Tuesday, 7 March 1972
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Bills read a Second time and committed.
I beg to move, That the Amendment to Standing Orders relating to Private Business hereinafter stated in the Schedule be made:—
Standing Orders page 100, leave out Fees to be taken by the Shorthand Writer and insert:—
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has yet decided if he can make an estimate of the total loss to the gross national product for 1972 that has resulted from the miners strike; and...
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in view of the current rate of investment in the United Kingdom by British industrialists, he will facilitate a further increase in the investment...
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the tax threshold as a percentage of average earnings for a married man with two children under 11 years of age in 1963–64, 1970–71 and...
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the average pre-tax personal income for the latest available period in the United Kingdom, South-East and North-East England. respectively.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give an assurance that the increased rents for council and private landlords' tenants under his Housing Finance Bill will not also bring about...
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will issue directions to Government Departments to ensure that Scottish banknotes tendered to them enjoy the same status as their English equivalents.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will undertake to review the provision of the Customs and Excise Acts whereby tax on fuel oil used in power stations for the manufacture of chemicals...
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in the light of recent events, he will make a statement on the Government's policy towards prices and incomes.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will extend depreciation allowances to cover the fabric of hotel buildings and structures.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has now received from widows about their financial plight; and what replies he has sent.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a booklet of instructions to assist particularly the elderly in post-war credit claims.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many trade, professional and sports organisations have written to him expressing concern about the effects of value-added tax and what replies he has sent.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to make an official visit to Scotland soon after his Budget Statement.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the loss of revenue arising from total cancellation of the remainder of selective employment tax from 21st March, 1972, to 31st...
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current real value of the £ sterling as compared with June, 1970.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he received in February, requesting a lowering of the tax on liquefied petroleum gas: and if he will make a statement.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he proposes to take to increase the level of manufacturing investment.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will allow as a deduction from gross income the charges on a hire-purchase contract to finance the purchase of a caravan home, in the same way...
asked the Prime Minister how many meetings of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Council he has attended since he took office.
asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on his recent discussions with the Prime Minister of Luxembourg.
asked the Prime Minister if he is satisfied with co-ordination between the Departments of Employment and the Environment over action arising from lead pollution from the Imperial Smelting...
asked the Prime Minister if he is satisfied with the co-ordination between the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Employment concerning the development of labour-intensive...
asked the Prime Minister when he hopes to make an official visit to the United Nations.
(by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a `statement about the bomb explosions which have occurred in Northern Ireland during the last few days.
(by Private Notice) asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement concerning the death of five patients in Devonport Hospital following the discovery of...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. It would have been easier to pursue the matter which I want to raise if my Question had been answered, but, trusting that it will be accepted and an answer will...
Bill to provide for leave to bring in a Bill to extend the provisions of the Restriction of Offensive Weapons Acts 1959 and 1961 to swordsticks, presented accordingly and read the First time; to...
Considered in Committee [Progress, 1st March.]
Again considered in Committee.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Fortescue.]
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