Thursday, 10 March 2005
The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—
What further plans he has to encourage the adoption of good environmental practice through the use of economic instruments.
What economic priorities he has set to be achieved during the presidency of the G7.
What recent discussions he has had with the voluntary sector concerning his Department's negotiations with EU partners about the future of the EU budget.
If he will make a statement on the level of Government net borrowing.
How much child tax credit has been (a) overpaid and (b) recovered in the past 12 months.
What assessment he has made of the impact of the increase in the level of the minimum wage on women and ethnic minorities in the work force.
If he will make a statement on his policy measures to help people into work.
If he will make a statement on the steps he plans to take during the UK's presidency of the G7 to make further progress towards the millennium development goals.
What steps he is taking to help first-time home buyers.
What percentage of gross domestic product was taken up by taxation in 1997; and what his estimate is for 2007–08.
Will the Leader of the House please give us the business for next week?
Order for Second Reading read. Question, That the Bill be now read a Second time, put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 56 (Consolidated Fund Bills), and agreed to. Bill accordingly read...
I must inform the House that Mr. Speaker has selected amendments (a) and (b), and both can be referred to during the debate. Mr. Speaker has also imposed a 12-minute limit on Back-Bench speeches.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), That, at this day's sitting, consideration of any Lords Messages that may be received may be...
Lords reasons for insisting on certain of their amendments to which the Commons have disagreed, considered.
Lords reasons for insisting on certain of their amendments to which the Commons have disagreed, further considered.
I have to notify the House, in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967, that the Queen has signified her Royal Assent to the following Act: Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005.
It gives me pleasure to present a petition relating to the Bicester accommodation centre for asylum seekers. It is signed by the leader and deputy leader of Bicester town council and the chairmen...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Jim Fitzpatrick.]
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