Thursday, 13 December 1984
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Read the Third time, and passed.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what new fiscal and monetary measures he plans to achieve a higher level of employment.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the most recent estimate for the public sector borrowing requirement for 1984–85.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received about the imposition of value added tax on books and periodicals; and if he will make a statement.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy that all items at present zero rated for value added tax will remain zero rated.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many jobs he estimates would be created by an across-the-board 10 per cent. reduction in wages; and if he will indicate those sections of the economy...
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is satisfied with the current state of the economy.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has any plans to change the tax treatment of contributions to occupational pension funds.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate what proportion of total public expenditure in 1984–85 will be represented by capital investment programmes.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much more he expects to receive in oil revenues in the current year as a result of changes in the sterling-dollar exchange rate in 1984.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will take further steps to reduce the tax burden on small businesses.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many representations he has received concerning the possible introduction of value added tax on children's shoes.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the current estimated savings for 1984–85 as a result of privatisation schemes for which his Department is responsible.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on his consideration of the possible imposition of value added tax on books, magazines and newspapers.
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has yet met the Publishers' Association or its representatives to discuss his forthcoming Budget; and what was discussed.
asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 13 December.
May I ask the Leader of the House whether he will state the business of the House for next week?
I have a short statement to make about arrangements for the debate on the motion for the Adjournment which will follow the passing of the Consolidated Fund Bill on Wednesday 19 December. Hon....
With permission, Mr. Speaker. I should like to make a statement about public expenditure allocations and the rate support grant settlement for Scotland for 1985–86. Total expenditure on...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. My point of order concerns the composition of the Standing Committee to consider the Local Government Bill. Earlier this morning the Government suffered a major...
Considered in Committee. [Progress 12 December]
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Lang.]
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