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House of Commons debates

Thursday, 13 March 1997

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury

    • Airport Taxes

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many EU countries levy (a) higher and (b) lower airport taxes than the United Kingdom. [18519]

    • Privatisation Proceeds

      12 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the contribution of forecast privatisation proceeds in 1998–99 to the expenditure plans set out in his "Financial...

      Taxation

      14 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much the amount of tax paid by a typical family has changed since 1992. [18521]

      Income Tax Rates

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received in respect of (a) the basic and (b) the higher income tax rates; and if he will make a statement. [18522]

      Economic Growth

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations have been made to him on the rate of economic growth. [18524]

      Finance Bill

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with industry representatives about clause 37 of the Finance Bill; and if he will make a statement. [18525]

      Interest Rates

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next plans to meet the Governor of the Bank of England to discuss interest rates. [18526]

      Private Finance Initiative

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the impact on the public finances of financing capital projects under the private finance initiative rather than entirely from public funds....

      European Single Currency

      8 speeches

      Mr. Alan W. Williams: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on how adherence to the criteria for joining the European single currency would affect the United Kingdom...

      Share Dividends (Income Tax)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his current estimate of the amount of income tax raised from individual investors' dividends on shares in the privatised utilities. [18530]

      Public Borrowing

      6 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from the Chartered Institute of Housing regarding his policy on the level of public borrowing. [18531]

      European Single Currency

      10 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next expects to meet his EU counterparts to discuss the introduction of the single currency. [18532]

      Income Tax

      8 speeches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people (a) are paying income tax in the current financial year and (b) would have been paying income tax if the tax regime had been indexed and...

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    • Engagements

      4 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 13 March. [18548]

    • Ministerial Visit (Kent)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister what plans he has to visit north-west Kent. [18549]

      Engagements

      20 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 13 March. [18550]

      Sanctions (Libya)

      4 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will discuss with President Clinton the impact on sanctions against Libya of the legal actions by the United States authorities against (a) Juval Aviv and (b) Les...

      Engagements

      8 speeches

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 13 March. [18555]

  • Business of the House

    48 speeches

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

  • Points of Order

    24 speeches

    On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Bearing in mind the serious discourtesy to the House displayed by a Member of Parliament in leaking the report of the Select Committee on Education and...

  • Bill Presented

    • Pensioner Trustees

      Mr. Brian David Jenkins presented a Bill to give pensioner members of occupational pension schemes the statutory right to be member-nominated trustees of such schemes: And the same was read the...

    • Pensions

      212 speeches

      [Relevant documents: Minutes of evidence taken before the Treasury Committee on Wednesday 5 March (HC355) and on Monday 10 March (HC381.]

      Business of the House

      Ordered, That the Speaker shall put the Questions necessary to dispose of proceedings on the Motion in the name of Mr. Tony Newton relating to Northern Ireland Business not later than one and a...

      St. Cross Hospital, Rugby

      3 speeches

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

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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