House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 23 October 1996

  • Preamble

    The House met at twenty-nine minutes past Eleven o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Sessional Orders

    • Elections

      Ordered,That all Members who are returned for two or more places in any part of the United Kingdom to make their Election for which of the places they will serve, within one week after it shall...

    • Witnesses

      Resolved,That if it shall appear that any person hath been tampering with any Witness, in respect of his evidence to be given to this House, or any Committee thereof, or directly or indirectly...

      Metropolitan Police

      Ordered,That the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis do take care that during the Session of Parliament the passages through the streets leading to the House be kept free and open and that...

      Votes and Proceedings



      A Bill for the more effectual preventing Clandestine Outlawries; read the First time; to be read a Second time.



      Queen's Speech

      1 speech

      I have to acquaint the House that this House has this day attended Her Majesty in the House of Peers, and that Her Majesty was pleased to make a Most Gracious Speech from the Throne to both...

      My Lords and Members of the House of Commons

      The Duke of Edinburgh and I look forward to receiving the State Visits of His Excellency the President of Israel in February and of the President of Brazil in December next year. We also look...

      Members of the House of Commons

      Estimates for the public service will be laid before you.

      My Lords and Members of the House of Commons

      My Government will continue with firm financial policies designed to support sustained economic growth and rising prosperity, while maintaining low inflation. Fiscal policy will continue to be...

      My Lords and Members of the House of Commons

      I pray that the blessing of Almighty God may rest upon your counsels.

      Debate on the Address

      163 speeches

      It will be for the convenience of the House to know that the subjects for debate on the Queen's Speech will be as follows. Thursday 24 October—foreign affairs and defence; Friday 25...

      Mr. A. G. Aiyer

      2 speeches

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

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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