House of Commons debates

Tuesday, 10 March 1992

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Employment

    • Unemployment, Leicester

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment by how much and by what percentage unemployment in the city of Leicester rose between January 1991 and January 1992.

    • Value Added Tax

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many firms were registered for VAT in (a) 1979 and (b) 1991.

      Pay Statements

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will introduce legislation to ensure that all employees have a right to an itemised pay statement.

      Child Care

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what discussions he has had with employers regarding child care.

      Employment Action

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many trade unions are taking part in the employment action programme.

      Payroll Levy

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what recent representations he has received on the subject of the introduction of a statutory payroll levy.

      Self-employment

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the rate of growth of self-employment from 1979 to the present time among (a) men and (b) women.

      British Companies

      10 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many British companies have 1,000 employees or more.

      Unemployment, Holloway

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the latest unemployment rate for the Holloway travel-to-work area; and what were the comparable figures for June 1987 and May 1979.

      Disabled People (Unemployment)

      16 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the current rate of unemployment for (a) registered disabled people and (b) disabled people generally.

      Industrial Action

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many working days were lost through industrial action in North Yorkshire during 1979; what is the most recent comparable figure; and if he will...

      Unemployment, Sheffield

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest unemployment figures for the Sheffield travel-to-work area expressed as a percentage.

      Merseyside Training and Enterprise Council

      7 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment when he next plans to meet the Merseyside TEC to discuss funding.

      North London Training and Enterprise Council

      4 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what discussions he has had with the chairman of the North London TEC to discuss the contributions of trade unions to training.

      Unemployment, North-west England

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what new policies he has to reduce unemployment in the north-west region.

      Training Schemes

      6 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many unemployed people are currently engaged in training schemes.

      EC Working Time Directive

      8 speeches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received from the CBI regarding the draft EC working time directive.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Bill Presented

    • General Elections

      Mr. Tony Banks, supported by Mr. Tom Clarke, Ms. Diane Abbott and Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, presented a Bill to make statutory provision for fixed term parliaments, compulsory attendance at polling...

  • 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 Situation and Prospects

      This year's Budget is a Budget for the recovery. As usual, I shall begin with the current economic situation and prospects. I shall then deal with monetary policy and public finances. Finally, I...

      World Developments and Prospects

      I turn first to international developments. Nineteen ninety one saw the weakest growth in the major seven economies in a decade, while industrial production in the G7 actually fell. This brought...

      United Kingdom: Recent Developments

      The most significant development in the British economy over the past year has been the sharp and sustained reduction in inflation. Retail price inflation has fallen to around 4 per cent., close...

      The Outlook for 1992 and 1993

      Most independent forecasters agree that 1992 will see the resumption of economic growth. The recovery is expected to start slowly, but to gather pace. I expect growth in the year to the second...

      The Longer Term Prospect

      A whole generation has grown up to accept inflation as an unalterable fact of life. But we are now making steady progress towards price stability—an environment in which the decisions of...

      Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy

      Whether or not the United Kingdom decides to participate in a move to a single European currency, we will be among those who meet the strict conditions required for entry. The Government believe...

      Public Finance and Fiscal Policy

      I turn now to the public sector finances. The slowdown in the world economy over the last year has led to larger budget deficits in most industrial countries. Tax revenues and spending on some...

      Investment

      The prosperity of this country does not stem from government but from the enterprise and initiative of the British people and of British business. A recurrent theme of the Budgets delivered by my...

      National Non-Domestic Rate

      There is a far better way to help business this year. I have decided to bring forward proposals that will be of early benefit to some 900,000 non-domestic properties, large and small, throughout...

      Small Business

      My proposals on the UBR will be of particular benefit to small businesses—the lifeblood of a modern economy. Small businesses have been at the heart of the supply-side revolution in this...

      Inheritance Tax

      I have one final change to announce which will be of substantial benefit, particularly to small family businesses. I propose to take most family businesses out of inheritance tax altogether. This...

      Other Business Measures

      Over the past year I have received many representations about surplus advance corporation tax. ACT is paid by companies when they pay dividends. It serves two purposes: first, to discharge the...

      Cars

      The motor industry is and will remain at the very heart of British manufacturing.

      Excise Duties

      I turn now to excise duties. Last year I raised the duties on alcohol in line with inflation, and I propose to do the same this year. From 6 pm tonight, this will mean an increase in the tax on a...

      Charities

      Over the past 13 years, we have introduced a number of measures directed at encouraging charitable giving. We introduced the payroll giving scheme. We have extended and widened value added tax...

      Savings

      Savings are a passport to personal independence and security; the very foundation of a property-owning democracy. That is why, over the last decade, the Government have set out to lighten the...

      Pensioners

      No one has benefited more from our encouragement of savings than pensioners. In the 1980s, most pensioners saw their real incomes rise sharply, as inflation fell and the value of occupational...

      Income Tax

      Turning now to income tax more generally, I do not propose this year to increase the basic rate limit, the level of taxable income above which people begin to pay higher rate tax. Compared with...

      Peroration

      The Budget I have presented today is a Budget for the recovery. It maintains the policies that have slashed inflation and reduced interest rates. And it includes measures that will help...

      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

      94 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...

  • Bus Industry

    7 speeches

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

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.

March 1992
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031 

Did you find what you were looking for?