House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 2 November 1994

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty recently signed in Washington.

    • European Union

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about action being taken by the United Kingdom Government to encourage further enlargement of the...

      "Partnership for Peace"

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the development of the NATO "Partnership for Peace" proposals, including practical co-operation.

      European Parliament

      6 speeches

      Mr. Alan W. Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Government's policy towards the future democratisation of the European...

      Subsidiarity

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to implement the principle of subsidiarity in the levels of decision-making within the European Union...

      Inter-Parliamentary Union

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what account he will be taking of the resolutions passed by the 92nd Inter-Parliamentary Union conference held in Copenhagen...

      European Union

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage inter-regional relationships within the European Union.

      Rwanda

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support his Department is offering to Rwanda; and if he will make a statement.

      Indonesia

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to visit Indonesia to discuss bilateral relations.

      Indo-British Partnership Initiative

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will report on progress with the Indo-British partnership initiative.

      Middle East

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps Her Majesty's Government propose to move forward the middle east peace process; and if he will make a statement.

      Kenyan Investors Conference

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to attend the Kenyan investors conference in London on 17 November.

      Rwanda

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has held with United Nations counterparts with the aim of establishing an international judicial tribunal to...

      European Union

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the accession of new states to the European Union; and if...

      Saudi Arabia

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on relations with Saudi Arabia.

      Gaza Strip

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on British support to the Palestinian authorities in the Gaza strip.

      European Union

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a further statement on United Kingdom policy towards the further enlargement of the European Union to...

      Exports (Far East)

      4 speeches

      Mr. William O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what help is given to British industry and commerce by United Kingdom embassies to develop the export of...

  • points of order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. You will recall that the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry came to the House some time ago and made a statement, based on the options set out in the...

  • Disabled Persons (Consultation)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for a system of consultation when legislation relating to disabled persons is proposed and to set rules for formulating compliance...

    • Disabled Persons (Consultation)

      Mr. Roger Berry accordingly presented a Bill to provide for a system of consultation when legislation relating to disabled persons is proposed and to set rules for formulating compliance cost...

  • Privileges

    176 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. In the light of your wise and understandable statement, and as the Government knew perfectly well as far back as 10 May that a letter had been written on House...

  • Local Government

    17 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Local Government Act 1988 (Competition) (Defined Activities) Order 1994, which was laid before this House on 14th June, be approved.

  • Statutory Instruments, &c

    1 speech

    With the leave of the House, I will put together motions 5 to 12.

    • Weights and Measures

      That the draft Weights and Measures Act 1985 (Metrication) (Amendment) Order 1994, which was laid before this House on 19th July, be approved.

    • Income Tax

      That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income) (Kazakhstan) Order 1994 be made in the form of the draft laid before this House on...

      European Community Documents

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 102(9) (European Standing Committees).

      Transport of Animals

      That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 8441/93 and the second Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on 4th July...

      Fisheries Policy

      That this House takes note of the unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on 19th April, relating to fisheries: Spanish and Portuguese...

  • Mr. Robert Nortcliff

    7 speeches

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

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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