House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 11 February 1998

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Nine o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • NHS Maternity Services

    17 speeches

    11 am

  • A21 (Kent)

    16 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to raise the acute problem of the A21 main trunk road, which connects the M25 with Hastings. I am also grateful to the Under-Secretary of State for the...

  • Home Zones

    4 speeches

    Mr. Deputy Speaker, I want you to imagine a long terraced street in Leeds built in the early part of the century, normally cobbled, but now covered in grassy turf. There are no cars, and children...

  • Guardsmen Fisher and Wright

    17 speeches

    I am extremely grateful for this opportunity. I shall be brief, as I know that other hon. Members would like to intervene. This, to me, is not a party or a partisan issue. It is an issue which...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

    • Engagements

      24 speeches

      If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 11 February.

    • Housing (London)

      4 speeches

      What meetings he has held with representatives of housing groups in London; and if he will make a statement.


      34 speeches

      Does the Prime Minister accept that his Human Rights Bill would give unelected judges the power to create a privacy law and leave this Parliament with just a 90-minute debate to rubber-stamp...

      Speaker's Statement

      1 speech

      I have a statement to make about departmental Question Time which should be of interest to all hon. Members and Ministers alike. In the last Parliament, I found it necessary on a number of...

  • North Afghanistan (Earthquakes)

    16 speeches

    (by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what actions her Department is taking to alleviate the suffering of the victims of the earthquakes in northern...

  • Points of Order

    4 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I am sorry to delay the House, but I have received three packages in the post, because the postal system apparently could not find any person to whom they...

  • Motor Accident Injury Compensation

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to ensure compensation for persons injured as a result of road traffic accidents. The Bill seeks to remedy a long-standing problem that has...

    • Motor Accident Injury Compensation

      Dr. Desmond Turner accordingly presented a Bill to ensure compensation for persons injured as a result of road traffic accidents: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a...

  • Local Government Finance (Wales)

    99 speeches

    I beg to move, That the Local Government Finance Report (Wales) 1998–99 (Revised) (HC 541), which was laid before this House on 9th February, be approved. It may also be convenient to...

  • Orders of the Day — Greater London Authority (Referendum) Bill

    Lords amendments considered.

    • Clause 1

    • Referendum

      339 speeches

      Lords amendment: No. 1, in page 1, line 8, after ("prescribe,") insert ("but not less than eight weeks after publication of a Bill providing for the establishment of a Greater London Authority...


      Form of Ballot Paper

      2 speeches

      Lords amendment: No. 3, in page 6, leave out lines 3 to 7 and insert— ("The government propose the establishment of a greater London Authority made up of an elected assembly and a...

  • Orders of the Day — Heysham M6 Link Road

    3 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Ms Bridget Prentice.]

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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