House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 24 July 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

    • Caribbean

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next intends to visit Cuba to discuss security in the Caribbean.

    • Southern Africa

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has held recently with other southern African leaders, in addition to the African National Congress, the...

      South Africa

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution Britain is making towards encouraging increased educational opportunities for black people in South Africa.

      Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about the forthcoming CSCE conference in Moscow on the human dimension.

      British Virgin Islands

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had any recent discussions with representatives of the British Virgin Islands.

      Kurdish Leader

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to meet Mr. Talabani.

      South Africa

      12 speeches

      Mr. Robert G. Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps Her Majesty's Government proposes to take to assist towards progress in achieving democracy on...

      Dalai Lama

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will now meet the Dalai Lama.

      Iraq

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of children under the age of five in Iraq who are likely to die of starvation or disease...

      Sri Lanka

      6 speeches

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

      Middle East

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Britain's contribution to finding a diplomatic and peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israeli...

      New Zealand

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will meet the New Zealand Foreign Minister.

      Baltic States

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what new initiatives he has recently taken to strengthen links between this country and the Baltic states.

      Middle East

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had about solving the outstanding problems in the middle east; and if he will make a statement.

  • Industrial Relations

    43 speeches

    With permission, I should like to make a statement about the Government's proposals for further reform of the law on industrial relations which are published in a Green Paper today. Those...

  • Bill Presented

    • REGISTERED HOMES (AMENDMENT) (No. 2)

      Mr. David Hinchliffe, supported by Mr. Tom Clarke, Rev. Martin Smyth, Mr. Ian McCartney, Mr. Eric Martlew, Mr. Gerry Steinberg, Mr. Keith Bradley, Mrs. Alice Mahon, Mr. Geoffrey Lofthouse, Mr....

    • Points of Order

      45 speeches

      On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. As you will realise, the Secretary of State's announcement is a precursor to legislation—a highly controversial piece of legislation. Can you confirm that...

      Immigration (Dependent Children)

      12 speeches

      I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to permit, in certain circumstances, the immigration into the United Kingdom of dependent children of parents settled in the United Kingdom;...

  • Opposition Day

    [19TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Government Economic Policies

      128 speeches

      Mr. Speaker has asked me to announce to the House that he will impose the 10-minute limit on speeches made between 7 and 9 o'clock and that he has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime...

    • Dangerous Dogs Bill (Allocation of Time)

      Ordered, That the Order of the House [10th June] be supplemented as follows:—

      Lords Amendments

      1. The proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments shall be completed at this day's sitting and, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to a conclusion two hours after...

      Supplemental

      6.—(1) Mr. Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the appointment and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons.

  • Orders of the Day — Dangerous Dogs Bill

    Lords amendments considered.

    • Clause 1

    • Dogs Bred for Fighting

      2 speeches

      Lords amendment: No. 3, in page 2, line 9, leave out ("destroy them, or").

      Clause 8

      Short Title, Interpretation, Commencement and Extent

      5 speeches

      Lords amendment: No. 24, in page 6, line 31, at end insert ("and includes the common parts of a building containing two or more separate dwellings.")

      STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.),

      Building Societies

      That the draft Building Societies Act 1986 (Modifications) Order 1991, which was laid before this House on 1st July, be approved.—[Mr. Sackville.]

      Social Security

      That the draft Social Security (Severe Disablement Allowance) Amendment Regulations 1991, which were laid before this House on 4th July, be approved.—[Mr. Sackville.]

      Social Security

      That the draft Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board Regulations 1991, which were laid before this House on 11th July, be approvecl.—[Mr. Sackville]

      Public Health

      That the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (No. 4) Order 1991 (S.I., 1991, No. 1533), dated 5th July 1991, a copy of which was laid before this House on 8th...

      Public Health

      That the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) (No. 5) Order 1991 (S.I., 1991, No. 1608), dated 12th July 1991, a copy of which was laid before this House on...

  • Orders of the Day — European Community Documents

    • Medicinal Products (Legal Protection)

      2 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 6033/090 and the supplementary explanatory memorandum submitted by the Department of Trade and...

    • Ecological Labelling (No. 2)

      That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 4717/91 and the supplementary explanatory memorandum submitted by the Department of the Environment on 20th June 1991, relating to...

  • Orders of the Day — Petitions

    • Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend

      3 speeches

      May I crave your indulgence Mr. Deputy Speaker, before I present the petition? These are perhaps the closing minutes of our proceedings—at least until tomorrow's day of Adjournment...

    • Gipsy Caravan Site, Langlebury

      1 speech

      Mr. Deputy Speaker, you know what a pleasure it is for me to present this petition to the House this evening. The petition is addressed to the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of...

      Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend

      1 speech

      I underline the wishes of my hon. Friend the Member for Ogmore (Mr. Powell) to you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, and the staff for a happy recess. Like my hon. Friend, I am introducing a petition from...

      A27 (Worthing)

      4 speeches

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

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