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Volume 124: debated on Friday 11 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will call upon the Ethiopian Government, and the resistance movements against which they are fighting, to negotiate a ceasefire so that aid provided by Her Majesty's Government should reach the victims of the famine as soon as possible.

The Twelve issued a statement on 13 November condemning attacks by rebel groups on food aid convoys and urging that no obstacle be put in the way of the transportation of food aid. With our European partners we have repeatedly urged progress towards a peaceful solution of the internal conflicts in Ethiopia. A ceasefire based on humanitarian considerations would relieve much suffering and assist relief efforts.

StatementsPNQs1Debates1Adjournment DebatesStatutory Instruments
Session: 1981–8221611947
Session: 1982–8326181011
Session: 1983–84261417254
Session: 1984–8553161916
Session: 1985–86141117143
Session: 1986–87205112
1 Departmental records do not distinguish between debates on Government, Opposition or other motions, nor Adjournment debates whether half hour or others.
2 Detailed records for the ODA were not kept prior to 1983 and have been compiled from available data.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Bills his Department initiated in each of the last six parliamentary Sessions; if he will name them; and how many became Acts of Parliament.

Session 1986–87

  • Territorial Sea Act
  • Diplomatic and Consular Premises (Control) Act
  • Irish Sailors and Soldiers Land Trust Act

Session 1985–86

  • British Council and Commonwealth Institute (Superannuation) Act
  • European Communities (Spanish and Portuguese) Accession Act
  • European Communities (Amendment) Act
  • Commonwealth Development Corporation Act
  • Crown Agents (Amendment) Act
  • Australia Act

Session 1984–85

  • Hong Kong Act
  • Brunei and Maldives Act

Session 1981–82

  • Canada Act
  • Taking of Hostages Act