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  1. David Alton on abortion bill (1988)

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    Interview

    David Alton speaks about his abortion bill and defends the actions of his (anti-abortion) supporters. He says his Pro-Life meetings have been broken up by violent protesters, and his opponents have...

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  2. Abortion amendment bill debate (1988)

    Genre
    News report; Speech; Parliamentary debate

    Des Fahy reports on a parliamentary debate where a motion tabled by Liberal David Alton, on the Abortion Amendment Bill effectively failed due to a lack of time. Speeches by Sir Bernard Braine; David Steel;...

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  3. Alton on Abortion amendment bill failure (1988)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with Liberal MP David Alton on the filibustering in the House of Commons of his Abortion Amendment Bill. The delay in proceedings effectively killed the motion to lower the abortion limit to 18...

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  4. Hillsborough disaster-we must learn from it (1989)

    Genre
    Interview

    Merseyside MP David Alton says the Hillsborough stadium disaster (15/04/89) is an unmitigated disaster and we must learn from it. Interviewer not heard.

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  5. Forced repatriation of Vietnamese in Hong Kong (1989)

    Genre
    Interview; News report

    Paul Rowley reports on the Government agreeing to look at allowing unaccompanied Vietnamese children to stay in Hong Kong and discussion of other issues around forcible repatriation of Vietnamese boat people...

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  6. Allegations of police abuse and looting at Hillsborough (1989)

    Genre
    Interview

    Paul Rowley interviews Liverpool Liberal Democrat MP David Alton who deplores South Yorkshire Police allegations that fans attacked police and looted during the Hillsborough stadium disaster (15/04/89). He...

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  7. Parliament debates abortion time limits (1990)

    Genre
    News report; Parliamentary debate; Speech

    Coverage of debate over abortion time limits. Health Minister, Virginia Bottomley; Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe; Labour MP Alice Mahon; Labour MP David Alton; Conservative MP Teresa Gorman; and Liberal...

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  8. Sunday trading debate (1991)

    Genre
    News report; Parliamentary debate; Speech

    Peter Murphy reports from Westminster on the controversial issue of Sunday trading in the UK. Supermarket chains, Tesco, Safeways, Asda, and Sainsbury’s have confirmed they will be opening on Sunday in the...

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  9. David Alton to resign from Lib Dems (1992)

    Genre
    News report; Interview; Speech

    Paul Rowley reports on the decision of David Alton MP to resign from the Liberal Democrats at the next election. The move follows the party’s decision to support the right of women to have abortions...

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  10. James Bulger murder - Horror film link (1993)

    Genre
    News report; Interview

    Report on the trial of James Bulger’s murderers, John Venables and Robert Thompson. The similarities between the murder and a film, Child’s Play 3, are discussed by Mersyside MP, David Alton. He is...

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