House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 12 February 1997

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Public Research Establishments

    16 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Wells.] [Relevant documents: First report from the Science and Technology Committee of Session 1994–95, on the...

  • Ministerial Accountability and Responsibility

    13 speeches

    [Relevant documents: Second report from the Public Service Committee of Session 1995–96, on Ministerial Accountability and Responsibility (HC 313), the Government's response thereto (HC 67...

  • Vale of Glamorgan (Inward Investment)

    4 speeches

    For nearly five years, I have had the privilege to represent one of the most beautiful constituencies in Wales, with Cosmeston lakes on the boundary with Cardiff, South and Penarth to the east,...

  • Ambulance Services (Pembrokeshire)

    9 speeches

    I have requested this debate today because, although the Pembrokeshire ambulance service operating as part of the Pembrokeshire national health service trust offers an excellent, cost-efficient,...

  • Fire Services (Essex)

    21 speeches

    I apologise to the Minister for coming to him twice within one week, but he will appreciate that this important and serious issue relates to the financing and operation of fire brigades and the...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Nigeria

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussion he has had with the Nigerian military Government concerning the restoration of democratic institutions to...

    • Cyprus

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to visit Cyprus to discuss the recent increase in tension there. [13955]

      International Criminal Court

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the progress to date in establishing an international criminal court. [13956]

      China

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans has he to make an official visit to China to discuss United Kingdom-Sino relations. [13957]

      Iraq

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on peace negotiations in northern Iraq. [13958]

      Economic and Monetary Union

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many civil servants in his Department are currently working on issues relating to economic and monetary union. [13959]

      Kenya

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on relations between the United Kingdom and Kenya. [13960]

      Land Mines

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the changes in Government policy in respect of land mines in the past two years. [13961]

      Cyprus

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken to help to achieve a settlement of the Cyprus problem. [13962]

      Gibraltar

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had about the future of Gibraltar. [13963]

      Yemen

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next expects to meet the Foreign Minister of Yemen to discuss Anglo-Yemeni relations; and if he will make a statement....

      Mrs. Sherratt

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations have been made by his Department to the Moroccan Government concerning the case of Mrs. Sherratt. [13965]

      Racism and Xenophobia

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the progress of the European Union initiative against racism and xenophobia. [13966]

      European Union

      12 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about Britain's relations with the other countries in the European Union. [13969]

      Burma

      4 speeches

      Mr. Robert Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the steps taken by the Government to promote respect for human rights in...

      Middle East Peace Process

      11 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on progress in the middle east peace process. [13971]

  • Points of Order

    5 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. You will be well aware of the convention in the House that, when new Members make their maiden speech, it is customary to hear those speeches in silence....

  • Political Fundraising

    5 speeches

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to make provision in respect of the funding of political parties at general elections and other times. The Bill proposes to regulate the...

    • Political Fundraising

      Mr. Winnick accordingly presented a Bill to make provision in respect of the funding of political parties at general elections and other times: And the same was read the First time; and ordered...

  • Police Bill [Lords]

    218 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • Police Bill [Lords] [Money]

    Queen's recommendation having been signified— Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 50A(l)(a),That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Police...

    • Delegated Legislation

      Motion made, and Question put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),

    • Pensions

      That the draft Register of Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes Regulations 1997, which were laid before this House on 28th January, be approved. —[Mrs. Lait.]Question agreed to.

  • Transfer of Crofting Estates (Scotland) Bill [Lords]

    Motion made, and Question put, pursuant to Standing Order No. 94E(2) (Scottish Grand Committee (Bills in relation to their principle)),That the Bill be referred to the Scottish Grand Committee....

    • Scottish Grand Committee

      Ordered,That, at the meeting of the Scottish Grand Committee on Monday 17th February, notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (3) of Standing Order No. 94E (Scottish Grand Committee (bills in...

    • Petition

      Pembrokeshire Ambulance Service

      1 speech

      I am here to present a petition that has been signed by more than 60,200 people in Pembrokeshire. The humble petition of the people of Pembrokeshire sheweth,that the proposal to end local control...

  • Basking Sharks

    6 speeches

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

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