House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 22 June 1993

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    • Helicopter Carrier

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the defence gains from the recent award of the contract for a helicopter carrier for the Royal Navy.

    • Nuclear Weapons

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list those countries which possess nuclear weapons capable of being delivered to targets in the United Kingdom.

      Spending Levels

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations his Department has received over the past decade regarding defence spending levels.

      Yugoslavia

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the latest situation regarding British forces in former Yugoslavia.

      Yugoslavia

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he has made any further review of Britain's defence commitments in the light of Britain's peacekeeping role in former Yugoslavia.

      Bosnia (Ambush)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress is being made in equipping AFVs deployed in Bosnia with state-of-the-art surveillance systems to counter threats of ambush; and if he will...

      Trident Refit

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what examination he has made of the decision-taking process on the Trident refitting contract with a view to improving the consistency and orderliness of...

      Eurofighter

      6 speeches

      Mr. Robert Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the development stage of the Eurofighter project to be completed.

      RAF Training Bases

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in his Department's review of RAF training bases.

      NATO Nuclear Doctrine

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he next intends to meet the Secretary-General of NATO; and if he proposes to discuss with him NATO's nuclear doctrine.

      Infantry Regiments (Manpower)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to review the manpower of infantry regiments.

      Future Frigate Project

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the progress of the future frigate project.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • M25 (Widening)

    2 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Have you received any application from the Secretary of State for Transport to make a statement about the future proposals for the widening of the M25? It...

  • Statutory Instruments, &c.

    1 speech

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

    • British Nationality (Hong Kong)

      That the draft British Nationality (Hong Kong) (Selection Scheme) (Amendment) Order 1993 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.

  • Deregulation (No. 2)

    3 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to empower the Secretary of State and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food further to control the activities of self-financing...

    • DEREGULATION (No. 2)

      Mr. Anthony Steen accordingly presented a Bill to empower the Secretary of State and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food further to control the activities of self-financing regulatory...

  • Orders of the Day — Opposition Day

    [14TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Political Parties (Funding)

      425 speeches

      I have selected the amendment standing in the name of the Prime Minister. I seek the co-operation of the House in the hope that hon. Members will exercise voluntary restraint on the length of...

  • Petitions

    • Fuel (VAT)

      1 speech

      I beg to ask leave to present a petition: To the Honourable The Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled, the petition of residents in Coventry,...

    • Pensions and Benefits (Payment)

      1 speech

      I beg to ask leave to present a petition: To the Honourable The Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of sub-post office...

      Sudan

      4 speeches

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

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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