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European Community (5 Mar 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: Charlemagne, Napoleon, Hitler.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Middle East (5 Mar 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: What views did the Syrian Foreign Minister express to the right hon. and learned Gentleman about the way forward in resolving the Palestinian problem? Did the right hon. and learned Gentleman agree with those views?

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Advancement of Women (24 Feb 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the implications for his Department's policy on development of the conclusions of the United Nations Nairobi conference set out in forward-looking strategies for the advancement of women.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Advancement of Women (24 Feb 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: Are not special efforts required from the right hon. Gentleman's Department, particularly in view of the conclusions of the Nairobi conference, which, I am happy to say, are now available in the Vote Office for hon. Members? Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, for example, in Africa women do most of the work, including about 90 per cent. of the agricultural work? Surely that should be...

Under-age Girls (Contraception) (12 Feb 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: Is the Minister confident that the revised guidance will serve to reduce the appalling number of teenage pregnancies?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Agriculture (Future Prospects) (6 Feb 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: In considering the future of agriculture, will the right hon. Gentleman bend his mind to the real alternatives to the present disastrous common agricultural policy which will be fair to consumers, taxpayers, farmers and the Third world? The Third world exports primary commodities which are at present debarred from entry into the Community.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Nepal (5 Feb 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: Will the Foreign Secretary take advantage of his trip to raise with the Nepalese Government the issue of deforestation in that country, as in other Himalayan regions? That deforestation is increasing the flow in the major rivers of northern India, and thereby reducing food supplies and availability of land for human habitation in both West Bengal in India, and in Bangladesh. Can the Foreign...

Supplementary Estimates: Several hon. Members rose (3 Feb 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker.

Supplementary Estimates: Several hon. Members rose (3 Feb 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I thought that you had given a ruling that in such a truncated debate the hon. Gentleman should bring his speech into line with the purpose of the debate.

Supplementary Estimates: Several hon. Members rose (3 Feb 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: I remind the hon. Member for Harrow, East (Mr. Dykes) that big issues can arise from the expenditure of small amounts of money. I refer him to the 1630s and the case of ship money, which eventually involved the country in a civil war. The principle is what is important, rather than the amounts at stake. The right hon. Member for Worthing (Mr. Higgins) made an interesting speech. Tonight we...

Supplementary Estimates: Several hon. Members rose (3 Feb 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?

Supplementary Estimates: European Community Budget (3 Feb 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: What provision exists under EEC legislation, laws and treaties for those amounts to be repaid if we win our court case?

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Aid and Trade Provision (3 Feb 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to what extent the aid and trade provision in 1985–86 and 1986–87 is to be funded from sources outside his Department.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Aid and Trade Provision (3 Feb 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: Is it not inequitable that the Department of Trade and Industry, which gets most of the benefit from the ATP, makes no contribution towards the total and rising cost of that provision? Will the Minister consider seriously for the future asking his colleagues in the Department of Trade and Industry for a contribution, either in whole or in part?

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Zambia (3 Feb 1986)

Mr Eric Deakins: Does the Minister intend to help Zambian agriculture by making an appropriate contribution to the international fund for agricultural development?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Cereals (19 Dec 1985)

Mr Eric Deakins: What estimates has the Minister made of the impact on British cereal production in the current year of the Commission's cut in cereal prices in that year?

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Cereals (19 Dec 1985)

Mr Eric Deakins: asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when the European Economic Community Council will next consider the level of cereal prices for the current year; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Cereals (19 Dec 1985)

Mr Eric Deakins: When the Council comes to consider cereal prices for next year, will it take as its base figure the level of cereal prices for the current year as determined by the Council following the German veto, or the level of cereal prices as determined by the Commission?

Foreign Affairs Council (18 Dec 1985)

Mr Eric Deakins: Does the draft treaty on political co-operation contain any procedures to enable other European states to join in the treaty, and, if not, why not?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Middle East (18 Dec 1985)

Mr Eric Deakins: What is the Government's attitude to the future of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip?


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