Thursday, 30 November 1989
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
Motion made,That—the Promoters of every Private Bill which originated in this House in the last Session and which is listed in Schedule A to this Order, or which originated in the House of...
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next intends to meet his European Economic Community counterparts; and what he expects to discuss.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the percentage rise in imports of (a) manufactured consumer goods excluding passenger cars and (b) manufactured capital goods.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the average household expenditure is accounted for by value added tax; and what was the equivalent figure in 1978.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the corporation tax rate in the United Kingdom and other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many letters he has received from small businesses about the level of interest rates.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give his latest estimate for the United Kingdom visible balance for 1989.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the growth in employment over the last five years.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made as regards the conditions that must be met before the United Kingdom enters the exchange rate mechanism of the European monetary...
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what account he takes of each of the monetary indicators in setting monetary policy.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the growth in output over the last five years for which figures are available in the United Kingdom and other EEC countries.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will estimate the annual cost to British industry of (a) a rise of 1 per cent. in interest rates and (b) a rise of 1 per cent. in payroll costs.
Mr. Andy Stewart: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his assessment of the effect on the United Kingdom's long-term economic performance of the proposed European social charter.
To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 30 November.
Will the Leader of the House tell us the business for next week?
The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General into the sale of Rover Group to British Aerospace is to be the subject of a hearing by the Public Accounts Committee on 4 December. It would not...
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement. Hon. Members will be well aware of the considerable problems this year on straw and stubble burning, and will recall a similar...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I draw to your attention questions for written answer Nos. 343 and 344 on today's Order Paper, which concern the important matter of the poll tax in Wales?...
With the leave of the House, I shall put together the Questions on the four motions relating to statutory instruments.
I beg to move, That this House takes note of the 37th to 40th and 42nd to 52nd Reports of the Committee of Public Accounts of Session 1987–88, of the 1st to 33rd Reports of Session...
I am pleased to present a petition to the House signed by more than 1,200 of my constituents and other citizens of the city of Leicester on behalf of deaf television viewers. The petition draws...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Chapman.]
I apologise to my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for keeping him at the crease at this late hour, but I promise to be brief. I welcome this opportunity to talk about the important...
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