Tuesday, 9 January 1990
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Order for consideration of Lords amendments read.
Order for consideration read.
Orders for Second Reading read.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect on the level of the United Kingdom's forces of the changing situation in eastern Europe.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he is yet in a position to confirm his order for 25 utility EH101 helicopters for delivery in 1999.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress of the MOD police investigations into malpractice at Aldermaston.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the implications for defence procurement of recent events in eastern Europe.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent consideration he has given to safe decommissioning of nuclear submarines.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what are the implications of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation frigate replacement for the nineties project.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received on the level of war widows' pensions since the statement of 11 December.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the status of contractorisation of Fylingdales early warning system.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his United States counterpart regarding reductions in United States military spending in Europe.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on anticipated levels of recruitment to the services over the next three years.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received about providing compensation for ex-service personnel who took part in the nuclear testing programme.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will initiate an independent review of the United Kingdom's defence commitments.
To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 9 January.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. As Chairman of Standing Committee E, which is considering the National Health Service and Community Care Bill, I have to report to the House the circumstances in...
Mr. Alan Meale, supported by Mr. Frank Haynes, Mr. Dennis Skinner, Mr. Joe Ashton, Mr. Harry Barnes, Mr. Don Dixon, Mr. Harry Cohen, Mr. Eric Illsley, Mr. Martin Redmond, Mr. John Prescott, Mr....
Mr. Alan Meale, supported by Mr. Denis Howell, Mr. Joe Ashton, Mr. Jim Lester, Mr. Tom Pendry, Mr. Eric S. Heifer, Mr. David Blunkett, Mr. Robert N. Wareing, Mr. Harry Barnes, Mr. Brian Wilson,...
Mr. Alan Meale, supported by Mr. Jimmy Dunnachie, Mr. Dennis Turner, Mr. Jimmy Hood, Mr. George J. Buckley, Mr. William McKelvey, Mr. Ian McCartney, Mr. John McAllion, Mr. Pat Wall, Mrs. Llin...
Mr. Alan Meale, supported by Mr. Don Dixon, Mr. Menzies Campbell, Mr. Tim Smith, Mr. A. E. P. Duffy, Mr. Richard Alexander, Mr. Frank Cook, Mr. Harry Greenway, Mr. William McKelvey, Mrs. Llin...
Mr. Graham Allen presented a Bill to provide protection in the courts of the United Kingdom for the rights and freedoms specified in the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and...
Order for Second Reading read.
Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the Ways and Means Motion may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.—[Mr. Greg Knight.]
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
Resolved,That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Bill ("the Act"), it is expedient to authorise—(1) payment into the Consolidated Fund of...
Ordered,That the Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Bill may be proceeded with as if it had been certified by Mr. Speaker as relating exclusively to Scotland.—[Mr. Greg Knight.]
With your leave, Mr. Speaker, I wish to present a petition that has been signed by 1,125 people who live in the Dundee and Tayside areas. It asks the House to recognise that Britain's 4 million...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Greg Knight.]
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