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    Question Time

    The first video 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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    Reflections of the Retiring British Speaker

    Bernard Weatherill discussed his career in the British Parliament. Mr. Weatherill talked about the powers of the Office of the Speaker and his own greatest challenges throughout his nine…

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    British Politics

    Lord Weatherill talked about the operations of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and British politics. He also responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

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    British House of Lords Reform

    Participants talked about the future of the British House of Lords. They focused on the recent reforms in the House and the results of the peer election.

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    History of the British House of Lords

    Lord Richard, British House of LORDS, Labour Party Leader & Leader of the Lords, spoke about the history of the British House of Lords. Other Lords spoke of the history and the reform of…

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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 aired the twice-weekly prime minister’s Question Time. Then Prime Minister Margaret…

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    Politics in Russia

    Former Prime Minister Gorbachev was on a six-day European tour. He was part of a panel which took questions from the audience on issues in Russian politics. The panel covered a variety of…

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    Reflections on a Career in British Politics

    Former Speaker of the British House of Commons Bernard Weatherill spoke to a luncheon audience at the Houston Club on incidents during his long career in British politics. He reflected on…

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    British View of Government Service

    Bernard Weatherill, the former speaker of the British House of Commons, addressed an international law class at Denver University on “The Penalty That Good Men Pay for Failing to Participate in…

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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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    The Lighter Side of House of Commons Debate

    Excerpts from British House of Commons debate focused on the more facetious issues in British politics. For example, members of the British House of Commons spoke about the conduct of members in the Member’s…

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    History of the House of Commons

    Bernard Weatherill, Speaker of the British House of Commons, discussed the history of the British House of Commons while he gave a brief tour of his rooms above the House chamber.

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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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    Question Time

    While Prime Minister John Major attended a European Community Summit, Leader of the House John MacGregor answered questions about the European Community. He spoke against the economic and monetary…

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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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    European Economic Community Debate

    The British House of Commons debated Britain’s involvement in the European Community, with opinions offered by six prominent British officials, including former Prime Ministers Margaret…

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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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    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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    Statement on the Council Tax

    Mr. Heseltine spoke before the British House of Commons to announce the British government’s intention to replace the unpopular “poll tax” with a new “council tax.” Margaret Thatcher, the previous prime minister of Great Britain, instituted the…

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    Question Time

    British Defense Minister King spoke before the British House of Commons in a discussion on the ground campaign in the Persian Gulf War. Defense Minister King explained the necessity for…

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