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House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 1 February 1995

  • Preamble

    The House met at Ten o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Northern Ireland (Rules of Engagement)

    44 speeches

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

  • Care in the Community

    59 speeches

    I am grateful for this opportunity to discuss community care and mental health, on which there has been quite a lot of activity in the House recently. Adjournment debates have been held, and...

  • Police Budget (Suffolk)

    15 speeches

    1 pm

  • Wyre Piddle Bypass

    7 speeches

    Do you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, know the first two verses of one of my favourite poems? Yes. I remember Adlestrop— The name, because one afternoon Of heat the express-train drew up there...

  • Lockerbie

    13 speeches

    2 pm

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • European Union

      17 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on recent representations he has received on the European Union.

    • Macedonia

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the current situation in Macedonia.

      Middle East

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the progress being made towards achieving peace in the middle east.

      Far East

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the current state of relationships with countries in the far east.

      Russian Federation

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made of potential instability within the republics and other constituent units which currently comprise...

      Human Rights

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what issues the United Kingdom has raised at this week's United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva; and if he will...

      European Union

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures he is taking to prepare the United Kingdom for an expanded European Union.

      Child Labour

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is Her Majesty Government's policy towards child labour.

      West Bank

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Israeli Government regarding the present and possible expansion of Jewish settlements...

      Middle East

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met his European partners to discuss the middle east peace process.

      Drug Trafficking

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last consulted his Colombian counterparts to discuss co-operation over control of drug trafficking.

      Rwanda

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about his Department's policy on Rwanda.

      European Union

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next expects to meet his counterparts in the European Union to discuss greater political union.

      Lithuania

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what new proposals he has to improve relations between the United Kingdom and Lithuania.

      World Summit for Social Development

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what will be the nature of the United Kingdom representation at the world summit for social development.

      Zimbabwe

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next expects to meet the President of Zimbabwe to discuss bilateral relations.

      Grozny

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to offer his services as an intermediary in the conflict in Grozny; and if he will make a statement.

  • Northern Ireland (Framework Document)

    49 speeches

    With permission, I will make a statement concerning the lead story in The Times today. First, the background. The House knows that, for a considerable time, Her Majesty's Government and the...

  • Points of Order

    6 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I seek your guidance on a matter of some importance—the selection of Members to serve on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Bill Select Committee. I understand...

  • Births and Deaths Registration (Amendment)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 in connection with the procedures relating to the registration of deaths in England and...

    • Births and Deaths Registration (Amendment)

      Mrs. Angela Knight accordingly presented a Bill to amend the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 in connection with the procedures relating to the registration of deaths in England and Wales:...

  • Orders of the Day — Local Government Finance

    260 speeches

    Before I call the Secretary of State to move the Government motions, I must announce that Madam Speaker has put a 10-minute restriction on all speeches except those made by Front-Bench spokesmen...

  • Orders of the Day — Scientific Research

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.),That the draft Council for the Central Laboratory of the...

  • Petitions

    2 speeches

    I beg leave to present a petition to the House, signed by more than 200 of my constituents, most of whom live in close proximity of Woodside park. The petition was organised by Mr. Poole, an...

  • Scottish Homes (Housing Stock)

    8 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Dr. Liam Fox.]

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