House of Commons debates

Thursday, 25 June 1992

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    BRITISH RAILWAYS (No. 4) BILL (By Order)

    • Peterhead Harbours Order Confirmation

      Mr. Secretary Lang presented a Bill to confirm a Provisional Order under section 7 of the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act 1936, relating to Peterhead harbours; and the same was read...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland

    • Overseas Adoptions

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations he has received from couples wishing to adopt orphans from Romania and other countries overseas; and if he will make a...

    • Interrogation Procedures

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will introduce the videoing of interrogation procedures in Northern Ireland holding centres for a trial period.

      Irish Government

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he last met members of the Irish Government to discuss matters relating to Northern Ireland.

      Inter-party Talks

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the progress of the inter-party talks.

      Secondary Schools

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the structure of the secondary school system in Northern Ireland.

      Business Start-ups

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many inquiries the local enterprise development unit had in 1991 regarding business start-up and related matters.

      Electoral Office

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made in defining terms and conditions of staff in the Northern Ireland electoral office.

      Hospital Trusts

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will ensure that each hospital application for trust status is evaluated in a way which safeguards the relevant health board's obligation...

      Housing

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many units of housing are now administered (a) by local councils, (b) housing associations and (c) other bodies; and if he will make a statement.

      Agents

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations he has received about publishing the official guidelines for the handling of agents in Northern Ireland.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Fishing Incident (Scilly Isles)

    19 speeches

    (by private notice): To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement on the action by French fishermen against Cornish fishermen and their nets off the...

  • Business of the House

    66 speeches

    Will the Leader of the House state the business for next week?

  • Points of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. You will recall that, during Prime Minister's Question Time, I had Question No. 5 to the Prime Minister, in which I asked a question about London's homeless....

  • Bill Presented

    • Adoption of Roads (Compulsory Procedures)

      Mr. John Hutton presented a Bill to make provision for the compulsory adoption of certain unadopted roads; to make consequential amendments of the law; and for connected purposes: And the same...

    • Earth Summit

      118 speeches

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

      Business of the House

      Ordered,That at the sitting on Tuesday 30th June, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 14 (Exempted business), the Speaker shall— (1) put the Questions necessary to dispose...

      Plymouth Dockyard

      7 speeches

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

What is this?

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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