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  • House of Commons Speaker Election
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    House of Commons Speaker Election

    The House of Lords opened the a House of Commons session for the election of a speaker in the absence of the Queen, who will officially open Parliament on May 14. Then members of Commons unanimously…

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  • Five Years of Commons on Television
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    Five Years of Commons on Television

    Regular televised coverage of the British House of Commons began November 21, 1989. Since then C-SPAN has aired the twice-weekly prime minister’s Question Time. Margaret Thatcher, who was…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Prime Minister Major took questions on several issues including a rail strike throughout Great Britian which the government condemns.

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Members questioned the prime minister on changes in the procedure of Question Time, and other topics.

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    The Prime Minister took questions from members of the House of Commons on the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and local politics in Great Britain.

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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 on entrance to the European Union, the conflict in Northern Ireland, and the recently instituted value…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Prime Minister Major answered questions on local council taxes and performance. He also answered questions on automobile production within Great Britain.

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Prime Minister Major answered questions on the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and other domestic policy issues. He also discussed the automotive industry in Britain and its relationship…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Mr. Newton, taking the place of Prime Minister Major who is meeting with Russian President Yeltsin, discussed issues concerning Prime Minister Major’s proclamation that his government will “go back to…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    The Prime Minister answered questions on the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and British policy there.

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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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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

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

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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

    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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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Issues raised in questions by members of the House of Commons to Prime Minister John Major included Great Britain’s approval of the Maastricht Treaty and the recent trade war between the…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Issues raised in questions to Prime Minister John Major during question time included Great Britain’s approval of the European union treaty known as the “Maastricht Treaty.”

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Issues raised in questions from members of the House of Commons to the prime minister included the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty by Great Britain, the closure of coal mines in Great…

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  • Election of a New Speaker of the House
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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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