House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 25 May 2005

  • Oral Answers to Questions — International Development

    The Secretary of State was asked—

    • Maldives

      10 speeches

      If he will make a statement on the progress of reconstruction in the Maldives following the tsunami.

    • Tuberculosis

      6 speeches

      What action his Department is taking to assist in stemming the spread of tuberculosis in the developing world.

      Fair Trade

      19 speeches

      What steps his Department is taking to seek the removal of trade restrictions on goods exported by developing countries.

      Nigeria

      6 speeches

      What his assessment is of the humanitarian situation in (a) Nigeria and (b) the Niger Delta; and if he will make a statement.

      AIDS Orphans

      8 speeches

      What recent assessment he has made of the situation of AIDS orphans in sub-Saharan Africa.

      Debt Relief

      4 speeches

      What debt relief arrangements have been agreed with (a) Sri Lanka and (b) other Asian countries consequent upon the tsunami disaster.

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

    • Engagements

      31 speeches

      If he will list his official engagements for Wednesday 25 May.

    • Written Constitution

      4 speeches

      One the Prime Minister might know: will he bring forward proposals for a written constitution incorporating the rights and responsibilities of individuals and political institutions?

      Engagements

      14 speeches

      Many people in my constituency asked me during the election campaign whether, in the event of the rejection of the European Union constitution treaty in a referendum in any member state of the...

  • Points of Order

    12 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. Did you receive an explanation today as to why the amendment in my name and that of my hon. Friends to the motion on the Queen's Speech did not appear on the...

  • Bills Presented

    • Identity Cards

      Mr. Secretary Clarke, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Straw, Secretary Margaret Beckett and Mr. Tony McNulty, presented a...

    • Regulation of Financial Services (Land Transactions)

      Mr. Ivan Lewis, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Prescott, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Secretary Blunkett, Mr. Secretary Darling, Mr. Secretary Hain, Mr. Des Browne, Dawn...

  • Orders of the Day — Debate on the Address

    • [Sixth Day]

      Order read for resuming adjourned debate on Question [ 17 May], That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, as follows: Most Gracious Sovereign, We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal...

  • The Economy and Welfare Reform

    155 speeches

    I wish to inform the House that I have selected for debate the amendment in the name of the Leader of the Opposition. Standing Order No. 33 provides that on the last day of the debate on the...

  • Business of the House

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business), That, at this day's sitting, proceedings relating to Ways and Means in the name of Mr Chancellor...

  • Ways and Means — Amendment of the Law

    Resolved, (1) That it is expedient to amend the law with respect to the National Debt and the public revenue and to make further provision in connection with finance. (2) This Resolution does not...

    • 2. Value added tax (goods subject to warehousing regime)

      Resolved, That provision may be made for the purposes of value added tax in connection with goods subject to a warehousing regime.

    • 3. Value added tax (fuel for private use)

      Resolved, That provision may be made for and in connection with amending section 57 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994.

      4. Value added tax (overstated or overpaid amounts)

      Resolved, That— (1) Section 80 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 shall be amended as follows. (2) For subsection (1) there shall be substituted— "(1) Where a person— (a) has...

      5. Value added tax (gas and electricity supplied by persons outside UK)

      Resolved, That— (1) In paragraph 8 of Schedule 6 to the Value Added Tax Act 1994— (a) after "8" there shall be inserted ", or any supply of goods is treated by virtue of section 9A,",...

      6. Donations to charity by individuals

      Resolved, That provision may be made amending section 25 of the Finance Act 1990.

      7. Employee securities

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made in relation to securities acquired pursuant to a right or opportunity available by reason of employment.

      8. Scientific research organisations

      Resolved, That provision may be made amending sections 82B and 508 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 and section 88 of the Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005.

      9. Unit trusts and open-ended investment companies

      Resolved, That provision may be made about the taxation of unit holders in authorised unit trust schemes and shareholders in open-ended investment companies.

      10. Corporation tax (counteracting tax arbitrage)

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made for the purposes of corporation tax about— (a) amounts that are not to be allowed as deductions for...

      11. Chargeable gains

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made amending, or making amendments connected with, the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992.

      12. Accounting practice

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made with respect to matters connected with accounting practice.

      13. Charges on income

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made in relation to charges on income for the purposes of corporation tax.

      14. Rent factoring

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made— (a) amending any enactment contained in sections 43A to 43G of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act...

      15. Loan relationships etc

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made for the purposes of corporation tax in relation to— (a) loan relationships, and (b) other...

      16. Annuities and other annual payments

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made in relation to assets which— (a) represent the right to, or (b) secure, the payment of, or payments...

      17. Manufactured interest

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made amending paragraph 3 of Schedule 23A to the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

      18. Strips of interest-bearing corporate securities

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made in relation to assets which— (a) represent the right to, or (b) secure, the payment of, or payments...

      19. Derivative contracts etc

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made for the purposes of corporation tax in relation to— (a) derivative contracts, and (b) contracts and...

      20. Capital redemption policies

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made in relation to capital redemption policies, within the meaning of Chapter 2 of Part 13 of the Income and...

      21. Provision not at arm's length

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made amending Schedule 28AA to the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

      22. Intangible fixed assets

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made amending Schedule 29 to the Finance Act 2002 and section 86(2) of the Finance Act 1993.

      23. Insurance companies etc

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made about insurance companies and friendly societies.

      24. Controlled foreign companies

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made amending Chapter 4 of Part 17 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

      25. The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made in relation to the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

      26. Stamp duty land tax

      Resolved, That provision may be made amending Part 4 of the Finance Act 2003.

      27. Stamp duty land tax (miscellaneous amendments)

      Resolved, That— (1) Part 4 of the Finance Act 2003 shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this Resolution. (2) In section 45, at the end of subsection (3) there...

      28. Stamp duty and stamp duty reserve tax (intermediaries)

      Resolved, That provision may be made repealing section 117 of the Finance Act 2002.

      29. SEs (stamp duty and stamp duty reserve tax)

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made about stamp duty and stamp duty reserve tax in relation to securities issued or raised by an SE which has...

      30. SEs (residence)

      Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made about residence for tax purposes, and changes of residence, of SEs.

      31. Reorganisation of water and sewerage services in Northern Ireland

      Resolved, That provision may be made in relation to— (a) any transfer from a Northern Ireland department to one or more transferees of property, rights and liabilities connected with the...

      32. Relief from tax (incidental and consequential charges)

      Resolved, That it is expedient to authorise any incidental or consequential charges to any duty or tax (including charges having retrospective effect) that may arise from provisions designed in...

  • Procedure (EU Mutual Assistance)

    Resolved, That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may...

  • Procedure (Future Taxation)

    Resolved, That, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the practice of the House relating to the matters that may be included in Finance Bills, any Finance Bill of the present Session may...

  • Finance [Money]

    Queen's recommendation having been signified— Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session relating to finance, it is expedient to authorise any increase in sums...

    • Finance Bill

      Dawn Primarolo accordingly presented a Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the national debt and the public revenue, and to make further...

  • European Union

    8 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Gillian Merron.]

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