Mr John Biggs-Davison: I applaud the Prime Minister's championship of family life, to which Labour party elements in London show such hostility, but will she turn her attention urgently to another aspect of the Judeo-Christian ethic, and follow her support of the Unborn Children (Protection) Bill, introduced by the right hon. Member for South Down (Mr. Powell), by ensuring that there is legislation to outlaw...
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Should not our judgment of these matters be based, not on the merits or demerits of African Governments, but on international law? What is the international law on these matters? Was the air strike against terrorists in Tunisia consistent with international law?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Libya.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: I apologise, I meant Libya.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will pay an official visit to those parts of the Epping Forest constituency where residents suffer from noise and lighting from the M25.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Is my hon. Friend aware that my constituents will be grateful for the fact that he will be seeing for himself how far his Department's undertaking on landscaping, tree planting and lighting have been carried out? Will he take the opportunity to meet some of the sufferers in places such as Theydon Garnon, Roundhills and Woodbine Close?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Attorney-General why no charges of treason have been brought against alleged terrorists; and if he will make a statement.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that I do not find his answer wholly convincing, having regard to the recent announcement on this matter by the Lord Chancellor?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Is my right hon. Friend aware that I shall not trouble him today about the early-day motion concerning the miscarriage of justice in the Maguire case? [That this House notes the widespread concern felt in Parliament by eminent scientists, by other responsible observers and by members of the public who have viewed programmes on the matter screened by Channel 4, that Anne Maguire, Patrick...
Mr John Biggs-Davison: rose
Mr John Biggs-Davison: In support of what you have just said, Mr. Speaker, and with reference to what my right hon. Friend the Member for Brighton, Pavilion (Mr. Amery) said about the famous appeal by his father to a right hon. Member of the Labour party to speak for England, if you will refer to the official record of that day in 1939 you will not find it. Those words went round the world by virtue of the...
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Why were the terms of the Luxembourg compromise not incorporated in the Single European Act?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with political leaders in the Province since the signature of the Anglo-Irish agreement.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: What are the Government doing to regain the consent of the governed? Since adequate pre-existing machinery for Anglo-Irish cooperation and consultation is present, would not a protracted period of silence from the Intergovernmental Conference be most welcome and helpful?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: I thank my hon. Friend and his officials for their advice and assistance during the night to my constituent in Kiev and her parents. In the event of any obstruction to the evacuation, will he immediately acquaint the House with the fact? Our concern is with our constituents, but is it not the case that, despite the attitude of the Soviet authorities and what we may think of that attitude, our...
Mr John Biggs-Davison: In welcoming the fullest information that has now been promised, may I ask whether it is not clear that this decision has been based on price and design and the needs of the Royal Navy? Has the attitude of the Labour party not revealed a bigoted hostility to Northern Ireland, which will be noted by the workers of Belfast?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: I regularly travel by bus and wonder whether my right hon. Friend does so, too. Will he discourage LRT, at least in central London, from replacing the traditional open platform bus with oneperson-operated buses, which deter passengers.?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Attorney-General if he will seek to meet the Attorney-General of the Republic of Ireland to discuss extradition and other matters of common concern.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Did the Attorney-General of the Republic of Ireland give my right hon. and learned Friend any idea when the Government of the Republic of Ireland are likely to start applying the European convention on the suppression of terrorism, which they have signed but which is not yet in operation?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 17 April.