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  • Maastricht Treaty Social Issues
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    Maastricht Treaty Social Issues

    Members of the British House of Commons debated the social chapter of the Maastricht treaty, the treaty concerning European union. Opponents of Britain’s ratification of the treaty fear a loss of…

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  • Confidence Motion for British Government
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    Confidence Motion for British Government

    Members of the House of Commons debated prior to a vote of confidence concerning the Conservative government under Prime Minister John Major. The previous evening, the House of Commons voted against…

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  • Great Britain Economic Issues
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    Great Britain Economic Issues

    House Member Lamont delivered his resignation speech for the post of chancellor of the exchequer in a session of the British House of Commons. In his remarks, Mr. Lamont praised the…

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  • Northern Ireland Peace Process
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    Northern Ireland Peace Process

    In a joint news conference, the two prime ministers announced the “Downing Street Declaration.” The document, signed by the British government and the Sinn Fein Party of Northern Ireland.…

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  • Conservative Party Convention
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    Conservative Party Convention

    The prime minister addressed the party convention on such issues as participation in the European Community and the British economy. The Conservative Party has lost popularity in the past…

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  • Northern Ireland Peace Process
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    Northern Ireland Peace Process

    Secretary Mayhew announced to the British House of Commons that the British government and the Irish Republic Army (IRA) have, for some time, participated in private negotiations concerning the eventual…

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  • Northern Ireland Peace Process
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    Northern Ireland Peace Process

    Prime Minister John Major discussed an initiative to end the conflict in Northern Ireland. This agreement was announced by himself and Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds last week in…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    The prime minister answered questions from members of parliament. The discussion included events of the day as well as criticism of remarks made by John Major in which he seemed to blame…

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  • USGreat Britain Joint News Conference
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    U.S.-Great Britain Joint News Conference

    President Clinton and Prime Minister Major spoke in a news conference following their meeting in the White House during the prime minister’s visit to Washington, DC. The president said the…

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  • British Honors System
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    British Honors System

    The prime minister spoke to the House about changes he is proposing in the British honors system. He would like for honors such as knighthoods and the British Order of the Empire to be…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    The prime minister answered member questions on British politics and other topics.

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Members questioned the prime minister about the failure of government training schools. Mr. Major announced that the vote tomorrow on the Maastricht Treaty Social Chapter would be a motion…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Members questioned the prime minister on campaign finance reform. Earlier, Michael Mates, the Security Minister for Northern Ireland, resigned his position because he had close ties with…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Prime Minister Major answered questions from members of the House of Commons on various topics related to British politics including a recent bid for a franchise by British Rail.

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  • Reflections on NATO Summit
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    Reflections on NATO Summit

    Following his return from the NATO summit, Prime Minister Major reported on the summit to the British House of Commons. Following his remarks, Mr. Smith and other members responded and…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    The prime minister answered questions from members of parliament. Topics of discussion included movements to limit the role of government and increase private responsibilities.

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Members questioned the prime minister about the pending debate on the Social Chapter of the Maastricht Treaty and other topics.

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Prime Minister Major answered questions from members of the House of Commons on various topics related to British politics including the recent bombings in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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  • Queens Taxes
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    Queen's Taxes

    Prime Minister John Major announced the voluntary assumption of a personal property tax by Queen Elizabeth II. He said that she would pay the same forty percent tax rate on capital gains as…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Parliament returned from its Christmas and New Year break yesterday. Members questioned the prime minister about the January 6 oil spill off the Shetland Islands, among other topics.

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