House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 13 February 1991

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • New Writ

    For the county constituency of Ribble Valley, in the room of the right hon. David Charles Waddington., QC, called up to the House of Peers.—[Mr. Ryder.]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Sudan

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy in respect of the situation in the Sudan.

    • Cambodia

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government propose to take any initiative in the United Nations to seek an immediate ceasefire of...

      Intergovernmental Conferences

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the intergovernmental conferences.

      The Gulf

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many countries have now played an active role in the military operations taking place in the Gulf.

      Soviet Union

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met the Soviet Foreign Minister to discuss human rights in the Soviet Union.

      China

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on relations between the United Kingdom and the people's republic of China.

      Collective Security

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what importance he attaches to the strengthening of collective security arrangements.

      The Gulf

      18 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with Arab League states about further exploration of diplomatic solutions to the Gulf crisis.

      Prisoners of War

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met the Iraqi ambassador to make representations concerning the treatment of British and allied prisoners of war.

      Afghanistan

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about relations with Afghanistan.

      Yugoslavia

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met the ambassador of Yugoslavia to discuss that country's relationship with European institutions.

      The Gulf

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what have been his Department's responsibilities and activities in connection with the international response to environmental...

  • B52 Bombers (Bristol Channel)

    22 speeches

    (by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will make a statement about the announcement that B52s would dump bombs in the Bristol channel in an emergency.

  • Points of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I wonder whether you would advise Government Departments that, when they group one question with another, they should advise the hon. Members concerned that they...

  • National Audit Office (Extension of Powers)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to extend the powers of the National Audit Office so as to permit the Office, on an application by a national political party, to cost that...

    • National Audit Office (Extension of Powers)

      Mr. Robert G. Hughes accordingly presented a Bill to extend the powers of the National Audit Office so as to permit the office, on an application by a national political party, to cost that...

  • Autumn Statement

    146 speeches

    [Relevant documents: Chancellor of the Exchequer's Autumn Statement (Cm 1311) and the Statistical Supplement thereto (Cm 1520).

  • Revenue Support Grant (Scotland)

    86 speeches

    I understand that there will be four Front-Bench spokesmen. May I ask them to be brief so that more Back Benchers may have an opportunity to participate in the debate? May I also ask Back...

  • Water Metering (Isle of Wight)

    4 speeches

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

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