Thursday, 4 March 2004
The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—
What discussions he has had with representatives of small businesses regarding proposed changes to the taxation of small incorporated businesses.
What measures he is undertaking to reduce Government debt levels.
What changes he proposes for the taxation of charities.
If he will make a statement on the level of employment in Scotland since 1997.
What assessment he has made of the impact of the proposed changes to gift aid on conservation and heritage charities.
If he will make a statement on the rate of unemployment in the north-west.
What discussions he has had with representatives of the Bank of England regarding the sustainability of current levels of personal debt.
If he will establish a tax-free education bond available to all parents, to help them save for university fees payable by their children when graduating; and if he will make a statement.
What assessment he has made of the main obstacles to delivering the targets set in the millennium development goals.
What measures he is taking to address low pay in the civil service.
Will the Leader of the House please give us the business for next week?
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Queen's recommendation having been signified—
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Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Ainger.]
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