House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 16 June 1993

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Resident Diplomats

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement on the value of locally resident diplomatic representation.

    • East Timor

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action he is taking to protect human rights in East Timor.

      Angola

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has held in the Foreign Affairs Council concerning Angola.

      Exports Promotion

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how his Department contributes to promotion of British exports overseas.

      Yugoslavia

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about the implementation of Security Council resolution 808 on a war crimes tribunal for the former...

      Middle East

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in the search for a peace settlement in the middle east.

      Cuba

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about British relations with Cuba.

      Western Sahara

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the UN concerning the preparations for a referendum on the future of Western Sahara.

      Kashmir

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had about the situation in Kashmir; and if he will make a statement.

      Bosnia

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with Mr. Slobodan Milosevic regarding Bosnia.

      NATO Information Budget

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the current United Kingdom contribution to the NATO information budget; and if he will make a statement.

      Subsidiarity

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to consider legislation passed since 1986 for possible amendment or repeal on the grounds of subsidiarity and...

      Macedonia

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on relations between the United Kingdom and the republic of Macedonia.

      Hong Kong

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to visit Hong Kong to discuss Sino-British relations; and if he will make a statement.

  • Points of Order

    16 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. A few weeks ago, during the debate on the White Paper about the coal industry, you along with the rest of us heard the President of the Board of Trade and...

  • Bill Presented

    • Civil Rights (Disabled Persons) (Northern Ireland)

      Mr. Alfred Morris, supported by Mr. James Molyneaux, Rev. Martin Smyth, Sir James Kilfedder, Dr. Joe Hendron, Rev. Ian Paisley, Mr. William Ross, Mr. Ken Maginnis, Mr. Eddie McGrady, Rev. William...

    • Funding of Political Parties

      5 speeches

      I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to regulate the funding of political parties, and for connected purposes. Let me make it clear that it is not about state funding for...

      Funding of Political Parties

      2 speeches

      Mr. John Spellar accordingly presented a Bill to regulate the funding of political parties: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 2 July, and to...

  • Orders of the Day — Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Bill

    Lords amendments further considered.

  • Clause 22

  • Clause 29

  • Clause 37

  • Part Ii of Schedule 1

    • Additional entries

      1. The following entries shall be inserted at the appropriate places:

    • Entries omitted

      2. The following entries shall be omitted: The Attendance Allowance Board for Northern Ireland.Food from Britain.The Highlands and Islands Development Board.The National Bus Company.The National...

      Other amendments

      3.—(1) In the entry beginning "The Parole Board constituted", the words from "constituted" onwards shall be omitted.

      Part Iii of Schedule 1

      Additional entries

      Entries ominted

      5. The following entries shall be omitted:— Chairman of the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting.Chairman or other full-time member of the Forestry...

      Other amendments

      37 speeches

      6.—(1) In the entry "Chairman of the Agricultural and Food Research Council", after "Chairman" there shall be inserted ", or Director General and Deputy Chairman,".

  • Part Ii of Schedule 1

    • Additional entries

      1. The following entries shall be inserted at the appropriate places:— The Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances established under section 140(5) of the Environmental Protection Act...

    • Entries omitted

      2. The following entries shall be omitted:— The Attendance Allowance Board for Northern Ireland.Food from BritainThe Highlands and Islands Development Board.The National Bus Company.The...

      Other amendments

      3.—(1) In the entry beginning "The Parole Board constituted", the words from "constituted" onwards shall be omitted.

  • Part Iii of Schedule 1

    • Additional entries

      4. The following entries shall be inserted at the appropriate places:— Certification Officer for Northern Ireland appointed under Article 69 of the Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland)...

    • Entries omitted

      5. The following entries shall be omitted:— Chairman of the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting.Chairman or other full-time member of the Forestry...

      Other amendments

      6.-(1) In the entry "Chairman of the Agricultural and Food Research Council", after "Chairman" there shall be inserted ", or Director General and Deputy Chairman,".

      STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, &c.

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

      Customs Union (San Marino)

      That the draft European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Agreement on Customs Union and Co-operation between the European Economic Community and the Republic of San Marino) Order 1993, which...

      Criminal Law

      That the draft Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Designated Countries and Territories) (Amendment) Order 1993, which was laid before this House on 13th May, be approved.—[Mr. Kirkhope.]

      Thorpe Marsh Power Station

      5 speeches

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

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