Thursday, 14 July 1988
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
As the Leader of the House has reported, the Address celebrating the tercentenary of the revolutions of 1688–89 and the Bill of Rights and the Claim of Right will be presented to Her...
Order for consideration read
Orders for Second Reading read.
Read the Third time, and passed.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions took place at the Toronto economic summit relating to Third world debt; if there will be an increase in aid to less developed nations; and...
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the current balance of payments position.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the rise in manufacturing profitability in 1987.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the average annual increase in the productivity of the whole United Kingdom economy since 1980.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the impact of top rate tax cuts on imports.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest estimate of future inflation.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has any plans to approximate indirect t ax rates to the European Community average.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the growth in economic output during the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost to manufacturing industry of the cumulative rise in interest rates since 1 June.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the popularity of the various coins and bank notes in current usage.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the latest figures for the stock of United Kingdom net overseas assets both in value and as a percentage of gross domestic product.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is Her Majesty's Government's policy towards the Japanese Government's proposals at the Toronto summit to, in effect, turn part of the commercial bank...
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his current estimate of Treasury receipts from sales of public assets in 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91 and 1991–92, respectively.
To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 14 July.
(by private notice): To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the errors found in the cervical screening tests performed at the laboratories at Christie...
Will the Leader of the House state the business for next week?
Ordered,That the draft Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Food) Regulations 1988 be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.—[Mr. Kenneth Carlisle.]
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In the past you have very kindly helped me when I have tried to raise the issue of the closure of the KP Foods factory in my constituency. I wonder whether you...
Order for Third reading read.
I think it will be for the convenience of the House if I make a statement about the Rover Group. Yesterday I informed the House that the European Commission had decided the outline terms...
Question again proposed, That the Bill be now read the Third time.
I beg to move, That the draft Redundant Mineworkers and Concessionary Coal (Payments Schemes) (Amendment) Order 1988, which was laid before this House on 5th July 1988, be approved. This is a...
I beg to move, That the draft Army, Air Force and Naval Discipline Acts (Continuation) Order 1988, which was laid before this House on 17th June 1988, be approved. The purpose of the order is to...
Resolved,That, in the opinion of this House, the Resolution of 21st July 1987 (Office Costs etc. Allowances) should have effect in relation to Mr. David Blunketi as if for any year the limit on...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.).
That the draft Farm Woodland Scheme 1988, which was laid before this House on 4th July 1988, be approved.
That the draft EUMETSAT (Immunities and Privileges) Order 1988, which was laid before this House on 28th June 1988, be approved.
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Peter Lloyd.]
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