House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 10 January 1996

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Coalfield Communities

    11 speeches

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

  • Waste Disposal

    21 speeches

    11 am

  • BSE and CJD

    8 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to raise, albeit briefly, the issue of bovine spongiform encephalopathy and concerns about the possible connections with Creuzfeldt-Jakob disease. My particular...

  • Council of Europe (Russian Accession)

    8 speeches

    1 pm

  • Royal Irish Regiment

    4 speeches

    I am privileged to have the opportunity to raise this subject. In doing so, I must in the first instance pay tribute to the work of the Royal Irish Regiment and its predecessor, the Ulster...

  • Oral Answers to Questions

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Human Rights

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to recommend derogations from any of the United Kingdom's international human rights commitments. [6838]

      Russia

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about Britain's relations with Russia. [6839]

      Council of Ministers

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received in favour of an extension of qualified majority voting in the Council of Ministers....

      European Union

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next plans to visit the European Parliament to discuss developments in the European Union. [6841]

      Cambodia

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EC colleagues regarding the situation in Cambodia; and if he will make a statement....

      Intergovernmental Conference

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Foreign Ministers of the other European Union countries about the preparations for the...

      Political 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. [6846]

      Famagusta

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on his policy for the future of Famagusta. [6847]

      National Parliaments

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received about greater participation by national Parliaments in the affairs of (a) the European...

      Nigeria

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures the Government are taking to put pressure on the military Government in Nigeria. [6849]

      Intergovernmental Conference

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Government's latest proposals for the intergovernmental conference. [6850]

      BBC World Service

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimates have been made of the effects on the operating budget of the BBC World Service of the combined effect of the...

      Intergovernmental Conference

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he intends to publish a White Paper outlining Her Majesty's Government's priorities for the intergovernmental conference of...

      EU Decision Making

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his European counterparts about the need to reform the European Union's decision-making...

      Tibet

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has recently made to the Chinese Government concerning repression in Tibet. [6856]

      Japan

      6 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. [6858]

      Bill Presented

      Nursery Education and Grant-Maintained Schools

      Mrs. Secretary Shephard, supported by the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Lilley, Mr. Secretary Dorrell, Mr. Secretary Hague, Mr. Robin Squire and Mrs. Cheryl...

      Delegated Legislation

      1 speech

      With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation.

      Fire Services

      That the North Wales Fire Services (Combination Scheme) Order 1995 (S.I., 1995, No. 3218) be referred to a Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation.

      Regional Government

      2 speeches

      I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish elected Parliaments in each of the regions of England; to define the powers and authority of these bodies; and for related...

  • Orders of the Day — Security Service Bill

    146 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Orders of the Day — Security Service Bill [Money]

    Queen's recommendation having been signified—

  • Orders of the Day — Delegated Legislation

    1 speech

    With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to delegated legislation. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6) (Standing Committees on...

  • Orders of the Day — Employment and Training

    That the draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 30th November, be approved.

  • Orders of the Day — Armed Forces Bill

    Ordered,That Mr. John Evans, Mr. Bruce George, Mr. Nick Hawkins, Mr. Robert Key, Mr. Keith Mans, Dr John Reid, Mr. Peter Snape, Mr. Nicholas Soames, Mr. Richard Spring, Mr. Dennis Turner and Mr....

  • Orders of the Day — Quarrying

    4 speeches

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

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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