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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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  • Speakers Farewell Address
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    Speaker's Farewell Address

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

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Prime Minister John Major answered questions from members of the House of Commons concerning current issues in the politics of Great Britain, including questions on the rise of home loan…

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  • British Debate on European Community Union
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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
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    Question Time

    Issues brought up by members of the House of Commons in questions to Prime Minister John Major included labor unrest in Liverpool, European economic unification including a single currency,…

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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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  • 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

    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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