House of Commons debates

Thursday, 11 June 1992

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Private Business

    PRICES'S PATENT CANDLE COMPANY LIMITED BILL [Lords] (By Order)

  • Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance

    • Growth Rates

      12 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many G7 countries will have had a lower average annual rate of growth than the United Kingdom between 1979 and 1992, using the latest International...

    • Retail Prices Inflation

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the current level of retail prices inflation in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) Germany and (c) the European Community as a whole.

      Racehorses

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received about differing VAT levels throughout Europe on the sale of racehorses; and if he will make a statement.

      Interest Rates

      14 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had recently with the mortgage lenders association regarding interest rates.

      Vat

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the level of VAT in 1979 and in each succeeding year.

      Building Societies

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what dates building societies objected to the unequal impact of the Income Tax (Building Society) Regulations 1986; and how many judicial reviews have ensued.

      Exchange Rate Mechanism

      13 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last met his European counterparts to discuss the operation of the exchange rate mechanism.

      Inflation

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral answer of 21 May, Official Report, column 494, what evidence he has suggesting that inflation will fall to 1½...

      European Community (Contributions)

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the United Kingdom's net contribution to the European Community in 1991; and what it is expected to be in 1992.

      Vat

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has received any recent representations to make changes to value added tax rates.

      Economic Policy

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next expects to meet the Director General of the Confederation of British Industry to discuss economic policy.

      Balance of Trade

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next expects Britain's balance of trade to be in surplus.

      Policy Priorities

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are his policy priorities during the British presidency of the EC Council of Ministers; and if he will make a statement.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

  • Business of the House

    66 speeches

    Will the Leader of the House state the business for next week?

  • Red Routes (London)

    60 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement about priority routes in London. In January, my Department published consultation proposals and requested comments by 31 March on...

  • Points of Order

    13 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. When Members are disappointed at not being called, I suppose they can be unreasonable, and I appreciate that the Speaker's lot is not an easy one when it comes...

  • Science and Technology

    95 speeches

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

    • Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

      Ordered,That this House approves the First Report from the Information Committee, Session 1991– 92, in respect of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Techology (House of Commons Paper...

  • North Down and Ards Community Unit

    4 speeches

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

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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