Thursday, 15 February 1990
The House met at half past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
REDBRIDGE LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL BILL (By Order)
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last met representatives of the Child Poverty Action Group to discuss taxation.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the growth during the 1980s of manufacturing productivity in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) other major industrial countries.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to cut down on tax evasion.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the level of manufacturing investment in each of the last two quarters.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he is taking to promote personal savings and investment.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received about interest rates and their effect on the economy.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what he estimates privatisation revenue will be in 1989–90.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest assessment of the effect on the United Kingdom's long-term economic performance of the proposed European social charter.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest estimate of the public spending planning total for 1990–91.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest estimate of the number of home-owners with mortgage arrears.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what further representations he has received on tax relief for workplace nurseries.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much private medical insurance tax relief will cost in a full year.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total amount of mortgage interest paid by owner occupiers for 1988; and what is the comparative amount for the first three quarters of 1989.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from the Confederation of British Industry over the state of the economy.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current policy of the Inland Revenue in relation to the tax treatment of United Kingdom banks which make provision against Third world debt.
To ask the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 15 February.
May I ask the Leader of the House to tell us the business for next week?
I beg to ask leave to move the Adjournment of the House, under Standing Order No. 20, for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely,...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. On Wednesday 31 January, I presented a petition to the House calling for a ban on Rottweilers and other breeds of dogs as domestic pets. I told the House that...
As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.
'.—(1) A Review Committee on the operation and effect of the workings of the student loan scheme in Scotland shall be established by the Secretary of State for Scotland.
'.—(1) The Student Loans Company shall be a company limited by guarantee.
'.—(1) The Secretary of State shall make regulations which shall govern the discharge of functions by, and regulate the finances of, the Student Loans Company.
'—(1) The arrangements for enabling students to receive loans towards their maintenance shall be carried out by the Student Loans Company ("the SLC").
I beg to move amendment No. 6. in page 1, line 5, after 'arrangements,' insert 'to take effect from September 1991'. I could summarise the amendment by describing it as a "Let's halt awhile"...
I beg to move amendment No. 9, in page 2, leave out lines 1 to 5.
I beg to move amendment No. 2, in page 2, leave out lines 19 to 26 and insert— 'No Order in Council purporting to bring into force a scheme of student loans for Northern Ireland shall be...
Amendment proposed: No. 3, in page 2, line 38, leave out 'except for section 2'.—[Mr. Stott.]
I beg to move amendment No. 4, in page 3, line 34, at end insert (d) make alternative arrangements to ensure that no part of the maintenance loan is used towards the educational costs which may...
Ordered,That Mr. James Paice be discharged from the Employment Committee, and Mr. Chris Butler be added to the Committee—[Sir Michael Shaw, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Ordered,That Sir Ian Lloyd be discharged from the Energy Committee, and Mr. Michael Colvin be added to the Committee.—[Sir Michael Shaw, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
Ordered,That Mr. Malcolm Bruce be discharged from the Trade and Industry Committee, and Mr. Menzies Campbell be added to the Committee.—[Sir Michael Shaw, on behalf of the Committee of...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Goodlad.]
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