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    Prime Minister Blair discussed developments in the Northern Ireland peace process and the decision to postpone acceptance of the single-European currency, the Euro.

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    Members of the House of Commons debated about a new voting system for the European Union. They discussed a system of proportional representation where voters would choose parties and not…

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    Prime Minister Major took members' questions, which focused primarily on the government’s budget, which was released on November 26, and the peace process in Northern Ireland. Mr. Blair…

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    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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  • British Liberal Democratic Party Perspective
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    British Liberal Democratic Party Perspective

    Mr. Ashdown is the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, Britain’s third largest party with 21 members in Parliament. The party is an outgrowth of the Liberal Party founded in the 19th century. Mr.…

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  • British Liberal Democratic Party Conference
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    British Liberal Democratic Party Conference

    The Liberal Democratic Party met at their annual conference to set policies and strategies for the upcoming election. Mr. Ashdown, the party leader, talked about the role the Liberal…

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

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    Issues brought up by members of the British House of Commons in questions to the prime minister included the differing views of an ultraconservative offshoot of the Conservative party on…

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    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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  • 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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    On Monday January 21, Prime Minister Major answered questions during the debate over a joint government opposition motion supporting the continued British involvement in the Persian Gulf.…

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  • Persian Gulf War Debate
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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
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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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    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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    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 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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  • 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 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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    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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