House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 3 May 1995

  • Preamble

    The House met at Ten o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

    49 speeches

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

  • County Structure Plan (Lancashire)

    24 speeches

    I am grateful for this opportunity to debate the Lancashire structure plan, but I find it more than a little extraordinary that no Liberal Democrats are present. I am sure that many of my...

  • Firearms

    8 speeches

    1 pm

  • Broadmoor Farm Business Park

    4 speeches

    I am very grateful for this early opportunity to raise the subject of the Broadmoor Farm, Saltash planning application, which should have been considered by the planning services committee of...

  • Burtonwood Air Base

    3 speeches

    2 pm

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Overseas Investment

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps are being taken to encourage further investment by British companies overseas. [20411]

    • EU-US Relations

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on relations between the European Union and the United States of America. [20413]

      Land Mines

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had in the EC about strengthening the UN protocol on the use of land mines. [20414]

      Middle East Peace Process

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the middle east peace process. [20415]

      Iraq

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether UN sanctions against Iraq should remain in force. [20417]

      Kashmir

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will support efforts by the European Union to encourage Pakistan and India to hold direct talks on Kashmir; and if he will...

      Nuclear Weapons

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next plans to meet his overseas colleagues to discuss treaty obligations regarding nuclear non-proliferation; and if he...

      Brazil

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what he is doing to promote the United Kingdom's diplomatic and trade relations with Brazil; and if he will make a statement. [20421]

      North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has held with (a) the United States of America and (b) EU member states on the role of NATO. [20423]

      EU Foreign and Security Policy

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had recently with his French and German counterparts concerning the EU's common foreign and security...

      Land Mines

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has held with his EC counterparts on formulating a common policy regarding the export of land mines. [20429]

      Intergovernmental Conference

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to hold discussions with members of the EU reflections group on future IGC priorities for 1996. [20430]

      Angola

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about the timetable for the deployment of the full UN peacekeeping force in Angola. [20432]

      Eritrea

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on United Kingdom relations with Eritrea. [20433]

      United Nations

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the total annual contribution of the United Kingdom to the United Nations; and what assessment he has made of the return...

      Cyprus

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in relation to the application of Cyprus to join the European Union. [20436]

      South Africa

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the frequency and subject matter of current Government contacts with the Government of South Africa. [20437]

      Nigeria

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures his Department is taking to persuade the military regime in Nigeria to hand over power to the elected President....

  • Bosnia

    42 speeches

    (by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will a statement on the breakdown of the ceasefire in Bosnia and its impact on the UN.

  • Points of Order

    8 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. On 19 April, I submitted a question for Question Time this afternoon. It was accepted by the Table Office. I put it into the draw, and it was drawn as No. 10....

  • Coercion in Family Planning (Prohibition)

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make it unlawful for any Minister or Crown servant to assist any programme which involves forced abortion, forced sterilisation or...

    • Coercion in Family Planning (Prohibition)

      Mr. David Amess accordingly presented a Bill to make it unlawful for any Minister or Crown servant to assist any programme which involves forced abortion, forced sterilisation or coercive family...

  • Exports

    163 speeches

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

  • Bicycle Helmets

    7 speeches

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

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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