Thursday, 6 April 1989
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Order for Third Reading read.
Orders for Second Reading read.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the anticipated excise revenue on unleaded petrol for the current year; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest information on the investment intentions of British manufacturing industry.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on his Budget forecast for the balance of payments in 1989 and 1990.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the work force is currently participating in profit-related pay schemes as defined by the Inland Revenue.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are interest rates in (a) Britain and (b) Japan.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many members of the European Economic Community have inflation rates lower than that in the United Kingdom.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of tax relief in relation to (a) enterprise zones, (b) business expansion schemes and (c) personal equity plans.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the change in the post-tax income of pensioners since 1979.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the balance of payments deficit will begin to fall as a percentage of gross domestic product.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much value added tax was paid per annum by an average family in 1978–79; and what was the comparable figure in 1988–89.
To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 6 April.
With permission, I should like to make a statement about the future of the dock labour scheme. The scheme was introduced just after the end of the second world war under the Dock Workers...
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement. The business for next week will be as follows: MONDAY IO APRIL—Conclusion of remaining stages of the Electricity Bill (3rd...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I raise with you the procedures that were observed today during Prime Minister's Question Time? Some of us were rather puzzled about why question No. 4 was...
With the leave of the House, I will put together the eight motions relating to statutory instruments.
As amended (in the Standing Committee), further considered.
'(1) The Director General shall require that consumer committees, customers and members of the public have full access to any information regarding their health and safety resulting from any...
I beg to move amendment No. 121, in page 2, line 23, after "shall", insert seek to ensure that the committee is representative of local consumer interests and geographical areas and shall".
I beg to move amendment No. 134, in page 2, line 40, leave out 'able to finance the carrying on' and insert 'financially and technically competent of undertaking'.
I beg to move amendment No. 3, in page 4, line 14, leave out 'of high voltage lines and electrical plant' and insert 'which consists (wholly or mainly) of high voltage lines and electrical plant...
Amendment made: No. 4, in page 4, line 21, leave out 'so specified' and insert 'specified in the order'. —[Mr. Michael Spicer.]
I beg to move amendment No. 138, in page 5, line 3, at beginning insert 'Subject to sub-section 11 below,'.
Amendments made: No. 5, in page 6, line 21 leave out from 'by' to 'and' in line 23 and insert 'other persons for such purposes as may be specified in the conditions'.
I beg to move amendment No. 98, in page 72, line 15, leave out 'five years from' and insert 'the period of five years beginning with'.
Amendments made: No. 83, in page 78, line 46, after in,', insert 'on,'.
Amendments made: No. 85, in page 87, line 3, after first 'of, insert 'riparian owners and other'.
Amendments made: No 12, in page 13, line 30, after third 'the', insert 'other person's'.
Amendment made: No. 15, in page 14, line 13, at end insert 'and in this Part "private electricity supplier" means a person, other than a public electricity supplier, who is authorised by a...
Amendment made: No. 16, in page 16, line 16, at end insert 'and any notice under paragraph (a) above shall state the effect of section 21 below.' —[Mr. Michael Spicer.]
Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 102 (Standing Committees on European Community documents).
That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 6705/88 and the Supplementary Explanatory memorandum submitted by the Department of Trade and Industry on 10th March 1989 on single...
Queens recommendation having been signified—
Order for Second Reading read.
I beg leave to present a petition, the preamble of which states: To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled. The humble...
I beg to ask leave to present a petition on behalf of 750 of my constituents. The signatures were collected over a few days after Easter, mainly from residents of the village of Claygate who are...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Alan Howarth.]
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