House of Commons debates

Friday, 15 December 1989

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Petitions

    • Broadcasting (Deaf People)

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition that is part of a national appeal by 150,000 people who believe that, without adequate subtitling and sign language, deaf people are deprived of the most modern and...

    • Ambulance Dispute

      17 speeches

      The next petition is to be presented by the hon. Member for Livingston (Mr. Cook). I understand that there are a large number of signatures—up to 100 boxes. In order to protect the business...

      Broadcasting (Deaf People)

      5 speeches

      I beg to present a petition from Mr. Alan Roberts, himself profoundly deaf, which is part of a national petition presented by the Deaf Broadcasting Council. Its terms are identical to those of...

  • Points of Order

    43 speeches

    I said earlier that I would take points of order after petitions. I call Mr. Graham Allen.

  • Future of Socialism

    168 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of the incalculable cost in human lives and poverty imposed upon the world by communist regimes and socialism in all its forms; welcomes the collapse of...

  • Business of the House

    Ordered,That, at the sitting on Wednesday 20th December, Standing Order No. 54 (Consolidated Fund Bills) shall have effect as if for the words 'nine o'clock in the morning', in line 15, there...

    • Televising of Proceedings of the House

      Ordered,That Mr. Alastair Goodlad be discharged from the Select Committee on Televising of Proceedings of the House and Mr. Greg Knight be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Dorrell.]

    • Consolidation, &C. Bills (Joint Committee)

      Ordered,That Mr. William Cash be discharged from the Select Committee on Consolidation, &c. Bills and Miss Ann Widdecombe be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Dorrell.]

      Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)

      Ordered,That Mr. William Cash be discharged from the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments and Miss Ann Widdecombe be added to the Committee—[Mr. Dorrell.]

      European Legislation

      Ordered,That Mr. Alan Meale be discharged from the Select Committee on European Legislation and Dr. Norman A. Godman be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Dorrell.]

      Public Accounts

      Ordered,That Mr. John Reid be discharged from the Select Committee on Public Accounts and Mr. Alan Williams (Swansea West) be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Dorrell.]

      Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration

      Ordered,That Mr. George Howarth be discharged from the Select Committee on Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and Mr. Mike Watson be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Dorrell.]

      Members' Interests

      Ordered,That Mr. Graham Allen be discharged from the Select Committee on Members' Interests and Mr. Harry Barnes be added to the Committee—[Mr. Dorrell.]

  • Violence and Pornography

    4 speeches

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

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