Tuesday, 22 January 1991
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many merchant ships the Government have requisitioned for the purposes of transportation during the present Gulf crisis.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about reductions in British forces in Germany.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the amount and safety of low-flying activity over Northumberland.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the reason for his decision to decommission HMS Warspite.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a further statement on the call-up of reservists and his policy on conscription.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will confirm his order for 25 utility EH101 helicopters.
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is satisfied with the performance of Vickers plc in supporting the British forces in the Gulf.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the current repair and maintenance programme of the Polaris fleet.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received concerning improvements to the technology available to Royal Navy submarines to enable them to identify fishing...
To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Tuesday 22 January.
To ask the Prime Minister when he will next be visiting Scotland.
In view of the answer that the Prime Minister has just given covering the application under Standing Order No. 20 of the hon. Member for Linlithgow (Mr. Dalyell), does he wish to proceed?
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I do not know whether you have yet received any representations on your new regulation that hon. Members must wear passes when they are in the House. No one, I...
Mr. David Porter, supported by Mr. Simon Burns, M r. Paul Marlow, Mr. David Martin, Mr. James Cran and M r. Alan Amos, presented a Bill to establish a public service contract, with compensation...
With the leave of the House, I shall put together the three motions relating to statutory instruments.
I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Road Traffic Act 1972 to provide for additional powers for the police to carry out random breath tests at the road side. My...
Mr. Terry Lewis accordingly presented a Bill to provide for additional powers for the police to carry out random breath tests at the roadside; And the same was read the First time; and ordered to...
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. During your careful reply to my request at 3.30 pm for an adjournment under Standing Order No. 20 to discuss the detonation and ignition of Kuwaiti oilfields by...
I have not selected amendment (a), but I have selected amendment (b) in the name of the hon. Member for Newham, South (Mr. Spearing), and amendments (c) and (d) in the name of the hon. Member for...
Ordered,That Mr. Jeff Rooker be discharged from the Committee of Public Accounts and that Mr. Norman Hogg be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Kirkhope]
Ordered,That Joan Ruddock and Mr. Brian Wilson be discharged from the Select Committee on Broadcasting, &c., and that Mrs. Lin Golding and Mr. Geoffrey Lofthouse be added to the...
Ordered,That Dr. Charles Goodson-Wickes be discharged from the Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill and that Mr. Julian Critchley be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Kirkhope]
I wish to present this petition on behalf of the community of Rigside, a small village in my constituency, which objects to the imposition of a public inquiry by the Secretary of State for...
Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn—[Mr. Kirkhope.]
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