House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 13 March 1991

  • 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

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on sanctions against South Africa.

    • Middle East

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he will meet the Secretary-General of the United Nations to discuss the middle east.

      Kuwait

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when Her Majesty's Government expects to post its ambassador back to Kuwait.

      Middle East

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on relations with countries in the middle east.

      Germany

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Anglo-German relations.

      European Community

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure the European Community speaks with one voice against tyranny, oppression and international...

      Drugs

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on international co-operation concerning the war against drugs.

      EC Intergovernmental Conferences

      8 speeches

      Mr. Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on progress at the two European Community intergovernmental conferences.

      BBC World Service

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the role of the BBC World Service during recent periods of international crisis.

      Thailand

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made any representations to the military Government in Thailand; and if he will make a statement.

      Middle East

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had about the establishment of a comprehensive middle east peace conference.

      Israel

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had recently with the Israeli ambassador regarding the Palestinian question.

      The Gulf

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the prospects for future peace and security in the Gulf.

      Middle East

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on progress towards negotiations between Iraq and Kuwait to resolve their differences in conformity...

      Shrines (Damage)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on his latest information about the damage or alleged damage to the shrines at Kerbala, Najaf and...

      Cambodia

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has any plans to visit Cambodia to discuss the political situation in that country.

  • GP Fund Holding Scheme

    51 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the implementation of the general practice fund holding scheme from 1 April 1991. The House will recall that the purpose of the...

  • Bill Presented

  • Opposition Day

    • 9TH Allotted Day

    • Poll Tax (Abolition)

      167 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House believes that the poll tax is beyond reform and must be abolished immediately; condemns the Government's dithering and delay in carrying out yet another review and...

      Family Hardship

      109 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House notes the increasing financial pressure families are facing due to the Government-created recession; further notes that low-income families are now hit hardest of...

      Business of the House

      Ordered, That, at this day's sitting, the Motion in the name of Mr. John MacGregor relating to Statutory Instruments, &c. (the draft European Bank for Reconstruction and Development...

      Court of Auditors

      15 speeches

      I have selected the amendment in the name of the hon. Member for Thanet, South (Mr. Aitken).

      Court of Auditors

      22 speeches

      I beg to move, as an amendment to the motion, at the end to add: congratulates the Court for once again producing a detailed and comprehensive account of the appalling waste, mismanagement and...

      STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      Ordered, That the Order [11th March], That the draft European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1991 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory...

      European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

      6 speeches

      I beg to move, That the draft European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1991, which was laid before this House on 8th March, be approved. I shall be...

      British Rail

      2 speeches

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

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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.

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