Thursday, 23 February 1989
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
I regret to have to inform the House of the death of Sir Herbert Raymond Gower, Member for Vale of Glamorgan, and I desire, on behalf of the House, to express our sense of the loss we have...
ASSOCIATED BRITISH PORTS HULL BILL (By Order)
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total fall in long-term unemployment in the year to October 1988.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on current foreign investment into the United Kingdom.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he has from Inland Revenue as to how many children are cared for in work place nurseries in respect of which tax is payable.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the path of general Government expenditure over the period 1982–83 to the latest available date.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the latest forecast for inflation for 1989–90.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the increase in the tax and prices index in the 12 months to December 1988.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest estimate of the total cost to the Exchequer in a full year, of tax relief for private medical insurance for pensioners.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the differential impact of his tax cuts in the last Budget on the median earner in (a) the south-east and (b) other regions.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the growth of real personal disposable income over the latest 12-month period for which figures are available.
To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 23 February.
Will the Leader of the House tell us the business for next week?
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will know how I have persisted with you over these weeks—indeed, I courteously left the Chamber last week at your request—on the question of six...
Mr.James Wallace, supported by Mr. Menzies Campbell, Mr. Archy Kirkwood, Mrs. Ray Michie, Mr. Charles Kennedy, Mr. Malcolm Bruce and Sir Russell Johnston, presented a Bill to amend section 29 of...
I must announce to the House that I have not been able to select the amendment on the Order Paper.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c. )
That the draft Industrial Training Levy (Construction Board) Order 1989, which was laid before this House on 30th January, be approved.
That the draft Grants to the Redundant Churches Fund Order 1988, which was laid before this House on 7th November 1988, in the last Session of Parliament, be approved.
That the draft Matrimonial and Family Proceedings (Northern Ireland Consequential Amendment) Order 1988, which was laid before this House on 1st December, be approved. That the draft Matrimonial...
Ordered, That Mr. Barry Porter be discharged from the Select Committee on House of Commons (Services) and Mr. Tristan Garel-Jones be added to the Committee. —[Mr. David Hunt.]
Motion made and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Mr. Dorrell.]
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