House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 11 June 1996

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence

    • Procurement Projects

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with European partners about defence procurement projects. [30882]

    • Redundancies

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proposals he has for further compulsory redundancies in the armed services; and if he will list the numbers in each service to be made redundant in...

      Industrial Participation

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his Department's policy towards industrial participation. [30885]

      Ships (Construction Programme)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the construction programme of ships to replace HMS Fearless and HMS Intrepid. [30886]

      Officers' Children (Education)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much is being spent in the current year on private education and support of officers' children in the armed forces; and if he will break down this...

      Sri Lanka (Training)

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has held recently with the Government of Sri Lanka regarding the provision of training to the Sri Lankan armed forces. [30888]

      Rapid Deployment Force

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the benefits of a joint rapid deployment force. [30889]

      Bosnia

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contingency plans are being prepared for the withdrawal of British forces from Bosnia after 20 December. [30890]

      Former Yugoslavia

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the current role of the implementation force in former Yugoslavia. [30891]

      Anti-ballistic Missile System

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on progress of the feasibility study on an anti-ballistic missile defence system. [30892]

      Operation Purple Star

      9 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many merchant vessels chartered by his Department to take part in Operation Purple Star were British-registered. [30893]

      Procurement Decisions

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department makes of the industrial implications of procurement decisions. [30894]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Bill Presented

  • Referendum

    4 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide for the holding of a referendum on the need for changes to the treaty on European Union affecting the United Kingdom's continuing...

  • Referendum

    6 speeches

    Mr. William Cash accordingly presented a Bill to provide for the holding of a referendum on the need for changes to the treaty on European Union affecting the United Kingdom's continuing...

  • Orders of the Day — Opposition Day

    [14TH ALLOTTED DAY]

    • Standards in Education

      141 speeches

      I have selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

    • Prior Options Review

      82 speeches

      I must inform the House that Madam Speaker has selected the amendment in the name of the Prime Minister.

      Delegated Legislation

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.)

      Northern Ireland

      That the draft Northern Ireland (Emergency and Prevention of Terrorism Provisions) (Continuance) Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 8th May, be approved.

      Insider Dealing

      That the draft Insider Dealing (Securities and Regulated Markets) (Amendment) Order 1996, which was laid before this House on 8th May, be approved.

      Companies

      That the draft Disclosure of Interests in Shares (Amendment) Regulations 1996, which were laid before this House on 16th May, be approved.

      Financial Services

      That the Financial Services Act 1986 (Uncertificated Securities) (Extension of Scope of Act) Order 1996 (S. I., 1996, No. 1322), dated 16th May 1996, a copy of which was laid before this House on...

      Local Govt Finance (Scotland)

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 94F(1)(b) (Scottish Grand Committee (statutory instruments)),

  • Orders of the Day — Petitions

    • Life Sentences

      1 speech

      I wish to present a petition on behalf of the relatives of Jean Crowie, who was murdered by her husband 17 years ago. Her body was buried in the garden of the marital home and not discovered...

    • Postcodes (Beddington)

      1 speech

      It is my pleasant duty to present a petition signed by Mr. Brian Keenan of 22 Bristow road, Beddington, and a large number of local residents in the Beddington North ward in my constituency and...

      Homepower (Closure)

      2 speeches

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

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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.

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