House of Commons debates

Thursday, 27 February 2003

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—

    • Voluntary Sector

      10 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the money allocated in the spending review 2002 for the voluntary sector.

    • International Debt Relief

      14 speeches

      What plans he has to extend the scope of international debt relief.

      National Insurance

      19 speeches

      What estimate he has made of the effect on employment of the national insurance rises due in April.

      Travel Insurance

      4 speeches

      If he will make a statement on his forthcoming report on travel insurance regulation.

      Economic Growth

      14 speeches

      What changes there have been to his projections for economic growth since (a) the 2002 Budget and (b) the 2002 pre-Budget report; and if he will make a statement.

      Fuel Tax

      6 speeches

      What effect on fuel tax revenues will result from changes that he has made in the taxation of green fuels.

      International Finance Facility

      9 speeches

      What assessment he has made of the impact of his proposed international finance facility on education in developing countries.

      National Insurance

      11 speeches

      What estimate he has made of the effect of the national insurance rises due in April on (a) individuals, (b) corporate profitability and (c) voluntary organisations.

      Euro

      18 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the work being undertaken on the background studies associated with the five economic tests for UK entry into the euro.

      Friendly Society Savings

      4 speeches

      What his policy is on the taxation of friendly society savings products.

      Business Environment

      8 speeches

      What discussions he has had in advance of the Budget with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on the effect of his microeconomic policies on the business environment.

      Welfare Services

      4 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the consequences of the changes to VAT charges for welfare services provided by state-regulated private welfare agencies.

      Small Businesses

      4 speeches

      What discussions he has had in advance of the Budget with the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry regarding new taxes and regulations affecting small businesses.

  • Business of the House

    97 speeches

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

  • Standards and Privileges

    12 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House— (i) approves the Third Report of the Committee on Standards and Privileges (House of Commons Paper No. 435); and (ii) accordingly...

  • Social Security

    70 speeches

    Before we debate the first of the two motions, I remind the House that the two orders to be considered this afternoon, on social security benefits uprating and on guaranteed minimum pensions...

  • Pensions

    30 speeches

    I beg to move, That the draft Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2003, which was laid before this House on 5th February, be approved. The order imposes no new costs on business, and in my...

  • Petitions — Fireworks

    2 speeches

    I am grateful for the opportunity to present this petition on behalf of myself and my hon. and good Friends, the Under-Secretary of State for Health, the Member for Salford (Ms Blears), and the...

  • Body Piercing

    2 speeches

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

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