House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 17 March 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science

    • Secondary Schools

      9 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much was spent per pupil in secondary schools (a) in England as a whole and (b) in Staffordshire in the most recent year for which...

    • City Technology Colleges

      19 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he expects to make an announcement about the establishment of further city technology colleges in addition to the first at Solihull.

      National Academic Qualifications

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what plans he has to create an integrated national academic qualifications and courses system for those over the age of 16 years.

      Education Standards

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what recent representations he has received about the raising of education standards; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Education Authorities (Resources)

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he has any plans to ensure that local education authorities make more efficient use of their resources.

      Student Grants

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what recent representations have been received by his review group on student grants; and if he will make a statement.

      School Buildings

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what number and proportion of unpublished reports of recent school inspections by Her Majesty's inspectors contain adverse comment about the...

      City Technology Colleges

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the number of pupils now expected to be achieved by the first city technology college in each of the first four years of operation;...

      Teachers (Pay and Conditions)

      20 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what response he has had to his statement on teachers' pay and conditions of employment.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Ways and Means

    • Budget Statement

      2 speeches

      Before I call the Chancellor of the Exchequer, it may be for the convenience of hon. Members if I remind them that at the end of the Chancellor's speech, as in past years, copies of the Budget...

    • The Economic Background

      I start with the economic background. Nineteen eighty-six was dominated by the sudden collapse of the oil price. Our own economy was affected not only directly, as a major oil producer and...

      Monetary Policy

      For their part, the Government will keep in place a sound and prudent financial framework. That means, as it has done since 1980, the medium-term financial strategy. The central objective of the...

      Public Sector Borrowing

      I mentioned a moment ago the need to keep public sector borrowing low. The final outturn for the public sector borrowing requirement last year, 1985–86, was just under £6 billion,...

      Exchange Control

      Before I turn to my proposals for changes in taxation, I have one other change of a specific nature to announce. In 1979, a few months after the present Government had first taken office, my...

      Business and Enterprise

      3 speeches

      I now turn to taxation. First, taxes on business. The fundamental reform of the corporation tax system which I introduced in 1984 came fully into effect last April. The new system has...

      Taxes on Saving

      2 speeches

      I turn now to the taxation of savings. A central theme and purpose of the Government's policies is the creation of a genuine popular capitalism. That means wider home ownership, wider share...

      Taxes on Spending

      I now turn to the taxation of spending. I have already announced some important changes in value added tax to prevent avoidance and to help the small business man. I have no other proposals for...

      Income Tax

      Finally, I turn to income tax. There is now a worldwide consensus on the economic desirability of tax reform and tax reduction, and in particular the reduction of income tax. This was...

      Conclusion

      In this Budget I have reaffirmed the prudent policies which, despite a year-long coal strike followed by a collapse in the oil price, have given us the strongest economy we have known since the...

      Provisional Collection of Taxes

      1 speech

      Motion made, and Question,That, pursuant to section 5 of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968, provisional statutory effect shall be given to the following motions: (a) Unleaded petrol...

  • Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

    • Amendment of the Law

      6 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the national debt and public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance; but this...

    • Royal Assent

      1 speech

      I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Act: 1. Social Fund (Maternity and Funeral Expenses) Act 1987.

  • Ways and Means

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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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