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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    The first televised broadcast of a British “Question Time” featured Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher being questioned by Opposition Leader Neil Kinnock and other members of Parliament. Issues…

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  • British CeaseFire Statements
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    British Cease-Fire Statements

    On the day following President Bush’s announcement of a cease-fire in the Persian Gulf war, British Prime Minister John Major addressed the House of Commons on the resolution of the Persian…

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  • Prime Ministers Statement on Persian Gulf
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    Prime Minister's Statement on Persian Gulf

    At the end of Tuesday’s question time, Prime Minister Major made a statement about the allied suspension of the ground offensive in the Persian Gulf effective that morning. The cease-fire…

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  • No Confidence Vote Debate
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    No Confidence Vote Debate

    The House of Commons debated the call for a “no confidence vote” on Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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  • Debate on Queens Speech
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    Debate on Queen's Speech

    The prime minister and parliamentary leaders debated the speech given by Queen Elizabeth II on November 6 to open Parliament. The speech, written by members of the majority party, set out the…

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  • Britains Role in the European Community
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    Britain's Role in the European Community

    Leaders of the twelve European Community countries met in Rome on October 27 and 28. The main point of discussion of the conference was a timetable for monetary union of the European…

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  • Special Session on Persian Gulf Situation
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    Special Session on Persian Gulf Situation

    The British House of Commons was recalled from recess by the prime minister to debate the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq and other developments in the Persian Gulf. This portion of the debate…

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  • British House of Commons
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    British House of Commons

    This first televised session of the British House of Commons features debate over the governmental agenda outlined in the Queen’s speech. (See State Opening of Parliament, ID:10012) After…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    The prime minister answered questions which focused on the economy and social services.

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    The prime minister answered questions concerning remarks made by British Trade and Industry Secretary Nicholas Ridley. Those remarks characterized West Germany, Great Britain’s largest trade partner, in a…

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  • Report on the Houston Economic Summit
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    Report on the Houston Economic Summit

    The prime minister spoke to the House of Commons concerning her visit to the U.S. and discussed the report which entailed various important issues that were agreed upon at the summit. During this…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    One of the main topics was Britain’s economy. Kinnock questioned Mrs. Thatcher about the country’s current interest rate and inflation. The prime minister was also questioned whether she…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Mrs. Thatcher addressed a question from Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock on reports alleging that she had privately admitted that the new poll tax was a mistake. On the night before this…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Topics include the recently implemented poll tax, or community charge, which replaces a property tax with a tax on individuals. Members also question Mrs. Thatcher on the riots at…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher answered questions from the members of Parliament.

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  • Question Time and Thatcher Speech
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    Question Time and Thatcher Speech

    The first fifteen minutes features question time with the prime minister. Mrs. Thatcher is queried concerning home ownership and mortage payments, and tourism and the British economy. A…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    The prime minister is questioned by Opposition Leader Kinnock, Social Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown, and other members of Parliament. Mr. Kinnock focuses on the NATO summit and questions the prime…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Audio coverage only. Video consists of photographs of the prime minister, members of the House of Commons, the Commons chamber, and Westminster.

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