House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 1 July 1987

  • Preamble

    The House met at hall-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Fiji

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on relations with Fiji.

    • Cultural Diplomacy

      14 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on his policy on cultural diplomacy.

      Iran

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's response to Iran's failure to respect diplomatic immunity.

      North Atlantic Council

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the outcome of the North Atlantic Council meeting at Reykjavik on 11 June.

      Arms Control

      18 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's position on arms control negotiations.

      Iran-Iraq War

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the latest position in the Iran-Iraq war.

      Soviet Union

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement concerning Her Majesty's Government's latest information on human rights violations in the Soviet Union.

      Gulf Shipping

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the United Kingdom's commitment to the protection of its national shipping in the Gulf; and what...

      South Africa

      12 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations Her Majesty's Government have made to the South African Government regarding the release of political...

      Venice Summit

      10 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to what extent British objectives were achieved at the Venice summit in June.

      Nicaragua

      8 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the United States Government about the level of their support for the Contra forces in...

      South Africa

      6 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met the newly-appointed ambassador from the Republic of South Africa; and what was discussed.

      Hong Kong

      7 speeches

      asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to maintain stability in Hong Kong; and what is his policy on discussing any proposed constitutional...

  • European Council

    39 speeches

    With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the European Council held in Brussels on 29 and 30 June. I was accompanied by my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary...

  • "Today" Newspaper

    43 speeches

    With permission, I should like to make a statement about the future of the Today newspaper. Under the Fair Trading Act 1973 the consent of the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry is...

  • Agriculture Council

    53 speeches

    With permission, I shall make a statement about the meeting of the Council of Agriculture Ministers of the European Community, which took place during last night. After four months of...

  • "Today" Newspaper

    6 speeches

    I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 20, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...

  • Orders of the Day — Debate on the Address

    [FIFTH DAY]

    • Cities (Education and Services)

      115 speeches

      As I have already announced to the House, no fewer than 48 right hon. and hon. Members seek to take pail in today's debate on the Queen's Speech. I again make a special plea for brief...

    • Business of the House

      Ordered,That, at this day's sitting, the Ways and Means Motions and the Motions relating to Procedure (Personal Pension Schemes) and Procedure (Future Taxation) may be proceeded with, though...

      Channel Tunnel Bill

      2 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That the Lords Message of 7th May in the last Session of Parliament, relating to the Channel Tunnel Bill, be now considered.—[Mr. David Mitchell.]

  • Orders of the Day — Ways and Means

    • 1. Profit-Related Pay

      6 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That provision may be made about schemes providing for the payment of emoluments calculated by reference to profits.—[Mr. Norman Lamont.]

    • I. Profit-Related Pay

      Resolved,That provision may be made about schemes providing for the payment of emoluments calculated by reference to profits.

      2. Annuities etc.

      Resolved,That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made about contracts, schemes or other arrangements providing for the payment of annuities or lump sums.

      3 Retirement Benefits Schemes

      Resolved,That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made about retirement benefits schemes.

      4. Employee Share Schemes

      Resolved,That provision may be made amending section 47 of and Schedule 10 to the Finance Act 1980 and section 38 of and Schedule 10 to the Finance Act 1984.

      5. Charges on Income

      Resolved,That provision may be made as to the dates on which certain payments made between companies on or after 17th March 1987 are to be treated as received.

      6. Apportionment of Income etc. of Close Companies

      Resolved,That provision may be made amending Schedule 16 to the Finance Act 1972 with respect to accounting periods beginning on or after 17th March 1987.

      7. Foreign Partnerships

      Resolved,That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made with respect to the taxation of persons resident in the United Kingdom who are members of partnerships...

      8. Dual Resident Companies

      Resolved,That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made with respect to companies which are resident in the United Kingdom and are also within a charge to tax under...

      9. Controlled Foreign Companies

      Resolved,That provision may be made, in relation to dividends paid on or after 17th March 1987, with respect to the circumstances in which a controlled foreign company, within the meaning of...

