House of Commons debates

Thursday, 13 February 1997

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury

    • Endangered Species

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to make additional resources available to Customs and Excise to combat trafficking in endangered species and products. [14169]

    • Share Ownership

      12 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to promote wider share ownership; and if he will make a statement. [14170]

      Value Added Tax

      16 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations have been made to him about recent levels of VAT receipts. [14171]

      Public Expenditure

      12 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the average public expenditure per head in (a) Scotland and (b) England in 1996–97; and if he will make a statement. [14172]

      Value Added Tax

      8 speeches

      Mr. Alan W. Williams: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the total revenue raised from value added tax in (a) 1978–79 and (b) 1995–96. [14176]

      Household Incomes (Tax)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the average percentage of household income directed to tax payments in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) other EU member states,...

      European Monetary Union

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last met the German and French Finance Ministers to discuss the timetable for entry into European monetary union. [14179]

      VAT (Domestic Fuel)

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will reduce VAT on domestic fuel. [14180]

      European Monetary Union

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the prospects for Britain being one of the initial participants in European monetary union. [14181]

      National Income (Business Taxation)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the proportion of national income taken in business taxation in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) in Germany, (c) in France, (d) in Italy and (e) as an...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    • Engagements

      30 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 13 February. [14159]

  • Business of the House

    58 speeches

    May I ask the Leader of the House for details of future business?

  • Companies (Payment Practice)

    13 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Companies Act 1985 (Directors' Report) (Statement of Payment Practice) Regulations 1997, which were laid before this House on 27th January, be approved. As the...

  • House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975

    2 speeches

    I must announce that Madam Speaker has selected amendment (b), standing in the name of the hon. Member for Newham, South (Mr. Spearing).

    • Part I of Schedule 1

    • Amendment

      1. For the entry 'Judge of the Court of Session' there shall be substituted the following entry:— Judge of the Court of Session, or Temporary Judge appointed under the Law Reform...

      Part Ii of Schedule 1

      Additional entries

      2. The following entries shall be inserted at the appropriate places:— The Antarctic Act Tribunal established under regulations made under the Antarctic Act 1994.The East of Scotland Water...

      Entry omitted

      3. The following entry shall be omitted:— The Scottish Development Agency.

      Part Iii of Schedule 1

      Additional entries

      4. The following entries shall be inserted at the appropriate places:— Adjudicator appointed under section 5 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995.Adjudicator for the Inland...

      Entries omitted

      5. The following entries shall be omitted:— Chairman, or Director General and Deputy Chairman, of the Agricultural and Food Research Council.Chairman or member of a panel of deputy-chairmen...

      Other amendments

      6.—(1) In the entry 'Chairman or Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards', for `Vice-Chairman' there shall be substituted 'Medical Director'.

      Part Iv of Schedule 1

      Entry omitted

      7. The entry relating to Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant or Lieutenant for an islands area in Scotland shall be omitted.

      Other amendments

      15 speeches

      8.—(1) In the entry relating to Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant or Lieutenant for a region in Scotland— (a) for 'a region' there shall be substituted 'an area'; and(b) for the words...

      'Additional Entry

      55 speeches

      1A. The following entry shall be inserted at the appropriate place:— Recorder and Assistant Recorder".'. I must join the hon. Member for Eltham (Mr. Bottomley) in referring to previous...

      Part I of Schedule 1

      Amendment

      1. For the entry 'Judge of the Court of Session' there shall be substituted the following entry:— Judge of the Court of Session, or Temporary Judge appointed under the Law Reform...

      Part Ii of Schedule 1

      Additional entries

      2. The following entries shall be inserted at the appropriate places:—The Antarctic Act Tribunal established under regulations made under the Antarctic Act 1994.The East of Scotland Water...

      Entry omitted

      3. The following entry shall be omitted:— The Scottish Development Agency.

      Part Iii of Schedule 1

      Additional entries

      4. The following entries shall be inserted at the appropriate places:— Adjudicator appointed under section 5 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995.Adjudicator for the Inland...

      Entries omitted

      5. The following entries shall be omitted:—Chairman, or Director General and Deputy Chairman, of the Agricultural and Food Research Council.Chairman or member of a panel of deputy-chairmen...

      Other amendments

      6.—(1) In the entry 'Chairman or Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards', for Nice-Chairman' there shall be substituted 'Medical Director'.(2) In the entry 'Chairman...

      Part Iv of Schedule 1

      Entry omitted

      7. The entry relating to Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant or Lieutenant for an islands area in Scotland shall be omitted.

      Other amendments

      8.—(1) In the entry relating to Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant or Lieutenant for a region in Scotland—(a) for 'a region' there shall he substituted 'an area'; and(b) for the words from...

      Delegated Legislation

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 101(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),

      Merchant Shipping

      That the draft Merchant Shipping (Ro-Ro Passenger Ship Survivability) Regulations 1997, which were laid before this House on 23rd January, be approved.—[Mr. McLoughlin.]Question agreed to.

      Deregulation

      1 speech

      With permission, I shall put together motions 4 to 7. Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 14A(1) (Consideration of draft deregulation orders), That the draft...

  • Welwyn Hatfield Council (Slough Estates)

    2 speeches

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

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