House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 6 March 1990

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    • Catering

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the standards of catering in the armed forces; and how many complaints he has received on this subject.

    • European Fighter Aircraft

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress is being made towards full development of the European fighter aircraft.

      Germany (British Forces)

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to review the level of British forces stationed in Germany.

      Chemical Defence Establishment

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the annual budget of the chemical defence establishment.

      German Unification

      17 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the defence implications of the unification of Germany.

      Defence Procurement

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he is making any revisions to the future level of defence procurements; and if he will make a statement.

      Low Flying

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received on low flying; and if he will make a statement.

      Land Holdings

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the extent of his Department's current land holding; and what plans he has to acquire further land.

      Defence Industries

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has any proposals to assist in the conversion of defence industries to civil production.

      Air-to-Surface Missile

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what are his latest plans to deploy a new tactical air-to-surface missile.

      Eastern Europe

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has reconsidered its military commitments to NATO in the light of recent developments in eastern Europe.

      Defence Support Functions

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what further steps his Department is planning to take to ensure the involvement of the private sector in the supply of defence support functions.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Lowlands Airports

    6 speeches

    I beg to seek leave to move the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 20 to discuss a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely, the announcement...

  • Points of Order

    25 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You are the acknowledged champion of the House against the Executive. It is in that context that I seek your help. Bearing in mind both the integrity of the...

    • Bills Presented

    • Written Constitution

      Mr. Graham Allen presented a Bill to provide for the drawing up of a written constitution for the United Kingdom; for its consideration by the people and Parliament of the United Kingdom; and for...

      Blasphemy

      2 speeches

      Mr. Harry Greenway presented a Bill to make provision for the punishment of persons who blaspheme against certain religions: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second...

      Scottish Affairs

      Ordered, That the matter of Scottish Local Government Finance, being a matter relating exclusively to Scotland, be referred to the Scottish Grand Committee for its consideration.—[Mr. Chapman.]

  • Tax Relief for Household Employers

    5 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to allow tax relief on earned income in respect of the earner's employment of home helps, child minders and other workers in cases where such...

    • Tax Relief for Household Employers

      Mrs. Teresa Gorman accordingly presented a Bill to allow tax relief on earned income in respect of the earner's employment of home helps, child minders and other workers in cases where such...

  • Opposition Day

    [10TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Balance of Payments and Interest Rates

      150 speeches

      I must announce to the House that I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

    • Prevention of Terrorism

      64 speeches

      I beg to move, That the draft Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989 (Continuance) Order 1990, which was laid before this House on 19th February, be approved. The House is being...

      Scottish Grand Committee

      Ordered, That, in the course of its consideration of the Matter of Scottish Local Government Finance, the Scottish Grand Committee may meet in Edinburgh on Monday 19th March at half-past Ten...

      Business of the House

      Ordered, That, at the sitting on Wednesday 7th March, if proceedings on the Motions in the name of Sir Geoffrey Howe relating to Members' Interests have not previously been disposed of, Mr....

      Blood Transfusions (HIV Infection)

      5 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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