House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 3 November 1993

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    • BRITISH WATERWAYS BILL [Lords]

      1 speech

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That the Promoters of the British Waterways Bill [Lords] shall have leave to suspend proceedings thereon in order to proceed with the Bill, if they think fit,...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • South Africa

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures he is taking to assist the democratisation of South Africa.

    • Human Rights

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next intends to meet the Foreign Minister of Belgium to discuss international co-operation on human rights.

      Middle East

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further contribution Her Majesty's Government intend to make to the progress of talks between middle eastern countries in...

      European Free Trade Association

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress is being made in respect of the EFTA states joining the European Community.

      Middle East

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to meet Chairman Arafat to discuss the middle east peace process; and if he will make a statement.

      Angola

      10 speeches

      Mr. Robert Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what initiatives he plans regarding the situation in Angola; and if he will make a statement.

      Belize

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further consideration has been given to United Kingdom relations with Belize.

      European Foreign Policies

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he proposes to have discussions with his European Community partners concerning the development of common European foreign...

      Eastern Europe

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with EC Commissioners and the Governments of the other member states about trade with and aid to the...

      Japan

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom's relations with Japan.

  • Adoption (White Paper)

    48 speeches

    With permission, I would like to make a statement about the Government's plans for the amendment of adoption law in England and Wales and for the development of adoption policy and practice....

  • Occupational Pensions

    37 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the report of the Pension Law Review Committee. Following the Maxwell pension scandal, I was determined to restore confidence...

  • Points of Order

    18 speeches

    5 pm

  • Bills Presented

    • Police (Amendment)

      Mr. Tony Benn, supported by Ms Diane Abbott, Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, Mr. Bernie Grant, Mr. Bill Etherington, Mr. Joe Ashton, Mr. Alan Simpson, Mr. Eddie Loyden, Mr. Bill Michie, Ms Dawn Primarolo, Mr....

    • Value Added Tax (Democratic Control)

      Mr. Tony Benn, supported by Ms Diane Abbott, Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, Mr. Bernie Grant, Mr. Bill Etherington, Mr. Dennis Skinner, Mr. Alan Simpson, Mr. Eddie Loyden, Mr. Bill Michie, Ms Dawn Primarolo,...

      PARDON FOR SOLDIERS OF THE GREAT WAR (No. 2)

      Mr. Andrew Mackinlay, supported by Mr. Peter Bottomley, Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody, Mr. Don Dixon, Mr. John Hume, Mr. Ken Maginnis, Rev. Ian Paisley, Mr. Allan Rogers, Mr. Alex Salmond, Sir David...

  • Football Matches (Violent and Disorderly Conduct)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make further provision with respect to the prevention of violence or disorder at or in connection with football matches played outside...

  • Football Matches (Violent and Disorderly Conduct)

    Mr. David Amess accordingly presented a Bill to make further provision with respect to the prevention of violence or disorder at or in connection with football matches played outside England and...

  • Cardiff Bay Barrage Bill (Allocation of Time)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That the Order of the House [27th October 1992] be supplemented as follows:Lords Amendments 1. The proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments shall be completed at this day's...

  • Stages subsequent to first Consideration of Lords Amendments

    3. The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the consideration forthwith of any further Message from the Lords on the Bill.4. The proceedings...

  • Supplemental

    41 speeches

    6.—(1) The 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.(2) Such a Committee shall...

  • 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...

  • Stages subsequent to first Consideration of Lords Amendments

    3. The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the consideration forthwith of any further Message from the Lords on the Bill.4. The proceedings...

  • Supplemental

    4 speeches

    6.—(1) The 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.(2) Such a Committee shall...

  • Orders of the Day — Cardiff Bay Barrage Bill

    Lords amendments considered.

  • Clause 13

  • Clause 18

  • Railways Bill

    12 speeches

    Several hon. Members: rose—

  • Clause 22

  • Beverages (VAT)

    8 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed,That the Value Added Tax (Beverages) Order 1993 (S.I., 1993, No. 2498), which was laid before this House on 18th October, be approved.—[Mr. Conway.]

  • Members' Salaries

    47 speeches

    I beg to move, That, in the opinion of this House, the following provision should be made with respect to the salaries of Members of this House— (1) In respect of service in 1994— (a)...

  • Business of the House

    37 speeches

    With permission, I should like to make a short business statement. The business for tomorrow will now be: Motions on Members' pensionsMotions relating to statutory instruments on sports grounds...

  • Petiton

    • Forestry Commission Land

      1 speech

      I beg leave to present a petition signed by more than 800 people living in Ludlow and surrounding areas, expressing their concern about the loss of public access when Forestry Commission...

  • Elephant Conservation

    2 speeches

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

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