House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 20 March 1990

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health

    • Prescribing Costs

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how prescribing costs under the proposed National Health Service changes will be monitored.

    • Cervical Cancer Screening

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on cervical cancer screening.

      NHS Trusts

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on the staff ballot in the West Lambeth health authority on the establishment of a self-governing trust.

      Voluntary Groups

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assistance is being given to voluntary groups working with under-fives.

      Cot Deaths

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the results of the research into a possible link between fire retardant materials and cot death syndrome to be available; and if he will...

      Marriage Registrations

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received about his plans to bring forward legislation to reform the law affecting the registration of marriages.

      NHS Unions

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with National Health Service trades union representatives; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Chief Executive

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he next plans to meet the chief executive of the National Health Service; and what matters will be discussed.

      Community Care

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the progress of care in the community as it applies to patients with mental illness.

      Nurses (Pay and Conditions)

      13 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes have been made in the pay and conditions of nurses since 1978–79.

      Hospices

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a further statement on funding for the hospice movement.

      Dental Checks

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will now review his policy of charging for dental checks.

      Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of the patients affected by an excessive dose of radiotherapy at the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital in 1988 have now received final...

      West Midlands RHA

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are currently employed by the West Midlands regional health authority.

      NHS Allocations

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what allowance for inflation has been made in allocations for 1990–91.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Ways and Means

    • Budget Statement

      2 speeches

      Before I call the Chancellor of the Exchequer, it may be for the convenience of hon. Members if I remind them that, at the end of the Chancellor's speech, copies of the Budget resolutions will be...

    • Economic Performance and Prospects

      First, the economic background. The year 1989 saw continued buoyant growth in world trade despite some slowdown in the main economies, particularly in the United States. However, increased...

      Monetary Policy

      I want to deal with monetary policy and interest rates first, for two reasons: because they are of great concern in the House and in the country, and because, as always, they provide the key to...

      Fiscal Policy

      Although monetary policy must play the main role in tackling inflation, a tight fiscal policy is also essential. It cannot do the work of monetary policy, but it can and must support it. The...

      Business Taxation

      I now come to the detailed measures in this year's Budget, and I shall begin with the taxation of business. Everyone in this country benefits from the success of British enterprise. Tax reform...

      Taxes on Spending

      2 speeches

      I turn now to taxes on spending. Given the need to keep a tight fiscal position, I have decided that the excise duties, taken as a whole, must rise broadly in line with inflation. Within that...

      Football

      I now turn to football. The tragedies at Bradford and Hillsborough football grounds shocked us all. The report by Lord Justice Taylor made recommendations to improve comfort and safety in our...

      Income Tax

      Next, I turn to income tax, before turning to other matters. I have no change to announced to either the basic or the higher rate of tax. They will remain at 25p and 40p respectively....

      Charities

      I said at the beginning of this speech that this Budget would include incentives both to save and to give. I shall come to saving in a moment, but I want first to deal with giving. I have a...

      Savings

      20 speeches

      I now turn to the taxation of savings, where I have a number of measures to announce. As I do so, I am conscious that the majority of personal savings are the fruits of earnings that have already...

      Peroration

      5 speeches

      This is a saver's Budget. It takes no risks with inflation. It further strengthens the public finances. It helps the less well-off. It gives women a better deal. It offers help to charities and...

      Provisional Collection of Taxes

      1 speech

      Motion made, and Question,That, pursuant to section 5 of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968, provisional statutory effect shall be given to the following motions:—(a) Spirits...

  • Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

    • Amendment of the Law

      20 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance; but...

  • Redbridge London Borough Council Bill

    94 speeches

    Order for Third Reading read.

  • Penzance South Pier Extension Bill

    14 speeches

    Order for Second Reading read.

  • BISF Houses (Nottingham)

    28 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Kenneth Carlisle.]

What is this?

Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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