House of Commons debates

Thursday, 14 December 2000

  • Preamble

    The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock

  • Prayers

    [MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—

    • Productivity

      18 speeches

      If he will make a statement on trends in United Kingdom productivity. [141833]

    • Sterling

      6 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the impact of the value of the pound sterling since 1996 on exports. [141834]


      8 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his policies to encourage saving. [141835]


      8 speeches

      How many new taxes and increases in tax rates he has introduced since 1997; and how much revenue has been raised by these measures. [141836]

      Debt Cancellation

      15 speeches

      What progress the Government have made, in collaboration with the international community, in cancelling the debt for heavily indebted poor countries. [141837]

      Treasury Supplement

      4 speeches

      What plans he has to restore the Treasury supplement. [141838]

      Interest Rates

      10 speeches

      What has been the average level of interest rates set by the Bank of England since May 1997. [141839]

      Aviation Fuel

      6 speeches

      How much tax was raised on AVGAS aviation fuel in (a) 1990, (b) 1997 and (c) 1999. [141840]


      8 speeches

      What percentage of GDP he estimates will be taken in tax in 2000–01; and what was the equivalent figure in 1996–97. [141841]


      12 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the extent to which United Kingdom interest rates have converged with those in the eurozone. [141842]

  • Business of the House

    69 speeches

    Will the Leader of the House give the business for next week?

  • Points of Order

    14 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. May I, through you, ask the Leader of the House whether she will reconsider her response to my request for a debate next week on the appointment of the electoral...

  • Bill Presented

    • Tobacco Advertising and Promotion

      Mr. Secretary Milburn, supported by The Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Smith, Mr. Secretary Murphy and Yvette Cooper, presented a Bill to...

  • Public Accounts

    28 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House takes note of the 39th and 41st Reports of the Committee of Public Accounts of Session 1998–99, of the 1st to 9th and 11th to 37th Reports of Session...

  • Housing Benefit

    2 speeches

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

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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