House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 27 November 1996

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    (MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Education

    25 speeches

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

  • Benefits Agency Offices (Wales)

    52 speeches

    11 am

  • Traffic Law (Keepership)

    3 speeches

    First, I congratulate warmly my hon. Friend the Minister for Transport in London, the hon. Member for Battersea (Mr. Bowis), on his appointment. I imagine that it must have been a matter of great...

  • King George's Hospital, Redbridge

    13 speeches

    I have been a Member of Parliament for barely more than two years, yet this is the third Adjournment debate in which I have spoken on the health service in Barking. That fact reflects the...

  • A2 (North-west Kent)

    6 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to bring to the attention of the House the problem of traffic congestion on the A2 in north-west Kent. I am grateful too for the presence of my hon. Friend the...

  • Private Business

    SCOTTISH BORDERS COUNCIL (JIM CLARK MEMORIAL RALLY)ORDER CONFIRMATION BILL

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • European Union

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he proposes to have discussions with his European Union partners concerning the strengthening of intergovernmental...

    • Zaire

      17 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Zaire to alleviate the current situation in Zaire; and if he will make a...

      Tunisia

      4 speeches

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

      Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

      5 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in preparing draft legislation in respect of a comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty. [4590]

      Pakistan

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on British relations with Pakistan. [4591]

      Intergovernmental Conference

      14 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the latest progress with the intergovernmental conference. [4592]

      Sri Lanka

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when a Foreign Office Minister last visited Sri Lanka to discuss the situation there. [4594]

      Cyprus

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the political situation in Cyprus. [4595]

      East Timor

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what financial assistance is being given by Her Majesty's Government to the Indonesian transmigration programme in East Timor. [4596]

      Arms Sales

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent advice his Department has given to other Government Departments about Government policy on arms sales. [4597]

      Iraq

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next intends to meet his American counterpart to discuss Iraq. [4598]

      Zaire

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next expects to meet representatives of the United Nations to discuss the refugee crisis in Zaire. [4599]

      European Parliament

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the total annual cost of the European Parliament in 1995–96; and if he will make a statement. [4600]

      European Union

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the impact of membership of the European Union on the implementation of the policies set out in...

      China

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when was the last time he met the Chinese Foreign Secretary to discuss Anglo-Chinese relations; and when he expects the next...

      Japan

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received from bodies committed to the promotion of United Kingdom-Japanese relations. [4608]

      Intergovernmental Conference

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to table proposals at the forthcoming intergovernmental conference to reverse the process of legal integration...

  • Local Government Finance

    97 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the local authority finance settlement for England for 1997–98. In forming my proposals, I have considered the...

  • Points of Order

    12 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. May I ask you to write to the President of the French Parliament? Would you point out that we have 700 years of parliamentary tradition, and that we settle our...

  • Bills Presented

    • Access to the Countryside

      Mr. Paddy Tipping presented a Bill to amend the law of trespass and to enable members of the public to resort on foot to open country in England and Wales for their recreation; and for connected...

    • Dogs (Electric Shock Collars)

      Mr. David Rendel, supported by Mrs. Diana Maddock, Mr. Matthew Taylor, Ms Liz Lynne, Mr. Archy Kirkwood, Mr. Elfyn Llwyd, Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones and Mr. Don Foster, presented a Bill to ban the...

  • Orders of the Day — Ways and Means

    Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [26 November].

  • Orders of the Day — Amendment of the Law

    Motion made, and Question proposed,

  • Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

    177 speeches

    This afternoon, the Secretary of State for the Environment has confirmed yet another tax rise that will result from yesterday's Budget: the Government-imposed rise in council tax for every family...

  • Health Services (South London)

    2 speeches

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

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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