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    John Smith Memorium

    During a special session of the British House of Commons, Prime Minister Major and Deputy Labour Leader Beckett celebrated the life and accomplishments of Labour Party Leader John Smith who…

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    Election of a New Speaker of the House

    The British House of Commons elected a new Speaker of the House following the retirement of Speaker Bernard Weatherill. Highlights of the two-hour debate concerning the election of the new…

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    British Politics

    Great Britain prohibits the use of party funds for television commercials. Therefore, television networks in Great Britain are required to air ten minute political broadcasts produced by…

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    Speaker's Farewell Address

    Bernard Weatherill, Speaker, House of Commons, delivered his farewell address to the House of Commons. He announced he would retire when Prime Minister Major called for a general election…

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    Question Time

    Amid news that Parliament was to be dissolved on March 16, 1992 and a general election was to be held on April 9, 1992 the Prime Minister took Questions from Parliament on March 12, 1992.

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    British Debate on European Community Union

    Prime Minister John Major outlined the treaty that was discussed at the European Community Summit. He spoke against a single currency and centralized federal rule by the European Community.…

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    Question Time

    Mr. MacGregor, speaking for Prime Minister John Major, answered questions on a variety of topics including the Gulf War, the national health care system, and the British railway system.

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    Question Time

    Issues discussed during Sunday’s 'question time’included the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU), Britain’s largest trade union, which has a membership of over one million…

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    Question Time

    British Prime Minister John Major participated in his weekly Question Time with the British House of Commons.

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    Question Time

    Issues brought up by members of the House of Commons in questions to the Prime Minister on June 4, 1991, included a Labour Party initiative to begin a national minimum wage, nationwide dog…

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    Question Time

    Issues addressed by members of the British House of Commons in questions put to Prime Minister John Major include aid to refugees in the Middle East and Africa, and reforms in the…

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    British Cease-Fire Statements

    On the day following President George HW 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…

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    Persian Gulf War Debate

    The British House of Commons' January 21 session centered around a debate over a government-supported resolution expressing support for British troops in the Persian Gulf, and an amendment…

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    Persian Gulf Debate

    The British House of Commons conducted an adjournment debate on the British government’s support of the United Nations Security Council’s resolutions concerning Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. Prime…

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    Question Time

    Earlier in the week it had been announced that Prime Minister John Major would make his first trip to the United States as Prime Minister later in December. The Prime Minister responded to…

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    Question Time

    The Prime Minister responded to questions about the poll tax and the upcoming general election, AIDS contamination of National Health Service blood supplies and changing the hours for the…

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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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    Special Session on Persian Gulf Situation

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

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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 and Thatcher Speech

    The first fifteen minutes featured Question Time with prime minister Margaret Thatcher. The Prime Minister was queried concerning homeownership and mortgage payments, and tourism, and the British…

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