Tuesday, 4 December 1990
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to reduce the impact upon local economies following reductions in forces following "Options for Change".
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he next expects to meet the Secretary-General of NATO to discuss the role of nuclear weapons.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consultations he has had recently concerning the effect of the community charge upon service men.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the development European fighter aircraft are now under construction; and when he expects the completed prototype to undertake its first flight.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to make a further statement on the study, "Options for Change".
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what are the defence implications for the United Kingdom of the conventional forces in Europe treaty signed in Paris in November.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officers and ratings have been exposed to nuclear radiation in the past four years; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his policy regarding low-flying aircraft over national parks.
Dr. Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library the log books of all British submarines for the period between 12 noon and 4 pm on 5 September 1988.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the deployment of British troops in the Gulf states.
To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 4 December.
(by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on his decisions on the applications by hospitals and other units to become self-governing.
We come to the statement by the Secretary of State for Scotland——
The following Members took and subscribed the Oath:
Several Hon. Members: rose——
I have selected the amendment in the name of the hon. Member for Thanet, South (Mr. Aitken).
Motion made, and Question proposed,That so much of the Lords Message [12 November] as relates to the Clyde Port Authority Bill, the London Underground (Victoria) Bill, the Tees and Hartlepool...
I beg to move, That the draft Debts of Overseas Governments (Determination of Relevant Percentage) Regulations 1990, which were laid before the House on 15th October, in the last Session of...
Ordered,That any new Clause relating to capital punishment of which notice may be given not later than 12th December in respect of the Criminal Justice Bill be committed to a Committee of the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Neil Hamilton.]
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