Thursday, 10 November 2005
The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—
What assessment he has made of the impact of tax credits in Staffordshire, Moorlands in each year since they were introduced.
What recent discussions he has had with other European Union member states regarding the future of the UK rebate within the EU budget.
What steps he is taking to promote a better understanding of the tax credit system.
What assessment his Department has made of the likely impact of the new self-invested personal pension regulations on the demand for second homes in rural areas.
If he will extend the Government's debt relief programme to all countries that need debt relief to meet the millennium development goals.
What recent assessment he has made of the UK economy's global competitiveness in respect of economic growth.
What steps he is taking to ensure that employment flexibility does not adversely affect social cohesion.
If he will take steps to exempt charities from VAT.
What discussions he has had with other Governments on financing the millennium development goals.
As the House will know, this Friday is 11 November, Remembrance Day. The House will be sitting at 11 am, and right hon. and hon. Members, their staff and officials in the House will be attending...
Will the Leader of the House give us the business for next week?
On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. In response to my question about bus services, I think that the Leader of the House—inadvertently, I am sure—gave some incorrect information....
Order for Third Reading read.
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 119(9) (European Standing Committees),
That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 8137/05, Commission Communication on Policy Coherence for Development: Accelerating progress towards attaining the Millennium...
That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 9758/05, Commission Communication: i2010—A European Information Society for Growth and Employment; and supports the Government view...
Ordered, That the Plant Breeder's Rights (Discontinuation of Prior Use Exemption) Order 2005 (S.I., 2005, No. 2726) dated 3rd October 2005 and the Supply of Relevant Veterinary Medicinal Products...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—[Mr. Alan Campbell.]
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And sometimes to shout at each other.