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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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  • John Smith Memorium
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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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  • Arms Sales to Iraq
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    Arms Sales to Iraq

    In an excerpt from a session of the British House of Commons, members debated a motion criticizing the Major administration for allegedly maintaining a privately lenient export policy toward Iraq prior…

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  • European Unity
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    European Unity

    Members of the British House of Commons debated the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty. Prime Minister Major, who supports the treaty, faced opposition on the basis that the treaty…

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  • Coal Mine Closures
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    Coal Mine Closures

    Members of the British House of Commons debated a motion from the Labour Party to review the British government’s energy policies. The debate took place at the same time demonstrations were…

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  • Coal Mine Closures
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    Coal Mine Closures

    Members of the House of Commons spoke on the recent announcement by the British government that 31 of the 50 remaining coal mines in England would be shut down, resulting in the possible…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    The Prime Minister Major responded to questions concerning the continuing recession, the weakness of the pound in the United Kingdom, and the announcement of renewed talks in Northern…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Issues raised in questions to the prime minister during question time period on June 30, 1992, included the status of a European Community treaty and questions concerning the estate of…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Issues raised in questions to the prime minister during question time period on July 2, 1992, included Prime Minister Major’s participation in the economic summit of the industrialized…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Prime Minister’s Question Time is a fifteen minute period set aside each Tuesday and Thursday for Prime Minister John Major to answer the questions of fellow members of the British House of Commons.…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Prime Minister’s Question Time is a fifteen minute period set aside each Tuesday and Thursday for Prime Minister John Major to answer questions from fellow members of the House of Commons. During…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Members of the House of Commons had the opportunity to question Prime Minister John Major and his cabinet. There were questions about what representations had come from Arab countries about sanctions…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Members of the British House of Commons questioned the prime minister on issues in British politics, including negotiations over the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the finances…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Members of the British House of Commons questioned the prime minister on issues in current British politics including the “unlawful” deaths of nine British soldiers by friendly fire from American…

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    Issues raised in questions to the prime minister included proportional representation in the House of Commons, and Great Britain’s compliance with European Community treaties.

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  • Question Time
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    Question Time

    The May 12 Prime Minister’s question time was the first question period for the prime minister since the induction of the first woman as speaker in the House of Commons, and the first question period…

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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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  • Labour Party Leader Resignation
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    Labour Party Leader Resignation

    Mr. Kinnock announced that he would not seek election as leader of the Labour Party again because of the poor showing the party made in the recent elections.

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  • British Politics
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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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  • British Politics
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    British Politics

    Mr. Kinnock spoke about his candidacy for prime minister and his goals for the office. His address to the Labour Party also included answering questions from party members and the media.

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