Thursday, 8 November 1979
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[Mr. SPEAKER in the Chair]
DUMBARTON DISTRICT COUNCIL ORDER CONFIRMATION BILL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much the purchasing power of the half pence coin has depreciated since February 1971; how much the penny is now worth in relation to the penny coin in...
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what further consideration he has now been able to give to the establishment of medium-term borrowing and monetary targets; and with what results.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his policy towards the United States' proposal within the International Monetary Fund for a new substitution account or fund, and if he will make a...
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received to extend relief from capital gains tax to private houses owned by landlords of licensed premises and others who are...
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the net effect of industrial investment in Scotland as a result of his decision to abolish exchange controls.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why he deems it necessary to equate national expenditure with national income.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is satisfied with the progress of the economy.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the annual average of growth in the gross national product between 1974–5 and 1978–79.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will seek to exempt building works on listed buildings from value added tax?
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest estimate of the savings arising from cuts in public expenditure.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has any plans to alter the duty on AVGAS.
asked the Prime Minister what are her official engagements for 8 November.
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker, relating to Prime Minister's Question Time. I wonder whether you have any helpful suggestions how this tide of almost insatiable curiosity about my right hon....
Buisness Statement—the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
I must inform the House that I have written on its behalf to Dr. Skrimshire, the husband of one who is better known to us as Betty Harvie Anderson, whose death was announced today. She was the...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am not absolutely certain whether it is Mr. Speaker or the Leader of the House who orders that Standing Orders be reprinted up-to-date. It says on the face of...
Motion made, and Question proposed,
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
Postponed proceedings resumed.
Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Bernard weatherill): In order to save the time of House, I propose to put together the five motions to approve the statutory instruments, items 3 to 7 on the Order Paper.
That the Customs Duties (ECSC) (Quota and Other Reliefs) (Revocation) Order 1979, (S.I., 1979, No. 1142) a copy of which was laid before this House on 12 September, be approved.
That the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating (Amendment) Order 1979, which was laid before this House on 22 October, be approved.
That the Highlands and Islands Development Board Area Extension Order 1979, a copy of which was laid before this House on 23 October, be approved.—[Mr. John Stradling Thomas.]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Brooke.]
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