House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 7 March 1990

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • South Africa

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, in the light of recent events in South Africa, he will consider lifting all existing sanctions.

    • Romania

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made recently to the Government of Romania on the development of democracy in that country.

      Latin America

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on British support for the transition to democracy of Latin American countries.

      Argentina

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the current state of relations between the United Kingdom and Argentina.

      Drugs

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what international measures are in hand to destroy trade in illegal drugs.

      Israel

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has had the opportunity to discuss with the Israeli Government the Amnesty report detailing their treatment of...

      German Reunification

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps Her Majesty's Government are taking to facilitate peaceful and non-threatening German reunification.

      Nicaragua

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy following the outcome of the Nicaraguan elections; and if he...

      British Military Equipment

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that British military equipment supplied to Jordan is not used by Iraq to its benefit; and if...

      European Commission

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next expects to meet the President of the European Commission; and what matters he hopes to discuss.

      Human Rights, Soviet Union

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations have been made to the Soviet authorities about human rights.

      Hungary

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will report on the outcome of his discussions following his recent visit to Hungary.

      Germany

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met representatives of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic; what was discussed; and...

      Vietnam

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last discussed Vietnam and Cambodia with the American Secretary of State.

      Central America

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he intends to visit Central America; and if he will make a statement.

      Eastern Europe

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance Her Majesty's Government are making available to the democracies in eastern Europe.

      Vietnam

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with what countries he has had discussions (a) resettlement of the boat people and (b) resurrecting the economy of Vietnam.

  • House of Fraser

    39 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a statement on House of Fraser. I have today published the report of the inspectors appointed under section 432(2) of the Companies Act 1985 to...

  • Bristol Council House (Disturbances)

    4 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 20, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • Points of Order

    30 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I have given you notice of this matter, but I realise that it is complex and that you may not yet have had the opportunity to take advice and to come to a...

  • Ballot for Notices of Motions for Friday 23 March

    Members successful in the ballot were: Mr. Robert Adley.Mr. John Bowis.Mr. Charles Wardle.

  • Blasphemy (No. 2)

    3 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to abolish the offence of blasphemy and certain other common law offences; and for connected purposes. Disagreement about religion has a long...

  • BLASPHEMY (No. 2)

    Mr. Bob Cryer accordingly presented a Bill to abolish the offence of blasphemy and certain other common law offences; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First time; and ordered...

  • Members' Interests

    172 speeches

    We now come to the debate on Members' interests. Before we enter on the motions, it might be helpful to the House if I describe the procedure that is to be followed. The Leader of the House...

  • Tax System

    2 speeches

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

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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