Thursday, 11 November 1999
The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked —
What is the total number of inquiries to date on the telephone hotline for the working families tax credit; and what percentage of these has led to successful awards. 
What assessment he has made of the effect on his policy of Bank of England independence of entry to the eurozone. 
What further discussions he has had with employers over income increases to heads of companies. 
What plans he has to include measures relating to the alleviation of poverty in his pre-Budget statement. 
What steps he is taking to ensure that all sections of society share in increasing economic prosperity. 
What estimate he has made of the number of families in the north-west region who will be eligible for working families tax credit. 
What assessment his Department has made of the impact on chemical industries of the proposed climate change levy. 
What representations he has made concerning the composition of the board of the IMF. 
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Yesterday, at column 1122 of Hansard, the Prime Minister said that Britain must choose between taking France to court for its illegal ban on British beef and...
Motion made, and Question proposed,
I have to acquaint the House that the House has been to the House of Peers, where a Commission under the Great Seal was read, authorising the Royal Assent to the following Acts: Food Standards...
I have further to acquaint the House that the Lord High Chancellor, one of the Lord Commissioners, delivered Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, in pursuance of Her...
The Duke of Edinburgh and I were pleased to receive the State Visits of His Excellency the President of Germany last December, of His Excellency the President of Hungary last June and of His...
I thank you for the provision you have made for the work and dignity of the Crown and for the public service.
Over the last year, my Government have played a leading role in the European Union. They have continued to strengthen bilateral relations with our partners. My Government have welcomed the entry...
I pray that the blessing of Almighty God may attend you.
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