House of Commons debates
Thursday, 16 December 2004
- Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury
The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—
- US Dollar (Depreciation) (14 speeches)
Whether he has made an assessment of the implications of the depreciation of the US dollar for the British economy; and if he will make a statement.
- Child Care Costs (8 speeches)
What estimate he has made of the cost of his new proposals for supporting family child care costs.
- Children's Services (10 speeches)
What assessment he has made of the economic impact of the Government's planned investment in children's services and nursery education.
- Poor Countries (Debt) (12 speeches)
If he will make a statement on progress towards multilateral debt cancellation for poor countries.
- Growth and Stability Pact (8 speeches)
What objectives he intends to pursue during the UK's EU presidency in respect of the growth and stability pact.
- National Insurance (10 speeches)
How much is expected to be paid in national insurance contributions in 2004–05; and how much was paid in 1996–97.
- Gold Sales (6 speeches)
If he will make a statement on the implications of his instruction to the Bank of England to sell gold.
- International Cricket Council (Tax) (6 speeches)
What representations he has received on the future tax treatment of the International Cricket Council headquarters.
- Education (8 speeches)
What representations he has received on his spending plans for education.
- Olympic Bid (2012) (4 speeches)
What assessment he has made of the likely impact on the south-east economy should the 2012 London Olympic bid be successful.
- Child Care (London) (7 speeches)
What recent assessment he has made of the child care needs of families in London.
- Personal Saving (6 speeches)
If he will make a statement on the contribution of personal saving to the economy.
- European Regional Aid (6 speeches)
What discussions he has had with his counterparts in other EU member states in respect of the future of European regional aid.
- Future Infantry Structure (92 speeches, 2 annotations)
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I would like to make a statement about the future structure of the Army. In July, I announced a re-balancing of the Army designed to make it better able to meet the...
- Business of the House (54 speeches)
The business for next week will be as follows: Monday 20 December—Second Reading of the Identity Cards Bill. Tuesday 21 December—Motion on the Christmas recess Adjournment. The...
- Points of Order (4 speeches)
On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Earlier today, in answers to questions, the Chancellor of the Exchequer falsely claimed that it was the policy of Her Majesty's Opposition to scrap Sure...
- Bills Presented (0 speeches)
- Consumer Credit (0 speeches)
Ms Secretary Hewitt, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Johnson, Mr. Secretary Darling, Mr. Secretary Murphy, Mr. Peter Hain,...
- Drugs (0 speeches)
The Prime Minister, supported by Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Darling, Mr. Secretary Reid, Mr. Secretary Murphy, Mr. Secretary Clarke, Mr. Peter Hain and...
- Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (0 speeches)
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation) and Order [ 30 November], That this House takes note with approval...
- Orders of the Day — School Transport Bill (0 speeches)
Not amended in the Standing Committee in the last Session of Parliament, considered.
- Clause 1 — School travel schemes (68 speeches)
I beg to move amendment No. 6, in page 1, line 15, at end insert 'either by itself or in conjunction with another local authority.'.
- Royal Assent (1 speech)
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Act: Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Act 2004
- School Transport Bill (16 speeches)
Order for Third Reading read.
- Petition — Asylum Seekers (Reading) (1 speech)
This petition has 717 signatures, collected from people attending churches in Reading and Woodley. It was prompted by concern about the legal advice received by young unaccompanied asylum seekers...
- Adjournment (0 speeches)
Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—[Paul Clark.] Adjourned accordingly at thirteen minutes past Six o'clock.