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What is a Joint Address?

 

Many distinguished visitors have made an address to joint sessions of Parliament throughout the years. Although most Heads of State address joint sessions of Parliament, there are exceptions. For example, on May 7, 1941, the Right Honorable R.G. Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, addressed the House of Commons (House of Commons Debates, May 7, 1941, pp. 2629-2632) and on August 25, 1943, Mr. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President of the United States, addressed Members of the Senate, the House of Commons and the general public outside the Chambers (House of Commons Debates, January 25, 1944, pp. 5436-5438).

Date Name Title House of Commons Debates
2016-06-29 Barack Obama President of the United States of America  
2014-11-03 His Excellency François Hollande President of the French Republic pp. 9129-9135
2014-09-17 His Excellency Petro Poroshenko President of Ukraine pp. 7577-7582 (Debates of Sept. 18, 2014)
2014-02-27 His Highness the Aga Khan 49th Hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims pp. 3337-3345
2011-09-22 Rt. Hon. David Cameron P.M. of the U.K. of Great Britain and Northern Ireland pp. 1369-1375
2010-05-27 His Excellency Felipe Calderón Hinojosa President of the United Mexican States pp. 3077-3082
2008-05-26 Victor Yushchenko President of Ukraine pp. 6071-6077
2006-09-22 Hamid Karzai Afghanistan President pp. 3153-3159
2006-05-18 Hon. John Howard P.M. of Australia pp. 1579-1984
2004-10-25 His Excellency Vicente Fox President of the United Mexican States pp. 819-825 (Debates of Oct. 26, 2004)
2004-03-09 His Excellency Kofi Annan Secretary General of the United Nations Organization pp. 1293-1298
2001-02-22 Rt. Hon. Tony Blair P.M. of the U.K. of Great Britain and Northern Ireland pp. 1082-1087
1999-04-29 Václav Havel President of the Czech Republic pp. 14519-14525
1998-09-24 Nelson Mandela President of the Republic of South Africa pp. 8380-8384
1996-06-11 His Excellency Ernesto Zedillo President of Mexico pp. 3697-3703
1995-02-23 Bill Clinton U.S. President pp. 10036-10043 (Debates of Feb. 24, 1995)
1992-06-19 His Excellency Boris Yeltsin President of the Federation of Russia pp. 12479-12488
1991-04-08 His Excellency Carlos Salinas de Gortari President of Mexico pp. 19176-19184
1990-06-18 Mr. Nelson Mandela Deputy President of the African National Congress pp. 12918-12925
1989-10-11 His Majesty King Hussein Ibn Talal King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan pp. 4570-4574
1989-06-27 Chaim Herzog President of the State of Israel pp. 3795-3799
1988-06-22 Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher P.M. of the U.K. of Great Britain and Northern Ireland pp. 16734-16739
1988-06-16 Dr. Helmut Kohl Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany pp. 16526-16532
1988-05-10 Her Majesty Queen Beatrix Queen of the Netherlands pp. 15328-15331
1987-05-25 His Excellency François Mitterrand President of the French Republic pp. 6428-6434
1987-04-06 Ronald Wilson Reagan U.S. President pp. 4960-4966
1986-01-13 His Excellency Yasuhiro Nakasone P.M. of Japan pp. 9722-9727
1985-03-07 His Excellency Javier Perez de Cuellar Secretary General of the United Nations Organization pp. 2853-2858
1984-05-08 His Excellency Miguel de la Madrid President of Mexico pp. 3535-3539
1984-01-17 His Excellency Zhao Ziyang Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China pp. 511-513
1983-09-26 Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher P.M. of Great Britain pp. 27474-27479
1981-03-11 Ronald Wilson Reagan U.S. President pp. 8153-8158
1980-05-26 His Excellency Jose Lopez Portillo President of Mexico pp. 1420-1422
1980-05-05 His Excellency Masayoshi Ohira P.M. of Japan pp. 733-735
1977-10-18 Her Majesty the Queen (Speech from the throne) pp. 1-3
1973-06-19 Madam Indira Gandhi P.M. of India pp. 4928-4931
1973-03-30 Luis Echeverria Constitutional President of United Mexican States pp. 2799-2804
1972-04-14 Richard M. Nixon U.S. President pp. 1327-1330
1967-07-01 Her Majesty the Queen   pp. 2250-2251 (Debates of July 4, 1967)
1964-05-26 His Excellency U Thant Secretary General of the United Nations Organization (not in the Debates)
1961-05-17 John F. Kennedy U.S. President pp. 4962-4965
1958-07-21 Hon. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah P.M. of Ghana pp. 2515-2517
1958-07-09 Dwight D. Eisenhower U.S. President pp. 2082-2086
1958-06-13 Rt. Hon. Harold Macmillan P.M. of the United Kingdom pp. 1150-1152
1958-06-02 Professor Theodor Heuss President of Federal Republic of Germany pp. 772-773
1957-10-14 Her Majesty the Queen (Speech from the throne) pp. 5-6
1957-03-04 His Excellency Guy Mollet Premier of France pp. 1868-1872
1956-06-05 His Excellency Dr. Sukarno Indonesian President pp. 4777-4781
1956-03-05 His Excellency Giovanni Gronchi Italian President pp. 1830-1832
1956-02-06 Rt. Hon. Sir Anthony Eden P.M. of Great Britain pp. 906-908
1953-11-14 Dwight D. Eisenhower U.S. President pp. 23-28
1951-04-05 Vincent Auriol French Republic President pp. 1664-1667
1950-05-31 Hon. Liaquat Ali Khan P.M. of Pakistan pp. 3042-3044
1949-10-24 Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru P.M. of India pp. 1103-1105
1947-06-11 Harry S. Truman U.S. President pp. 4062-4064
1945-11-19 Rt. Hon. Clement R. Attlee P.M. of Great Britain pp. 2276-2280
1944-06-30 Rt. Hon. Peter Fraser P.M. of New Zealand pp. 4421-4426
1944-06-01 Rt. Hon. John C. Curtin P.M. of Australia pp. 3453-3460
1943-06-16 Madame Chiang Kai-Shek Wife of Leader of Republic of China pp. 3717-3723
1943-06-03 Eduard Benes Czechoslovakian President pp. 3328-3333
1941-12-30 Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill P.M. of Great Britain pp. 4478-4482
1939-05-19 His Majesty the King   pp. 4322-4323