Thursday, 14 December 2000
The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—
If he will make a statement on his policies to encourage saving. 
How many new taxes and increases in tax rates he has introduced since 1997; and how much revenue has been raised by these measures. 
What progress the Government have made, in collaboration with the international community, in cancelling the debt for heavily indebted poor countries. 
What plans he has to restore the Treasury supplement. 
What has been the average level of interest rates set by the Bank of England since May 1997. 
How much tax was raised on AVGAS aviation fuel in (a) 1990, (b) 1997 and (c) 1999. 
What percentage of GDP he estimates will be taken in tax in 2000–01; and what was the equivalent figure in 1996–97. 
What assessment he has made of the extent to which United Kingdom interest rates have converged with those in the eurozone. 
Will the Leader of the House give the business for next week?
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...
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...
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...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Touhig.]
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