Thursday, 16 January 1997
The House met at half-past Two o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people he estimates will pay inheritance tax in the current financial year. 
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement about the economy in the north-west of England. 
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the level of taxation in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) the rest of the European Union. 
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the amount of VAT collected in the last year for which figures are available. 
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the ratio of national debt to gross domestic product, relative to those of other EU member states. 
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what additional sums have been paid as a result of changes in VAT since 1992. 
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he intends to take to deter company car users from driving unnecessary miles to obtain tax advantage. 
Mr. William O'Brien: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 16 January. 
Will the Leader of the House tell us the business for next week?
I have an application under Standing Order No. 20.
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I wonder whether you have received a request from the hon. Member for Richmond—to whom I have given notice that I intend to raise this...
Not amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 2, leave out line 10. I shall try to be brief. The amendment simply seeks to delete one of the four ways in which decommissioning can occur. I...
I beg to move amendment No. 2, in page 4, line 10, leave out from 'State' to 'may' in line 11.
Ordered,That Mr. Matthew Carrington be discharged from the Liaison Committee and Mr. Barry Legg be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Ottaway.]
Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker, for allowing me to introduce this petition. I am delighted to be able to introduce the petition, a part of which is being presented before the Table. It is a very...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Ottaway.]
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