House of Commons debates

Thursday, 27 November 1997

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Two o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—

    • Inward Investment

      14 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the impact of the Green Budget on the Government's policy on inward investment into the United Kingdom. [16585]

    • Public Expenditure

      6 speeches

      Dr. Tony Wright: If he has plans to set a target for public spending as a share of gross domestic product. [16586]

      State Pensions

      10 speeches

      What discussions he has had with the DSS about the level of future financial provision for state pensions. [16587]

      Inflation

      8 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the measures that will be required to control domestic inflation, with particular reference to house prices, in the event of United Kingdom interest rates...

      Economic and Monetary Union

      15 speeches

      What steps he proposes to take to help business prepare for economic and monetary union. [16589]

      Inflation

      10 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his policy for controlling inflation. [16590]

      Charities

      10 speeches

      What representations he has received from charities regarding dividend tax credits; and if he will make a statement. [16591]

      Barnett Formula

      12 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the future of the Barnett formula. [16592]

      European Single Currency

      6 speeches

      What representations he has received on the consequences of British entry into the European single currency after 1999. [16593]

      Economic Growth (North-East)

      8 speeches

      When he next plans to meet the north-east regional Chamber of Commerce to discuss economic growth. [16594]

      National Minimum Wage

      10 speeches

      If he will estimate at what level of national minimum wage the current departmental spending limits would be breached. [16595]

      EU Tax Co-ordination

      6 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his Department's policy towards the European Union paper "Towards Tax Co-ordination in the European Union". [16597]

      Local Authority Expenditure

      6 speeches

      What studies the Treasury has undertaken into the impact on (a) the national economy and (b) prospects for meeting the convergence criteria for economic and monetary union of the removal of local...

      Corporation Tax

      8 speeches

      What plans he has to review the effectiveness of corporation tax; and if he will make a statement. [16600]

      Euro (UK Retailers)

      6 speeches

      What discussions he has had with major United Kingdom retailers concerning their preparations for the introduction of the euro. [16601]

      Royal Assent

      1 speech

      I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified Her Royal Assent to the following Acts Firearms (Amendment) (No.2) Act 1997.Local Government...

  • Youth Crime

    30 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement on youth crime. I am today publishing a White Paper entitled "No more excuses". It sets out the Government's new approach to...

  • Computers (Century Date Change)

    45 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I should like to make a statement on how Government Departments and their agencies are tackling the millennium compliance problem—sometimes called the...

  • Business of the House

    43 speeches

    With permission, Madam Speaker, I shall make a statement about the business for next week. MONDAY 1 DECEMBER—Opposition Day [5th allotted day]. Until about 7 pm, there will be a debate on...

  • Orders of the Day — European Communities (Amendment) Bill

    Considered in Committee

  • Orders of the Day — Clause 1

    • Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties"

      185 speeches

      I beg to move amendment No. 65 in page 1, line 12, at end insert— 'but (for the avoidance of doubt) not Article 1 of the said Treaty.'.

    • European Community Documents

      1 speech

      With permission, I shall put together the motions relating to European Community documents.

      Food Law

      That this House takes note of European Community Documents Nos. 8150/97, on the general principles of Food Law in the European Union, and 8386/97, on Consumer Health and Food Safety; and endorses...

      Harmful Tax Competition

      That this House takes note of the Commission Communications (10427/97) of 1st October 1997 Towards tax co-ordination in the European Union — a package to tackle harmful tax competition and...

      Northern Ireland

      Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 118(6) (Standing Committees on Delegated Legislation),That the draft Civil Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, which...

      Standards and Privileges Committee

      1 speech

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That Miss Ann Widdecombe be discharged from the Committee on Standards and Privileges and Mr. Martin Bell be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Mudie.]

      Social Security Committee

      3 speeches

      Motion made, and Question proposed,That Siobhain McDonagh be discharged from the Social Security Committee and Mr. Paul Goggins be added to the Committee.— [Mr. McWilliam, on behalf of the...

  • Orders of the Day — Petition

    • Hunting

      1 speech

      Unaccustomed as I am to speaking in the Chamber, as I come from the Whips' Office, I wish to present a petition to the House ahead of tomorrow's debate on whether to ban fox hunting. The petition...

    • Wharfedale General Hospital

      3 speeches

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

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