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Thursday, 3 February 2000
The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock
[MADAM SPEAKER in the Chair]
Order for Second Reading read.
Read the Third time, and passed.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—
What estimate he has made of the average cost of the abolition of the married couples allowance to a couple of working age in a full financial year; and if he will make a statement. 
What discussions he has had with his colleagues in other Departments about the budget for match funds for the United Kingdom's European objective 1 regions. 
How many new claims for working families tax credit have been made since its introduction; and if he will make a statement. 
What steps he is taking to persuade other countries to offer 100 per cent. bilateral debt relief to all countries that qualify for debt relief under the enhanced highly indebted poor countries...
What recent representations he has received on energy taxation. 
If he will introduce legislation to provide for the payment of interest on inter-bank transfers. 
What are his forecasts for United Kingdom economic growth in 2000–01, 2000–02 and 2002–03. 
If he will make a statement on the impact of his fiscal policy on the exchange rate of the pound in the last six months. 
What assessment he has made of the prospects for growth in the United Kingdom's manufacturing sector over the next 12 months. 
May I ask the Leader of the House to give us the business for next week?
On a point of order, Madam Speaker. I do not know whether you have seen the report in today's press that the European Commission has issued a six-week consultation on a proposal to outlaw United...
I beg to move, That the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 2000–01: (HC 169), which was laid before this House on 27th January, be approved.
I beg to move, That the Local Government Finance Report (England) 2000–01 (HC 160), which was laid before this House on 27th January, be approved.
Resolved,That Mr. Michael Colvin be discharged from the Defence Committee and Dr. Julian Lewis be added to the Committee.—[Mr. McLoughlin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.]
With permission, Madam Speaker, I shall make a statement on the current situation in Northern Ireland. I first pay tribute to the way in which the new institutions have got on with their...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Dowd.]
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