House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 4 June 1991

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    • Oil Fires, Kuwait

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will specify the medical qualifications of those responsible for monitoring the health of sappers engaged in support of those fighting oil fires in...

    • Helicopters

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to make an announcement about the replacement of the Royal Air Force SA R Wessex helicopters.

      Trident

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the safety of the Trident nuclear missile system.

      Arms Trade

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent policy changes he has made regarding the assistance given by his Department to enable arms manufacturers to participate in the international...

      Challenger Tank

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will make a decision about the Challenger tank order.

      Manpower Levels

      21 speeches

      Mr. Ted Garrett: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what are his plans for the future role of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers within the defence requirements of the United Kingdom.

      The Gulf

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he last discussed the situation in the Gulf with General Colin Powell.

      Iraq (Kurds)

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the deployment of Royal Marines to Northern Iraq.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Strategy for Health

    80 speeches

    I am today publishing a Green Paper "The Health of the Nation" setting out the Government's proposals for the development of a strategy for health for England. In the light of responses and...

  • Bill Presented

    • Dangerous Dogs

      Mr. Secretary Baker, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Heseltine, Mr. John Gummer, Mr. Secretary Hunt, Mr. Secretary Lilley, Mr. Secretary Lang, Mr. Attorney-General and Mrs. Angela...

    • Statutory Instruments, &C.

      Ordered,That the draft Cinemas (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Greg Knight.]

  • Northern Ireland Committee

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 99 (2) (Northern Ireland Committee),

    • Electricity

      That the Proposal for a draft Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 published on 19th April 1991, being a Matter relating exclusively to Northern Ireland, be referred to the Northern Ireland...

  • Employment of Children Act 1973 (Amendment)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Employment of Children Act 1973 in respect of the definition of "child"; and to make fresh provision for its commencement. Most...

    • Employment of Children Act 1973 (Amendment)

      Ms. Mildred Gordon accordingly presented a Bill to amend the Employment of Children Act 1973 in respect of the definition of "child"; and to make fresh provision for its commencement: And the...

  • Lloyd's of London

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. As you know, some 50 Members of the House are members of Lloyd's and four of those are members of the Government. I understand that Government orders for...

  • Orders of the Day — Child Support Bill [Lords]

    107 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • National Finance

    • Gifts for Purposes of Educational Establishments

      7 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That provision may be made in substitution for section 84 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.—[Mr. Maude.]

    • Insurance Companies and Friendly Societies

      Resolved,That provision may be made about the taxation of insurance companies and friendly societies—[Mr. Kirkhope.]

      Annuities

      Resolved,That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made in connection with annuities—[Mr. Kirkhope.]

      Company Losses

      Resolved,That provision may be made about setting off losses incurred by companies against profits or trading income of accounting periods, whenever ending—[Mr. Kirkhope]

      Sharing of Transmission Facilities

      Resolved,That provision may be made about agreements relating to the sharing of transmission facilities—[Mr. Kirkhope.]

      Stamp Duty (Consideration)

      Resolved,That provision may be made about the apportionment of consideration for stamp duty purposes—[Mr. Kirkhope.]

      Advance Corporation Tax: Oil Industry

      Resolved,That provision may be made restricting the circumstances in which advance corporation tax may be set against a company's liability to corporation tax on ring fence profits, within the...

      Northern Ireland Committfe

      Ordered,That, during the proceedings on the Matter of the Proposal for a draft Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1991, the Northern Ireland Committee shall meet no more than three times; that...

      Severn Bridges (Re-Committed) Bill

      Ordered,That the Order for the House to resolve itself into a Committee on the Severn Bridges (re-committed) Bill, as amended in the Select Committee, be discharged and that the Bill, as amended...

  • GCSE Assessment

    10 speeches

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

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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.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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