House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 14 December 1971

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance

    • National Savings Bank (Investment Accounts)

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to remove the requirement of at least £50 in an ordinary department account before it is possible to open a National Savings Bank...

    • Building Societies (Interest Rates)

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce legislation to ensure that increases and decreases in interest rates charged by building societies are introduced at set intervals in...

      Economy (Reflationary Measures)

      27 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will now consider further expansionary measures, bearing in mind the substantial margin of spare resources which exists in the economy.

      Balance of Payments

      7 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give details of the seasonally adjusted figures for the United Kingdom balance of payments for the second quarters of the years 1967, 1968, 1969,...

      Post-War Credits

      2 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will now repay all outstanding post-war credits as a means of injecting more purchasing power into the economy.

      Banking (Credit Measures)

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made as to the effect of his new credit measures on the banking industry.

      Public Expenditure

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list in order the eight programmes of public expenditure which he expects will grow the fastest between 1971–72 and 1975–76.

      Government Borrowing (Charges)

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total of interest and charges paid by the United Kingdom so far in 1971 on official short-and medium-term borrowings made since October, 1964...

      Expenditure and Tax Reductions

      14 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total amount of accelerated Government expenditure and special tax remissions which the Government have introduced to increase employment.

      United Kingdom Reserves

      8 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the present level of the official reserves.

      Rented Property (Tax Offset)

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer under what circumstances the cost of any rented property is permitted to be offset against taxation.

      £ Sterling (Purchasing Power)

      8 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much, in percentage terms the £ sterling has declined in value during 1971.

      Mortgage Interest (Tax Relief)

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will seek powers to limit claims for income tax relief on mortgage interest to the principal residence of the applicant.

      Investment

      12 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he proposes to make any changes in the regulations governing direct industrial investment coming into this country from foreign-owned companies.

      Macro-economic Forecasting

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the facilities available to the Treasury for macro-economic forecasting.

      Income Tax

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the present effective rate of income tax for a married man with two children not over 11 years of age who is earning the average weekly wage; and how...

      Value-Added Tax

      8 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether stocks of footwear on which purchase tax has been paid, held in stock by shops, will be exempted from value-added tax in the legislation which he is...

      Consumer Spending

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he is taking designed to broaden the pattern of increased consumer spending, having regard to the present concentration of increased consumer...

      International Monetary Situation

      17 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a further statement about Her Majesty's Government's policy towards the floating pound.

      Economic Growth

      4 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether he will arrange to take the chair at the next meeting of the National Economic Development Council, in order to discuss the different forecasts about economic...

      European Economic Community

      6 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether he will delay his signature of the treaty of accession to the European Economic Community until satisfactory arrangements have been worked out for trade between...

      China

      8 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if he will seek to pay an official visit to the People's Republic of China.

      Birmingham, Northfield

      4 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister what plans he has to pay an official visit to the constituency of Birmingham, Northfield.

      Young Unemployed Persons (Work Groups)

      8 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister if he is satisfied with the coordination between the Department of Employment and the Department of the Environment on the National Association of Youth Clubs' scheme for...

      Chancellor of the Exchequer (Speech)

      6 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether the public speech of Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer at Sale on 27th November on reflation represents the policy of Her Majesty's Government.

      Japan

      8 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister what plans he has to seek to pay an official visit to Japan.

      Nationalised Industries (Expenditure)

      7 speeches

      asked the Prime Minister whether he will specify the respective responsibilities of each of the Ministers in his Administration concerned with the level of spending in the nationalised...

  • Post-War Credits

    8 speeches

    With permission, I will now answer Question No. 6. It has often been suggested, as by my hon. Friend, that all outstanding post-war credits should be repaid at the earliest opportunity instead...

  • Employment Service

    17 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I will make a statement about the future of the public employment service. My right hon. Friend has today made available in the Vote Office and through the...

  • Northern Ireland

    2 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 9, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important flatter that should have urgent consideration; namely,...

  • Complaint of Privilege

    17 speeches

    Yesterday the right hon. Member for Vauxhall (Mr. Strauss) drew attention to the subject of Questions to Ministers and submitted that a situation had arisen in which interference with, or...

  • Abolition of Gazumping and Kindred Practices Bill

    1 speech

    4.0 p.m.

  • Abolition of Gazumping and Kindred Practices

    Bill to protect prospective purchasers and vendors of houses and other dwellings, and in particular to abolish the practice known as "gazumping", presented accordingly and read the First time; to...

  • Civil List

    140 speeches

    Before I call the Chancellor of the Exchequer, I should explain to the House that there is a technical difficulty about the Amendment to the Government Motion put down by the Opposition, which...

  • Civil List

    Bill to make provision for the honour and dignity of the Crown and the Royal Family, and for the payment of certain allowances and pensions, presented accordingly and read the First time; to be...

  • Textile Council (Dissolution)

    29 speeches

    10.26 p.m.

  • Adjournment

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Goodhew.]

  • Health Services, Leicester

    2 speeches

    11.21 p.m.

What is this?

Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

December 1971
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031 

Did you find what you were looking for?