Thursday, 31 January 1991
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from the Confederation of British Industry about the public spending planning total for 1991–92.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of income tax receipts came from the top 10 per cent. of earners in 1979, 1981 and 1990.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of gross domestic product manufacturing investment, including leased assets, represented in 1979; and what it represented in 1989.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next expects to meet representatives of the Equal Opportunities Commission to discuss child benefit.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the latest estimates for the savings ratio.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he can give of the amount of corporation tax he will collect from private companies in the current tax year.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the current short-term interest rates in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) West Germany.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much manufacturing productivity has increased between 1979 and 1989.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the effect on Government revenues of a 1p cut in the basic rate of tax.
To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 31 January.
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement on the Gulf conflict and various matters arising therefrom. The allied campaign to liberate Kuwait was launched two weeks ago. The...
With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement about the business for next week. MONDAY 4 FEBRUARY—Until seven o'clock, private Members' motions. Second Reading of the...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. You will be aware that it has been announced that the cases against 30 Iraqi and Palestinian nationalists detained by the Home Secretary are to be heard during...
Order for Second Reading read.
Queen's Recommendation having been signified—
Motion made, and Question proposed,That the Promoters of the Southampton Rapid Transit Bill [Lords] may, notwithstanding anything in the Standing Orders or practice of this House, proceed with...
I beg to move, That this House endorses the proposals for improvements in Members' Pensions and Scheme Benefits to be contained in regulations under the Parliamentary and other Pensions Act 1987....
Motion made, and Question put,That it be an Instruction to Standing Committee B that it have power to amend the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Bill so as to make, in relation to the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. John M. Taylor.]
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