House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 9 March 1993

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    • Procurement

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with how many United Kingdom companies his Department was involved in procurement contracts in 1992.

    • Strategic Review

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will institute a full strategic review of Britain's current defence requirements.

      Trident

      15 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Government now intend to make a statement on the award of the Trident contract.

      EH101 Helicopter

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress with the development of the EH101 helicopter and its variants.

      United Nations Commitments

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he next expects to meet the United States Secretary for Defence to discuss international obligations arising from United Nations commitments.

      Nato

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on his most recent meeting with the United States Defence Secretary about out-of-area commitments by NATO.

      British Forces (Germany)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what are his estimates of the total annual cost of British forces in Germany for each year from 1990 to 1995 and the proportion of that covered by...

      Bosnia

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with representatives of the Government of the United States of America on the use of military equipment in Bosnia.

      Drops

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about the future of the demountable rack-off loading and pick-up system.

      Royal Irish Regiment

      5 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of Slate for Defence what is the current (a) full-time and (b) part-time strength of the home service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment, the former Ulster Defence...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Scottish Government (White Paper)

    127 speeches

    With permission, I should like to make a statement about Scottish constitutional issues. As the House will know, since the general election —[Interruption.]

  • Bill Presented

    • Referendum (Scotland)

      Mr. Dennis Canavan, supported by Mr. Tom Clarke, Mr. Jimmy Wray, Dr. Norman A. Godman, Mr. David Marshall, Mr. William McKelvey, Mr. John McAllion, Mr. George Galloway, Mrs. Irene Adams, Mr. Eric...

    • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      1 speech

      With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to statutory instruments.

      Chessington Computer Centre

      That the draft Chessington Computer Centre Trading Fund Order 1993 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

      Asian Development Bank

      That the draft Asian Development Bank (Fifth Replenishment of the Asian Development Fund and Second Regularised Replenishment of the Technical Assistance Special Fund) Order 1993 be referred to a...

      International Finance Corporation

      That the draft International Finance Corporation (1991 General Capital Increase) Order 1993 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

      Pneumoconiosis (Workers' Compensation)

      That the draft Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

      Child Support

      That the draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1993 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

      Child Benefit

      That the draft Child Benefit and Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1993 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. David Davis.]

  • House Purchase (Simplification)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to introduce new procedures for the conveyancing of freehold residential property; and for connected purposes. The purpose of this Bill is to...

  • House Purchase (Simplification)

    Mrs. Teresa Gorman accordingly presented a Bill to introduce new procedures for the conveyancing of freehold residential property; and for connected purposes: And the same was read the First...

  • Orders of the Day — Opposition Day

    [10TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Manufacturing Industry and Unemployment

      163 speeches

      I beg to move, That this House notes that, since the present Prime Minister took office manufacturing output has fallen, manufacturing investment has fallen and manufacturing employment has...

    • STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

      1 speech

      May, by leave of the House, put together motions Nos. 2 to 20? [HON. MEMBERS: "Object."] In that case, let us take it stage by stage. Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing...

      Rating and Valuation

      4 speeches

      That the draft British Railways Board (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 1993, which was laid before this House on 15th February, be approved.—[Mr. Robert G. Hughes.]

  • Public Lending Right

    48 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Public Lending Right (Increase of Limit) Order 1933, which was laid before this House on 17th February, be approved. As the House will know, the public lending right...

  • Petitions

    • Excavation (Thurrock)

      1 speech

      I am pleased to present to the House a petition by County Councillor Reg Lee, Margie Roberts and other residents of Aveley in my constituency of Thurrock, and other men and women from Essex, who...

    • Rail Privatisation

      1 speech

      I rise to present a petition on behalf of the Railway Development Society, signed by no fewer than 18,753 members of the public, against the privatisation of British Rail. The petitioners believe...

  • Castle Fraser, Grampian

    6 speeches

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

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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