Thursday, 4 May 1989
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Orders for Second Reading read.
Order for Second Reading read.
Mr. Secretary Rifkind presented a Bill to confirm a Provisional Order, under section 7 of the Private Legislation (Scotland) Act 1930, relating to Scrabster Harbour; And the same was read the...
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest estimate of the total number of shareholders in the United Kingdom.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the rate of growth of (a) total investment and (b) total consumption over the past seven years.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last attended a meeting of the International Monetary Fund; and what was discussed.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the impact on the real personal disposable income of (a) pensioners and (b) others, of the latest rates increases; and if he will make a statement.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received concerning his proposal to offer private medical tax relief.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest figures for the growth of manufacturing productivity in the economy.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next intends to meet the director general of the Confederation of British Industry; and what will be discussed.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last attended a meeting of the World Bank; and what was discussed.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the annual average rate of growth of real personal disposable income since 1983.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the increase in the real take-home pay of a man on average male earnings between 1978–79 and 1989–90.
Mr. Ted Garrett: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of interest rate rises since 1988 on small businesses.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to achieve his target of zero inflation.
To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 4 May.
There has been a resurgence in the number of open questions being tabled to departmental Ministers. The practice has been that the Chair will not call supplementaries to questions to a...
May I ask a question about some meetings next week? Will the Leader of the House tell us what the business will be for next week?
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I will make a statement about the incident at Her Majesty's remand centre Risley. At 6.15 pm on Sunday 30 April, as inmates in B wing were being unlocked for...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I refer to your earlier ruling about not allowing supplementary questions to open ministerial questions. Speaking for myself, I am concerned about that ruling,...
Ordered,That the Plant Health (Great Britain) (Amendment) Order 1989 (S.I., 1989, No. 553) be referred to a Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, &c.That the draft Legal aid...
Order for Second Reading read.
I beg to move, That this House takes note of European Community Document No. 10412/88 relating to the abolition of controls of persons at intra-community frontiers; and endorses the Government's...
I beg to move, That this House takes note of European community Documents Nos. 7496/88 and the Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum submitted by the Treasury on 24th October 1988 and 5909/89...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(5) (Standing Committees on Statutory Instruments, &c.)
That the Beef Special Premium (Protection of Payments) Order 1989 (S.I., 1989, No. 574), dated 23rd March 1989, a copy of which was laid before this House on 31st March, be approved.—[Mr....
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Alan Howarth.]
I am grateful for this opportunity of the Adjournment debate to speak on the subject of drugs and alcohol problems in our schools. I am also grateful to my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary for...
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