holroyd

    6 speeches

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

What is this?

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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