Thursday, 25 January 2001
The House met at half-past Eleven o'clock
[MR. SPEAKER in the Chair]
CITY OF LONDON (WARD ELECTIONS) BILL (BY ORDER)
The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—
What his estimate is of the number of IT consultants who will move overseas as a result of proposed changes to the tax and national insurance treatment of personal service companies. 
What discussions he has tad with ministerial colleagues on plans for public investment in the NHS over the next four years. 
What plans the Government have to support and promote credit unions. 
How many families will be entitled to the children's tax credit. 
If he will make a statement on the level of the savings ratio. 
If he will make a statement on his plans for capital investment in public services over the next four years. 
When he expects to announce his proposals to improve the clarity of the treatment of risks and benefits in the construction of the public sector comparator and assessment of value for money for...
What representations he has received from interested organisations on the level of the tax burden. 
How many have joined the new deal for the long-term unemployed since July 1998. 
Will the Leader of the House please give the business for the coming week?
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Have you received a request from the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions to make a statement in the House on the announcement...
Mr. Secretary Straw, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Secretary Byers, Mr. Secretary Reid, Mr. Secretary Murphy and Mr. Mike O'Brien, presented a Bill to remove any...
[Relevant documents: Council Document 5051/00: Consultations on the Common Fisheries Policy after 2002; Council Document 7426/00: Multi-annual guidance programme for fisheries; Council Document...
Ordered, That Mr. Barry Gardiner be discharged from the Procedure Committee and Mr. David Lammy be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Touhig.]
Ordered, That Dr. Nick Palmer be discharged from the European Scrutiny Committee and Mr. Mark Hendrick be added to the Committee.—[Mr. Touhig.]
Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [23 January],That, following the Order [20th November 2000], Mr. Nicholas Winterton, Mr. John McWilliam, Mr. Barry Jones and Frank Cook be...
Motion made, That, for the current Session of Parliament, Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments) be amended as follows:Line 37, before the word 'European'...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Touhig.]
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