Thursday, 10 May 2007
The Chancellor of the Exchequer was asked—
What steps he has taken to reduce levels of inequality since 1997.
What assessment he has made of the average levels of household indebtedness in the UK in comparison to other European countries.
What recent steps he has taken towards international debt relief and financing of international development; and if he will make a statement.
What recent discussions he has had with international counterparts on the provision of funding for the millennium development goals.
Whether he plans to retain the exemption from VAT for fees charged by doctors on certificates required by the funeral industry prior to cremation.
What his latest estimate is of the number of people who have lost pensions through the collapse of company pension schemes following the entering into receivership of companies.
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on a contingency budget to underwrite possible overruns in the costs of the identity card programme; and if...
What plans he has for the provision of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs offices in rural areas.
What assessment he has made of the effect of his fiscal rules on the economy.
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on funding for the identity cards project; and if he will make a statement.
What the Treasury's most recent estimate is of the cost to pension funds of the abolition of dividend tax relief in 1997.
May I ask the Leader of the House to give us the forthcoming business?
As I said earlier, I am extremely grateful to you, Mr. Speaker, for giving me and many right hon. and hon. Members on both sides of the House the opportunity to express our condolences to Lady...
On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. As the Leader of the House said, a couple of weeks ago in business questions I asked for the whereabouts of the identity card scheme cost report. It has today...
Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 83A(7) (Programme motions), That the following provisions shall apply to the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Bill...
Lords amendments considered.
Lords amendment: No. 1. 1.6 pm
Lords amendment: No. 4.
I beg to move, That provision may be made for and in connection with the liability of owners of unoccupied hereditaments to a non-domestic rate. This motion precedes a Bill being introduced to...
Mr. Phil Woolas accordingly presented a Bill to make provision for and in connection with the liability of owners of unoccupied hereditaments to a non-domestic rate: And the same was read the...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn. —[Mr. Alan Campbell.]
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