      10. Offshore Funds

      Resolved,That provision may be made amending Schedule 19 to the Finance Act 1984.

      11. Double Taxation Relief : Interest on Overseas Loans

      Resolved,That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made amending sections 65 and 66 of the Finance Act 1982.

      12. Disclosure of Employment Information Obtained from Inland Revenue

      Resolved,That provision may be made amending section 58 of the Finance Act 1969.

      13. Lloyd's Underwriters

      Resolved,That charges to income tax (including charges for the years of assessment 1985–86 and 1986–87) may be imposed by provisions about underwriters.

      14. Relief for Losses on Unquoted Shares

      Resolved,That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made extending the definition of "excluded company" in section 37(12) of the Finance Act 1980.

      15. Capital Allowances for Dwelling-Houses Let on Assured Tenancies

      Resolved,That provision may be made with respect to capital allowances in respect of expenditure incurred on the construction of buildings consisting of or including dwelling-houses let on...

      16. Recognised Investment Exchanges

      Resolved,That provision may be made enabling enactments referring to The Stock Exchange to have effect, with or without modification, in relation to other recognised investment exchanges.

      17. Companies' Chargeable Gains

      Resolved,That provision may be made with respect to the treatment for the purposes of corporation tax of chargeable gains accruing to companies on or after 17th March 1987.

      18. Collective Investment Schemes

      Resolved,That provision may be made about collective investment schemes.

      19. Roll-over Relief: Oil Licences

      Resolved,That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made excluding licences under the Petroleum (Production) Act 1934 and the Petroleum (Production) Act (Northern...

      20. Building Societies: Groups of Companies

      Resolved,That provision may be made for the purposes of sections 272 onwards of Chapter II of Part XI of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1970 estending references to a company to include a...

      21. Commodity Futures, Financial Futures and Options

      Resolved,That provision may be made— (a) for bringing gains on certain disposals of commodity futures, financial futures and options within the charge to capital gains tax or corporation...

      22. Pay as You Earn

      Resolved,That provision may be made with respect to the payments to which section 204 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1970 (pay as you earn) applies.

      23. Sub-Contractors in the Construction Industry

      Resolved,That provision may be made amending section 70 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 1975.

      24. Management Provisions

      Resolved,That provision may be made amending section 118 of the Taxes Management Act 1970.

      25 Inheritance Tax: Interests in Possession

      Resolved,That, for the purposes of inheritance tax, provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made with respect to interests in possession in settled property.

      26 Capital Transfer Tax and Estate Duty: Acceptance in Lieu

      Resolved,That provision may be made, with retrospective effect, with respect to the acceptance of property by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue in satisfaction of capital transfer tax or estate...

      27. Stamp Duty (Exempt Securities)

      Resolved,That provision may be made amending section 50 of the Finance Act 1987.

      28. Stamp Duty Reserve Tax

      Resolved,That further provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made in relation to stamp duty reserve tax.

      29. Oil Taxation

      Resolved,That provision may be made— (a) amending sections 62 and 63 of the Finance Act 1987 and paragraph 5 of Schedule 2 to the Oil Taxation Act 1975 with respect to chargeable periods...

      30. Government Fees and Charges

      Resolved,That provision may be made with respect to certain powers to require the payment of, or to determine by subordinate legislation the amount of, fees or charges which are payable to...

      31. Goods Transhipped as Stores etc.

      Resolved,That provision may be made with respect to goods transhipped as stores and the use in port, without payment of duty, of goods carried as stores.

      Procedure (Personal Pension Schemes)

      Ordered,That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to matters which may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may make...

      Procedure (Future Taxation)

      Ordered,That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to matters which may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may contain...

      Finance

      Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties and to amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance, presented...

  • Orders of the Day — Domestic Furnishings (Flammability)

    22 speeches

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

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