House of Commons debates

Thursday, 6 November 1986

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance

    • Taxpayers (Statistics)

      10 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have been taken out of taxation since May 1979; and if he will make a statement.

    • Take-home Pay

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will indicate the increase in take-home pay since 1979 of a married man with two children on the average industrial wage; and how it compares with the...

      Tax Yield

      14 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the total tax yield from those earning more than £25,000 per annum in (a) 1978–79 and (b) 1985–86.

      Wider Share Ownership

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on Government policy towards the fiscal encouragement of wider share ownership.

      Married Man's Allowance

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many representations he has received on the Government's proposals to abolish the married man's allowance.

      European Monetary System

      12 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the President of the Bundesbank concerning sterling's relationship with the exchange rate mechanism of the European...

      Building Societies Association

      10 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last met the Building Societies Association; and what topics were discussed.

      Inflation

      18 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the current level of inflation.

      Season Tickets (Tax Relief)

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce legislation to provide tax relief at the basic rate on season tickets.

      Charitable Gifts

      6 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received about his Budget proposals to encourage charitable gifts.

      Unemployment Levels

      8 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to include a forecast of the levels of unemployment in his next Budget; and if he will make a statement.

      Asset Sales

      4 speeches

      asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the latest estimate of the proceeds from asset sales for 1986–87.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Autumn Statement

    69 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement. Cabinet today agreed the Government's public expenditure plans for the next three years. In the normal course of events that...

  • Helicopter Crash (Sumburgh)

    21 speeches

    I am sorry to have to inform the House that at approximately 11.30 today, a Chinook helicopter belonging to British International Helicopters crashed into the sea approximately two miles east of...

  • Master J. R. Bickford Smith

    2 speeches

    I undertook yesterday to consider the point of order raised by the hon. Member for Hackney, South and Shoreditch (Mr. Sedgemore) about the Attorney-General's answer in last Tuesday's Hansard...

  • BBC (Libel Action)

    12 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I apologise, after two long statements, for wearying the House, but this is an important matter which affects the privileges of the House. You will know, Mr....

  • Animal Liberation Front

    2 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 10 for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • Opposition Day

  • Visas (Fees)

    7 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I draw your attention to a matter on which you have had occasion to comment in the past — the Government's making available information to the press before...

    • Agriculture

      Ordered,That Mr. David Maclean be discharged from the Agriculture Committee.—[Sir Reginald Eyre, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]

  • Petition

    • Hypothermia

      1 speech

      I present a petition from constituents of Islington, North and all other constituencies. It contains the names of some 13,000 petitioners. The signatures were collected by pensioners'...

  • Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe

    2 speeches

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

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.

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